Naturopathic Approach to "Health Care Epidemics": Autism, Headaches, Infertility, Multiple Sclerosis, Environmental Hazards & Mental Health (WANPHOME-08HEA000)

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WANP Member - Audio CDs & handouts with CEUs $ 150.00
WANP Member - Audio CDs & handouts only $ 55.00
Non-member - Audio CDs & handouts with CEUs $ 205.00
Non-member - Audio CDs & handouts only $ 65.00
Audience Naturopaths, Nurses, Medical Doctors
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Instructors: Various. Approved for 7 CEUs/CMEs for: NDs (except CA), RNs & ARNPs in WA, MDs & PAs - Category II CMEs. This package contains 7 audio CDs and a copy of each presenter's handouts on CD.

This seminar was originally recorded at Bastyr University in October 2007.

Autism, Rob Dramov ND
Dr. Dramov will discuss epidemics and the big question - "why?" - possible causes and triggers both environmental and genetic.  Also, he will discuss testing and laboratory results, areas for treatments, supplements, medications,and research and answer your questions.

Headache associated with Upper Neck/back dysfunction, Rob Martinez ND, DC
Dr. Martinez will present an approach to assessment and management of Cervicogenic Headaches and referred head pain from the neck and upper back including The Red Flags, Yellow Flags, caveats and pitfalls of manipulative therapy.

Infertility Leigh Kochan Lewis ND, LAc
Menstrual dysfunction and fertility impairment are typically multifactorial and have etiologies deeply rooted in diet and lifestyle as well as underlying medical conditions. As such, one of the most important aspects of caring for couples with fertility issues is a thorough investigation of contributing factors. This lecture will cover the basic causes, work-up and nutritional, botanical and lifestyle considerations to improve ovulatory function and menstrual disorders as well success rates of both natural attempts and conventional fertility treatments.

Environmental Hazards: Ubiquitous and Under-addressed, Jason Allen ND, MPH
As NDs, we know that environmental insults contribute to ill health. Unless a patient comes in requesting "Detoxification", very few of us know what to look for, and when. Questions that will be answered include: How are my patients being affected? How can I incorporate environmental medicine into my intake? Which exposures are most concerning? Which can be prevented? Which can be reversed? Dr. Allen will present recent findings from local, national, and international studies that have investigated the body burden of environmental pollutants stored in humans.& He will discuss the association between findings in these biomonitoring studies and threats to human health, including emerging epidemics. This presentation will cover concepts of environmental medicine, specific body burden reduction strategies, emerging chemical-disease associations, and pertinent resources for clinicians.

Multiple Sclerosis in the Pacific Northwest: Why the Increased Risk? Laurie Mischley ND
The Pacific NW has one of the highest rates of MS on the planet.  Distance from the equator, weather, pollution, and diet are all being called into question as we attempt to understand the epidemiology.  Treating the cause of the disease will be emphasized.

Nutrition update, Matt Brignall, ND
Dr. Brignall’s Clinical Nutrition Update will cover more than 30 of the most relevant recent research publications. Included will be new safety concerns, novel therapeutics, newsworthy events, hot debates, and a couple of old favorites. We’ll go beneath the abstracts and headlines to see how new findings should influence our practices.

Anxiety and Depression: Nutritional Aspects, Kris Allot ND, LAc
Dr. Kristen Allott specializes in non-pharmaceutical interventions for depression, anxiety, addictions and post-traumatic stress disorder. She will discuss her approach of docere teaching her patients to observer, understand and influence the physiological processes of their bodies in order to address their suffering.

Course Notes

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


Rob Martinez DC, ND, FACO
Dr. Martinez has been active practice on the Eastside of Seattle since 1981. He graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 1981; from Bastyr University with a degree in Naturopathic Medicine in 1985 and was board certified as in Chiropractic Orthopedics (DABCO) in 1986. He is a past faculty member and is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Bastyr University. Dr. Martinez was a post-graduate faculty member of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in the Orthopedics program for over 10 years. Dr. Martinez authored a chapter on manual medicine in the Textbook of Natural Medicine by Pizzorno and Murray. He has been a consultant for insurance companies and independent practitioner associations (IPA’s) and is an Assistant Medical Director for Premera Blue Cross.

Laurie Mischley ND
Dr. Mischley graduated from Bastyr in 2001, at which time she devoted her practice to the treatment of individuals with neurological and psychiatric conditions. She works closely with area neurologists in the management of MS and regularly lectures to local and national MS organizations.

Jason Allen, ND, MPH
Dr. Allen is a graduate of Bastyr University, and a recent graduate of the University of Washington. After completing ND training, he pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in environmental and occupational medicine. Currently Dr. Allen splits his time between clinical research and private practice. He is currently working on an NIH-funded grant to determine whether natural therapies can protect the lungs from exposure to diesel exhaust.

Matthew Brignall, ND
Dr. Brignall, specializes in complementary and integrative medicine treatment for patients with cancer. He is Director of Research at SaluGenecists, an organization that develops cutting-edge AI tools to help identify and reverse each individual's underlying causes of ill health and promote wellness. He is also an adjunct Professor of Clinical Nutrition at Bastyr University, teaching both on campus and at the University’s Natural Health Clinic. A noted author whose writing has been recognized and cited by the American Cancer Society, Dr. Brignall has published numerous articles on the prevention and treatment of cancer in medical journals including The Alternative Medicine ReviewHealth Notes Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Brignall graduated from Bastyr University with a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Medicine and also holds a Bachelor of Science.

Rob Dramov, ND
Dr. Dramov is a Naturopatic Physician in private practice in Portland, OR. He graduated from Bastyr University in 2001. He began working with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Individuals while in school and has continued both treating and research regarding the biomedical and physiological issues associated with the condition.

Kristen Allott, ND, MS, LAc
Dr. Allott is a high energy and enthusiastic speaker who is passionate about integrative medicine. As a Washington state-licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, she has a private practice, Dynamic Paths, where she specializes in working with people with depression, anxiety, addictions, food cravings and other mental health concerns.

Leigh Kochan Lewis, ND, LAc
Dr. Lewis is a graduate of Bastyr University, where she studied naturopathic and oriental medicine. She completed a two-year post-graduate training program in integrative medicine with an emphasis in women's health through the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. In addition to private practice, Dr. Lewis is currently an instructor of gynecology & urology and endocrine physiology at Western States Chiropractic College.