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To arrange a lecture or class for your group, please contact our Director, Dr. Pournadeali at (360) 651-9355.

Allergies: Alternative diagnostics and approaches to give your patients relief. Methods of testing IgE, and IgG, as well as elimination diets are reviewed. Interesting study data is reviewed in support of dietary contributors of chronic, otherwise poorly manageable conditions.

Alternative & Complementary Approaches to Men's Health: after 50. In this talk, our doctor will review the literature behind common health conditions for men over 50. Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Benign Prostate Hyperplasia are just a few of the topics that are covered.

Alternative Medicine & Providers: What every health provider must know. In this presentation, we review the types of alternative medicine providers, the educational requirements, and practice status.

Alternative Medicine & the Treatment of Osteoarthritis: In this talk, we review the common misconceptions of conventional & alternative medicine, how the mainstay treatment of OA aggravates the condition, and how nutrition and plant medicine use is evidence supported, and can help.

Alternative Medicine for Hypercholesterolemia: What does the literature support? Review of recent literature on naturopathic & nutritional treatments for hypercholesterolaemia/ hyperlipidemia.

Alternative Medicine in the treatment of Diabetes: In this presentation we review the latest in testing patients at risk for Diabetes, identifying insulin resistance, and treating it with careful restriction, nutrients, and plant medicines. Your patients with Type 1 & 2 can all benefit from these methods.

Atherosclerosis & Coronary Artery Disease: Benefits & Literature behind the Natural Approach. In this presentation, our physician reviews recent literature supporting naturopathic approaches to atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease. Methods on controlling hyperlipidemia, as well as innovative diagnostic testing is reviewed.

Demystifying Detoxification: the biochemical basis of cleansing. What is this "detox" therapy that Naturopathic Doctors often reference. Is there any science behind it? In this talk, we share the indications for this legendary treatment, how it can improve patient health, and how "cleansing" really is encouraging the normal body functions of waste elimination by the liver, kidney & other organ systems.

Ginkgo Biloba: What really is evidence supported? Does Ginkgo work in individuals without compromised cerebrovascular perfusion? In this talk, we answer just that, along with proposed mechanisms for GBE, and potential contraindications & side effects.

Glucosamine Sulfate: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature. From oral to intra-articular, Glucosamine has been used for everything from OA to Chondromalacia Patella. What works & why, is what the participants understand from this talk.

Hypertension: Effective naturopathic approaches. In this lecture, our physician reviews effective dietary, nutritional & plant-medicine interventions to help your patients avoid a lifetime of prescription drugs.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: How Naturopathic Medicine addresses this chronic condition. In this presentation, we review the chronicity of this condition, how patients often have untreated GI pathogens, and what methods are effective in helping patients achieve permanent relief.

Natural Hormone Replacement: What every provider should know. Has your patient asked you about "natural" HRT? In this presentation we provide the basics, on bioidentical HRT prescribing, testing for dose optimization, and which methods of administration are best.

Naturopathic Medicine for Common Pulmonary Conditions: In this presentation, our clinician reviews some of the eclectic, but effective treatments used to treat common pulmonary conditions including COPD, Emphysema, and Asthma.

Naturopathic Medicine: Introduction, limitations & benefits: A must-attend class for clinicians in practice. Learn about the current practice status, education, licensing, and how/ when to refer to a Naturopathic Physician.

Nutrient/Herb-Drug Interactions: What every provider should know. In this talk, one of our physicians will review the most common herb/nutrient-drug interactions. Literature reports, clinical observation, and theoretical interactions will be covered. Review of interactions, and synergistic actions, will help your improve patients outcomes through the use of alternative & complementary methods.

Osteoporosis: diagnosis, prevention, & treatment w/ nutraceuticals & natural HRT. Routine for bone densitometry, urinary n-telo-peptide testing are reviewed, while treatment with lifestyle changes, nutraceuticals, GI exocrine supports, and plant medicines is reviewed.

Overcoming Fatigue & Chronic Fatigue using Naturopathic approaches: diagnostics & therapy. In this talk, our clinician will review with you some of the more eclectic testing that is available, and how the results can be used for treating the number one condition for office visits today.

Practice Success- A Few Simple Steps: In this presentation, we provide keys to marketing a successful private practice, or multidisciplinary clinic. The perfect course for the clinician starting in practice, or one needing a fresh perspective on how to create success from a service profession in health care.

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