Event - Supporting Healthy Blood Pressure with Evidence Based Lifestyle Approaches*
Many adults struggle to maintain normal blood pressure, even with traditional pharmaceutical therapies. Despite guidelines presenting lifestyle interventions as part of the standard of care, many patients are unaware of how their daily behaviors and habits can impact their health. In this presentation we will discuss why a holistic approach to healthy blood pressure is needed and what we can do as practitioners to help our patients achieve it. In most cases, integrative practitioners can and should do more for their patients who have a goal of healthy blood pressure.*
Event - Herbal Support for Preconception and Fertility*
In an ideal world, every new mom and their partner would have plenty of time to prepare for a healthy pregnancy. In this talk, we'll cover what a thorough evaluation includes to ensure a healthy preconception environment as well as a functional medicine approach to optimal fertility. Optimal fertility should take into consideration gut health, nutritional status, biotransformation, immune health, phasic hormone production, thyroid health, stress, and more.*
Botanicals to be discussed include demulcents and carminatives, adaptogens and nervines, nutritives such as nettles/oatstraw/red clover, turmeric, boswellia, vitex, and mushrooms.
Event - Targeting the 24-Hour Circadian Cycle with Botanical Adaptogens*
Most conversations about circadian cycle revolve around melatonin and sleep hygiene. And while both have significant roles in supporting circadian rhythm, it is important not to neglect certain foundational systems. Commonly, individuals experience continuous stress without adequate recovery. An important aspect of restoration is re-establishing a normal day/ night HPA axis cycle for adrenal hormones released, cortisol being but one of those.*
Daytime and nighttime applications of botanical adaptogens for restoration of a healthy 24-hour circadian cycle will be discussed with emphasis on stress sequelae and general neuroendocrine enhancement.*