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October 7-8, 2023

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The first annual Functional Medicine for Mental Health Conference!

An exclusive opportunity to learn evidence-based functional medicine treatment you won’t find anywhere else. Join international integrative experts to discover methodologies to facilitate whole-patient wellness. Learn how to treat the underlying root causes of psychiatric disorders, such as nutritional deficiencies, infections and inflammation, to deliver real results for your patients.
Day 1 Agenda

Metabolic Psychiatry: The Impact of Ketogenic and Low Carb Diets on Mental Health

Evidence suggests that a ketogenic diet has powerful benefits for brain health, mental wellness, mood disorders, neuroregeneration, and beyond. Discover the clinical science behind a low carb diet, various therapeutic applications for psychiatric conditions, clinical outcomes, dietary concerns, and more.

Day 2 Agenda

Infections & Mental Health: Mold, Lyme, PANDAS, COVID, and Beyond

Inflammation, mold, toxins, and infections wreak havoc on the brain and body, and science is now starting to corroborate the detrimental impact they have on mental health, as well. Learn how to heal and reverse underlying infections and inflammation with functional strategies that can provide significant symptom relief for your patients.

Stay on the cutting-edge of mental health care.

Connect with trusted researchers & clinicians transforming the field
Gain new clinical protocols and methods you can apply immediately
Convenient online access  – includes all recorded lectures post-event
Are you sick of managing symptoms? Seeking new ways to help your patients finally heal?

This is your chance to learn clinical methods to help your patients achieve complete wellness and recovery.

It’s time for a new model of care. Join our experts to learn how to assess a patient’s unique biomarkers, and the biological, genetic, and environmental factors associated with their diagnosis, to create personalized treatment plans that work. This conference will help you move beyond symptom management and suppression, and deliver functional, nutritional and integrative guidance and methods to help your patients get better.

What You’ll Learn

  • The root causes and biochemical factors contributing to mental illness
  • The science behind the mind, gut and body connection
  • How to safely utilize functional medicine tools in your clinical practice
  • How to analyze clinical tests, labs, and diagnostics for more personalized patient treatment
  • How to develop treatment plans based on unique biochemistry and genetic testing
  • How to enhance treatment with nutritional supplementation
  • The latest research in functional medicine and nutritional psychiatry

Who Should Watch

Psychiatrists & Clinicians  •  Nurses & Nurse Practitioners  •  Psychologists  •  Social Workers   •  Family Medicine & Medical Doctors  •  Naturopathic Doctors •  Physician Assistants

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Meet the Presenters

Mary Ackerley, MD
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Mary Beth Ackerley MD, MD(H), ABIHM, is a classically trained board certified psychiatrist. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University (BA), studied at NIMH, finished her residency at Johns Hopkins and was certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. She holds active medical licenses in Arizona, Florida and California. She is the co-founder of ISEAI, the International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness. Society members are dedicated to researching and quantifying symptoms and treatment approaches from biotoxin mediated inflammatory illness. As an integrative holistic physician, she specializes in natural treatments. Patients commonly see her for anxiety, depression, brain fog and chronic fatigue. Her skills include the ability to manage cognitive and psychiatric symptoms often found in complex chronic illness. Protocols for biotoxin illness may involve conventional and integrative medical treatment.
Iain Campbell PhD
Iain Campbell, PHD
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Dr. Iain Campbell is the Baszucki Research Fellow in Metabolic Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh. He is co-principal investigator on a pilot trial of a ketogenic diet for bipolar disorder at The Division of Psychiatry within the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences. Dr. Campbell has lived with Bipolar Disorder Type 2 and has experienced the benefits of ketogenic metabolic therapy for over seven years. He holds a PhD in Global Health from The University of Edinburgh. He has published papers in Translational Psychiatry, The Journal of Global Health, BJ Psych Open, The Journal of Infectious Diseases, and the Journal of Medical Hypotheses on bipolar disorder, metabolism, and on public engagement. He has spoken at conferences such as Milken Institute: Catalyzing New Research in Bipolar Disorder, The Journal of Global Annual Conference 2022, Keto-Live 2022, and will present at a Symposium on Ketogenic Diet and Bipolar Disorder at the International Society of Bipolar Disorders Conference 2023. Dr. Campbell is also an orchestrator and composer interested in the intersection between bipolar disorder, creativity, and music. His most recent composition, “Breath”, inspired by his experience with Bipolar Disorder, was featured in the Amazon Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power trailer.

Georgia Ede MD
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Georgia Ede M.D. is a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist specializing in nutrition science, brain metabolism, and mental health. She speaks internationally on dietary approaches to psychiatric disorders, the nutritional differences between plant and animal foods, Alzheimer’s prevention and management strategies, nutrition science, and public nutrition policy reform. Dr. Ede writes about food and the brain for Psychology Today, DietDoctor.com, and her own website DiagnosisDiet.com. To improve access to metabolic psychiatry services around the world, she developed a CME-accredited clinician training program in ketogenic diets for mental health, a live, virtual, small-group course open to practitioners of all backgrounds.

James Greenblatt MD
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A pioneer in the field of functional and integrative medicine, James Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine.

He is the author of seven books, including the best-seller, Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD. His latest book, Answers to Anorexia, was released in October 2021 and his newest book, Functional & Integrative Medicine for Antidepressant Withdrawal, is now available. He is the founder of Psychiatry Redefined, a platform dedicated to continuing online education in the evidence-based, personalized treatment of mental illness.

Dan Kinderlehrer
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Daniel A. Kinderlehrer, M.D. is a nationally recognized physician with expertise in the fields of nutrition, allergy, environmental medicine, Lyme disease and the healing of mind-body-spirit as a unified whole. Dr. Kinderlehrer co-founded The New England Center for Holistic Medicine in Newbury MA, and has taught extensively, including practitioner training courses at The Omega Institute, The National Institute of Behavioral Medicine, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He created and organized the Lyme Fundamentals course which is presented annually at the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society conferences. He is the author of several articles in medical journals, the Lyme Times and Psychology Today. His integrated medical practice in Denver, CO focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne illness. Dr. Kinderlehrer is the author of Recovery From Lyme Disease: The Integrative Medicine Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tick-Borne Illness, which was released in March, 2021.

Robert Lustig MD
Robert Lustig, MD
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Dr. Lustig is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. He is a neuroendocrinologist, with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He also received his Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree at University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2013. Dr. Lustig is the Chief Science Officer of the non-profit Eat REAL, on the Advisory Board of the Center for Humane Technology and Simplex Health, and Chief Medical Officer of BioLumen Technologies, Foogal, and Kalin Health. He is the author of the popular books Fat Chance (2012), The Hacking of the American Mind (2017), and Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine (May 2021).

Neil Nathan MD
 Neil Nathan, MD
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Neil Nathan, MD has been practicing medicine for 48 years, and has been Board Certified in Family Practice and Pain Management and is a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and a Founding Diplomate of ISEAI. He has written several books, including Healing is Possible: New Hope for Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Persistent Pain, and Other Chronic Illnesses and On Hope and Healing: For Those Who Have Fallen Through the Medical Cracks. He has hosted an internationally syndicated radio program/podcast on Voice America called The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today. He has been working to bring an awareness that mold toxicity is a major contributing factor for patients with chronic illness and lectures internationally on this subject which led to the publication of his book, Mold and Mycotoxins: Current Evaluation and Treatment, 2016 and now to his most recent book Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Chronic Environmental Illness. His current medical practice is the Redwood Valley Clinic in Northern California. He can be contacted most easily through his website www.neilnathanmd.com, through which consultations are available. Dr. Nathan has been treating chronic complex medical illnesses for 25 years now, and Lyme disease for the past 15 years. As his practice has evolved, he finds himself increasingly treating the patients who have become so sensitive and toxic that they can no longer tolerate their usual treatments, and his major current interest is in finding unique ways of helping them to recover.

Nancy O'Hara MD
Nancy O’Hara, MD, MPH, FAAP
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Dr. Nancy O’Hara is a board certified Pediatrician. Prior to her medical career, Dr. O’Hara taught children with autism. She graduated with highest honors from Bryn Mawr College and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. After residency, chief residency and general pediatric fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. O’ Hara entered general private practice in 1993, and in 1998 began her consultative, integrative practice solely for children with special needs. Since 1999 she has dedicated her functional medicine practice to the integrative and holistic care of children with chronic illness and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, PANDAS/PANS, OCD, Lyme and ASD. She is also a leader in the training of clinicians, both in the United States and abroad. Dr. O’Hara has written a comprehensive guidebook, “Demystifying PANS / PANDAS: A Functional Medicine Desktop Reference on Basal
Ganglia Encephalitis”, which is available on Amazon in e-book or soft-cover formats. For more information on her membership and mentoring program, please visit www.drohara.com.

Jaquel Patterson ND
Jaquel Patterson, ND
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Dr. Jaquel Patterson is a nationally recognized naturopathic physician, sought-after speaker, success coach, 3x Amazon best-selling author, and Forbes contributor. She is the medical director and founder of Fairfield Family Health and has over 15 years of clinical experience with expertise in Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections, autoimmune conditions, integrative psychiatry, ADD/ADHD, PANS/PANDAS, allergies and environmental medicine. In addition to seeing patients and running the medical practice, Dr. Patterson is a sought-after speaker, presenting nationally and published in places like USA Today, New York Magazine, Forbes, CBS, Fox, NBC and ABC. She is the Past President for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and currently serves on the board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and Connecticut Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is a certified practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and has completed a fellowship in functional medicine for psychiatry and ADD/ADHD. In addition to her naturopathic medical degree, she has her MBA in Healthcare Management from Quinnipiac University and has her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

Bret Scher MD
Bret Scher, MD
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Dr. Scher is a board-certified cardiologist, lipidologist, and a leading expert in therapeutic uses of metabolic therapies, including ketogenic diets, and is the Director of Metabolic Mind, a non-profit initiative of Baszucki Group. Dr. Scher was most recently the medical director at DietDoctor.com before becoming the director of Metabolic Mind. He also runs a preventive cardiology telemedicine practice at lowcarbcardiologist.com. Bret has spent most of his 20-year career as a preventive cardiologist, helping people improve their metabolic health and prevent heart disease using low carb nutrition and lifestyle interventions. Now Dr. Scher creates educational videos and podcasts regarding the connection between metabolic and mental health, and how metabolic therapies can play a key role in mental health treatment. He believes we can revolutionize the mental health field through a greater understanding of metabolic therapies and ketogenic diets. You can find his content at The Metabolic Mind YouTube page and podcast and at www.metabolicmind.org.

Terry Wahls MD
Terry Wahls, MD
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Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials in the setting of Multiple Sclerosis.  In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life. Learn more about the current study Efficacy of Diet on Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis. Pick up her one-page handout for the Wahls™ Diet here.

Eric Westman, MD, MHS
Eric Westman, MD
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Dr. Eric Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine, and founded the Duke Keto Medicine Clinic in 2006 after conducting clinical research regarding low carbohydrate ketogenic diets. He is Past-President and Master Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association and Fellow of The Obesity Society. He is an editor of the textbook: Obesity: Evaluation & Treatment Essentials, and author of the New York Times Bestseller The New Atkins for a New You, Cholesterol Clarity, and Keto Clarity, and End Your Carb Confusion. He is co-founder of Adapt Your Life, an education company based on low carbohydrate concepts.

Conference Schedule

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Day 1 Agenda: The Impact of Ketogenic & Low Carb Diets on Mental Health

An Evidence-Based Summary of 20 Years of Keto Medicine
Eric Westman, MD, MPH
Dietary Approaches for Neuroimmune Symptoms
Terry Wahls, MD
A Pilot Study of a Ketogenic Diet for Bipolar Disorder: Insights from Metabolomics, MRS, and Mood Assessment
Iain Campbell, PhD
The Ketogenic Diet for Refractory Mental Illness: Unprecedented Improvements in 28 Inpatients
Georgia Ede, MD
Food, Metabolism, and Psychiatric Disease
Robert Lustig, MD
When is a Diet Not a Diet?
Bret Scher, MD

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Day 2 Agenda: Infections & Mental Health: Mold, Lyme, PANDAS, COVID, and Beyond

HPHPA and the Gut-Brain Axis
James Greenblatt, MD
Demystifying PANS/PANDAS: A Functional Medicine Guide to Basal Ganglia Encephalitis
Nancy O'Hara, MD, MPH, FAAP
Women and Lyme: An Integrative Guide to Better Health
Jaquel Patterson, ND
Microdosed Psilocybin in the Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease
Dan Kinderlehrer, MD
Long COVID and Beyond: A Natural Medicine Approach to Recovery
Jaquel Patterson, ND
Finding and Treating Limbic System Dysregulation & Mast Cell Activation Syndrome from Toxic Mold Exposure
Mary Ackerley, MD
From Mold Toxicity to Lyme Disease: The Evaluation & Treatment of the Unusually Sensitive Patient
Neil Nathan, MD

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Learn functional approaches for treating mental illness that you won’t find anywhere else.

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