• 2018 Food as Medicine Symposium, all presentations

    Original Date: February 10-11, 2018

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

    12.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • How a Greek Grandmother Would Solve the Healthcare Crisis: Which Food and Lifestyle Choices Really Matter?

    Presenter: Miles Hassell, MD
    Original Date: February 10, 2018

    As health professionals we need to take the lead in helping our patients be as well-informed as possible, and Dr. Hassell will outline the specific lifestyle choices which are consistently associated with less heart disease, stroke, cancer, dementia, and diabetes. He’ll also point out some common misunderstandings and controversies that are leading people to follow highly restrictive (and generally less healthy) diets. Dr. Hassell established the Providence Integrative Medicine Program at Providence Cancer Center and is co-author of Good Food, Great Medicine, a guide for using diet and lifestyle for optimal health.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Adding The Autoimmune Protocol To Your Toolbox

    Presenter: Angie Alt, CHC, NTC and Mickey Trescott, NTP
    Original Date: February 10, 2018

    With autoimmune disease affecting over 50 million Americans, it is likely you see clients struggling in this area on a daily basis, and their cases can often be complex. The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) is a science-based elimination and reintroduction protocol that achieves two goals: to eliminate food-driven sources of inflammation and restore nutrient density. Through this presentation you will learn the how’s and the why’s of using the AIP with your autoimmune or chronically ill clients.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Cancer Diet Facts and Fads

    Presenter: Malea MacOdrum, ND, LAc
    Original Date: February 10. 2018

    An evidence based review of common diets purported to benefit individuals with cancer. We will dive deep into the claims of each diet and determine whether there is a good scientific foundation for each. Diets to be reviewed include Budwig, Ketogenic, Vegan/Juicing, Fasting, and Mediterranean.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Women’s Cardiovascular Health: Taking Ownership with Preventive Strategies

    Presenter: Tracy Stevens, MD, FACC
    Original Date: February 10, 2018

    With Cardiovascular disease being the number one cause of death in the U.S, Dr. Tracy Stevens will review the traditional and nontraditional risk factors of heart disease, including the association of hormonal changes and cardiac conditions in women. This presentation will cover mechanisms of heart attack such as: spontaneous plaque rupture with clot formation; and, the role of inflammation as a trigger. With diet being a main factor in heart health Dr. Stevens will emphasize importance of the antiinflammatory diet.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Dietary Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: What’s the Evidence?

    Presenter: Daniel Chong, ND
    Original Date: February 11, 2018

    This talk will discuss the reasons why we are in dire need of change in the therapeutic approach to cardiovascular disease, and how evidence of alternative treatments using food alone or nearly that has been right under out noses for years. I will review research and clinical evidence proving worth of this most classic of ‘food as medicine’ approaches, as well as help sift through weaker research on different dietary approaches trying to be passed off as good evidence. Finally I will summarize the overlapping principles in what has been discovered, and how to use them to create an applicable approach for everyone.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Neuroprotective Nutrition: Inflammation, Food, and the Brain-Gut Axis

    Presenter: Heather Zwickey, PhD
    Original Date: February 11, 2018

    Nutrition effects nearly every aspect of neurology and immunology. The Brain-Gut, where the nervous system and immune system intersect, may be where nutrition has its largest impact. This intersection is where neuroinflammation resides, and is the root of neurological disease.
    This presentation discusses the immunological mechanisms involved in neuroinflammation. We outline nutritional strategies that address neuroinflammation. Sample cases from Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and traumatic brain injury will illustrate the potential for food to prevent and treat symptoms of neurological disease.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Starting a Path Towards Exceptional Health: How I Help My Patients Begin to Make Lifestyle Changes

    Presenter: Craig McDougall, MD
    Original Date: February 11, 2018

    Obesity has a large impact on the health in our country and our economy. But losing weight can be challenging, complicated and confusing with all the different options. Teaching people about the importance of eating a diet low in calorie density can help people lose weight and help them make healthier food choices which can have long term health benefits.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Nutritional Interventions for PCOS and Related Hormone Imbalances

    Presenter: Angela Cortal, ND
    Original Date: February 11, 2018

    We will first dive head-first into identifying the many elements of hormone dysregulation that are characteristic of Polycystic ovary syndrome, so that we may understand how and what nutritional interventions affect hormonal health. Then we will take a close look at what foods are specifically proven to help, and what are proven to hurt- or further dysregulate the PCOS picture. Next, we will cover nutrients, herbal preparations such as teas and other augments to dietary interventions. We will end with a nutritional protocol of foods to incorporate and foods to avoid, putting together the previous evidence-based interventions. In addition to understanding what specific recommendations Dr. Cortal gives to her patients with PCOS, discussion will be devoted to the logistics of patient dietary change, i.e. behavioral change and motivational interviewing.

    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM