• 2017 Women in Balance Symposium, all presentations

    Original Date: March 25-26, 2017

    This discounted package includes all of the individual presentations from the conference.

    13.0 CEUs (including 2.5 pharmacy & 10.5 general) approved by OBNM
  • Perimenopause: What It Is and How to Diagnose and Treat

    Presenter: Jennifer Lush, ND
    Original Date: March 25, 2017

    Perimenopause is defined as "around menopause" and refers to the time during which your body makes the natural transition to menopause, marking the end of the reproductive years (From the Mayo Clinic). However, there is no agreed upon age of onset, with some women noticing emotional and physical changes as early as their mid 30s. Typically, by age 40 nearly all women are experiencing some type of perimenopausal change.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Female Fertility- Establishing a Healthy Ecology

    Presenter: Chris Meletis, ND
    Original Date: March 25, 2017

    This presentation covers the concept that an optimal level of fertility is a combination of ability to conceive along with the health of mom and baby during and after pregnancy. Topics also include ovulatory cycle and select sources of ovulatory dysfunction including environmental and hormonal considerations. Discussion of obstacles to fertility including cervical mucus and role of neuroendocrine homeostasis. Dr. Meletis also discusses male specimen contribution and clinical considerations for sperm quality.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • PCOS and Infertility - Research Updates and Management

    Presenter: Corina Dunlap, ND, MS
    Original Date: March 25, 2017

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) accounts for a large percentage of all ovulatory dysfunction disorders in cases of female factor fertility. Women with PCOS have complex health care needs that vary depending on etiology sub-type and severity of diagonosis. There are many natural and conventional medicine approaches to treatment of PCOS-induced infertility. Management, as supported by the most up-to-date research findings, is discussed in detail throughout this presentation. An introductory overview of epidemiology and pathogensis, etiology sub-types, differntial, diagnostic criteria, and clinical presentation is also be reviewed.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Managing Endometriosis: Naturopathic Care is Key

    Presenter: Amy Day, ND
    Original Date: March 25, 2017

    Endometriosis patients are usually left frustrated by conventional medical treatments. While coping with severe pain or eagerly trying to improve their fertility, the typical hormonal treatments can throw these women into a whirlwind of side effects, and the surgeries often do not provide lasting benefit.
    There are many myths and misunderstandings about endometriosis, including the fact that we now know this is a body-wide disease, NOT just lesions growing in the pelvis. Endometrial growths are only the tip of the iceberg, and we must also be looking at the environment in which they are occurring.

    NDs and holistic practitioners are perfectly poised to give these women the comprehensive help and guidance they need. Our holistic approach is safe and mostly without side effects. By providing a range of natural treatment options, we can help empower these women and address the many issues related to this complex disease.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Muscle as Medicine: Balancing Women's Hormones & Health with Strength Training

    Presenter: Tyna Moore, ND, DC
    Original Date: March 26, 2017

    Lack of muscle mass and sarcopenia-related illness are deadly and widespread in this country, especially among women. Women have shied away from strength training as it has been considered a man's sport. The health benefits of skeletal muscle mass are wide, varied, and well known, yet this treatment modality is rarely prescribed or utilized in clinical practice. In this presentation the many health and hormonal benefits of strength training and skeletal muscle are discussed as well as common conditions that can be positively impacted by its therapeutic application.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Life in the Balance: Healing Women with Cancer

    Presenter: Neil McKinney, BSc., ND
    Original Date: March 26, 2017

    Naturopathic physicians working with female cancers strive for “Enhanced survival and quality of life for people living with cancer through the integration of naturopathic oncology into cancer care” (Oncanp vision statement). Natural medicines can meld harmoniously with allopathic therapies to reduce harm and increase the potential benefits. Natural medicines can also follow conventional care to reinforce remissions, rebuild genuine health, and to change the dietary and lifestyle contributors to cancer occurrence. This presentation gives specific therapeutics that will allow any naturopathic doctor to better serve their female patients with cancer.

    1.5 CEUs (including 0.5 pharmacy & 1.0 general)approved by OBNM
  • Perspectives on Women’s Health and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy-From 43 Years of Clinical Practice

    Presenter: Jonathan Wright, MD
    Original Date: March 26, 2017

    Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, pioneer in natural medicine and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, presents a multi-topic 4-hour discussion regarding women's BHRT issues, as well as a wide variety of topics specific to women’s health. Topics include the basics of BHRT therapy for women, monitoring estrogen metabolites for efficacy and safety, cobalt and iodine's influences on estrogen metabolization, general discussion of natural treatments for many women's health conditions based on Dr. Wright's 43 years of clinical applications, topical hormone preparations for enhancing the appearance of facial skin, and the use of BHRT to strengthen autoimmunity. Information will be able to be applied by physicians immediately to their menopausal patients, as well as patients of any age.

    4.0 CEUs (including 2.0 pharmacy & 2.0 general) approved by OBNM