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  • June 25th, 2014

    From the mouth to the arterial wall: The oral-systemic approach to cardiometabolic health*

    Rapidly accumulating evidence highlights oral health as a major determinant of cardiovascular and metabolic health, and an estimated 80% of the population is affected by this relationship.  Accordingly, oral-systemic medicine can guide millions of patients toward healthier hearts and metabolic wellness.  Regardless of your medical specialty, you can apply the principles of this powerful approach to improve the quality of medical care.  Dr. Dan Sindelar, DMD is a co-founder, recent president, and current board member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) and has practiced dentistry since 1981.  A nationally renowned author, advocate, and practitioner of oral-systemic medicine, Dr. Sindelar has guided countless patients to total wellness by addressing the functional, microbial and biochemical pathways linking the oral cavity to the heart and blood vessels.  In this webinar. Dr. Sindelar will provide practical tips you can apply instantly to enhance cardiometabolic outcomes.*

  • May 28th, 2014

    Condition-Specific Probiotics: What Every Practitioner Should Know

    Although probiotics are widely recognized for their digestive and immune health benefits, strong evidence also supports their utility in cardiovascular and mental health. Since different types of organisms produce unique effects, selecting evidence-based strains is imperative for condition-specific use. In this webinar, pharmacologist Kelly Heim, Ph.D. will present simple strategies for selecting the ideal probiotic for applications such as cardiovascular, emotional and digestive health. Learn which organisms have been clinically researched for these indications, and what factors influence their viability in a product. Dr. Heim’s practical tips are easy to remember and will fine-tune your probiotic product selection toward optimal patient outcomes.*

  • March 26th, 2014

    The path toward cardiometabolic health: Using a simple biomarker to measure progress*

    Adiponectin is a metabolic hormone that maintains healthy glucose and lipid homeostasis, vascular endothelial function and cardioprotection. In large studies, the cardiometabolic benefits of exercise and a healthy diet consistently correlate with significant elevations in plasma adiponectin levels. In clinical practice, adiponectin is a highly informative and convenient biomarker that accurately reflects metabolic progress toward cardiovascular health, glycemic homeostasis, and weight management success. In this 45-minute webinar, Michelle Beidelschies, Ph.D., of Cleveland HeartLab will review the role of adiponectin in the body, how it affects cardiometabolic health, and how monitoring of this biomarker aids in patient management. Pharmacologist Kelly Heim, Ph.D. will present evidence-based strategies to promote healthy adiponectin levels and its positive cardiometabolic ramifications.*

  • February 26th, 2014

    Low-Dose Lithium for Emotional Wellness and Neurocognitive Support*

    Lithium is an essential trace mineral with many important roles in brain function. Its involvement in emotions, thoughts, mood and behavior have been recognized for over 50 years. At doses commonly found in plant-derived foods, lithium supports neurotransmission and brain signaling pathways to maintain healthy mood, cognitive performance, and neuronal health. James Greenblatt, M.D., an integrative psychiatrist and Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, Inc., in Waltham, MA, is a prolific lecturer and author with over 20 years of experience in nutrition and mental health. In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will discuss low-dose lithium as a nutritional augmentation strategy to support emotional, behavioral and neurocognitive health. Published research findings, dosage, bioavailability and assessment methods will be discussed.*

  • January 21, 2014

    Cardiometabolic health from the inside out: Targeting visceral fat, glucose and lipid metabolism with low-molecular weight monomeric and oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs)*

    An expanding body of published research supports the broad utility of OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyanidins) in cardiometabolic medicine. Oligonol®, a patented lychee fruit extract, delivers low-molecular weight, bioavailable OPCs with clinical benefits documented in over 20 clinical trials to date. Among many positive outcomes, the studies show that Oligonol® helps maintain healthy visceral fat weight around the central region, a major determinant of metabolic wellness. Oligonol® also acts through direct mechanisms to promote healthy postprandial glycemic and serum lipid responses. In this 45-minute webinar, biochemist Kohei Homma, Ph.D. will present the research Oligonol® and translate these findings to clinical pearls on visceral fat and its cardiometabolic corollaries.*

  • November 18, 2013

    Probiotics for the mind: A crossroads of the microbiome and mental health*

    The gut-brain connection is a familiar concept that underscores the mind's capacity to affect digestive health. However, new research shows that this relationship also functions in reverse. Specifically, microbial residents of the intestinal tract can influence emotional state, mood, cognition, stress responses and social behavior. Accordingly, as single agents or as adjuncts to traditional approaches, probiotics have many emerging applications in clinical psychiatry. In this webinar, Dr. James Greenblatt will provide an overview of how digestive health contributes to mental health, with a focus on research supporting the use of probiotics in integrative psychiatry. A review of indications, proper use, dosage and assessment methods will translate the latest discoveries into simple clinical approaches.*

  • September 24, 2013

    Zinc and mental health: Assessment, dosage, bioavailability and evidence-based formulations*

    An evolving body of clinical evidence supports a crucial link between zinc status and mental health. By maintaining communication systems within and between neurons, zinc supports healthy mood, eating behavior and stress responses. Even in the absence of overt deficiency, studies show that zinc supports many facets of emotional wellness. However, zinc must be used within an appropriate dose range in a bioavailable form, with consideration of biochemical individuality and potential interactions with other nutrients. James Greenblatt, M.D. is an integrative psychiatrist and author of two books addressing the use of dietary supplements for emotional and behavioral health. As the founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources in Waltham, MA, his 20 years of experience as clinician, writer and lecturer continue to touch the lives of countless patients. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will discuss the proper use of zinc in clinical psychiatry, with emphasis on assessment, dosage, bioavailability and strategic combinations with other nutrients.*

  • July 24, 2013

    Magnesium in Integrative psychiatry: Dosage, bioavailability and evidence-based formulations*

    Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the central nervous system. Through neurological and endocrine mechanisms, magnesium maintains healthy mood, eating behavior, cognitive performance, sleep quality and stress responses. The neurological actions of magnesium involve neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, dopamine, GABA and glutamate, and hormones such as cortisol and melatonin. James Greenblatt, M.D. is an integrative psychiatrist who is the Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, Inc., in Waltham, MA. He is the author of two books addressing nutrition, neurotransmission and mental health. In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will discuss the proper use of magnesium in clinical practice. Bioavailability and dosage will be discussed with relevance to psychiatric applications. Strategic combinations with other nutrients for maximum benefit will also be presented.*

  • June 19th, 2013

    Keys to a restful night: Integrative strategies to optimize sleep onset and efficiency*

    Sleep is essential for overall health and quality of life. Neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers of the brain, play critical roles in regulating sleep onset, duration and quality. James Greenblatt, M.D. is an integrative psychiatrist who is the Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, Inc., in Waltham, MA. He is the author of two books addressing neurotransmission and nutritional modalities for mental and behavioral health. In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will discuss the basic neurobiology of sleep and effective strategies to support a restful night. Drawing from research and decades of clinical experience, strategic application of amino acids and nutrient cofactors to optimize the temporal organization of sleep will be discussed. New information on the efficacy and proper use of melatonin will also be presented.*

  • April 9th, 2013

    Eye care, macular health and supplements: Why this area is so timely*

    Dr. David W. Nelson, OD, MBA, is a practicing optometrist with over twenty years of experience in the field of primary care vision. A former president of the American Optometric Association and of the Wisconsin Optometric Association, Dr. Nelson is a recognized expert on innovative eye care. In addition to prolific writing and lecturing, he provides consulting services across the United States to educate optometrists on implementation of preventive and therapeutic dietary supplements for ocular health.

    Estimates suggest that 8 million people over the age of 55 are concerned with eye health and are looking for ways to protect it. In this one hour webinar, Dr. Nelson will discuss how to achieve optimal visual health through supplementation. His prescribed supplement protocols help to maintain healthy tear film and eye comfort, as well as to provide comprehensive support for the macula and retina. His expertise and commitment have brought a better quality of life and vision to countless patients.*

  • March 27th, 2013

    The PureHeart Protocol: Simple, affordable cardiometabolic screening for targeted supplement selection

    The standard lipid profile is an important part of cardiovascular assessment. However, approximately 50% of patients who experience cardiovascular events had normal values on their lipid profile. In this webinar, Michelle Beidelschies, Ph.D. of Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. will present highly accurate, affordable tests that measure well-established biomarkers of total heart health. Pharmacologist Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. will present the PureHeart™ Protocol, which couples the simple screening tools from Cleveland HeartLab with Pure Encapsulations cardiometabolic product options. Learn how the PureHeart™ Protocol empowers the practitioner through matching screening-based clinical objectives with the most effective products.*

  • February 27th, 2013

    Advances in detoxification: Bringing nutrigenomics discoveries to clinical practice*

    A broad range of environmental, dietary and endogenous toxins present daily challenges to physiological systems. Effective elimination of these substances depends on healthy gene expression in cells throughout the body. In this 30-minute webinar, Kelly Heim, Ph.D. will describe a special subset of genes that respond to specific foods and dietary supplements to orchestrate a powerful genomic program of cellular detoxification. Dr. Heim will present evidence-based strategies to engage this protective response in the intestinal tract, liver, kidneys, cardiovascular and metabolic systems. Practical ways to accommodate common genetic variations in detoxification pathways, such as phase II enzymes and glutathione metabolism, will also be presented.*

  • January 30th, 2013

    Appetite and emotion: Integrative nutritional avenues toward a healthy relationship with food*

    James Greenblatt, M.D. is an integrative psychiatrist who is the Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, Inc., in Waltham, MA, and the author of two books on emotional health and eating behavior. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will discuss the neurological and psychological aspects of appetite and evidence-based strategies to help patients achieve and maintain healthy eating behavior. Drawing from both research and extensive clinical experience, Dr. Greenblatt will discuss the effective application of amino acids as neurotransmitter precursors, vitamin and mineral cofactors, and phytonutrients, allowing cooperative support for critical neurotransmitter pathways that influence appetite, mood and reward.*

  • November 29th, 2012

    Stress management: The importance of amino acids, phytochemicals and micronutrients*

    Stress is a familiar part of daily life, and recent research has expanded the understanding of the neurobiology of stress responses. This new information provides innovative ways to manage stress in a healthy and sustainable manner. James Greenblatt, M.D. is an integrative psychiatrist who is the Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, Inc., in Waltham, MA, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will present critical links between stress, adrenal responses and the brain's resident immune cells. He will discuss the evidence-based utility and effectiveness of amino acids, phytochemicals, essential fatty acids and micronutrients to help maintain emotional homeostasis in the face of life's daily demands.*

  • November 14th, 2012

    Mitochondrial nutrition for healthy aging: 20 years of research*

    An emerging body of evidence shows that maintaining mitochondrial function through nutritional approaches supports cardiovascular, metabolic and neurological health during the aging process.  Over the past 20 years, the research of the award winning biochemist, Bruce Ames, Ph.D., has identified critical links between nutrition and mitochondrial function.  Currently a Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, the work of Dr. Ames and his internationally recognized research group continues to provide physicians around the world with new strategies toward a longer, healthier life for their patients. In this webinar, Dr. Ames will present his published studies on mitochondrial nutrition and discuss strategic clinical approaches to sustaining good health with age.*

  • October 30th, 2012

    Integrative mental health: New strategies toward emotional wellness*

    James Greenblatt, M.D. is an integrative psychiatrist who has worked with thousands of patients, employing both allopathic and nutritional therapies. Dually board certified in child and adult psychiatry, he completed his adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He is the Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, Inc. in Waltham, MA, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. Recently, Dr. Greenblatt co-formulated the Integrative Mental Health product series with Pure Encapsulations, which incorporates amino acids, nutritional cofactors and phytochemicals that support healthy dopamine and serotonin neurotransmission. In the following slides, Dr. Greenblatt will present scientific research and clinical perspectives on these specific nutrients for emotional wellness, stress support, healthy eating behavior and overall mental health.*

  • October 24th, 2012

    Functional Nutrients for Healthy Aging in Women: Emerging Concepts and New Research*

    Accumulating research has highlighted critical aspects of the health of today's aging woman, particularly cardiovascular health, bone metabolism, macular protection and weight management. In these slides, Tori Hudson, N.D. presents landmark research and shifting scientific perspectives on these salient areas of women's health that become focal points of wellness with advancing age. Evidence-based botanical and nutritional supplements will be discussed with applications and strategic recommendations for maximizing and sustaining multiple facets of long-term wellness.*

  • July 25th, 2012

    Enhancing bioavailability: A leap forward*

    Bioavailability is a critical determinant of clinical efficacy of nutritional supplements. Compounds that are fat-soluble or poorly water-soluble often fail to disperse uniformly in the intestinal tract, limiting contact with the absorptive surface. Recent breakthroughs in bioavailability enhancement include the development of a lipid-based delivery system in which water-soluble droplets carry the bioactive in the digestive tract. Improved access to the intestinal wall brings ingredients such as ubiquinol, resveratrol and vitamin D3 to a new level of performance. In this 20-minute webinar, Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. will present Pure Encapsulations’ integration of this technology and innovative product options for enhanced absorption.*

  • July 11th, 2012

    Ocular nutrition and visual performance*

    Healthy vision depends on the coordinated functions of different systems within the eye. Among the most important determinants of visual performance is the integrity of the macula, an area of the retina that is particularly sensitive to high-energy wavelengths and free radicals. Optimizing the protective macular pigment promotes visual acuity, particularly during the aging process. In this webinar, Diane E. Alexander, Ph.D., ocular nutrition lecturer and author of numerous publications on diet and vision, will describe methods to optimize macular pigment density using clinically researched lutein and zeaxanthin preparations. Dr. Alexander will translate major findings from recent studies and provide simple guidelines to maximize visual performance in adults of all ages.*

  • June 27th, 2012

    From heavy metals to hormones: Detoxification using evidence-based tools*

    An unpredictable array of both environmental and endogenous toxins collide with the body's delicate systems on a daily basis. Long-term health and well-being are contingent upon elimination of these substances, which include heavy metals, xenobiotics and solvents, in addition to chemical challenges that arise from within the body, such as hormones and metabolic byproducts. Effective nutritional and lifestyle approaches to detoxification must address a cooperative network of systems based in the liver and gastrointestinal tract. In this 20-minute webinar, Kelly Heim, Ph.D. will describe simple approaches to stimulate and strengthen the gut-liver axis to facilitate efficient biotransformation and clearance of toxins. Dr. Heim will also present strategies to accommodate known genetic variations and integrate new research findings on circadian rhythms in the body's detoxification systems.*

  • April 25th, 2012

    Probiotic viability and identity assurance: The Pure Probiotic Initiative*

    Over the past decade, more than 800 human trials have addressed the clinical utility of probiotics. As these living organisms are sensitive to the temperature and humidity of their surroundings, manufacturing practices must include specifications that extend beyond the scope of standard GMP compliance. In this 20-minute webinar, Kelly Heim, Ph.D. will present Pure Encapsulations’ patent-pending probiotic manufacturing process that accommodates the sensitivities of probiotics from sourcing and production through the date of finished product expiration. As part of this process, a comprehensive identity testing program combines the most current genetic and phenotypic methods to authenticate genus, species and strain. Learn how this commitment to quality assurance translates to maximum clinical efficacy.*

  • March 22nd, 2012

    Polyphenols: The next frontier in functional medicine*

    Polyphenols are major bioactive constituents of fruits, vegetables and botanical medicines. These multifunctional compounds support cardiovascular, neurocognitive and metabolic health through well-established effects on cellular signal transduction and gene expression. Mechanistic and clinical research comprise a central focus of an ongoing collaboration between Pure Encapsulations and the Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (INAF), based at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. In this webinar, pharmacologist Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. presents research-driven polyphenol formulations, highlighting important parallels between polyphenol pharmacology and core principles of functional medicine.*

  • January 19th, 2012

    The male metabolism: An approach to men’s weight management†

    Significant metabolic distinctions exist between the sexes. While challenges in weight management in women are universally recognized, the unique physiological and psychological obstacles men face are often overlooked. In this 40-minute webinar, Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., a nationally acclaimed Board Certified Bariatric Physician, describes simple and effective nutritional approaches that have enabled men from all over the world achieve and sustain a healthy weight and body composition†.*

  • November 10, 2011

    The Menopause Metabolism: Addressing challenges in weight management during menopause*

    Metabolic changes that occur during and after menopause often present significant challenges in maintaining a healthy weight† and lean mass. Dr. Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. is a Board Certified Bariatric Physician and the founder and medical director of the Cederquist Medical Wellness Center in Naples, Florida, a comprehensive weight management clinic. Her multimodal, evidence-based approach combines realistic dietary modifications with science-based supplements. Together, these strategies have enabled patients all over the world to successfully maintain metabolic health. In this webinar, Dr. Cederquist will describe the obstacles women face and present targeted, evidence-based dietary adjustments and specific supplements to help peri- and post-menopausal women achieve and sustain healthy weight management†.*

  • Oct 26, 2011

    Lipid profile management with phytosterols and novel flavonoids*

    Scientific evidence establishes that phytosterols in the diet help to lower blood total and LDL cholesterol levels. Supplements containing at least 0.5 g per serving of phytosterols eaten with meals or snacks for a daily total intake of 2 g as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. Like phytosterols, flavonoids have been thoroughly examined in cardiovascular research. While phytosterols promote cholesterol excretion, citrus flavonoids specifically target the process of lipid synthesis. The bergamot fruit (Citrus bergamia) contains newly discovered derivatives of the flavones hesperidin and naringenin. By targeting an enzyme in the liver known as HMG CoA reductase, these derivatives help to maintain healthy lipid balance. In this 20-minute webinar, pharmacologist Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. presents recent clinical research and evidence-based applications of phytosterols and bergamot flavones to promote cardiovascular health.*

  • September 28, 2011

    Astaxanthin: A new frontier in carotenoid science*

    Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant carotenoid that lends red and pink coloration to marine organisms such as krill, shrimp and salmon. New research has underscored a remarkable range of clinical applications in immunology, metabolism, cardiology, ophthalmology and dermatology. Astaxanthin dually targets central paradigms of nutritional medicine - antioxidant defense and inflammatory balance - to support homeostasis in diverse aspects of physiology. Accordingly, clinical studies have demonstrated significant support for joint health, glucose tolerance, lipid metabolism and vascular endothelial function. Studies demonstrating favorable effects on inflammatory pathways have also indicated support for cell-mediated and humoral immune responses. Astaxanthin also helps maintain eye and skin health through its potent antioxidant activity and modulation of gene expression. In this 30-minute webinar, Pharmacologist Kelly Heim, Ph.D., will discuss the most current evidence-based applications of astaxanthin for metabolic, cardiovascular, immune, eye and skin health.*

  • May 25, 2011

    Thermogenesis - Tipping the Energy Equation for Healthy Weight Management*

    Body weight is determined by the dynamic balance between energy consumption and energy expenditure. Thermogenesis is a metabolic process in which calories are dissipated as heat, rendering them unavailable for fat storage. Thermogenesis accelerates resting energy expenditure through a variety of mechanisms, including upregulation of mitochondrial function. Supplements that promote thermogenesis have demonstrated clinical efficacy in weight management. These agents may also oppose reductions in basal metabolic rate that typically accompany low calorie diets. In this 20-minute webinar, pharmacologist Kelly Heim, Ph.D. will discuss the most recent clinical studies and relevant mechanistic evidence on thermogenic agents such as fucoxanthin and tea catechins. Dr. Heim will simplify the rational selection and strategic use of supplements to maximize energy expenditure for sustainable weight control.*†

  • April 29, 2011

    Beyond CoQ10: Neuronal and cardiovascular benefits of pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ)*

    PQQ is a mitochondrial cofactor with structural and functional similarities to B-complex vitamins. A highly stable antioxidant, PQQ is up to 5,000 times more efficient in supporting redox cycling processes than common antioxidants such as vitamin C. In this 30-minute seminar, pharmacologist Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D., will present newly discovered neurologic and metabolic roles of PQQ that stem from genomic and redox mechanisms. Dr. Heim will discuss the clinical use of PQQ and strategic combinations with B-complex vitamins and CoQ10 to optimize neuroprotection, cognitive function and cardiovascular health.*