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ANA Events & Programs


Integrative and Nutritional Approaches to Gastrointestinal Disorders
2nd Annual Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference
In collaboration with the American Nutrition Association and the Midwest Naturopathic Physicians Association





October 11, 2014 8am-4pm CT
October 12, 8am–2pm CT
National University of Health Sciences, 200 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL 60148

Join us for this exciting two-day event featuring top speakers in the field! This educational program is appropriate for all healthcare practitioners, and offers up to 13 credits of Continuing Education for NDs, DCs and CNSs. CNS credit is provided by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists.

Topics and Speakers:
Relevance of the Gut Flora to Everyday Practice 
Eric Yarnell, ND

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
Mona Morstein, ND

Space Age Technology Joins Clinical Microbiology Assessment: Evaluation of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome
Andrea Gruszecki, ND

Research Review of Herbal and Nutritional Therapies in Gastrointestinal Disorders
Lorinda Sorenson, ND, MSAc

Cancer and the Human Microbiome
Judy Fulop, ND, FABNO

What Science Says About H. Pylori and Clinical Applications
Jessica Hehmeyer, DC, CNS

Naturopathic Approaches to Colon Cancer
Aroop Banerji, ND, LAc, FABNO and Eliot Edwards, ND, FABNO

The Coherent Method: A Holistic Approach to Comprehensive Digestive Health
Aroop Banerji, ND, LAc, FABNO; Eliot Edwards, ND, FABNO and Matthew Marturano, ND

Digestion and Clearance, the Role of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Naturopathic Medicine
Louise Edwards, ND

Learn more about the conference.

See conference brochure and pricing information.

*Clicking Register Now will direct you to a registration page on ILANP website

The Disease Delusion with Jeffrey Bland, PhD, presented in collaboration with                     

November 6, 2014 at 7pm CT
Free Webinar: Registration Opening Soon

“The godfather of functional medicine elegantly explains the core tools to overcome the chronic ailments of modern society.” 
- Mehmet Oz, MD 

For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of functional medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for 75% of our total healthcare costs because, rather than addressing their underlying causes, we mask illnesses with pills and temporary treatments. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path of further illness.

In The Disease Delusion, Dr. Bland’s new book, he explains what functional medicine is, and what it can do for you. While advances in modern science have nearly doubled our lifespans in only four generations, our quality of life has not reached its full potential. Outlining the reasons why we suffer from chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, cancer and a host of other ailments, Dr. Bland offers achievable, science-based solutions that can alleviate these common conditions. The Disease Delusion offers a roadmap for a lifetime of wellness.



Composting 101 at the Peggy Noteabart Nature Museum

December 10, 2014 from 6-7pm CT
2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614

Composting is easy! Learn the basics of worm composting in this hands-on class. You'll leave with a completed starter bin and plenty of tips on how to keep it going.

ANA Members: $15
Non-Members: $20

*Clicking Register Now will direct you to a registration page on the Peggy Noteabart Museum website

Ayurvedic Nutrition with Dr. Suhas G. Kshirsagar, BAMS, MD (Ayu), presented in collaboration with 

February 2015 at 7pm CT
Free Webinar: Registration Opening Soon

From an internationally recognized ayurvedic physician who combines Eastern and Western medicine, and is the author of the best selling bookThe Hot Belly Diet, comes a body health plan centered on digestive balance and metabolic transformation.




Please check back soon for updates on our 2014-15 program schedule. This season will also include presentations on:

Spirituality and Nutrition: given by Habib Sadeghi, DO, MA and Shahrzad (Sherry) Sami, DDS, MA

Taking Control of Your Health: given by Joseph Mercola, DO

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