Naturopathic CE: Supporting the Mind & Body - Clinical Issues from Neurology to Mental Health (WANPHOME - 13SUP000)

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WANP Member - Audio CDs & handouts with 12 CEUs $ 245.00
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Audience naturopaths, students
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Instructors: Various. 12 CEUs/CMEs approved for: NDs (except CA & OR), ARNPs and RNs in WA, MDs and PAs - Category II CMEs. This package contains 14 audio CDs and a copy of each presenter's handouts on CD.

This seminar was originally recorded at Bastyr University in November 2013.

Course Notes: Post-course quiz must be completed with a score of 75 percent or higher to receive CEUs.

Presentation Descriptions:

Empowering Neurology
David Perlmutter, MD

The cornerstones of a vast array of neurological conditions center on the downstream effects of both inflammation and oxidative stress. These two highly modifiable processes ultimately lead to mitochondrial dysfunction, the harbinger of neuronal apoptosis. This presentation will present a validation of the concept that simple lifestyle changes can have a profound effect in terms of modulating the central players in neuro-degeneration.

Choosing & Prescribing Anti-Depressant Pharmaceuticals
Katherine Raymer, MD, ND

The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of antidepressant pharmaceuticals for naturopathic physicians. Actual cases, each with a few multiple choice questions, will be presented as springboard(s) for the lecture material and learning objectives. The lecture will cover the major categories of antidepressant pharmaceuticals with focus on those most commonly prescribed today. Choosing a particular agent, dosing, side-effects, interactions with nutrients and herbs, and safe tapering protocols will be covered.

Cultivating the Therapeutic Relationship as a Healing Modality
Deah Baird, ND

Anxiety is a frequently experienced symptom that can be approached as an indicator of an individual's underlying ground of health. Whether anxiety is a presenting symptom or a component of a more complicated health history, the physician's capacity to use the doctor-patient relationship as a healing modality is a powerful, but all too often underutilized aspect of our therapeutic approach. This presentation will explore mindfulness-based techniques that can help the primary care doctor approach anxiety from a stance of deep, attuned listening.This allows the doctor and patient to view this unsettling symptom as a messenger from the unconcsious and a doorway to greater health.

Depression & Fibromyalgia: Common Underlying Mechanisms & Treatment 
Peter Bongiorno, MD

Learn about the common neurobiologic underpinnings of fibromyalgia and depression, and find out how natural treatments can successfully address these underlying causes. We will identify how stress can play a strong role in depression and fibromyalgia, how nutrient depletion or imbalance can affect these conditions, and explore the role inflammation plays in both fibromyalgia and depression. We’ll also cover how to use diagnostics to identify the underlying causes of depression and fibromyalgia, and identify how to use nutrients, botanicals, homeopathic treatments.

Identifying Common Homeopathic Remedies in Mental Health Cases
Sharum Sharif, ND

The goal of this presentation is to help you quickly identify a person’s constitutional homeopathic remedy by looking for key behavioral and physical cues in your patient, and by asking them a few simple questions. The talk will be focused primarily on the top 15 most common constitutions, including one or two videos for each of these main constitutions. The videos will help teach you how to simplify your case assessment, and Dr. Sharif will highlight the most important aspects of each person/remedy. He will also demonstrate that once you are familiar with the temperament and “energy” of these common remedies, it is often not necessary to do the conventional one or two hour intake followed by the repertorization process. 

Cutting Edge Natural Remedies in Neurology, Mood & Cognition
KP Khalsa, RH, DN-C

Brain disorders are some of the most confounding conditions seen in clinical practice. They present in many different ways, have a cacophony of often confusing or contradictory symptoms, and commonly defy convenient or consistent diagnosis. Yet persons with these conditions often report dissatisfaction with conventional medical approaches, and naturopathic practitioners would be well served to develop familiarity with these disorders and their treatments. We will examine cutting edge natural remedies for several of the most common, and the most challenging, neurological conditions seen in the clinic - including dementia, mood disorders, memory loss and multiple sclerosis. In the U.S., migraine and epilepsy are the most common disorders for which people present for neurologic consultation, and we will give them special attention.


David Perlmutter, MD
Dr. Perlmutter is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Columbia University, Scripps Institute, and Harvard University. He is also the author of Grain Brain. He was awarded the 2002 Linus Pauling Award for his pioneering work in innovative approaches to neurological disorders, and received the 2002 Denham Harmon Award for his work in advancing the understanding of free radical biochemistry and mitochondrial dysfunction in neurological diseases.

Katherine Raymer, MD, ND
Dr. Raymer is a core clinical faculty member in the School of Naturopathic Medicine of Bastyr University, serving as a supervising physician at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health and course director for Psychological Assessment and Neurology. She has special interests in the naturopathic care of mental disorders and neurological conditions, particularly as regards Prevenire and Tolle Causam. Dr. Raymer graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is the only known dually licensed Board Certified general psychiatrist, child and adolescent psychiatrist and naturopathic physician in the U.S.

Deah Baird, ND, LPC
Dr. Baird is a naturopathic physician, mental health therapist and certified Hakomi therapist in private practice in Portland, Oregon. With a specialty in mental health care, she works with individuals and couples toward greater health and satisfaction in their life, work and intimate relationships. With over 20 years of experience in the field, she brings her knowledge of health and wellness, and her commitment to mindfulness practices into her work with patients. 

Peter Bongiorno, ND
Naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, Dr. Peter Bongiorno is co-director of InnerSource Natural Health and Acupuncture of New York City and Huntington, Long Island. Peter researched in neuro-endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health and Yale University, and then attended Bastyr University for his naturopathic doctorate and acupuncture degrees. He teaches holistic medicine electives at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYU, and serves as vice president of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians. His newest book is entitled How Come They’re Happy and I’m  Not (Red Wheel 2012). He can be reached through and

Sharum Sharif, ND
Dr. Sharif is a 2003 graduate of Bastyr University, and has completed the two-year NESH (New England School of Homeopathy) training in classical homeopathy. He uses homeopathy and biotherapeutic drainage as the main therapeutic modalities in his private practice in Kent, Washington. Dr. Sharif has written a textbook on homeopathy called Visual Homeopathy: Identifying the Common Constitutions within Minutes, and has developed an extensive website which is dedicated to simplifying the practice and art of homeopathic prescribing:

Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, Yogaraj (Ayurveda), DN-C, RH
Khalsa has over 40 years of experience in alternative medicine, and is one of the foremost herbal experts in North America. He is a senior editor for The Natural Standard. Khalsa is national president of the American Herbalists Guild; a respected teacher, writer and lecturer who has presented at over 200 national conferences; and is featured in five DVD continuing education courses. He has authored or edited 30 books, including his latest, The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs. Khalsa is a professor of neurology at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and faculty member in the Botanical Medicine and Ayurveda Departments of Bastyr University and National College of Natural Medicine. He has served as Senior Research Scientist and Chief Medical Formulator for Yogi Tea for 30 years.