Is it My Hormones? Combating PMS and Irregular Periods Naturally

Join the AANMC and Ellen Lewis, ND to learn about natural approaches to women’s health.

Is it My Hormones? Combating PMS and Irregular Periods Naturally

Dr. Lewis covers:

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Follow Your Heart: How to Apply to ND School

Have questions about applying to ND school? Want to know where to start? Join Allison Garris, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine for this informative session to find out everything you need to know to be a successful ND applicant.

Follow Your Heart: How to Apply to ND School

Allison Garris covers:

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Be Your Best Self: Natural Approaches to Weight Loss & Weight Management

Join the AANMC and Afsoun Khalili, BSc, ND for a special webinar focused on natural approaches to weight loss and weight management.

 

Be Your Best Self: Natural Approaches to Weight Loss & Weight Management

Dr. Khalili covers:

  • Why she became a naturopathic doctor
  • Be Your Best Self Program
  • ABC’s of eating
  • Emotional eating
  • Realistic goal setting and management
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Mindfulness
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Multi-factorial contributors to weight gain
  • Naturopathic principles
  • Tips for becoming a successful ND
  • Career paths in naturopathic medicine

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Hidden Things that Can Warp Your Metabolism & Hurt Your Heart

Join the AANMC and Fraser Smith, MATD, ND for a special webinar focused on the hidden things in your diet and environment that can change your metabolism and hurt your heart.

Hidden Things that Can Warp your Metabolism & Hurt Your Heart

Dr. Smith covers:

  • Why he became a naturopathic doctor
  • Heart disease risk factors: environmental exposure to xenobiotics, polluted water, BPA, radon gas, arsenic, obesity, etc.
  • Obesity trends in the United States
  • Obesogens: diet, smoking, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, pesticides, environmental pollutants
  • Cleveland Inflammatory Panel
  • Tips for becoming a successful ND

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Pursuing Your Passion: The Journey, Challenges & Charms of Changing Your Career to Naturopathic Medicine

Thinking about a career change? Join the AANMC and Lucas MacMillan RN, ND for a special webinar focused on making a career change to follow your dreams as a naturopathic physician. It’s never too late!

 

Changing Your Career to Naturopathic Medicine – The Journey, Challenges & Charms

Dr. MacMillan covers:

  • Why he chose to change careers to become a naturopathic doctor
  • Naturopathic doctor’s scope of practice – The benefits of having many different treatment options for patients.
  • Choosing how to practice – going broad vs. focusing on a specific treatment modality
  • Tips for students considering a career change to naturopathic medicine
  • Case Studies – Seeing how naturopathic medicine can work
    • Helping people that otherwise wouldn’t have hope
    • Case 1 – Eczema patient that was told he’d have to live with head to toe eczema from multiple dermatologists – cured with naturopathic treatment.
    • Case 2 – Low energy and weight loss. Combination of counseling, lab testing, and nutrition to help a patient.
  • Why naturopathic medicine over other professions?
    • Practice Freedom
    • The deeper training of the naturopathic doctor program
    • Wide scope of practice
    • Deep patient connections
  • Tips for Applying
    • Talk to universities directly
    • Connect with a local ND
    • Search out pre-requisite course option

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” – Confucius

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Naturopathic Approaches to Anxiety and Depression

Natural Treatments for Anxiety and Depression with Dr. Peter Bongiorno

Dr. Bongiorno covers:

Lab Testing for Anxiety and Depression

  • Testing for adrenal function, hormones, mold exposure, digestive function and more.
  • Testing for genetic predispositions – how genes affect mood.

Natural Remedies for Depression and Anxiety

  • The importance of sleep, stress, food, exercise and detoxification.
  • Why sleep and digestion have to be the first steps to any plan to help depression and anxiety.
  • Meditation to balance the HPA axis.
  • The Mediterranean Diet as most well-studied diet to lower inflammation which contributes to depression
  • The gut talks to the brain and the brain talks to the gut. The importance of digestive health
  • Exercise works wonderful for anxiety and depression.
  • Hydrotherapy – cold water as creating endorphins.
  • The importance of being in nature – phytoncides as a hidden part of nature producing calm and lowering stress hormones.
  • Detoxification

Supplements for Depression and Anxiety

  • Essential Fatty Acids, Probiotics, and Multi-vitamin as a beginning treatment.
  • Fish Oil, B12, Creatine, and Vitamin D to help medications work better.
  • Curcumin (Turmeric) – increases levels of glutathione and as effect.
  • Saffron – good for sexual side effects that can go with antidepressants.
  • Chromium, Rhodiola, Berberine, Curcumin combination supplement.
  • Important to work on diet, and sleep at the same time!
  • Sam-E , 5-htp – both very well studied and effective for depression.
  • Lithium Orotate – low dose compared to pharmaceutical. Societies with low levels of Lithium have lower levels of depression.

Herbs for Depression and Anxiety

  • Using Valerian for sleep.
  • Passionflower – reduces anxiety without causing sedation. Useful for anxiety before anesthesia with the help of a physician.
  • Hyperiucm (St. Johns Wort) – as effective as SSRIs, but safer in recent studies. Be careful when using with medications, can cause side effects.
  • Thyme in extra virgin olive oil can give low doses of Lithium that helps with mood.

Tapering Anxiety and Depression Medications

  • L-Phenylanine, Tyrosine, and 5-Htp can all be used successfully, in conjunction with a doctor, to taper of medications.

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