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Managing Diabetes and Prediabetes

Managing Diabetes and Prediabetes with Functional Medicine, 60-minute lecture with 15-minute interactive Q&A, Wednesday 4/20/16 12pm CST OR 5pm CST

Diabetes can be an overwhelming time with a lot of information and even more misinformation on how to manage your condition. The successful application of food-as-medicine can empower you to take control and even reverse the disease. As a certified diabetes educator, Ali will walk you through complementary alternative approaches in symptom management and treatment of diabetes. In this lecture you will learn about the underlying contributors to diabetes. You will learn about mechanisms in autoimmune roles, as well as inflammatory roles and how food can modulate their expression. Ali will explain the role of foods and additives that disrupt endocrine signals and how to reduce the accumulation of toxic compounds (exocrine disruptors) that drive insulin resistance. Learn about up-to-date research on grain products and the role of glycemic impact and carbohydrate load as well as the use of low carb diets with the diabetic population.

In this webinar you will also learn:

  • Conditions of diabetes and how to address with micronutrients and food-as-medicine
  • Understand how functional medicine relates to type one and type two diabetes
  • About insulin resistance what it is and major contributors
  • The role of non-caloric sweeteners on blood sugar balance
  • The best sweeteners and how to best manage blood sugar levels
  • How to identify endocrine disruptors and understand their contribution to insulin resistance and diabetes
  • Symptoms of imbalanced blood sugar levels and how to address with food as medicine

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The 3 R’s of Gut Restoration

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The 3 R’s of Gut Restoration: Remove the Irritant, Restore Optimal Function, and Repair your leaky gut with food-as-medicine! PRE-RECORDED 60-minute lecture with 15-minute Q&A

All health starts in the gut! From leaky gut and autoimmune disease, food sensitivities, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, yeast/bacterial overgrowth, and beyond, this webinar will cover the 3Rs of creating optimal gut health addressing a multitude of conditions. Learn about how to remove dietary irritants including foods and chemicals as well as biological irritants such as parasites, dysbiosis, and candida or other yeast strains. The role of a healthy gut lining plays a role in long-term repair and recovery, learn about bone broth, probiotics, and other therapeutic foods to heal your gut and lead to optimal outcomes.

In this webinar you will also learn:

  • How the GI tract functions optimally
  • Often overlooked areas of imbalance
  • Labs that assess food and chemical sensitivities and inflammatory reactions
  • Stool and breath assessments to identify biological imbalance and bacteria state
  • How to make bone broth and other therapeutic foods
  • Supplement recommendations that work to address conditions noted above
  • Typical foods driving sensitivity and how to begin an elimination diet
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Fight with your Fork!

Fight with your Fork! Food-as-Medicine support for Cancer Treatment and Prevention, 60-minute lecture with 15-minute interactive Q&A.

Are you seeking complementary alternative support to your cancer treatment plan? Are you or a family member anticipating treatment and want to manage side effects? Have you completed your treatment and want to maintain in remission and cancer-free? Are you frustrated or confused with your diagnosis and want more support? Do you want to feel confident you gave it every fighting chance?

In this webinar you will learn:

  • 3 steps to radically change your diet
  • Understanding Cancer: mechanisms of action, causes, risk factors, treatment plans
  • How to starve off cancer through anti-angiogenesis foods
  • Natural aromatase inhibitors and how to reduce estrogen
  • Apoptosis/Natural Killer Cells and how they work to defend the body and kill off tumors
  • Nature vs. Nurture: Understanding the role of your genes vs. environment and lifestyle
  • Nutrigenomics: the science of nutrients’ ability to modify genetic expression
  • Eating to Boost energy levels
  • Management of treatment side effects
  • Superfoods for antioxidant support
  • Ways to balance blood sugar for sustainable energy throughout the day
  • Importance of organics and how toxins affect you

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Fertility, PCOS, and Hormonal Imbalance

Infertility: From PCOS to Hormonal Imbalance and Beyond! 60-minute lecture with 15-minute interactive Q&A, TBD

Infertility can be both a financial and emotional burden to cause distress and dysfunction in your body. Conventional medicine often falls short in the assessment and treatment of infertility making generalized interventions that miss the mark causing emotional spikes, weight gain, irritability, and ultimately driving systemic imbalance. Functional medicine addresses the root cause of chronic conditions and in this webinar Ali will delve into the top 6 causes of infertility: stress, dysbiosis, inflammation, leaky gut, insulin resistance, and hormonal dominance (including PCOS and endometriosis). You will learn about functional medicine interventions including advanced lab assessments and supplement recommendations to provide your body with the best opportunity to support a healthy feature family member!

In this webinar you will  learn:

  • 3 superfoods for fertility
  • Hormonal dominance and how to reset balance in the body
  • How to increase your progesterone for healthy fertility and successful full term birth
  • The role of stress on your hormones and inflammatory response
  • How to create a welcoming environment in your uterus
  • Autoimmune disease and infertility
  • Common pharmaceutical interventions and their effects
  • Food-as-medicine suport to optimize fertility

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Inflammation The Silent Killer!

Inflammation the silent killer! How to use an anti-inflammatory diet to heal and soothe your body! 60-minute lecture with 15-minute interactive Q&A, TBD

Inflammation is the root of many chronic conditions and when not the direct cause, inflammation can still play a role in expressing disease states. Learn about the mechanisms of inflammation and drivers of inflammation in the body. Inflammation can be felt through pain, swelling, fluid retention, redness, or it may be silent on a vascular, neurological level such as seen with dementia. Anti-inflammatory meal plans and dietary approaches can be used to successfully manage inflammation and soothe the body. Learn about therapeutic foods and herbs that can reduce inflammation and prevent it.

In this webinar you will also learn:

  • How to discover your excess inflammation
  • Labs to run to assess your inflammatory state
  • Nutrients and supplements that can reduce inflammation
  • The top 3 ways to treat inflammation
  • About the anti-inflammatory diet and how to make strides to transition your current diet
  • Lifestyle drivers to inflammation and how to reduce them
  • The role of toxins on inflammation

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Food Allergies

The HPA-Axis and Adrenal Fatigue

The HPA-Axix and Adrenal Fatigue, 60-minute lecture with 15-minute interactive Q&A, TBD

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis also known as “fight-or-flight”, plays a dynamic role on the function of the body. When appropriately activated this stress response can aid in survival, but when over-activated, can lead to organ dysfunction, hormonal imbalance, metabolic disruptions, inflammation, and autoimmune reactivity. Ali will discuss each gland in this pathway and how it regulates your body’s health from body temperature to satiety, fluid retention, histamine reaction, and beyond! She will identify how this system of feedback functions and how a functional medicine practitioner addresses imbalance from the root cause.

Beyond stress and survival response, you will learn how this axis when thrown off can lead to increased food sensitivities, digestive disturbances, and stubborn weight loss. All too often a client searching for a solution with ongoing health condition is picking at layers of the symptom rather than understanding that managing this axis can resolve many chronic conditions. You will learn about realistic approaches to assess and treat this axis to promote whole body health including amino acid support, dietary support, and lifestyle management.

In this webinar you will also learn:

  • Adaptogen vs. Nervine herbs and how they work
  • Tips to regulate stress response and harness reactivity
  • Lab recommendations to assess adrenal fatigue and HPA-dysregulation
  • The role of DHEA in hormonal balance and stress resilience
  • The role of the HPA-axis on hormones and thyroid health
  • The output of the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands

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Autoimmune

What Is Autoimmune Disease?

What Is Autoimmune Disease and How to Heal Your Body from the Root Cause? 60-minute lecture with 15-minute interactive Q&A, TBD

The immune system is the body’s surveillance and defense system that works to protect the body from invaders such as: pathogens from bacteria, parasite, and virus, abnormal tissue such as tumors and more. It is the immune system’s job to upregulate the cellular players to fight off these compounds and regulate inflammatory response. However when the immune system is overburdened with physiological or psychological stress, it often overreacts to otherwise harmless elements of the body such as glands or tissues. This overreaction can be seen as an attack to the body otherwise known as autoimmune disease.

Ali will talk about the key players in the immune system including inflammatory mediators and the different defense systems the body has in place to protect against invasion; surface barriers, varied stages of inflammation, and adaptive cells. You will learn how to assess for autoimmune conditions as well as the three most common conditions and how to manage chronic autoimmune disease from the root cause with food-as-medicine.

In this webinar you will also learn:

  • Probiotics and the Immune system connection
  • The role of stress on the immune system
  • Leaky gut and the role of autoimmune disease
  • Top 5 food-as-medicine solutions to reduce inflammatory autoimmune processes
  • Laboratory assessments to treat and diagnose autoimmune conditions

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