Naturopathic Approaches to Women’s Health

May is Women’s Health Month, an opportunity to remind women of the importance of screening, health education, and preventative care.
The AANMC shares resources that are important for women, not just in May, but all year long.

Heart Disease

25% of female deaths are attributed to heart disease.1 64% of women who die suddenly from coronary heart disease have no symptoms.Watch naturopathic cardiologist Dr. Decker Weiss’ webinar on naturopathic approaches for women with heart disease.

Osteoporosis

Approximately 25% of women will develop osteoporosis in their lifetime.1 The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that approximately half of women over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis.2 Lifestyle factors such as exercising, specifically weight bearing, and maintaining a nutritious diet with vitamin D and calcium are critical to bone health.

Stress

Stress can ripple through all aspects of our mind and body. Dr. Brad Lichtenstein shares how NDs help patients identify and prevent stressors, teaching them simple techniques to manage stress, and how to avoid situations that may lead to negative impacts on health and well-being.

Infertility

12% percent of women have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term.1 Naturopathic approaches to improved fertility help couples conceive quickly and safely while addressing the root cause of conception issues.

Cancer

Over 1.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the Unites States. 38% of women will develop cancer in their lifetime.1 Drawing on decades of combined experience in naturopathic oncology, Dr. Marcia Prenguber and Dr. Marie Winters review the role of a naturopathic physician from risk reduction to survivorship.

Pain Management

Millions of American are prescribed opioids to cope with chronic pain. It’s estimated that 21-29% of patients will misuse them, and  8-12% will develop an abuse disorder.1 46 people die every day from overdosing on prescription opiods.2 Dr. Tyna Moore discusses the opioid crisis and non-pharmacological approaches to pain management.

PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.1 Dr. Jamine Blesoff discusses the impacts on long-term health and how naturopathic medicine can make a difference.

Depression and Anxiety

Women are nearly two times more likely to be diagnosed with depression than men.1 Studies show that anxiety and depression are related to our genetic tendencies and exposure to stressors. Dr. Peter Bongiorno explains how naturopathic medicine can help resolve mood-related issues.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Most people are embarrassed to talk about problems they experience in the bathroom. With a worldwide prevalence of 10-20%, it’s time to start talking about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).1 Hear from four NDs about why naturopathic medicine may hold the key to uncovering the root cause of IBS.

Endometriosis

200 million women worldwide and 1 in 10 women in the United States suffer from endometriosis.1 Dr. Alison Egeland discusses naturopathic approaches to women’s health and a tricky case of endometriosis.

Weight Management

Greater than 2 out of 3 women in the United States are either overweight or obese.1 Dr. Afsoun Khalili reviews natural approaches to weight loss and healthy weight maintenance.

PMS

Over 90% of women experience some form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).1 Dr. Ellen Lewis shares how NDs guide patients to combat PMS and irregular periods, naturally.

Diabetes

1 in 9 women in the Unites States has diabetes.1 Learn how naturopathic approaches to diabetes treatment can relieve symptoms, help patients manage blood sugar levels better, and in some cases reverse disease progression.

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Naturopathic Approaches to PCOS

Naturopathic Approaches to PCOS

Join the AANMC and Dr. Jamine Blesoff for an overview of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

Here is what you can expect to learn:
-Different ways an individual may receive this diagnosis
-Impact on long-term health
-Treatment approaches through a naturopathic medicine lens
-Success story of a patient who turned her health around

Learn More About Becoming a Naturopathic Doctor

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Naturopathic Approaches to PCOS

Join the AANMC and Dr. Jamine Blesoff for an overview of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

Here is what you can expect to learn:
-Different ways an individual may receive this diagnosis
-Impact on long-term health
-Treatment approaches through a naturopathic medicine lens
-Success story of a patient who turned her health around

*Webinar does not qualify for CE

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About the Presenter

Jamine Blesoff, ND is an instructor in the Clinical Sciences department for the Doctor of Chiropractic and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine programs at National University of Health Sciences. She brings with her years of experience in providing women, infants, and children with natural preventative and integrative care.

Dr. Blesoff received her BA from the University of Connecticut and her doctor of naturopathic medicine degree from Bastyr University.  As a medical student at Bastyr University, she completed elective clinical shifts working with the pediatric population, Spanish speaking patients, and individuals with limited access to health care, including those in Nicaragua with Natural Doctors International.

She is a member of the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and Natural Doctors International.

 

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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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Is It My Hormones? Combating PMS & Irregular Periods Naturally

Join the AANMC and Ellen Lewis, ND for ​an info session focusing on natural approaches to women’s health. This powerful presentation will discuss naturopathic approaches to optimizing hormonal health including:

  • Review statistics on PMS and irregular menstrual cycles
  • Naturopathic treatments for hormonal imbalance
  • Case studies of patients under naturopathic care for women’s health issues
  • Q&A for attendees and prospective medical students

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About the Presenter

Dr. Ellen Lewis is a naturopathic physician and the medical director of Shalva Clinic in Westport, Connecticut. Dr. Lewis is a graduate of National University of Natural Medicine (formerly NCNM). She completed a rigorous residency and mentorship in integrative women’s health, with additional studies in midwifery, pediatrics, pelvic floor therapy, and homeopathy.

In addition to seeing patients in her private practice, Dr. Lewis is adjunct clinical and academic faculty at the University of Bridgeport (UB) where she oversees naturopathic medical students at the UB clinic. She also offers private seminars for physicians on managing a successful medical practice.

Dr. Lewis specializes in Family Medicine for men, women, and children. She works with women’s health, from cervical dysplasia & HPV to frequently misdiagnosed thyroid disorders, lichen sclerosus, pelvic floor therapy, and hormonal imbalances. Dr. Ellen Lewis provides gentle, integrative healthcare through a holistic whole-person approach to body, mind, and spirit.

 

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