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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Stress is NOT a Natural Part of School: Manage Stress Naturopathically

The feeling of being stressed is a part of life. However, if that stress lasts for an extended period of time, it can be a risk to your health and negatively impact your performance in school. Join the AANMC and Dr. Heidi Weinhold for a special webinar focused on the naturopathic approaches to managing school stress.


Advisors from each of our 7 accredited naturopathic medical schools are on-hand to offer the resources and support needed to help you on your journey.