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    Thyroid Health

    Original Date: March 17, 2013
    Presenter: Alison McAllister, ND

    1.5 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM and CNDA

    The thyroid gland plays an integral role in women’s health. In this lecture, Dr. McAllister reviews the physiology and biochemistry of how the thyroid works. The benefits and problems among treatment modalities, both allopathic and naturopathic will be discussed and how the function of the thyroid and thyroid hormones interact with the endocrine system and specifically other hormones of the body. Dr. McAllister also reviews recent research and finding in the literature about the thyroid gland.

  • Menopause: Chinese Herbs for a Vital Transition

    Original Date: March 17, 2013
    Presenter: Rachel Meredith, ND, MSOM, LAc

    1.5 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM and CNDA

    Menopause is defined as the permanent end of menstruation and fertility, 12 months after the last menstrual period. Menopause is a natural, biological process yet it is still often treated as a medical condition with the emphasis on symptom management. This talk focuses on prevention as well as treatment, based on Chinese medical theory by addressing the underlying causes of symptoms. We look at three differentiated patterns associated with this life transition: fatigue (kidney /adrenal deficiency) insomnia (blood deficiency/anemia) and hot flashes (yin deficiency.) with associated clinical cases for each pattern.

  • Immunological Considerations in Reproductive Medicine: A Case Based Approach

    Original Date: March 17, 2013
    Presenter: Carolyn Nygaard, ND

    1.5 CEUs (0.5 pharmacy and 1.0 general) for NDs approved by OBNM

    The immune system plays an integral role in preconception and conception. Physicians must consider inflammatory states and immune status when couples are trying to conceive. Recently there have been several advances in the field of reproductive immunology. These advances may change how natural medicine physicians approach immunological testing with their fertility patients. Dr. Nygaard outlines the immunological advances that contribute to reproductive considerations that can be applied easily in clinical practice.

  • Cervical Dysplasia, Human Papillomavirus and Naturopathic Medicine

    Original Date: March 16, 2013
    Presenter: Kimberly Windstar, MEd, ND & Lisa Taulbee, ND

    1.5 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) plays a significant role in the progression of genital mucosal cell changes to various levels of dysplasia and carcinogenesis. Cofactors must also be present in order for these abnormal changes to occur by supporting HPV persistence. Pap smears, HPV DNA testing and colposcopy determine the diagnosis and the treatment options for each case. Naturopathic medicine has a great deal to offer in the treatment and management of cervical dysplasia including lifestyle recommendations, diet, botanical and nutraceutical supplements, homeopathic remedies, and in some cases the local application of escharotic treatment. In the case that excisional procedures are recommended or a woman choses a conventional local treatment option all of the previous naturopathic treatments are still able to be employed. Two cases are presented to illustrate the use and success of naturopathic treatment for cervical dysplasia and HPV.

  • Belly Fat and High Androgens in Women: Evaluation and Corrections for Insulin Resistance, Syndrome X and PCOS

    Original Date: March 16, 2013
    Presenter: Erin Lommen, ND

    1.5 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM and CNDA

    The occurrence of insulin resistance, Metabolic Syndrome and PCOS are increasing rapidly in our population. High insulin creates high androgens in women, and both the adrenal glands and the ovaries may be involved. Reversing insulin resistance and removing the obstacles to healing are the premise of foundational solutions for the discerning alternative and functional medicine practitioner. One key is the early detection and hence more successful reversal of these conditions. Natural medicine has state–of–the–art assessment and clinical solutions for these conditions. These successful interventions emphasize lifestyle, bioidentical hormonal balancing (BHRT), nutriceutical and botanical protocols.

  • Environmental Links to Endometriosis

    Original Date: March 16, 2013
    Presenter: Marianne Marchese, ND

    2.0 CEUs (0.25 pharm and 1.75 general) for NDs approved by OBNM and CNDA

    Everyday men and women are exposed to low-dose chemicals through food, air, water, cosmetics, and household products. These chemicals contribute to endometriosis. Dr. Marchese outlines how chemicals cause endometriosis and discusses common sources of chemical exposure and offer avoidance techniques. An environmental medicine approach to treatment along with conventional and hormonal treatments will is discussed.
  • Hormonal Support for the Elder Woman

    Original Date: March 16, 2013
    Presenter: Pamela Sky Jeanne, ND

    1.5 CEUs (0.5 pharm and 1.0 general) for NDs approved by OBNM and CNDA

    Hormonal therapy for the peri–menopausal and menopausal woman is well researched and written, but less discussion is found for women past 65 years of age. Women want to stay vibrant and healthy well into their 80’s and 90’s. Three specific hormones can support women in the aging process which will be the heart of this presentation. Along with positive life style changes including exercise, nutrition and stress reduction, limited and specific adjunctive hormonal support can add quality of life for the elder woman.

  • Bio-identical Hormones: What Do We Know?

    Original Date: March 16, 2013
    Presenter: Jane L. Murray, MD

    1.5 CEUs (0.5 pharm and 1.0 general) for NDs approved by OBNM and CNDA

    The prescription of bio–identical hormone therapy (BHT) has been a controversial area in health care for over a decade. Many misconceptions exist regarding bio-identical hormones – including their definition, structure, manufacturing process, oversight, etc. Dr. Murray discusses specific actions of various hormones (estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, DHEA) as well as dosing and delivery options, testing, and follow-up.

  • Xenobiotic Toxicants and Fertility

    Original Date: March 14, 2013
    Presenter: Marianne Marchese, ND

    1.5 CEUs (0.25 pharm and 1.25 general) for NDs approved by OBNM and CNDA

    Everyday men and women are exposed to low-dose chemicals through food, air, water, cosmetics, and household products. These chemicals contribute to both male and female factor infertility by altering hormones, affecting reproductive organs, oocytes and sperm quality. Dr. Marchese outlines how xenobiotic toxicants affect both male and female fertility; discusses common sources of chemical exposure and offers avoidance techniques along with basic treatment principles including naturopathic and artificial reproductive techniques.

  • Midlife Women and Beyond: The Challenges and Opportunities in Prevention and Treatment Options

    Original Date: March 15, 2013
    Presenter: Tori Hudson, ND

    1.5 CEUs (0.5 pharm and 1.0 general) for NDs approved by OBNM and CNDA
  • Supporting the Endocrine System and Hormone Balance in the Childbearing Years

    Original Date: March 15, 2013
    Presenter: Regina Flanagan, ND

    1.5 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM and CNDA

    In pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, women’s bodies are a hormonally complex and rapidly changing environment. While we know some about these changes and their physical manifestations, much remains unknown. This complexity is an inspiring picture of the capabilities of the human body.

    In this presentation Dr. Flanagan discusses what is understood of the normal function of the endocrine system during the postpartum period and during breastfeeding, common clinical presentations for women who may be suffering from hormonal and/or endocrine malfunction during this time, and diagnosis of these presentations including laboratory work up, and physical exam, and treatments from nature cure to pharmaceuticals.

  • Physical & Energetic Medicine: The Missing and Essential Ingredients for Women's Pelvic Health

    Original Date: March 15, 2013
    Presenter: Tami Kent, MSPT

    1.5 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM and CNDA

    The female pelvis contains an ancient wisdom and potential for healing that is best accessed through a combination of physical and energetic medicine. As a women's health physical therapist, Tami Kent has pioneered an integrative approach to pelvic care that accesses this root medicine. In a practice she calls Holistic Pelvic Care™, Kent physically and energetically realigns a woman’s pelvic bowl. As a valuable physical medicine, Holistic Pelvic Care can address the imbalances in the pelvis to alleviate a variety of pelvic symptoms, enhance core vitality, and assist post–partum and general healing. Furthermore, this root medicine can resolve the energy response to birth and other pelvic traumas: bringing in more energy for a woman’s children and all of her creations.