Holistic Education Exchange is your online continuing education hub for on-demand access to practical, science-based, in-depth content on holistic, integrative and functional medicine.
Holistic Education Exchange works closely with well-established organizations and pioneering thought leaders in the world of holistic/integrative medicine to create clinically-relevant and engaging course work that will help you transform your practice and improve your patients’ health. HolisticEdEx provides lively, evidence-based course work you won’t find elsewhere on the internet.
Developed by the publishers of Holistic Primary Care-News for Health & Healing, Holistic Education Exchange offers you accredited continuing medical education (CME) courses and other non-credit educational activities in a wide variety of formats and focused on nutrition & lifestyle, botanical medicine, ancient healing traditions, cutting edge diagnostic techniques & other key modalities for preventing & treating common chronic disorders.
Holistic Education Exchange also features practice development & medicolegal coursework, offering you practical real-world guidance for implementing holistic strategies in day-to-day practice. Plus, you’ll be able to network with other clinicians who share your interests.
The Exchange’s custom-built learning management system makes it easy for you to create your profile, track and tally your credits, issue your CME certificates, and of course, learn from the leaders!
Holistic Education Exchange lets you take courses and lectures at your convenience, when you want, wherever you want! All you need is a computer or tablet device, and an internet connection.
Using HEE is easy. Just create your free Member Profile, browse through our course and lecture offerings, choose a topic, and start learning!
Create Your Free Profile: The first step is to create your profile. By creating your member profile, username and password, you’ll be able to queue up lectures, track your credits, and review lectures you’ve taken in the past. You’ll also get free subscriptions to HolisticEdEx and UpShots, our monthly e-newsletters, as well as opportunities to connect with like-minded clinicians who share your interests. Just hit the “Join the Exchange” button on our home page to create your profile.
Choosing Courses & Lectures: The Exchange offers a variety of course & lecture material under the 6 Learning Category icons. You can also see a listing of coursework via the “All Courses” button in the top right corner.
We’ve got CME accredited coursework as well as non-accredited lectures and white papers you can download. Some courses include video components; others are audio & PowerPoint slides; still others are text-only. Most lecture units on the Exchange are under an hour, so you can easily fit them into your busy schedule. The course descriptions will tell you how many CME credits you can earn for each lecture, and any registration fees that may apply.
Earning CME’s: Each CME-accredited lecture includes a brief quiz, which you must complete in order to earn your credits. At the end of the lecture slides, you’ll see a prompt that will take you right to the quiz for that unit. On successfully completing the quiz, you can tally credits and receive a CME certificate for that lecture, or aggregate the credits and issue your certificate after completing an entire course.
White Papers & Monographs: The Exchange also offers monographs and white papers on a range of clinical and practice development topics. These are free to registered users.
Holistic EdEx & UpShots eNewsletters: As an HEE member, you’ll automatically receive Holistic EdEx, our free monthly e-newsletter that will keep you ahead of the curve on hot topics in holistic medicine, practice management and medicolegal matters. You’ll also get UpShots, Holistic Primary Care’s monthly e-newsbriefs.
Jeff Gladd, MD,
Founder, GladdMD Integrative Medicine, Ft. Wayne, IN,
Fellow, University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine
Bethany Hays, MD
Medical Director, TrueNorth Health Center, Falmouth, ME.
2008 recipient of Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award
Sally LaMont, ND, LAc
Board of Directors, California Naturopathic Doctors Association
Faculty, San Francisco State University Institute for Holistic Healing Studies
Sanford Levy, MD
Faculty, State University of New York at Buffalo
Board of Directors, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Bill Manahan, MD
Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine
Founding Member, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Steven Masley, MD,
President, Masley Optimal Health Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Author, “Ten Years Younger”
Michael Traub, ND, FABNO
Director, Ho’o Lokahi Integrative Health Clinic, Kailua Kona, HI
Former President, American Academy of Naturopathic Physicians
Holistic Education Exchange’s editor & co-founder, Erik L. Goldman, began his career as a medical journalist in 1985, after graduating from the State University of New York, Binghamton, with a dual bachelor’s degree in biology and philosophy. From 1990 to 2000, he was the New York Bureau Chief for International Medical News Group, a division of Elsevier Health Sciences, that publishes 6 independent specialty-oriented medical newspapers.
Prior to joining IMNG, he worked as a freelance medical writer and editor on a diverse spectrum of projects and publications, ranging from pharmaceutical marketing campaigns to medical atlases and academic medical text books (J. Willis Hurst's Ventricular Electrocardiography, and Fireman & Slavin's Atlas of Allergies.) He has had a longstanding interest in depth psychology, religion, ecology, music, and indigenous healing traditions.
Holistic Primary Care and Holistic Education Exchange arose out of these interests, and in response to the observation that most conventionally-trained physicians are in need of better education about holistic practices in order to better serve their patients.
Meg Sinclair, Holistic Education Exchange’s publisher & co-founder, developed an interest in holistic health care at an early age, under the influence of her mother, a home economics teacher with a strong interest in natural foods and nutrition. In the early 1970’s, Meg moved from Michigan to the San Francisco Bay area where she began a serious study of aikido, energy awareness, and meditation. While in San Francisco, she became familiar with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, making them part of her personal approach to health maintenance. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in piano and composition from Mills College, Oakland, CA. Since moving to New York City 25 years ago, she has continued her studies of music, Yi Jin Jing and other mind-body practices, meditation and sacred dance.
Holistic Primary Care and Holistic Education Exchange grew out of her desire to create a positive influence on health care in the US, and to promote holistic approaches to health and healing.