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Live Webinars


The Human Microbiome in Health & Disease 
With Jack Gilbert, PhD
Free Webinar Available March 15, 2019

Understanding the microbial ecosystem dynamics of our planet is central to our role as custodians of the planet. The Earth Microbiome Project aimed to characterize the microbial diversity of the diverse ecosystems across our world, which we have used to model the ecosystem dynamics of these environments. Integrating these models with agricultural policy provides a framework on which to determine how climate change and shifting policy will influence the microbial metabolic dynamics, which will affect our ability to modulate system scale outcomes. In concert with this global perspective, we are also characterizing the human microbiome, which has become a key part of patient care, provide new avenues to diagnose and treat human disease. The immune system controls our interaction with the microbial world, and yet the microbial communities in our bodies are central to modulating the immune response. Changes in the human microbiome have substantial influence on atopy, neurological disorders, metabolic disorders, and a range of complex conditions and disease states.

Dr. Gilbert will discuss evidence of these mechanisms of interaction and how we have started to disturb the delicate balance of the immune-microbe equilibrium, impacting the development and function of our immune systems. Central to this disturbance is the distance we have placed between our children and the microbial world, which has been demonstrated to have a substantial influence on their physiological, immunological, neurological and even endocrinological development. Applying new strategies to identify how the microbial ecosystem correlates with diseases states and treatment efficacy through Microbiome-Wide Association Studies (MWAS) is altering the trajectory of precision medicine, and providing a new framework for facilitating patient care.

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of 1 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.

 


 

Gene-Diet Interaction: Is Your Eating Behavior Hard-Wired? 
With Ahmed El-Sohemy, PhD
Free Webinar Available April 1, 2019

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The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of 1 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.

 

 

 


The Gut-Skin Axis: Clinical & Nutritional Approaches
With Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, IFMCP
Free Webinar Available May 1, 2019

There is a strong association between skin disorders and gastrointestinal conditions. Dr. Minich will discuss gut and skin interactions, showing how each effects the other through several pathways. Also discussed will be the clinical features and select therapeutics for acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.

Finally, the webinar will conclude with a discussion of a functional medicine-based approach to gastrointestinal healing, a practical protocol to improve both gut and skin health.

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of 1 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.

 

 

 


The Genomics of Obesity
With Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD, ABIHM
Free Webinar Available June 1, 2019

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The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of 1 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Forum


Personalized Nutrition 2019
Regenerate Health in our Toxic Environment
November 13-15 2019, San Diego, CA

We live in a toxic environment. Our exposures profoundly impact our biology, our genetic expression, and ultimately our health.

We in turn impact our environment in profound ways, and in particular through our nutritional choices. Personalized nutrition holds the potential to help regenerate both human and environmental health.

Personalized Nutrition 2019, our landmark 60th annual conference, will showcase the latest science and solutions from the world’s leading nutrition researchers and clinicians and environmental experts.

It will equip practitioners to:

  • Recognize the impacts of environmental toxins on human biology and genetic expression
  • Understand the interaction between nutrients and environmental toxins
  • Identify environmental exposures through clinical assessment and biochemical data analysis
  • Design personalized nutrition solutions to prevent exposures and mitigate the effects of toxins on human health Integrate clinical nutrition approaches that regenerate both human and environmental health

Join the personalized nutrition community at the fully renovated Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA November 13-15, as we explore how to Regenerate Health in our Toxic Environment.

 Learn more about this forum.

 


Ongoing Webinars


 

Resilience & the Role of Nutrition
With Daniel VanDorn, PharmD
Free Webinar

The human body has developed a very complex system for interacting with environmental stressors. Genes play a role in an individual’s response to stress, and stress itself can alter the expression of genes in an epigenetic loop. As such, some people may be classified as having “poor stress tolerance,” or conversely, “stress resilience.” Focusing on the underlying biological mechanisms involved with stress response provides unique opportunities for personalized solutions to reduce the impacts of chronic stress and to improve our overall stress resilience.

Dr. Daniel VanDorn will highlight some of the genes that may influence stress response and discuss several nutrition-based cortisol adaptogens and their epigenetic influence.

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of 1 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.

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Pain Management with Nutrition
With Robert Alan Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, ABIHM
Free Webinar 

Nutrition is often overlooked as an effective tool for pain relief, yet there is strong evidence that specific nutrients and nutritional patterns can mitigate pain.

This webinar will explore the use of therapeutic diets for pain management, including the evidence for the anti-inflammatory and elimination diets. In addition, supplementation and therapeutic foods will be discussed for common pain conditions, including fibromyalgia, migraine/headache, and chronic low back pain..

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of 1 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.


 

The Rainbow Diet: A Holistic Approach to Radiant Health Through Food and Supplements
With Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, IFMCP
Free Webinar 

Forget about bland, colorless foods –now’s the time to invite rainbow health into your life! Dr. Deanna Minich introduces a cutting-edge path to attaining physical, mental, and spiritual health through colorful whole foods and natural supplements.

Drawing on over 20 years of experience in the nutrition and health fields, Dr. Minich merges ancient healing and eating practices with modern nutritional science. The result is an easy-to-follow, transformational guide to the food and supplements we need to achieve an inner rainbow of optimal health.

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of 1 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.

 

Rethink Health: Functional Immunology, Microbiome & Metabolome
With Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN

Free Webinar

Dr. Jaffe will discuss integrative approaches to help you rethink and optimize your health by embracing emerging science in functional immunology, the microbiome, and metabolomics.

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of 1 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.

 

How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World
With Finian Makepeace
Free Webinar

Discover the hidden power that soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource—the very ground that feeds us. 

Finian Makepeace explains that by simply changing our diets, we can work toward reversing global warming and reduce or eliminate toxic substances that are harming our children, pets, bodies, and ultimately, our planet.

 

Nutrition & Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
With Andrew Heyman, MD

Free Webinar 

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is the body’s “out of control” inflammatory response to toxins such as mold spores or biotoxins in tick or spider bites. These toxins can cause a cascade of inflammatory and hormonal changes leading to tissue damage and non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, pain, sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal and neurologic symptoms.

Explore the underlying causes of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) and the nutritional interventions that play a crucial role in health and recovery.

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of 1 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.

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Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life
With Suhas G. Kshirsagar BAMS, MD

Free Webinar

“It’s not you, it’s your schedule.” We’ve all heard of circadian rhythms—those biological processes that give us jet lag and make us night owls or early birds. But few of us know just how profoundly these diurnal patterns affect our overall health.

Bad habits like skipping meals, squeezing in workouts when it’s convenient, working late into the night to maximize productivity and then trying to “catch up” on sleep during the weekend disrupt our natural cycles. A growing body of research on chronobiology reveals just how sensitive the human body is to these rhythms all the way down to the genetic level. Our “clock genes” control more than we realize, and small changes can make the difference between battling our bodies, and effortlessly managing weight, sleep, stress, inflammation, and more.

Marrying ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with the latest scientific research, Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar’s holistic step-by-step 30-day plan gives you the tools—and the schedule—you need to transform your life. With diagnostic quizzes to determine your specific mind-body type, you will learn to adapt you schedule for effortless wellness for life.

 


 

The Surprising Links Between Nutrition and the Brain: Diabetes, Dementia and Alzheimer's
With Marc Milstein, PhD

Free Webinar

The term “Type 3 Diabetes” was first used to describe Alzheimer's disease in 2005. Since then, the link between diet and brain function has been a significant area of interest in medicine. Join researcher and educator Dr. Marc Milstein to explore the link between diet, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of .75 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.

 


It's More Than What You Eat...How You Digest is Key!
With Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

Free Webinar

Merging time-honored lessons from Ayurveda with the latest research, Dr. Lonsdorf will help you understand how to optimize your personal eating and digestive power. After guiding you through a simple quiz to determine your digestive type, she will offer recommendations to help you improve your digestive and detox ability, balance your weight and optimize your metabolism. Sponsored by: 


 



 


Food and Mood
With Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, RYT, FACN
Free Webinar

Dr. Minich will describe the various impacts that our food choices can have on the brain, as well as practical strategies to overcome cravings and emotional eating. Learn how to use nutrition and lifestyle choices to bolster brain health.

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.


 


Predictive Biomarkers in Clinical Practice
With Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN
Free Webinar

Dr. Jaffe will discuss choices that can modulate genetic expression and the top predictive biomarkers for optimizing health. 

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of 1 Continuing Education credit for Certified Nutrition Specialists.

 


Nutritional Genomics: An Overview
With Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, FACN, CNS
Free Webinar 

Learn foundational concepts in nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics and the evolution of the emerging field of epigenomics. Dr. Bland will also discuss a systems biology approach to nutrition assessment, as well as the application of this approach to cardiometabolic syndrome. 

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of .75 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.


Genomics: Personalizing Clinical Application
With Elizabeth Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN, CNS

Free Webinar

We are each born with a unique genetic code which will ultimately determine the expression of our inherited traits. We can’t change our genes… or can we? Dr. Liz Lipski will explore current science and practical insights into lifestyle and diet modifications that can impact your genetic expression. 

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of .75 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.


 


The Ketogenic Diet: An Overview
With Angela Poff, PhD

Free Webinar

The ketogenic diet, originally developed as a therapy for epilepsy, has been gaining acclaim in the medical and public spheres for its potential impacts on weight and blood sugar. Dr. Angela Poff, expert on ketosis and the ketogenic diet , will examine its history, benefits and side effects .

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of .75 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.


The Ketogenic Diet: A Targeted Metabolic Approach to Cancer Treatment
With Miriam Kalamian, EdM, MS, CNS

Free Webinar

Are there dietary strategies that can serve as adjunctive therapies in cancer treatment? Join Miriam Kalamian to explore the ketogenic diet and its impact on cancer pathogenesis.

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of .75 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.


Ketones: From Toxic to Therapeutic to Ergogenic
With Jeff S. Volek, PhD, RD

Free Webinar

Dr. Volek, an expert in low-carbohydrate research, discusses carbohydrate and fat metabolism. He also explores the concept of keto-adaptation and its relevance to health, exercise performance and resiliency.

The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of .75 Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists.
 


 

 

 


 

   

 


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