Join our esteemed experts for a series of free monthly webinars covering functional medicine and nutritional psychiatry for a variety of mental health disorders.
Stay tuned–new webinars are released regularly!
A Functional Medicine Approach to Bipolar Disorder: A New Way Forward
Led by James Greenblatt, MD
June 22, 2021 at 8:00 pm EST
Known to the ancient Greeks and Romans as a distinct psychiatric ailment characterized by cyclic extremes of mood and behavior, bipolar disorder remains today one of the most challenging mental illnesses for clinicians to address – challenging to identify, challenging to treat. Mainstream interventions adhering solely to psychopharmaceutical approaches are incomplete, and do not account for biologic factors that so often influence the trajectory of this complex disorder. Through a functional and integrative approach, it becomes possible to address etiologic factors that contribute to BD, and formulate targeted, personalized interventions for patient health.
Three Simple Steps to Healthier Sleep
Led by Stasha Gominak, MD
July 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm EST
New brain science discoveries show that the vitamin D we produce on our skin entrains our sleep to the planet’s annual winter/summer cycle. Avoiding the sun has left us with a global epidemic of sleep disorders, a failed microbiome, and an abnormal immune system that each play a role in our failing health. In this webinar, Dr. Gominak will discuss how these factors have led to a series of common disorders that are now recognized to be Acetylcholine deficiency states. Webinar attendees will be able to use this new information to help their patients sleep better and return their microbiome to normal, producing a stronger immune system, and bringing their autonomic nervous system function back to normal.
Scattered Minds and Shattered Lives: Addressing Neurotoxins and Brain Inflammation
Led by Shanhong Lu, MD
July 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm EST
Our brains are broken, scattered, and running between anxiety and depression, longing for that peace, love, and internal calm. Are we poisoned and trying to escape from the new normal? Maybe there is a simple path to identify and unload toxins, becoming more toxin and stress adapted. In this webinar, Dr. Shanhong Lu, an integrative medicine physician for 23 years who faced her own autoimmune challenges 15 years ago, will present a simple system to uproot the everyday causes of so much illness – neurotoxins and brain inflammation. She will also reveal how she found her own “exposomes” to restore optimal neuroendocrine immune system function.
An Integrative Approach to PANS/PANDAS
Led by Elisa Song, MD
July 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm EST
We are facing an epidemic of childhood anxiety and autoimmune encephalitis in the form of PANS/PANDAS. As integrative practitioners it’s not a matter of IF, it’s a matter of WHEN you will see a child with PANS/PANDAS. Most children will not have access to more aggressive hospital-based interventions such as IVIG, plasmapheresis, corticosteroid infusions or immunosuppressant medications. However, even these interventions are focused on suppression and not reversal of the underlying disease process. An integrative functional medicine approach offers the possibility to heal and reverse what otherwise can be a devastating neuropsychiatric illness. During this session, we will explore the underlying pathophysiology and biomedical imbalances that underlie PANS/PANDAS, and how to use a functional and integrative pediatric approach to address root causes and heal from the inside out.
Functional Psychiatry Fundamentals for Therapists
Led by James Greenblatt, MD
July 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm EST
Over the last decades, incidence rates of psychiatric disorders have skyrocketed, reflecting an unprecedented surge of medical burden that psychiatry seems increasingly ill-equipped to address. In this webinar Dr. James Greenblatt will explore how a Functional Psychiatry approach offers a solution to these challenges. Along with lifestyle, dietary, and/or psychotherapeutic modalities, Functional Medicine interventions prioritizing the correction of nutritional deficiencies are more likely to address the root causes of mental illness successfully than are traditional symptom → drug models.
Join Dr. Greenblatt as he explores how Functional Psychiatry offers therapists new avenues for the treatment of mental illness by addressing biochemical imbalances that contribute to pathology. He will introduce the key tenets of Functional Psychiatry, and examine the risks, potential side-effects, and benefits of nutritional supplementation aligned with a systems biology model. Finally, he will discuss how Functional Psychiatry presents today’s therapists with a path to the standard of care we all deserve, a path illuminated by science and upheld by the mandates of conscientious, personalized medicine.
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