Nutrition & Lifestyle >>
  Targeted Nutritional Interventions for Improved Cognitive, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal & Musculoskeletal Health

Lecturer: Danielle Citrolo, PharmD Karen E. Todd, RD

Lecture 1: Cognizin: A Novel Ingredient to Support Healthy Cognitive Function

Lecturer: Danielle Citrolo, PharmD, Karen E. Todd, RD

Lecture 2: Sustamine: A New Approach for Rehydration & Improved Electrolyte Balance

Lecturer: Danielle Citrolo, PharmD, Karen E. Todd, RD

Lecture 3: Pantesin: A Novel Form of Pantethine (Vitamin B5) to Support Heart Health

Lecturer: Danielle Citrolo, PharmD, Karen E. Todd, RD

Lecture 4: Setria: A Unique Form of Reduced Glutathione for Reducing Oxidative Stress

Lecturer: Danielle Citrolo, PharmD, Karen E. Todd, RD

Diagnostics >>
  Predictive Antibodies: Clinical Applications for Early Detection of Autoimmunity

Expires: 8/31/15Credits: 6

Lecturer: Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, CLS Thomas Alexander, MD Chad Larson, DC, NMD (candidate)

Lecture 1: Predictive Antibodies

Expires: 8/31/15Credits: 1

Lecturer: Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, CLS

Lecture 2: Gastrointestinal and Liver

Expires: 8/31/15Credits: 1

Lecturer: Thomas Alexander, MD

Lecture 3: Thyroid, Adrenal, Reproductive Organs

Expires: 8/31/15Credits: 1

Lecturer: Chad Larson, DC, NMD (candidate)

Lecture 4: Cardiovascular and Diabetes

Expires: 8/31/15Credits: 1

Lecturer: Thomas Alexander, MD

Lecture 5: Bone and Joint

Expires: 8/31/15Credits: 1

Lecturer: Chad Larson, DC, NMD (candidate)

Lecture 6: Neurological

Expires: 8/31/15Credits: 1

Lecturer: Aristo Vojdani, PhD

Healing Traditions >>
  Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine: Clinical Principles in Maharishi Ayurveda


Topic 1: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Maharishi Ayurveda


Lecture: Overview and History: Ayurveda and Maharishi Ayurveda
Lecture: Ayurvedic Physiology: The Role of Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Topic 2: Maharishi Ayurveda Modalities

Lecturer: Prerequisite: Topic 1

Lecture: Diagnostic Approach to the Patient
Lecture: Spices and Aromas
Lecture: Ayurvedic Herbology
Lecture: Daily Routine and Behavioral Guidelines
Lecture: Scientific Research on Maharishi Ayurveda
Topic 3: Fundamentals of Diet and Digestion

Lecturer: Prerequisite: Topics 1 & 2

Lecture: Fundamentals of Digestion and Diet - 1
Lecture: Fundamentals of Digestion and Diet – 2
Lecture: General Clinical Digestive Protocols
Lecture: Vata, Pitta and Kapha Digestive Protocols
Topic 4: Ayurvedic Approach to Common Chronic Disorders

Lecturer: Prerequisite: Topics 1, 2 & 3

Lecture: Obesity
Lecture: Metabolic Disorder Protocols
Lecture: Women’s Reproductive Health
Lecture: Menopause
Lecture: Musculoskeletal Disorders & Protocols
Holistic Perspectives >>
  Holistic & Integrative Medicine in Clinical Practice: An ABIHM Mini-Course

Lecturer: Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM Patrick Hanaway, MD, ABIHM David Rakel, MD, ABIHM Scott Shannon, MD, ABIHM Wendy Warner, MD, FACOG, ABIHM

Lecture 1: The Science of Connection

Lecturer: Erminia “Mimi” Guarneri, MD

Lecture 2: Introduction to Functional Medicine

Lecturer: Patrick Hanaway, MD

Lecture 3: Placebos, Nocebos & the Healing Power of Intention

Lecturer: David Rakel, MD

Lecture 4: Holistic Approaches to Adult Psychiatry

Lecturer: Scott Shannon, MD

Lecture 5: Menopause: A Powerful Transition

Lecturer: Wendy Warner, MD, FACOG, ABIHM

Practice Development >>
  2015 Heal Thy Practice: Transforming Patient Care Conference

Lecturer: Erik Lundquist, MD Pedram Shojai, OMD Niki Fox Decker Weiss, NMD Mark Menolascino, MD Jill Carnahan, MD Jim LaValle, RPh Mette Dyhrberg Bridget Briggs, MD Miriam Zacharias, MS, LPSN Jacques Simon, Esq Tom O'Bryan, DC Sylva Dvorak, PhD Scott Minton, PhD

Lecture 1: Journey of an Integrative Physician--Key Lessons Learned

Lecturer: Erik Lundquist, MD

Lecture 2: Opportunities in Corporate Wellness

Lecturer: Pedram Shojai, OMD

Lecture 3: Insurance-Based Integrative Medicine

Lecturer: Erik Lundquist, MD, Niki Fox

Lecture 4: Practice Development Roundtable Q&A

Lecturer: Mark Menolascino, MD, Erik Lundquist, MD, Niki Fox, Pedram Shojai, OMD

Lecture 5: New Perspectives on Inflammation

Lecturer: Decker Weiss, NMD

Lecture 6: Fire on the Brain: Impact of Inflammation on Cognitive Function

Lecturer: Mark Menolascino, MD

Lecture 7: Making Clinical Sense of the Microbiome

Lecturer: Jill Carnahan, MD

Lecture 8: Cracking the Metabolic Code

Lecturer: Jim LaValle, RPh

Lecture 9: How to Build a Cash-Pay Practice

Lecturer: Jill Carnahan, MD

Lecture 10: Choosing Ancillary Services for Improved Outcomes & New Revenue

Lecturer: Mark Menolascino, MD

Lecture 11: HolisTech: IT Tips for Renewing the Patient-Practitioner Relationship

Lecturer: Mette Dyhrberg

Lecture 12: Implementing Genomics into Your Practice

Lecturer: Bridget Briggs, MD

Lecture 13: The PEACE Process: Practice-Building Tips from Prosperous Practitioners

Lecturer: Miriam Zacharias, MS, LPSN

Lecture 14: Medicolegal Update for Integrative Practitioners

Lecturer: Jacques Simon, Esq

Lecture 15: The Neurological Underbelly of the Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Lecturer: Tom O’Bryan, DC

Lecture 16: Ritual & Neural Pathways for New Practice Paradigms

Lecturer: Sylva Dvorak, PhD

Lecture 17: Building Metabolic Bedrock: Nutritional Principles for Effective Management of Cardiovascular & Nervous System Dysfunctions

Lecturer: Scott Minton, PhD

Lecture 18: Assessing Chronic Fatigue in Clinical Practice

Lecturer: Bridget Briggs, MD

  2014 Heal Thy Practice: Transforming Patient Care Conference

Lecturer: Jeff Gladd, MD, CHAIRMAN Susan Blum, MD Tom O'Bryan, DC Shayma Kazmi, MD, RPh Mark Tager, MD James Maskell Derrick DeSilva, Jr, MD Jacques Simon, Esq Sarath Malepati, MD Ron Hoffman, MD Joel Evans, MD Anita Teresa Boeninger, RYT Melissa Crispell Joseph Hickey, MD Mette Dyhrberg Thomas Blomseth Christiansen Lillie Rosenthal, DO Mark Menolascino, MD Georgia Tetlow, MD Aimon Kopera, MD & Peter Evans, PhD

Lecture 1: The Immune System Recovery Plan

Lecturer: Susan Blum, MD

Lecture 2: Identifying Food Sensitivities: From Tunnelvision to Macrovision

Lecturer: Tom O'Bryan, DC

Lecture 3: Blum Center for Health: An Integrative Medicine Practice Model

Lecturer: Susan Blum, MD

Lecture 4: Projecting Your Expertise

Lecturer: Tom O'Bryan, DC

Lecture 5: Genomic Medicine: The Future of Cancer Care

Lecturer: Shayma Kazmi, MD, RPh

Lecture 6: Total Engagement: How Practitioners Can Go From Grumpy to Great

Lecturer: Mark Tager, MD

Lecture 7: Get the Word Out & Get the Patients In: Online & Offline Strategies for Local Patient Acquisition

Lecturer: James Maskell

Lecture 8: Nutrient Depletion: The Hidden Epidemic

Lecturer: Jeff Gladd, MD

Lecture 9: The Implications and Impact of Polypharmacy on Aging

Lecturer: Derrick DeSilva, Jr, MD

Lecture 10: Emerging Perspectives in State & Federal Regulatory Actions Related to the Practice of CAM

Lecturer: Jacques Simon, Esq

Lecture 11: The Antibiotics Problem: Our Problem, Our Responsibility

Lecturer: Sarath Malepati, MD

Lecture 12: Media as Medicine: Lessons Learned at the Crossroad of Clinical Practice & Broadcast Media

Lecturer: Ron Hoffman, MD

Lecture 13: If I Dared to Dream….The Future of Holistic & Integrative Medicine

Lecturer: Joel Evans, MD

Lecture 14: Credentialling & Certification Roundtable: Making Sense of New & Established Credentials in Integrative Healthcare

Lecturer: Jeff Gladd, MD, Mark Tager, MD, Joel Evans, MD

Lecture 15: Moving Forward: Mind-Body Practices for Empowerment & Change

Lecturer: Anita Teresa Boeninger, RYT

Lecture 16: Breakout Session A: Identify Hidden Immune Burdens with Lymphocyte Response Assay (LRA) Test of Immune Resilience

Lecturer: Melissa Crispell, Joseph Hickey, MD

Lecture 17: Breakout Session B: Know Thy Patients: Using Technology to Facilitate Health Improvement

Lecturer: Mette Dyhrberg, Thomas Blomseth Christiansen

Lecture 18: Breakout Session C: Rediscovering the Joy in Medicine—How to Thrive in a Broken System

Lecturer: Lillie Rosenthal, DO

Lecture 19: Alumni Trackout A: A Practice Transformation Toolkit for The Era of Personalized Medicine

Lecturer: Mark Menolascino, MD

Lecture 20: Alumni Trackout B: Self-Care & Resilience During the Transition

Lecturer: Georgia Tetlow, MD

Lecture 21: Alumni Trackout C: Tech Tips & Tools for Building Your Web Presence

Lecturer: Jeff Gladd, MD, James Maskell

Lecture 22: Alumni Trackout D: Technology & the Consumer Revolution—A Platform for Holistic Lifestyle

Lecturer: Aimon Kopera, MD, Peter Evans, PhD

Lecture 23: Taking Action & Moving Forward: Practical Steps for Practice Transformation

Lecturer: Derrick DeSilva, Jr, MD

  PRACTICE ESSENTIALS—Activating the Three Key Drivers of Practice Success

Lecturer: Tim Brolus

LECTURE 1: Practice Essentials Driver #1: Business Development

Lecturer: Tim Brolus

LECTURE 2: Practice Essentials Driver #2: Creating a WOW Experience

Lecturer: Tim Brolus

LECTURE 3: Practice Essentials Driver #3: Administrative Excellence

Lecturer: Tim Brolus

  2013 Heal Thy Practice: Transforming Patient Care Conference

Lecturer: Erik Goldman Jeff Gladd, MD Shilpa Saxena, MD Michael Gaeta, Lac Chad Larson, NMD, DC Steven Masley, MD David Perlmutter, MD Marcela Dominguez, MD Erin Martin, DO Richard Jaffe, Esq. Deanna Minich, PhD Harry Massey Miriam Zacharias James Maskell John La Puma, MD Tina Beaudoin, ND Mette Dyhrberg & Thomas Blomseth Christiansen

Lecture 1: Primary Care at the Tipping Point: Key Findings from HPC’s 2013 Physician Survey

Lecturer: Erik Goldman

Lecture 2: Facing Fears & Moving Forward: Transforming Inner Obstacles to Success

Lecturer: Jeff Gladd, MD

Lecture 3: The Need for Implementing Functional & Integrative Medicine in Primary Care

Lecturer: Shilpa Saxena, MD

Lecture 4: Practical Steps for Implementing Group Visits in Primary Care

Lecturer: Shilpa Saxena, MD

Lecture 5: Asset Creation & Asset Protection—Improving Patient Care & Practice Success

Lecturer: Michael Gaeta, LAc

Lecture 6: Are Chemicals & Infections Contributing to Your Patients’ Clinical Complaints?

Lecturer: Chad Larson, DC, NMD

Lecture 7: Evidence-Based Weight Loss: How to Make it a Viable Part of Your Practice

Lecturer: Steven Masley, MD

Lecture 8: The Leading Edge of Functional Neurology—Modifying the Risk Factors for Cognitive Disorders

Lecturer: David Perlmutter, MD

Lecture 9: Integrative Medicine in a Concierge Model: Tips for Making the Transition

Lecturer: Marcela Dominguez, MD

Lecture 10: The TrueMed Model of Independent Integrative Practice

Lecturer: Erin Martin, DO

Lecture 11: Medicolegal Intensive: Key Legal & Regulatory Issues in Integrative Medicine

Lecturer: Rick Jaffe, Esq

Lecture 12: The Future of Personalized Lifestyle Medicine: Application to the Clinic

Lecturer: Deanna Minich, PhD

Lecture 13: Mapping the Human Energy Field

Lecturer: Harry Massey

Lecture 14: Thrive: Fast Track Your Holistic Practice Without Losing Your Shirt, Your Mind, or Your Soul

Lecturer: Miriam G. Zacharias, MS, LPSN

Lecture 15: Leveraging Your Time: Using Video for Effective Patient Education & Motivation

Lecturer: James Maskell

Lecture 16: Helping Men Refuel: Implementing Lasting Lifestyle Strategies for Adult Males

Lecturer: John La Puma, MD

Lecture 17: Breakout Session A: Know Thy Patients: Using Technology to Facilitate Health Improvement

Lecturer: Mette Dyhrberg, Thomas Blomseth Christiansen

  2012 Heal Thy Practice: Transforming Patient Care Conference

Lecturer: Philippa Kennealy, MD Erminia “Mimi” Guarneri, MD Steven Masley, MD Corey Evans, MD Aristo Vojdani, PhD Aristo Vojdani, PhD Michelle May, MD Miriam Zacharias, PhD Tim Brolus Sara Gottfried, MD Molly & Bruce Roberts, MD Hans Vink, PhD Alan Dumoff, JD, MSW James Maskell & Miriam Zacharias Bethany Hays, MD Jaclyn Chasse, ND Jeff Gladd, MD Chris Shoffner

Lecture 1: Practicing Like a Healer, Thinking Like an Entrepreneur

Lecturer: Philippa Kennealy, MD

Lecture 2: Practice Management Lessons Learned from the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine

Lecturer: Erminia “Mimi” Guarneri, MD

Lecture 3: Integrative Strategies for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction

Lecturer: Steven Masley, MD, Conference Chairman, Founder & Director, Masley Optimal Health Center, St. Petersburg, FL.

Lecture 4: Exercise Stress Testing in Primary Care

Lecturer: Corey Evans, MD

Lecture 5: From Leaky Gut to Autoimmunity: Next Generation Assessment Tools

Lecturer: Aristo Vojdani, PhD

Lecture 6: Lessons Learned on the Path to Integrative Private Practice

Lecturer: Jeffrey Gladd, MD

Lecture 7: Mindful Eating: An Essential Ingredient for Sustainable Lifestyle Change

Lecturer: Michelle May, MD

Lecture 8: Time Management Tactics to Enhance Practice Productivity

Lecturer: Miriam Zacharias, PhD

Lecture 9: The Three Key Drivers for Practice Success: A New Mindset for Activating Your Potential

Lecturer: Tim Brolus

Lecture 10: The Care & Feeding of a Sustainable, Independent, Women’s Health Practice

Lecturer: Sara Gottfried, MD

Lecture 11: The Integrative “Specialist” Consultant: A New & Effective Practice Model

Lecturer: Molly & Bruce Roberts, MD

Lecture 12: The Endothelial Glycocalyx & Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Lecturer: Hans Vink, PhD

Lecture 13: Top Ten Medicolegal Mistakes Integrative Practitioners Make….And How to Avoid Them

Lecturer: Alan Dumoff, JD, MSW

Lecture 14: Beyond Marketing: Why the Internet Should Be Holistic Medicine’s Best Friend

Lecturer: James Maskell & Miriam Zacharias

Lecture 15: The Circle Process, Staff Satisfaction & the Successful Integrative Practice: Lessons Learned from the True North Clinic

Lecturer: Bethany Hays, MD

Lecture 16: Office-Based Supplement Dispensing

Lecturer: Jaclyn Chasse, ND

Lecture 17: Creating Your Ideal Practice

Lecturer: Jeff Gladd, MD

Lecture 18: Changing How We Pay for HealthCare

Lecturer: Chris Shoffner

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Chronic Disease Care >>
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    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.

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    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
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    Faculty, State University of New York at Buffalo
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