Naturopathic Treatments for Common Conditions of 50+ Population: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Nutritional Support, Hypertension, Cardiac Dyslipidemia, Sexual Dysfunction, Aging Eyes, & Dementia (WANPHOME-10BOOM000)

Phone: (425) 602-3152
WANP Member - Audio CDs & Handouts with 12 CEUs $ 245.00
WANP Member - Audio CDs & Handouts only $ 75.00
Non-Member - Audio CDs & Handouts with 12 CEUs $ 335.00
Non-Member - Audio CDs & Handouts only $ 85.00
Audience Naturopaths, nurses, medical doctors
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Credits 12
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Instructors: Various. 12 CEUs/CMEs approved for: NDs (except CA), MDs & PAs - Category II CMEs, RNs & ARNPs in WA. Package includes 14 audio CDs and a copy of each presenter's handouts on CD.

This conference was originally held in March 2011.

Implications for Physicians Treating Depression & Sleep Disorders, Paul Anderson, ND
Discussion of the clinically relevant aspects of neuro-receptor biology in the Catecholamine, Serotonin, Glycine, GABA, Histamine and Neurosteroid systems:
How each changes brain activity as well as patient mood and affect
Drugs and Natural substances that interact with each system
Prescribing and safety issues regarding these substances

Nutritional Support for Healthy Aging, Kelly Morrow, MS, RD, CD
This presentation will cover some of the most common complaints that can occur with aging including inflammatory disorders, changes in digestive function and neurological and cognitive decline.  For each condition, supportive nutrients and therapeutic dietary recommendations will be made.  Anti-aging theory and eating strategies to help slow the effects of aging will be discussed.  Information about local services that support senior nutrition will be provided.

Weaning Patients from Hypertensive Medications Using a Botanical and Naturopathic Paradigm, Decker Weiss, ND
The presentation will outline the various pharmaceutical approaches to pain and inflammation, point out the flaws, and present a Naturopathic treatment model to replace it.  The presentation will use studies from conventional organizations including the FDA to demonstrate patient risk, and idealize a clinical approach which is currently being used in Dr. Weiss’s office.

Controversies in Medicine, Jared Zeff, ND, LAc
The most commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals in the US are Statins, Proton Pump Inhibitors, and Anti-depressants.  The only treatment of ill gallbladders is removal, and this is common.  All of these are frequently seen in our aging patients.  We can now prescribe these medications, and we can use alternatives to accomplish the same purposes.  This talk examines the use of these medications, the wisdom of these medications and procedures and alternative considerations.

Cardiac Dysrhythmias: Is a Naturopathic Approach Superior to a Conventional Approach?, Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA
The attendee will receive knowledge on pharmaceutical and mechanical conventional approaches to cardiac dysrhythmias comparing and contrasting ventricular versus atrial issues. In addition the attendee will hear a compelling argument that in certain dysrhythmias the proposed underlying cause may be better treated using a naturopathic paradigm. This will include a potential of a limited use of pharmaceuticals in a Naturopathic dominant model.

Maintaining and Restoring Healthy Sexual Function in Later Years of LIfe, Deborah Frances, ND
This lecture will discuss naturopathic therapies for maintaining and restoring healthy sexual function. Emphasis will be on non-hormonal therapies and effective herbal protocols with case illustrations included.

Testosterone Therapeutics: Therapies for Older Men, Safe & Effective Use, Jonathan Wright, MD
Discussion includes a review of clinical and laboratory evaluation, endogenous stimulation of testosterone and exogenous treatment with testosterone, how to use testosterone safely, issues associated with testosterone hyper-aromatization:  occurrence, diagnosis and treatment, and 5a-reductase over-inhibition with patent medications and saw palmetto.

Don't Go Deaf, Blind, or Lose Your Mind, Jonathan Wright, MD
Dr. Jonathan Wright discusses natural therapies to maintain hearing, vision (glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts) causes, treatment, ways to avoid, mental acuity and bone strength during the aging process.  Discussion includes current studies utilizing an adrenal steroid to enhance autoimmune-related hearing loss, preserving and restoring vision, therapies to enhance mental acuity plus review of osteoporosis and the role of calcium and Vitamin D.


  • Paul Anderson, ND, is a professor at Bastyr University where he has taught pharmacology, clinical diagnosis, advanced naturopathic therapeutics and advanced IV therapy for over five years.  He is also involved in cancer research through the Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center and maintains a practice in Seattle Washington.  He is a frequent speaker at continuing medical education conferences.
  • Kelly Morrow, MS, RD, CD, has been a registered dietitian for 10 years.  She is currently a core faculty member in the department of Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University and the Nutrition Clinic Coordinator at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health where she also maintains a private practice.  Her main areas of interest include nutritional counseling for lifestyle change, whole foods nutrition and Functional Medicine.
  • Jared Zeff, ND, LAc, is a graduate of the University of California (1974) and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (1979).  He has been in continuous practice since 1979, but has also participated in a dual career in academics, teaching at NCNM, where he served as Dean of Academics from 1988 through 1993.  He currently teaches at Bastyr, and lectures internationally regarding Naturopathic Medicine.  He maintains a private practice in Vancouver, Washington, where he works with his wife, a massage therapist, and continues to raise his 5 children.
  • Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to perform and complete a conventional internship, residency and fellowship in a conventional system. Dr. Weiss became a Fellow of the American Society of Angiology while completing his work at the prestigious Arizona Heart Hospital and Arizona Heart Institute. Dr. Weiss went on to serve as staff of the Arizona Heart Hospital for 10 years. Dr. Weiss currently operates Weiss Natural Medicine, where he treats cardiovascular and chronic disease while training naturopathic fellows to create the next generation of naturopathic cardiologists.
  • Deborah Frances, ND, graduated from NCNM in 1993 after working as a registered nurse and homeopath. She currently practices in Portland, Oregon, is adjunct professor at NCNM and Bastyr, and lectures at conferences across the country. She has also been published in several professional journals.
  • Jonathan Wright, MD, a Harvard University (A.B. 1965) and University of Michigan graduate (M.D. 1969), has taught natural biochemical health protocols to thousands of health professionals both nationally and internationally since 1983. While considered a pioneer of many alternative approaches to illness and anti-aging, Dr. Wright’s achievements include his ground-breaking use of bio-identical estrogens and DHEA in medical practice, development of successful natural treatment for childhood asthma, publicizing D-mannose treatment for E. coli urinary tract infection, and discovering the effects of iodine and cobalt on estrogen metabolism and detoxification.