Course Description:

$199

Whenever the word “lithium” is mentioned in medical or psychiatric circles, it tends to inspire more questions than answers.  Is it safe, or toxic?  Is it a medicine, a nutrient, or both? At certain concentrations, lithium is toxic to us; at others, it is a miracle medicine celebrated since the early 20th century for its ability to stabilize mood.  And yet this is not the end of lithium’s story, for a growing body of research literature and clinical evidence suggests that this humble mineral may in fact be one of the most promising treatments available. This two-part course looks at low-dose nutritional lithium as an effective and safe solution for a range of psychiatric and neurologic disorders.

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Modules:

1. Mineral: From the Big Bang to Modern Medicine

Module 1 demonstrates how to test for and treat patients with lithium, and showcases the differences between low-dose nutritional lithium and its high-dose equivalent. Discussion will delineate dosage ranges based on a patient’s genetic profile and history, and recommendations for the incorporation of lithium testing will be reviewed, with an emphasis on the diagnostic and treatment implications of irritability.

2. Medicine: Lithium for Bipolar and Beyond

Mineral lithium stands apart from other pharmaceutical treatments, and is arguably the most promising intervention in modern medicine for the neurologic decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other forms of dementia. This module examines cutting-edge research in low-dose, pharmaceutical lithium for these diagnoses, as well as neurodegenerative illnesses, such as Lyme disease and ALS.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, registrants will be able to:

  • Identify the key genetic, nutritional, metabolic, and environmental causes of irritability and rage disorders, along with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia
  • Understand the role of lithium in the treatment of rage disorders and dementia
  • Safely incorporate low-dose nutritional lithium into functional medicine protocols for a variety of psychiatric and neurologic ailments
  • Provide dosage ranges for lithium treatment
  • Understand how to run and read diagnostic tests in the evaluation of patients’ symptoms
  • Employ a functional medicine approach for better patient outcomes at your clinic or practice
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