Hair Loss Post-COVID: Residual Effects from COVID-19 and How to Treat Them
Speaker: Dr. Nervana Gaballa
When we thought the worst thing about getting Covid-19 were the two week-long symptoms, we have come to see the lasting effects of Coronavirus are much more severe and longer in length. Patients are reporting post Covid-19 symptoms such as continued loss of smell and taste, hair loss, brain fog, musculoskeletal pain, aggravated anxiety and depression. This presentation address WHY these symptoms are present even months after contracting the virus and the natural remedies that can help bring a patient to their pre-Covid normal state quicker than letting it “play itself out.”
The Boom of Mental Health Disparities: Here We Are
Speaker: Dr. Yinhsu Liu
**Please note – this presentation was cancelled and replaced with a lecture from Dr. Gerry Curatola.**
Mental health has been the skeleton coming out of the closet in the recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic has exponentially accelerated the dire need to recognize, appreciate, and address the unmet needs of mental health as it presents itself and otherwise through physical ailments. The presentation aims to provide an overview of the mental health disparities as well as insight into the existing mental health tools up-to-date.
Miracles Happen: Healing sequential neurofibromatosis, lead poisoning and a bone break in a 1 year old baby using only Nature Cures
Speaker: Dr. Carina Lopez
An in-depth case study of a baby given the option of chemotherapy, a port valve instillation with arm removal due to a benign tumor. I will speak of the side effects these procedures could have caused had the parents chosen conventional routes. Then we will speak of Natures cures (Herbs and homeopathic remedies)alternatively achieving 75% reduction of the tumor. We will talk about some obstacles to cure (Lead poisoning and a bone break) using nature’s cures again to regain cognitive ability, healing the bone break and regaining movement in all 5 fingers. Followed by parents’ video testimonial.
Cannabis & Psychedelics: Their Role in Modern Health & Lifestyle
Speaker: Dr. Rob Streisfeld
This talk will reflect on traditional and cultural uses of Cannabis and Psychedelics, discuss their integration into medicine in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, and address the current resurgence following a period of prohibition. A holistic, Naturopathic perspective will be offered, with a focus on the prevention of disease and health practitioner supported use of these amazing compounds.
Pivoting in a New World: Advancing Naturopathic Medicine Through a Return to Our Roots
Speaker: Dr. Tia Trivisonno
The aim of this presentation will be to examine the naturopathic principles in the context of a new paradigm of medicine for the ever-changing modern world. A primary focus will be a discussion of how to advance our profession while maintaining integrity during a time when medicine is influenced by politics and the media.
The elegant simplicity of nature cure as a pivot point for the emergence of a new paradigm that is rooted in ancient wisdom and supported by modern science will be explored.
Integrative Naturopathy: Preserving our roots while joining the rest of modern medicine
Speaker: Dr. David Zeoli
As modern naturopaths, we can no longer bury our heads in the sand and confine ourselves only to the classical “vitalistic” approach. More than ever, our patients need an integrative medicine that combines the philosophy of naturopathy with modern conventional techniques. We will review the hierarchy of naturopathy therapeutics with an emphasis on drug medications at the top of the pyramid. This course will teach participants how to recognize the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism, hypogonadism, menopause, and auto-immune disease. Naturopathic treatments for these conditions will be discussed, including the indications and dosages of three classes of drugs: thyroid medications, sex hormones, and low dose naltrexone (LDN).
Autoimmunity, Microbiome, and Neuroimmune Health
Speaker: Dr. Heather Zwickey
The ‘Year of COVID’ has compelled the world to learn about the immune system and how it deals with infectious disease. However, while SARS-CoV2 cases are diminishing, we’ve only just begun to deal with the long-term immune consequences of a pandemic. The immune response to infectious disease can trigger immune-based sequelae including autoimmune disease. In this seminar, we will discuss mechanisms of autoimmune disease, which diseases we should prepare for in a post-COVID world, and how the microbiome can influence disease susceptibility, neuroimmune health, and be manipulated for therapeutic effect.