Nutritional Epigenetics/Epigenomics: The Future of Personalized Nutrition and Implications for Health
Nutritional Epigenetics/Epigenomics: The Future of Personalized Nutrition and Implications for Health presented by Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph.D., FACN, FACB
Date: June 28, 2022
Speaker: Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph.D., FACN, FACB
President, Big Bold Health
Founder & President, Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute
We are witnessing a seismic revolution in the basic science that drives health care- It surrounds the exploration of the epigenome and the clinical impact of the Imprintome. This discovery is changing the way that we think about nutrition. It is this area of amazing opportunity to improve the precision of nutritional therapy that is the focus of this presentation.
Sponsored by: Big Bold Health
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 10.4.4, 8.1.1, 8.2.2
1. Describe the difference between genetics and epigenetics
2. Explain the importance of the interactome in defining health and disease outcomes
3. Describe the influence of lifestyle variables including diet, specific nutrients, activity, environmental toxins, drugs, stress and social determinants of disease on the composition of the epigenome and disease
Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph.D., FACN, FACB
President, Big Bold Health
Founder & President, Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute
Dr. Jeffrey Bland is a personable and highly respected thought leader who has spent more than five decades focused on the improvement of human health. He is known worldwide as the founder of the Functional Medicine movement, representing his vision for a care model grounded in systems biology and informed by research that he has a unique ability to synthesize. His pioneering work has created the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine, the global leader in Functional Medicine education. Since 1991, hundreds of thousands of healthcare practitioners have participated in PLMI and IFM programs, and this collective knowledge has positively impacted the lives of patients all over the world.
Dr. Bland began his career as a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Puget Sound. He is a natural educator and became involved with numerous academic institutions during the years he spent teaching. This includes the significant contributions he made to the founding of Bastyr University, the first federally accredited university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in natural medicine in the US. In the early 1980s, Dr. Bland was hand-selected by two-time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling to serve as Director of Nutritional Research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine.
Dr. Bland is the author of best-selling books and over 120 peer-reviewed research publications. He speaks extensively, and his engaging style makes him popular with both professional and consumer audiences. Dr. Bland’s latest project is Big Bold Health, where he’s on a mission to transform the way people think about one of nature’s greatest innovations—the immune system. Through Big Bold Health, Dr. Bland is advocating for the power of immuno-rejuvenation to enhance immunity at a global level. It’s an ambitious and purpose-driven effort that encompasses his active stance on regenerative agriculture, environmental stewardship, and planetary health.
Build Better: Strategies & Tips for Building Integrative Functional Nutrition Practices
Build Better: Strategies & Tips for Building Integrative Functional Nutrition Practices presented by Amy Plano, RD, and Ashley Koff, RD
Date: March 29, 2022
Speakers: Amy Plano, RD, and Ashley Koff, RD
Describe the power of personalized nutrition for better clinical outcomes, review marketing methods, and evaluate the benefits of taking insurance.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 1.1.2, 2.1.1, 3.1.7
1. Identify the role of mapping their success (personal and professional) as an initial step in determining the type of practice and their business goals
2. Evaluate the benefits of taking insurance as part of an exclusive plan for their practice
3. Distinguish between available marketing methods and what's better for them and their practice based on their goals
Amy Plano, RD is a registered dietitian and licensed in the state of Connecticut. Amy holds an Adult and Pediatric Weight Management Certification through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Amy works in private practice and runs The Plano Program with her husband, a health and wellness-based center in Orange, Conn. Before becoming a Private Practice Dietitian, she worked as an outpatient nutrition specialist for ten years at Yale New Haven Hospital. It was during this time that she became Board Certified in Diabetes Education.
Amy employs a total lifestyle modification approach to nutrition counseling and exercise. Areas of focus include weight loss, diabetes management, gastrointestinal disorders, metabolic syndrome, and eating disorder recovery. Amy is an active member of the Academy of Sports Medicine, the Connecticut Dietetic Association, and the Weight Management Dietetics Practice Group.
A 20+ year personalized nutrition & marketing expert, Ashley Koff, RD, helps people, practitioners and businesses identify and make better nutrition choices more often for better health outcomes.
As a practitioner, Koff created a proven system for continuous root cause assessment to identify, show and help patients make better choices more often.
Today, as the founder of The Better Nutrition Program, she leads a team bringing this system of tools and programs to practitioners globally to empower them to deliver personalized nutrition & lifestyle solutions to their patients more efficiently and effectively.
Decolonial Diets, Food Sovereignty, and Implicit Bias Against Indigenous Populations in Nutrition
Decolonial Diets, Food Sovereignty, and Implicit Bias Against Indigenous Populations in Nutrition presented by Aminah Ghaffar
Date: January 18, 2022
Speaker: Aminah Ghaffar
This session will discuss how colonization continues to impact food sovereignty and food security for Native Nations, in addition to how policies created during The Removal Era and government subsistence programs have resulted in a high rate of health disparities in Native American communities. Decolonizing Dietetics will also explore ways the field of dietetics can reduce implicit bias in serving Native populations and become allies to Indigenous-led food sovereignty and security programs.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 1.7.1, 1.7.3, 4.2.2
1. Describe the factors that lead to the desecration of the ancestral indigenous diet
2. Name the health disparities common in the indigenous population
3. List three implicit biases in nutrition
Beyond Fad Diets: Supporting Detoxification with Therapeutic Diet and Lifestyle Interventions
Beyond Fad Diets: Supporting Detoxification with Therapeutic Diet and Lifestyle Interventions presented by Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
Date: January 11, 2022
Speaker: Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
The biochemical process of detoxification is a vital part of the body's ability to eliminate toxicants effectively and neutralize oxidative stress from internal and external forces. RDNs need to be equipped with accurate information about sources of environmental chemical exposure and what undermines or supports our detoxification organs so they can help patients differentiate fad from fact and provide evidence based tools patients can use to optimize their health.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 12.4.3, 8.1.1, 8.2.3
1. Identify potential areas of exposure to toxicants in our environment and diet as well as their associated health risks
2. Discuss how the body's detoxification/biotransformation system works
3. Implement dietary and lifestyle strategies for supporting detoxification organs and pathways to avoid future exposure to toxins
Speaker Bio: Mary Purdy is an Integrative and Eco-Dietitian, with a master’s degree from Bastyr University, where she is currently on adjunct faculty. She has been in clinical practice for over 13 years, using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach, and currently consults with Dr. Jeffrey Bland's company Big Bold Health. She regularly speaks at health and nutrition conferences and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University’s Commencement Ceremony 2019. She was DIFM Chair from 2017-2018 and has served on the board since 2012. She also serves on the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition and The Planetary Health Collective board. She is the co-author/creator of the revised “Environmental Toxins, Exposure, and Elimination” Module of the Certificate of Training Program offered by The Academy Center for Lifelong Learning and co-authored the Diet Appendix for The Anti-Inflammatory Diet chapter for the 14th& 15th ed. of Krause’s Food & The Nutrition Care Process. Additionally, she hosts the podcasts “The Nutrition Show,” and The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast, authored the books “Serving the Broccoli Gods” and “The Microbiome Reset Diet” and is a tireless advocate for a sustainable food system that supports our environment and helps to mitigate climate change.
Ask the Experts: RDNs Share Cultural Considerations when Counseling Clients
Ask the Experts: RDNs Share Cultural Considerations when Counseling Clients presented by Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN; Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, LDN, CPT; Krista Linares, MPH, RDN; and moderated by Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN
Date: November 18, 2021
Speakers: Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN; Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, LDN, CPT; Krista Linares, MPH, RDN
Moderator: Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN
Join three RDNs for a dynamic roundtable discussion about counseling clients using a holistic, personalized, and culturally sensitive approach. The speakers will highlight how evidence-based research about the potential benefits of fresh avocados can support positive conversations about improving diet quality to address health concerns. Attendees will learn how to integrate avocado nutrition facts and culinary tips into their nutrition counseling practices to help clients adopt healthy habits that reduce risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and weight management.
Sponsored by: Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®
CPE Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 2.2.3, 8.2.1, 9.4.2
1. Understand the prevalence of chronic disease in the U.S. across ethnic groups.
2. Integrate current research about fresh avocados to inform evidence-based guidance in practice.
3. Identify macro- and micronutrients in avocados associated with health benefits.
4. Learn strategies to apply the principle of cultural humility to improve cross-cultural patient care.
Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN
Marisa Moore is a nationally-recognized registered dietitian nutritionist and communications and culinary nutrition expert. She helps busy people get on the path to lifelong health one morsel at a time. Her integrative and practical approach to providing simple and delicious recipes coupled with science-based nutrition advice is regularly featured in the nation’s leading media outlets including CNN, the TODAY Show, The Dr. Oz. Show, Women’s Health, Prevention, and many more. She is a consultant to food and nutrition companies, contributing editor for Food and Nutrition Magazine, and contributor to People, U.S. News and World Report, EatingWell, and others. Before launching her consultancy, Marisa worked as an outpatient dietitian, corporate nutritionist for a restaurant chain, and managed the employee worksite nutrition program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She now spends her days doing a variety of work in front of and behind the camera as a media dietitian and content creator at MarisaMoore.com. When Marisa isn’t in front of the camera or cooking up something in the kitchen, you can find her doing yoga, salsa dancing or hanging out with her dog, Biscuit.
Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, LDN, CPT
Erin Palinski-Wade is a nationally recognized nutrition, diabetes, and fitness expert and the founder and owner of Vernon Nutrition Center, LLC, a nutrition counseling group focused in the areas of weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gut health, sports nutrition, and general wellness. She has contributed her expertise to media outlets such as The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, The Early Show, Fox News, Food Network, and MSNBC. She frequently serves as a media spokesperson, nutrition consultant, and speaker. Erin is the author of multiple publications including the 2 Day Diabetes Diet, Belly Fat Diet for Dummies, and Walking Off The Weight For Dummies. She is also a regular contributor to publications including Diabetes Forecast, Diabetes Self-Management Magazine, and EverydayHealth.com. As a mom of three young children, she shares real-life nutrition advice on her blog and YouTube Channel: Healthy Mom, Happy Family.
Krista Linares, MPH, RDN
Krista Linares is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in serving the nutrition needs of the Latino community especially when it comes to education about type 2 diabetes management and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Through her private practice, Nutrition con Sabor, she strives to see Latino health professionals better represented in the nutrition and wellness world, promote health equity and share culturally relevant and accessible nutrition advice for her Latino clients. Her work focuses on dispelling myths and sharing information about Latin culture and cuisine and, most importantly, empowering Latinos to incorporate their traditional foods and ingredients into a balanced meal pattern for both emotional and physical nourishment. Krista has contributed her expertise to national media outlets such as Prevention.com, Well+Good, and Everyday Health. When she’s not running her nutrition business, Krista spends her time dancing, going for long walks around the city, and reading mystery novels.
Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN
Patricia Bannan is a nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist, healthy cooking expert, and captivating communicator inspiring millions of people to eat and live well. She is also the author of Eat Right When Time Is Tight. Patricia has conducted more than 1,000 media interviews over the past decade, including guest appearances on The TODAY Show, The Doctors, ABC News, Fox News Channel and CNN. She has also written for and been interviewed by magazines such as O, The Oprah Magazine, People, Self, Shape, Fitness, Glamour, Parenting, Men’s Health, Redbook and Good Housekeeping. In addition to her nutrition expertise, Patricia received a professional chef certificate from The New School of Cooking in Los Angeles. She enjoys using her culinary skills to develop recipes, shoot cooking videos, and teach clients how to make healthful changes in their lives starting in the kitchen. Her website, PatriciaBannan.com, shares recipes and expert advice to help people live their best life. She graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and dietetics, completed her dietetic training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and received a Master of Science degree in nutrition communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. When she’s not traveling the world talking about nutrition, you can find Patricia at home in Los Angeles with her husband, children, and labradoodle, Pablo.
The Genetics of Weight: It's Not Just Your Genes!
The Genetics of Weight: It's Not Just Your Genes! Presented by Yael Joffe, RD, Ph.D., FACN
Date: September 28, 2021
Speaker: Yael Joffe, RD, Ph.D., FACN
As a health practitioner, you have likely observed that certain clients gain weight easily and have difficulty losing weight. The idea that weight is managed by balancing the equation of calories in and calories out has little bearing on the truth we see in practice. This talk explores the contribution of genetics, not only to the susceptibility of becoming overweight and obese but also to how individuals respond differently to different weight management interventions and exercise programs.
You will also have a chance to learn about the genetic factors contributing to obesity, such as sleep, behavior, appetite and satiety, and exercise responsiveness. Understanding your client's susceptibility and responsiveness will enable you to develop personalized and successful weight management interventions.
Sponsored by: 3x4 Genetics
CPE Level: 3
Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 6.2.2, 8.4.3
1. Explain the concept of heritability and how it applies to weight
2. Identify and categorize the impact of genetics on an individual's weight
3. Appreciate how polygenic risk scores can be applied to weight
4. Identify and differentiate between the genetic factors that contribute to obesity and weight management
Speaker Bio: In the rapidly-evolving discipline of nutrigenomics, Yael is globally acknowledged as a leading expert in the field. She is a highly sought-after speaker, has co-authored two books, It's Not Just Your Genes and Genes To Plate, and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Yael is at the forefront of nutrigenomic education. She has helped develop and supervise nutrigenomics courses worldwide, including her Manuka and 3X4 Education courses, which have trained hundreds of healthcare practitioners globally. She is currently an Adjunct Professor, teaching Nutrigenomics at Rutgers University and the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of 3X4 Genetics.
Demystifying Fasting Mimicking Diets: Science and Clinical Application
Demystifying Fasting Mimicking Diets: Science and Clinical Application presented by Aylit Schultz, MD, and Angie Huang, MS, RDN
Date: May 26, 2021
Speakers: Aylit Schultz, MD, and Angie Huang, MS, RDN
Sponsored by: L-Nutra
With its roots in longevity research, the science behind fasting has continued to make impressive strides and is one of the hottest topics in nutrition today. However, there are limited evidence-based resources on the health benefits and clinical application of fasting, and more specifically, fasting mimicking diet (FMD), also known as fasting with food, for practitioners. In this presentation, the participant will learn about the origin of fasting and its connection to longevity, as well as the current clinical evidence to support fasting with food for cardiometabolic benefits.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 10.2.1, 10.2.6, 8.3.6
1. Define and describe the difference between water fasting and the fasting mimicking diet
2. Identify the proposed mechanisms associated with fasting and how nutrients can interact with these mechanisms
3. Detail the evidence to support the clinical implementation of fasting mimicking diets as a tool to promote metabolic balance and wellness
Aylit Schultz, MD
Aylit Schultz, MD is a board-certified Internist and Nephrologist, with broad experience as a practicing physician for 20 years and as a digital health entrepreneur. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University, New York Presbyterian and a Fellowship in Nephrology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Dr. Schultz currently serves as the Medical Director of L-Nutra, providing cross-departmental support, in addition to championing the development of their Virtual Care Platform.
Prior to her role at L-Nutra, Dr. Schultz served as a Nephrologist and Hospitalist at many Boston-area academic and community hospitals, and was previously Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Nephrology at Boston University School of Medicine.
Her entrepreneurial experience includes founding two clinical decision support startups delivering guideline-driven personalized care to patients, serving as Chief Medical Officer of Senscio and Medical Director of their daughter company, Ibis Health Services, and consulting and advising to numerous digital health companies in the US and in Israel.
Angie Huang, MS, RDN
Ms. Huang is the Clinical Trial Manager at L-Nutra and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She graduated with a Master of Science in Nutrition, Healthspan & Longevity from the University of Southern California's and holds Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from UCLA. Prior to her career in nutrition, she worked as a Research Sales Representative in the biotechnology industry and research academia.
Ms. Huang now acts as the clinical liaison for ongoing and under development clinical trials utilizing FMD and provides FMD compliance training to research associates. Ms. Huang continues to be a key member in advancing the research and development at L-Nutra and is also experienced as a clinical dietitian with expertise in weight management and longevity diet.
The Patient and You: The Value of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Physical
The Patient and You: The Value of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Physical presented by Coco Newton, MPH, RD, CNS
Date: March 17, 2021
Speaker: Coco Newton, MPH, RD, CNS
The Functional Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam is a valuable practice skill for the dietitian/nutritionist to incorporate into the nutrition care plan. It is non-invasive, personalized, enhances patient outcomes, and fosters a more intimate connection with the patient. The functional nutritional examination of hair, skin, nails, mouth, eyes, body temperature and shape are dynamic indicators of your patient's nutritional and health status. We will examine the signs and symptoms of underlying metabolic processes, such as oxidative stress, inflammation, detoxification, gastrointestinal function, immune regulation, and endocrine function, and how this contributes to physical signs and symptoms that translate to nutritionally modulated medical conditions.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 10.1.1, 4.1.2, 8.3.3
1. Explain the rationale behind performing a nutrition-focused physical (NFP) exam from an integrative and functional perspective
2. Describe how signs and symptoms identified as part of a Nutrition Focused Physical may be clinical manifestations or indicators of oxidative stress
3. Recognize signs and symptoms collected from NFP that are commonly associated with cardiometabolic disease
Speaker Bio: Coco Newton, MPH, RD, CNS is the owner of Lifetime Nutrition, LLC, a private practice in Maple City, Michigan. She has expertise in Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (FMNT) for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and syndromes. Currently, she is devoted to helping patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) throughout the world via her virtual clinical practice and educational programs for patients and professionals.
Coco received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Dietetics/Community Nutrition from the University of California (Davis) and her Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of California (San Diego) and is a registered dietitian (RD) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) through the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists at the American Nutrition Association.
Coco co-founded and served on the Institute for Functional Medicine's Nutrition Advisory Board from 2007-2010. In 2010, she co-founded the University of Kansas' Nutrition Fellowship Program, a collaborative program through the University's departments of Integrative Medicine and Dietetics & Nutrition.
Coco served on the state of Michigan Board of Dietetics and Nutrition from 2007 to 2013, and championed the successful repeal of the anti-competitive and discriminatory Dietetics/Nutrition Licensure Law on July 1, 2014, the first repeal in the United States.
Coco is an active lecturer and advisor to HealingALS.org with the mission to educate persons diagnosed with ALS and medical professionals on nutritional protocols to slow, stop, and potentially reverse ALS.
Coco authored the chapter: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): The Application of Integrative & Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT) published April 2020 by Springer in the textbook: Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles & Practices.
Coco received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM), a practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Managing Insulin Resistance with Diet and Lifestyle
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Managing Insulin Resistance with Diet and Lifestyle presented by Melissa Groves Azzaro, RDN, LD
Date: August 25, 2020
Speaker: Melissa Groves Azzaro, RDN, LD
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal metabolic syndrome that affects 5% to 15% of reproductive-aged women, which puts them at increased risk for infertility, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, eating disorders, and certain gynecological cancers. A functional medicine dietitian can play an integral role in the treatment team of a woman with PCOS by addressing its root causes, including insulin resistance, nutrition, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations. This presentation will provide an overview of current research on therapeutic diets and supplement recommendations in PCOS as well as integrative strategies that may help to alleviate symptoms and lower risk for long-term sequelae of this condition.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 10.2.8, 4.1.2, 8.1.5
1. Discuss the pathophysiology and long-term sequelae of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
2. Identify the role of insulin resistance in PCOS
3. Implement strategies for nutrition and lifestyle education as part of an overall PCOS treatment plan
Speaker Bio: Melissa Groves Azzaro, RDN, LD, is an integrative registered dietitian and owner of Avocado Grove Nutrition & Wellness, dba The Hormone Dietitian, an in-person and virtual private practice specializing in women’s health and hormone issues, including PCOS and fertility. She uses a functional medicine, food-first approach that combines holistic lifestyle changes with evidence-based medicine.
Melissa is a second-career dietitian, having worked as a copywriter and editor in medical advertising in NYC for 15 years before going back to school for nutrition. She has a BA in English and Dance from Hofstra University and completed her BS in Nutrition/Dietetics and Dietetic Internship at the University of New Hampshire.
Melissa was awarded the Emerging Women’s Health Dietitian of 2019 by the Women’s Health DPG and an UpwaRD Award from FoodMinds in 2019.
She is a previous contributor to Healthline.com and writes for several other food and nutrition blogs. Her book, A Balanced Approach to PCOS, is being released in August 2020. She has served on the DIFM Leadership Team as Social Media Chair since 2018 and is the current Chair-Elect. She previously served on the New Hampshire state board as Professional Development Chair (2018–2020).
The Role of Omega and Hemp in CB1 and CB2 Receptor Activation
The Role of Omega and Hemp in CB1 and CB2 Receptor Activation presented by Slavko Komarnytsky, PhD
Date: April 15, 2020
Speaker: Slavko Komarnytsky, PhD
Sponsored by: Standard Process
Slavko Komarnytsky, Ph.D. will guide us through the role of the endocannabinoid system in human health. Key objectives include understanding the differences in distribution and function of the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body, as well as exploring nutritional interventions capable of supporting the endocannabinoid system.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5090, 2010, 5420, 2100
Performance Indicators: 6.2.4, 8.1.2, 8.3.6
1. To review the role of the endocannabinoid system in human health
2. To understand the differences in distribution and function of the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body
3. To explore the nutritional and dietary interventions capable of supporting the endocannabinoid system
Heart Health by Way of the Gut
Heart Health by Way of the Gut presented by Cindy Carroll, MS, RDN, LDN, RN, IFNCP
Date: February 13, 2020
Speaker: Cindy Carroll, MS, RDN, LDN, RN, IFNCP
To review fundamentals of the digestive tract, heart disease facts. Give 3 examples of GI conditions and CVD risk (celiac, SIBO, prevotella dysbiosis).Describe the mechanisms of action for gut dysbiosis and CVD risk. Review diets and supplements for CVD.
1. Describe the relationship between gut permeability, the gut microbiome, inflammation and CVD
2. Describe endotoxemia and its link to insulin resistance, type DMII, metabolic syndrome, NAFD and CVD
3. State the significance of LPS as it relates to LDL cholesterol, inflammation and CVD
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5160, 5190, 4040, 9020
Performance Indicators: 10.4.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4
Inflammation and Autoimmunity: Key Connections
Inflammation and Autoimmunity: Key Connections presented by Samuel F. Yanuck, D.C., FACFN, FIAMA
Date: September 27, 2018
Speaker: Samuel F. Yanuck, D.C., FACFN, FIAMA
Sponsored by: Pure Encapsulations
One in five Americans has an autoimmune disease. Inflammation and autoimmunity share deep immunological connections. Learning to navigate these connections properly is essential to your success with autoimmune patients.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 2010, 5420, 2060, 3100
Performance Indicators: 10.4.1, 4.2.6, 8.3.8
1. Identify biological factors that relate to each other immunologically
2. Understand what causes autoimmune flares such as t cell polarization, inflammasome biology, and other key immunological pivot points
3. Select the right tools to address the right targets in complex patients
Speaker Bio: Samuel F. Yanuck, D.C., FACFN, FIAMA, is a functional immunologist with a private practice in Chapel Hill, N.C. He serves as CEO & director of education at Cogence, LLC, an online functional immunology education company, as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Program on Integrative Medicine and is also a medical advisor to Pure Encapsulations.