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Seminar Objectives & Goals:

  1. Describe the role of whole food nutrition to alter the trajectory of chronic inflammation on health
  2. Investigating nutritional and herbal intervention to modulate the inflammatory process
  3. Learn to apply a nutritional approach to support Functional Neurology by modulating neuro-inflammation
  4. Understand the underlying epigenetic and genetic factors for inflammation and stress



Detailed hour-by-hour course outline:

Wholistic Health – Whole Foods Impact on Inflammation Response (hour 1)

Speaker: Sara LeBrun-Blashka MSNE

The prevalence of chronic conditions have accelerated over the last 30 years, and diet and lifestyle drive a majority of these conditions. Americans have multiple nutrient gaps due to the amount and types of foods that they consume. Sara will explore how whole foods and supplemental nutrients provide a synergistic effect to support overall health and the inflammatory process. Inflammation is a key contributor to chronic conditions. Sara will provide education on the two phases of inflammation (Initiation and Resolution) and their role in health. She will explore the role of omega 3 (resolvins) and miRNA in the resolution phase of inflammation.

Functional Nutrition Approach to Support Inflammation (hour 2)

Speaker: Ryan Lazarus DC MS

Dr Lazarus will discuss the relationship between inflammation and the role of diet. He will review immune triggers of a pro-inflammatory state and potential causes of chronic inflammation, allergies and autoimmunity. Participants will also learn specific immune conditions such as Th1/Th2 imbalances, intestinal hyperpermeability and the concept of leaky gut syndrome.


— Break for lunch —


Resiliency: Natural Solutions to Stress and Inflammation (hour 3)

Speaker: Dan VanDorn, PharmD

Dr. VanDorn will explore the role of genetic and epigenetics on inflammation, stress, and anxiety. He will review nutritional strategies to support resiliency and understand how nutrition can assist a patient with specific SNPs. The presentation will take a more in-depth look at the role of magnesium, turmeric, omega-3 and other nutritional solution for resiliency.

Herbal Approach to Inflammation (hour 4)

Speaker: Marisa Maricano ND AHG

Dr. Maricano will provide information on the best possible clinical for using herbs to treat inflammatory conditions. She will provide fundamental similarities & difference between approaching inflammation with herbs. Attendees will be able to recognize and leveraging the value in herbal monographs; learning subsequent actions, constituents, pharmacology, and tissue specificity of common herbs. Dr. Maricano will review the potential of herbs to do so much more than managing inflammation through optimizing multiple synergistic effects of actions & constituents and supporting tissue regeneration and detoxification.


Functional Neurology & Neuro-Immune Controls (hour 5)

Speaker: Ryan Lazarus DC MS

The role of nutrition in the brain is key to help manage the inflammatory response. Dr. Lazarus will discuss how combining multiple modalities (nutrition, chiropractic, and others) can be implemented in clinical practice.
Number of CEU/PDAs Requested: 5 hours