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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fellowship Level 9 Topics & Speakers

ACIM Fellowship Level 9 Speakers & Topics

The Microbiome’s Regulation of Human Genetics, Immunity, and Life Expectancy

Zach Bush, MD

Objectives:

  1. Develop a new perspective on the relationship between the microbiomes ability to program what your 25,000 genes are doing today
  2. Understand the importance of looking beyond your patient to create an environment of health and healing
  3. Recognize the clinical hallmarks of microbiome deficiency from cradle to grave


Synopsis:
New insights into the role of the microbiome have revealed an our critical dependence on our connection to a healthy ecosystem – from our backyards to our intestinal ecosystem – we are constantly being shaped by our environment.  This lecture intends to expand your concept of health for you and your patients far beyond the human biology as we explore the role of micro-RNA, bacterial nutritional metabolites, and bacterial colonization of the human body in the maintenance of health. 


Airway Mechanics, the Microbiome, and the Acceleration of Inflammation and Aging

Zach Bush, MD

Objectives:

  1. Develop a new perspective on the relationship between sinonasal anatomy and mechanics of breathing and its impact on the human bacterial biome
  2. Understand the relationship between gut ecology and the human immune system
  3. Understand the importance of prenatal and childhood nutrition in improving adult immune function


Synopsis:
The very first structure to form in an embryo is the hard palate.  All subsequent development of the gut, neural system in utero is founded on the health of this palate.  The nutritional status of the mother during fetal development, and the child’s nutritional status during rapid growth phases of development are critical to the healthy formation and development of the adult palate.  If nasal breathing capacity is undermined, we can see rapid impact on the health of the immune system, with the child becoming far more sensitive to the environment, from seasonal allergies to food sensitivities the system is under threat.  The balance of the major bacterial genus’ are often impacted by sino-nasal health, with fermentation rather than carbohydrate metabolism becoming dominant digestive pathways.  This shift can lead to inflammatory changes throughout the immune system of the gut.  This talk unifies our understanding of fetal development and the risk of nutritional deficits from mother, to child, to the next generations.


Understanding Hydration Protocols

Josef Bender

Objectives:

  1. Understand the mechanisms of hydration
  2. Understand the quality and types of water for specific hydration
  3. Maximizing hydration for different biological systems


Synopsis:
To go beyond survival health into thriving, one needs to understand how to properly hydrate intercellular, extracellular, and intravenous fluids. Each requires specific knowledge, of timing cycles, mineral ion content, and water characteristics. This presentation will instruct the health practitioner on how to accelerate hydration so that the nutraceutical uptake in absorption will be enhanced.


The Lymphatic Systems Role for Ultimate Health and Energy…

Jennifer Grammith ND

Objectives:

  1. The role the lymphatic system plays
  2. The common disorders that plague this system
  3. Treatment Options and Preventive Measures


Synopsis:
This presentation is a simple yet comprehensive overview of the human lymphatic system. The lymphatic system like all other systems of the human body plays an essential role in the overall body systems and can no longer be ignored. It is important to know what compromises the lymphatic system, what role does it play, what are the common disorders that plague this system and what options are available these days for treatment of these disorders?  These are the main concerns that we will be addressing in this presentation; at the same time, we will do our best to present the information in a manner that is understandable and engaging with audience participation and discussion.


Bring Life Science to the Clinic

Haixing Chen, MD

Objectives:

  1. Life Science (Genetic diagnosis & Gene Therapy)
  2. Clinic Applications
  3. Bring Life Science to the Clinic


Synopsis:
Genetic diagnosis and gene therapy are the top tools for disease diagnosis and therapy now and/or in the near future. Creating the technologies and bringing the technologies to the clinic usage involves collaborations between many fields, such as scientists, physicians & medical staffs and commercial institutes and must comply with regulations over clinics. Medical staffs have many advantages to identify the technology and to bring the technology to the clinic.  These will be discussed in the presentation.


Clinical Ground Round for Lymphatic Disorders

Jennifer Grammith ND

Objectives:

  1. History and Physical Exam
  2. Evaluation and Discussion of Treatment option for case study
  3. Considerations and Treatment Plan


Synopsis:
This presentation will be presented in a formal meeting format at which the practitioners in the audience will take an active role in discussing clinical cases of one or more patients with a disorder of the lymphatic system. This ground rounds session will be instrumental in developing and reviewing clinical reasoning skills for all health care professionals. These skills are an integral component of medical education in mainstream medicine today and should be practiced in holistic medicine as well. We will be presenting interesting cases and focusing on current and new research information. We look forward to your participation….


Case studies of treating complex patients from a triad of health perspective

Charles R. Fagenholz, DC

Objectives:

  1. What was done and when it was done
  2. What shifted these patients the most
  3. Results and what is to be done next


Synopsis:
Going over complex patients that were failed on and told there was not much else that could be done and their journey to health.


Treating Chronic Illnesses with Sympathetic Resonance Technology utilizing Contact Reflex Analysis principles

Charles R. Fagenholz, DC

Objectives:

  1. Treating the priorities of chronic patients
  2. Using the concept of sympathetic resonance for complex cases
  3. Knowing when to do what and when not to with these complex cases


Synopsis:
With so many variables to patient’s health and care, it is often times a tough decision as to where to start with the complex patient. Just as important as knowing what to do is when to do it and with our society getting more toxic by the day this rings truer than ever. Contact Reflex Analysis allows one to treat with confidence the patient’s priorities at the right time utilizing nutrition, oils, spinal corrections and Sympathetic Resonance Technology. This presentation will focus heavily on fine tuning the complex patients with a heavy emphasis on Sympathetic Resonance Technology.


Nutritional Physiology of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Steve Haltiwanger, MD, CCN

Objectives:

  1. To learn to identify types of pathophysiological issues present in traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  2. To learn about the research regarding nutritional treatments of traumatic brain injury
  3. To learn how nutritional therapy can improve cognitive functions in TBI
  4. To learn how to utilize nutritional protocols to reestablish energy production, antioxidant levels and control inflammation and excitotoxicity in TBI 
  5. To understand mechanisms involved in producing cellular damage in TBI


Synopsis:
From multiple viewpoints (philosophical, nutritional and medical), it makes sense that when there has been injury to an organ it becomes necessary to provide dietary compounds that the body naturally uses/requires in self-regeneration to repair that organ. It is medically impossible to use only one compound to repair a tissue when multiple compounds are needed. At present, almost all the research being done on traumatic brain injuries is the study of pharmaceutical drugs that address only one or more of the pathophysiological processes and molecular mechanisms that have been identified as occurring in TBI, but many processes are occurring simultaneously and cannot be addressed only with drugs. At this time an effective pharmacological therapy has not been found. For a therapeutic regimen to be effective, treatments must be able to address multiple pathophysiological mechanisms that are all occurring at the same time.


Clinical Experience with Nutrition in Hospitals

Steve Haltiwanger, MD, CCN

Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand that this lecture is about a system of treatment, not about any one drug or chemical. The patient is nutritionally and environmentally assessed and is given optimal amounts of materials that are necessary for good nutrition and optimal functioning - vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids.
  2. Participants will understand that a scientific approach incorporates a philosophy of treatment.
  3. Participants will understand that per Linus Pauling, “the functioning of the brain and nervous tissue is more sensitively dependent on the rate of chemical reactions than the functioning of other organs and tissues and that mental disease is for the most part mused by abnormal reaction rates, as determined by genetic constitution and diet, and by abnormal molecular concentrations of essential substances.”
  4. Participants will understand that the dietary provision of B-complex vitamins in the diet does not necessarily ensure adequacy of the active coenzyme forms of B-vitamins
  5. Participants will gain understanding of how to use laboratory testing to screen for nutritional, toxic, infectious and endocrine imbalances.


Synopsis:
This lecture will address the evaluation and treatment of individuals with age-related neurological conditions associated with confusion and memory loss. I will utilize a case-oriented approach. I will review the role of nutritional compounds that have beneficial effects on structure and function of neural cells. The lecture will contain clinical information about diagnostic categories and laboratory evaluations and how to correct identified abnormalities.


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