This webinar will review the basis for self-tissue response, explain how environmental factors influence T-cell polarization patterns and summarize the complex inter-relationships of the immune system in an easy-to-use diagram (map). In addition, renowned functional immunologist, Dr. Sam Yanuck will introduce you to newly available tools to help you score clinical home runs with all your immune patients.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn the map of functional immunology
  2. Identify tools to match key points on the map
  3. Recognize clues in the patient history that guide your clinical choices
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discover the critical importance of a healthy circadian rhythm and its relationship with metabolic homeostasis and reproductive success
  2. Find out how estrogen helps maintain healthy circadian rhythms and how these elements contribute to healthy ovarian and metabolic health
  3. Learn how to implement evidence-based dietary changes, time-restricted eating habits and dietary supplement protocols to promote healthy circadian rhythms and digestive homeostasis balance
Learning Objectives:
  1. Review important overlaps between the immune system and GI function
  2. Learn how to take advantage of new leverage points for addressing both immune and GI conditions
  3. Discover new tools and learn how to avoid common clinical mistakes in managing GI function

Health and healing happen best in a community, where there is mutual support and reinforcement of health-promoting behaviors. Strong social connections thereby predict better outcomes in common conditions requiring behavioral and lifestyle modifications, such as weight management and cardiometabolic health. In this webinar, Dr. Mark Hyman will offer a view of community as medicine, and how a community-based solution can yield results that neither heath care nor health care reform has yet been able to achieve.

Weight management is a common concern for both men and women approaching midlife. In women of this age, weight gain is often accompanied by menopause, which can present additional health-related challenges. In this webinar, Caroline Cederquist, M.D., and Felice Gersh, M.D., describe how to support healthy weight management and cardiometabolic health in postmenopausal women.

T cells are a critical component of the adaptive immune system. By producing cytokines and influencing immunological processes, different T cell subtypes (e.g., Th1, Th2, Th17, Treg and others) help direct the immune response to address different microbial threats. Understanding and modulating the formation of T cell subtypes is crucial for clinical success in patients with an immune response towards self-tissue. In this webinar, Dr. Samuel Yanuck will explain how to:

  1. Recognize clues in your patients’ histories, symptoms and labs
  2. Map these clues into a picture of their T cell polarization patterns
  3. Apply appropriate clinical strategies

In this webinar, renowned speaker, clinician and founder of the Kalish Institute, Daniel Kalish D.C. will describe the keys to a successful functional medicine practice. The importance of effective communication, a clear clinical model, patient education and supplement program design will be discussed. At the end of the webinar, a limited number of listeners will have the opportunity to receive 40% off Dr. Kalish’s 12-month Mentorship Program.

Knowing a patient’s genetic makeup can reduce trial and error, and improve the precision of nutritional protocols. However, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) often interact with environmental factors that either magnify or diminish their clinical significance. Accordingly, a SNP can be impactful in some patients, but not others. In this webinar, Kelly Heim, Ph.D., and Nathan Morris, M.D., will provide practical tips on how to identify important clues, exclude irrelevant information, and prioritize next steps on an individual basis.

Through the expression of different cytokines and cell types, the immune system forms crucial (and often bidirectional) relationships with various systems in the body. In this webinar, immunology expert, Dr. Samuel Yanuck will describe the interconnections between stress, microbiota and the immune system, how to address these overlapping systems, and the pertinent role they play in maintaining immune balance.

Immune balance is, in part, defined by the successful differentiation of foreign particles from self-tissue. Environmental and lifestyle factors along with internal immunological tendencies direct this balance. In this webinar, Dr. Samuel Yanuck will describe how to identify and address these underlying factors, with particular emphasis given to cytokine activation.

Nutrient fact panels describe the nutritional content of food and supplements. Over 20 years have passed since these panels were last revised. Only recently has the United States Food and Drug Administration mandated changes to nutrition and supplement facts panels. As a result, Pure Encapsulation’s supplement fact panels will be updated in 2018. In this webinar, Dr. Andrew Halpner will explain what you need to know about these upcoming changes.

A woman’s immune system differs from that of a man, and these differences can affect tolerance of self-tissue. During pregnancy, immunity is suppressed to tolerate fetal tissue; after menopause, immune-balancing hormone levels decline. In clinical practice, women comprise up to 80% of cases of immune-related joint, connective tissue, thyroid and gut health. In this webinar, award-winning integrative gynecologist Felice Gersh, M.D., will discuss the etiology of these common clinical presentations, and which assessment methods, lifestyle changes and nutritional modalities are most valuable in promoting tissue tolerance and systemic immune balance.

The thyroid gland is a critical regulator of metabolism, mood, brain function and body composition. A delicate balance exists between the immune system and the thyroid. In this webinar, Dr. Izabella Wentz, a leading expert in thyroid health, will discuss the importance of three critical etiological contributors of thyroid function: 1) detoxification, 2) the HPA axis and 3) digestive health. Diet and lifestyle modifications as well as nutritional supplements will be discussed to support these key areas.

A balanced immune system is necessary to maintain healthy connective tissue and mucosal barriers. In this webinar, learn how to address the immunological underpinnings of a variety of common and complex cases.

In this webinar, learn how to integrate genetic information to improve the precision of functional medicine approaches to mood and cognitive support. Dr. James Greenblatt, M.D.+, will distill the complex field of nutritional genomics into clinical pearls and case studies that demonstrate effective translation of genetics to simple, personalized nutritional strategies for mental health.

Many single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been associated with cognitive function and mental health. However, only a small number are well-researched and nutritionally responsive. In this webinar, you will learn how to test for SNPs that are clinically relevant in mental and neurocognitive contexts. You will also learn how to use this genetic information to tailor nutritional approaches in a simple, cost-effective manner.

The gut microbiome is highly responsive to diet, and impacts every aspect of physiology from digestion to endocrine function. In this webinar, Dr. Felice L. Gersh+ will discuss the clinical connections between the gut microbiome and women’s health, with a focus on nutritional support for ovarian function and metabolic homeostasis.

High dose L-methylfolate (5-MTHF) is a controversial yet effective, evidence-based tool in clinical mental health settings. In this webinar, Dr. James Greenblatt, M.D.+, will provide a practical overview on the proper use of L-methylfolate for mood and emotional support. Instructive case studies will be presented, followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Within every patient’s genome are opportunities to optimize health and wellness. Millions of genetic variations are known, but only a small number are ready for clinical translation. In this webinar, Kelly Heim, Ph.D., and Nathan Morris, M.D., will separate fact from myth and provide tips and tricks to identify genetic opportunities for better patient management and outcomes while avoiding common, time-consuming and costly mistakes. Practitioners will take away a helpful checklist that can simplify their navigation of the rapidly evolving and highly promising field of nutritional genomics.

Genetic factors account for 40-90% of inter-individual differences in body weight. While many single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been associated with fat mass, food cravings, satiety and glucose disposal, only a small number are well-researched and nutritionally responsive. In this webinar, you will learn how to test for SNPs affecting critical determinants of body weight in a simple, cost-effective manner. You will also learn how to use this genetic information to tailor nutritional guidance and simplify supplement selection to guide patients to their weight management and/or metabolic health goals.

Cardiometabolic health is a critical concern for women across the globe. The underrepresentation of women in cardiometabolic research has lead to a gap in our understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of the female cardiovascular system. Recent studies have aimed to close this gap and educate women on sex specific cardiovascular risks and the importance of diet and lifestyle. In this webinar, Dr. Felice Gersh, M.D., discusses the significance of estrogen in cardiometabolic health and explores how dietary, lifestyle and nutritional supplements can support the vascular system in peri- and postmenopausal women.

Healthy weight management is a concern for over two-thirds of the adult population in the United States. Individuals with cardiometabolic conditions are at increased risk for accompanying elevated BMIs and waist circumference. The scientific consensus on healthy weight management practices is constantly evolving, and finding effective clinical approaches can be challenging for practitioners and patients alike. In this webinar, licensed bariatric physician Dr. Caroline Cederquist, M.D., will provide a clinical overview of healthy weight management modalities, with a focus on diet, patient testing, exercise and the underlying biochemical mechanisms of effective nutritional supplements. A case study from Dr. Cederquist’s practice will also be presented.

Nervousness, worry and fear are familiar emotions that all individuals encounter from time to time. However, for 40 million American adults, these feelings occur on a frequent basis, even in the absence of threatening situations. Accumulating research-based evidence indicates that nutritional factors have a significant effect on neurological and endocrine factors that contribute to generalized apprehension, persistent tension and worried thoughts. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will provide a clinical overview of the most effective integrative psychiatric modalities, with a focus on nutritional supplements that support relaxation, mood and healthy stress responses. Major findings from clinical trials and case studies will be presented.

The thyroid gland is a critical regulator of metabolism, mood, brain function and body composition. In this webinar, Dr. Izabella Wentz will present a functional medicine approach to thyroid health with a focus on the impact of digestive health and interventions that address this common underlying cause.

Dr. Gersh will discuss the impact of menopause on critical aspects of health, with a focus on common symptoms women experience during the menopausal transition. Nutritional and lifestyle strategies to optimize wellness and quality of life will be presented.

Polyphenols, such as curcumin, OPCs from pine bark, and flavonoids from green tea, have demonstrated remarkable efficacy in numerous published studies of mood and cognitive performance. In this webinar, Dr. James Greenblatt will present key research findings and case studies on the cognitive, behavioral and emotional benefits of curcumin and other polyphenols as single agents and as adjuncts to conventional care. Bioavailability, dosage and clinical assessment methods will also be presented.

Toxins are inevitable byproducts of energy production and metabolism. Efficient clearance of these substances, which include reactive oxygen species, estrogens, homocysteine and neurotransmitter metabolites, is essential for health and wellness. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) affect detoxification by compromising the activity of antioxidant and phase II enzymes. In this webinar, Kelly Heim, Ph.D. will provide practical guidance on how to distill genetic test reports to identify and address four common, well-researched single nucleotide polymorphisms through targeted nutritional support.

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From immune function to vision, vitamins A and D are fundamental to nearly every aspect of health and wellness. Common genetic variations known as Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with lower blood levels of these nutrients and suboptimal responses to supplementation.

The thyroid gland is a critical regulator of metabolism, mood, cognition, digestive function, energy balance and body weight. Due to the complex nature of thyroid physiology, singular modalities are seldom successful. A comprehensive approach involving proper assessment, nutrition and lifestyle modifications can effectively support thyroid function and its many systemic ramifications.

Dr. Felice L. Gersh will discuss the wide variety of genetic, hormonal, dietary and environmental factors that affect breast health, as well as introduce a protocol that supports breast health through pathways involving detoxification, estrogen metabolism, cellular signaling and gene expression.

Digestive health depends on many factors, including microbial climate, enzyme activity, mucosal integrity, immunity, motility and cytokine activity. Two interacting factors that can be difficult to address in integrative practice are motility and cytokine activity, both of which can affect abdominal comfort, bowel function and quality of life. Motility and sensations are regulated by the “gut brain,” a network of neurons embedded in the lining of the digestive tract. In this webinar, find out how to support this complex system in the stomach, small intestine and colon by maintaining neurotransmission and moderating cytokine signaling. 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 nutritional strategies that address the neuronal and immunologic basis of gut health.

Estrogen plays several important roles in brain function. By maintaining many facets of neurotransmission, neuroprotection, synaptic plasticity and mitochondrial function, estrogen supports learning, memory and mood. When estrogen levels decline during menopause, forgetfulness and other cognitive deficiencies become more common. Felice L. Gersh, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN and medical director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, California, 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 and other important issues affecting women of all ages. In this webinar, she will present the essentials of estrogen, discuss the impact of menopause on learning and memory, and provide nutritional recommendations for cognitive support.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, James Greenblatt, M.D. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.