• August 12, 2015

    Estrogen and metabolic health: Understanding the connections and nutritional implications* - Presented by Felice Gersh, M.D.

    Estrogen plays critical roles in insulin sensitivity, energy balance and cardiometabolic health in women. By altering a woman’s hormonal climate, factors such as menopause, environmental toxins and diet affect insulin sensitivity, glucose homeostasis and body composition. Felice L. Gersh, M.D., a Board Certified OB/GYN and Medical Director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, CA, is one of a small number of fellowship trained, integrative gynecologists. Dr. Gersh is an award-winning physician and renowned national speaker on ovarian health, menopause, environmental toxins other important issues affecting women of all ages. In this webinar, she will provide a concise overview of estrogen, discuss its protective roles, and present nutritional strategies that address estrogen balance for better metabolic health outcomes.*

  • June 17, 2015

    Methylation and Nutrigenetics: How to Assess 8 Important Genetic Polymorphisms and Individualize Nutritional Support with the New PureGenomics™ Website Application* - Presented by Kelly Heim, Ph.D. and Nathan Morris, M.D.

    Testing for common genetic variations enables practitioners to more effectively treat patients and their individual needs. Over half of the population carries genetic variations known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that affect the methylation pathway. However, genetic test results are difficult to interpret and translate to effective nutritional support. In this webinar, functional medicine practitioner Nathan Morris, M.D. and pharmacologist Kelly Heim, Ph.D. will define 8 clinically important methylation SNPs that collectively affect over 50% of the population. Learn how to use PureGenomics™, a dynamic practitioner-exclusive website application that receives 23andMe® test results, identifies key methylation SNPs, and translates results into specific nutritional supplement recommendations from the PureGenomics™ product platform. A live tutorial will demonstrate how easy it is to log in, manage patients, view and download reports, and select targeted supplements with precision and confidence.*

  • May 27, 2015

    Genes, Methylation and Mental Health: A Road Map for Practitioners* - Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.

    Methylation is a metabolic pathway that is critical for emotional, behavioral and neurocognitive health. Essential cofactors in this pathway, such as folate, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6 are powerful, evidence-based supplements in clinical mental health settings. However, variations in genes such as MTHFR and COMT, which may affect up to 50% of the population, strongly influence a patient's specific nutrient needs and the efficacy of numerous modalities, rendering a “one size fits all” approach ineffective.*

    Leading the discussion is James Greenblatt, M.D., an integrative psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. In his 24 years of clinical psychiatric practice, Dr. Greenblatt has applied personalized, evidence-based assessment and objective supplement approaches to guide patients to mental and emotional wellness. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will provide a practical and reliable “road map” illustrating how to use genetic testing to guide nutritional supplement selection for optimal mental health outcomes.*

  • April 29th, 2015

    The Top 5 Supplements for Seasonal Immune Support* - Presented by Carl Hangee-Bauer, N.D., LAc

    Every spring, millions of Americans seek occasional respiratory support. In the nasal lining and bronchial tubes of sensitive individuals, common environmental particles enlist a multi-step process to activate immune cells, which release prostaglandins, leukotrienes and other mediators that can influence upper respiratory function. Research suggests that polyphenols, probiotics and botanicals may support a healthy seasonal immune response. Carl Hangee-Bauer, N.D., LAc, is a founding member and past president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA). In 1989, he founded San Francisco Natural Medicine, where he continues to practice today. In this webinar, Dr. Hangee-Bauer will draw from over 3 decades of clinical experience to present the top 5 evidence-based nutritional bioactives for seasonal immune support.*

  • February 25th, 2015

    Fine-Tuning Fish Oil: Optimize Your Protocol with the OmegaCheck™ Test - Presented by Michelle Beidelschies, Ph.D. and Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D.

    Regular consumption of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA is associated with cardiometabolic health and overall wellness. An ideal 4/1 ratio of dietary omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids is associated with significant cardiovascular protection. However, most patients do not meet this ratio. The OmegaCheck™ test measures blood levels of EPA, DHA, linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, and the omega-3/-6 ratio, providing a complete picture of essential fatty acid status. In this webinar, Michelle Beidelschies, Ph.D. of Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. presents the research behind OmegaCheck™, practical aspects of testing, monitoring intervals, and interpretation of results. Pharmacologist Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. presents strategies to optimize the ratio through dietary modifications and supplementation.*

  • February 12th, 2015

    The Top 5 Minerals for Cognition, Memory and Mood* - Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.

    Clinical research supports a crucial link between mineral status and mental health. Zinc, magnesium, and trace minerals such as lithium play indispensable roles in hundreds of biochemical reactions in the brain. These elements regulate emotions, thoughts, mood, sleep, and behavior by modulating neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, GABA and glutamate. In addition, they play a key role in the synthesis of nerve growth factors and hormones such as cortisol. Studies show that supplementation supports emotional well-being, cognitive function and brain health. James Greenblatt, M.D., an integrative psychiatrist and Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources in Waltham, MA, is a prolific lecturer and author with 25 years of experience in nutrition and mental health. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt discusses evidence-based mineral augmentation strategies to support emotional, behavioral and neurocognitive health. Published research findings, proper dosage, bioavailability, interactions and clinical assessment methods will be presented.*

  • January 29th, 2015

    The top 3 vitamins for mood: Folate, B12, and vitamin D* - Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.

    Mood has a profound impact on daily productivity, social relationships, and other major aspects of wellness. The balance of brain chemicals that regulate mood are dependent upon a variety of dietary, environmental and physiologic factors. Folate, vitamin B12, and vitamin D3 are the most extensively researched and fundamental vitamins in clinical mental health settings. While outcomes from numerous randomized controlled trials have been positive, not every patient has the same needs. Genetic and biochemical testing facilitates individualized dosage and supplement selection to optimize results. James Greenblatt, M.D. is an integrative psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. In his 24 years of clinical psychiatric practice, Dr. Greenblatt has applied personalized, evidence-based assessment and supplement approaches to guide patients to emotional well-being. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will provide practical tips on testing folate, b12 and vitamin D status and how to select the best forms and combinations to support mood and mental well-being.*

  • January 15th, 2015

    The top 3 macronutrients for brain health: Amino acids, fatty acids, and cholesterol* - Presented by Kelly Heim, Ph.D.

    The brain is a structurally and functionally unique organ that requires dietary amino acids, fatty acids and cholesterol to maintain homeostasis. Amino acids from dietary protein serve as indispensable building blocks for neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine, and for neuropeptides that regulate emotions, thoughts, behavior, cognition, sleep and appetite. Lipids such as omega-3 fatty acids and cholesterol are critical for neuronal structure and neurotransmitter receptor function. Even at adequate intakes, absorption and CNS utilization of these macronutrients are heavily influenced by digestive enzymes, gastric pH, stress and other factors. James Greenblatt, M.D. is an Integrative Psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. In over two decades of clinical psychiatric practice, Dr. Greenblatt has guided numerous patients to mental well-being through evidence-based integrative approaches. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will provide tips on functional medicine testing, summarize clinical research and provide practical information on dosage and combinations of these critical dietary elements for emotional wellness, cognitive performance and neuroprotection.*

  • November 22nd, 2014

    Nitric Oxide, Vascular Health and Athletic Performance: Beyond Arginine* - Presented by Kelly Heim, Ph.D.

    Nitric oxide (NO) is an endogenous vasodilator that maintains cardiovascular health and supports athletic performance.   In the body, NO is made from the amino acid L-arginine.  This process is heavily influenced by a variety of dietary factors, including phytochemicals, antioxidants, and the amino acid L-citrulline.  New clinical research suggests that these compounds are superior to L-arginine in both cardiovascular and athletic contexts.  In this webinar, pharmacologist Kelly Heim, Ph.D. will provide a concise, up-to-date clinical and research overview of natural compounds that promote NO production from multiple angles to support vascular endothelial health and exercise performance.*

  • September 30th, 2014

    Fighting occasional fatigue: Practical and sustainable solutions* - Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.

    Fatigue is a familiar obstacle in daily life that can negatively impact work performance, family life, and social relationships.  Stress, inactivity, physical and emotional health, and nutrient deficiencies are among the major contributing factors.  As energy levels are determined by multiple physiologic and environmental factors, an integrative, comprehensive approach is prudent.  James Greenblatt, MD is an integrative psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School.  In his 24 years of clinical practice, Dr. Greenblatt has guided countless patients to optimal energy levels, mood and overall well-being through both allopathic and nutritional strategies.  In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will present recent clinical research findings and practical solutions to relieve occasional fatigue and maximize energy levels in any patient.*

  • July 30th, 2014

    Top 10 Supplements for Healthy Vision at Any Age* with Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO

    Healthy vision is a significant concern for over 3 million Americans, particularly those 40 years old and over.  By 2020, it is estimated that 5.5 million will require support for normal visual tasks.  Recent research has revealed a wealth of nutritional approaches that support a range of concerns, including computer-related eye strain, healthy tear film and eye comfort, retinal and macular health.  Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO is a practicing optometrist and President of the Ocular Nutrition Society.  A nationally renowned author, Dr. Anshel has written of numerous articles and books on nutritional influences on vision, including Smart Medicine for Your Eyes.  In this 45-minute webinar, Dr. Anshel will present research on 10 highly effective nutrients for eye health. Regardless of age, you can apply these simple strategies to optimize your patients’ visual performance and long-term ocular health.* 

  • 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.*

  • 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.*