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Anti-Aging Conference Boston 2013 - Module IV - A Metabolic and Anti Aging Approach to Amino Acid Fatty Acid

Course Description Top

This module discusses the roles of amino acids and fatty acids, as well as the causes and ramifications of their deficiencies. Other topics include the concepts of metabolomics and nutrigenomics; toxin-related disease and the processes of Phase I and Phase II detoxification; and new pain control options.

Objectives Top

  • Know the role of nutrition in maintaining optimal health as the patient ages
  • Learn phase I and phase II detoxification and the consequences of the body's inability to detoxify
  • Learn nutritional depletions caused by medications
  • Understand the relationships among the biotransformation enzyme systems
  • Know the common warning signs indicating that toxicity may be a factor for the patient
  • Understand the roles of physical, psychological, and spiritual health in Metabolic and Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Know essential, conditionally essential, and non-essential amino acids and symptoms of amino acid deficiencies
  • Learn new treatment plans for osteoporosis
  • Look at pharmaceutical inhibitors of Phase 1 cytochrome P450 enzymes
  • Learn treatment modalities for the dietary and nutritional support of detoxification
  • Know the risk factors for osteoporosis
  • Look at metallothioneins and genetic polymorphisms
  • Know the function of fatty acids in the body
  • Know treatments for amino acid deficiencies
  • Learn disease processes that have amino acid deficiencies as an antecedent
  • Be aware of the diseases that can be treated with fatty acid replacement
  • Understand that fatty acid intake can change the amount of medication that a patient may need
  • Teach new pain control options used in Metabolic and Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Understand fatty acids may have profound effects on the network of inflammatory mediators altering prostanoid synthesis, PPAR activity, and the response to cytokines
  • Review the basic concepts behind the disciplines of metabolomics and nutrigenomics
  • Define the critical steps involved in signal transduction and intracellular signaling, with emphasis on transmembrane receptors, intracellular kinases, transcription factors and DNA response elements
  • Learn how DNA expression can be modified by specific dietary and lifestyle factors
  • Identify the differences between types of stem cells
  • Learn how stem cells are harvested for autologous use
  • Learn about the current applications of stem cells from literature review
  • Identify future applications for autologous stem cells
  • Understanding of basic pathophysiology of thyroid metabolism as it relates to cardiac function
  • Evaluate the current myths regarding thyroid replacement therapy
  • Understanding of how thyroid deficiency can directly relate to cardiac disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, arrhythmia and heart failure
  • Look at the role that genomics, pharmacogenomics, proteomics, and nutrigenomics has in Metabolic and Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Look at a patient-centric system of health care that addresses biochemical individuality and genetic uniqueness to improve health and function of the patient
  • Understand the relationships among the biotransformation enzyme systems
  • Understand the value of a preconception medical evaluation
  • Learn what tests to order on a patient for a preconception medicine evaluation
  • Aid the participant in the interpretation of labs results in a preconception medicine consult
  • Learn the importance of EPA/DHA supplementation use in the mother and how it later affects the health of her child
  • Study implementation modalities for patients with fatty acid deficiencies
  • Learn the symptoms of toxic build up
  • Discover how patients are exposed to toxins
  • Realize what nutrients aid in phase I detoxification of the liver
  • Understand that a toxic metabolite can build up between Phase I and Phase II detoxification that may be more toxic than the original metabolite
  • Learn the six phases of Phase II detoxification
  • Ascertain how to treat a patient with abnormal phase I or phase II detoxification
  • Explain how amino acid insufficiencies can manifest among a population that over-consumers dietary protein
  • Demonstrate expertise in strategies for planning corrective interventions with amino acids
  • Explain how fatty acid insufficiencies can manifest among a population that over-consumers dietary fat
  • Explain the types of toxicants and their respective levels of health threats
  • Describe methods of assessment for xenotoxin exposures and endotoxin burdens
  • Demonstrate expertise in strategies for planning corrective interventions to reduce toxin loads and improve detoxification function
  • Achieve an expanded awareness of the common environmental toxins and their impact on the body; this awareness can then be used to help patients make informed decisions about healthy lifestyle choices
  • Gain a working knowledge of the scientific evidence supporting the role of environmental and endogenous toxins in initiating and perpetuating chronic disease and accelerated aging; this information can then be used to enhance the practitioner’s diagnostic skills in the recognition of toxin-related disease
  • Gain an understanding of current knowledge regarding the biotransformation and elimination of environmental toxins and the scientific basis supporting the use of nutrients and plant-derived factors for enhancing these processes as a strategy for treating toxin-related disease and improving overall health; practitioners will be able to use this information to expand their therapeutic repertoire
  • Identify risks associated with non-pharmaceutical grade fish oils
  • Basic understanding of the pathophysiology of Vitamin D
  • Knowledge of the implications of Vitamin D deficiency
  • Learn new lab normals for Vitamin D
  • Explain the symptoms of the various headache types
  • Identify non-pharmacological treatments for head pain
  • Describe the mechanism of action of Butterburr in reducing the frequency of migraine
  • Outline a treatment plan utilizing various treatment options for the migraine patient
  • Review the pathophysiology of peripheral pain transmission and the various receptors involved
  • Review the use of topical pain medications and the rationale for use
  • Review various herbs and supplements that can help in the management of the chronic pain patient
  • Know the mechanisms of how Vitamin K works in the body
  • Learn the forms of Vitamin K
  • Review the importance of Vitamin K in vascular health
  • Know the causes of Vitamin K deficiency
  • Understand the use of Vitamin K supplementation in patients taking Warfarin 

Speakers Top

Jim LaValle, R.Ph., C.C.N., N.D., has 18+ years of clinical practice experience in the field of natural therapeutics and functional medicine, is author of 14 books, the latest being "Cracking The Metabolic Code" and is an adjunct professor in the College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati.

Robert Rountree, M.D., practices family medicine in Boulder , CO , is board certified, and is an adjunct clinical faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor , WA . He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, and is co-author of numerous books including: The New Breastfeeding Diet (McGraw-Hill, in press), and A Natural Guide to Pregnancy and Postpardum Health (Avery, 2002).

Pamela Wartian Smith, M.D., MPH, spent her first twenty years of practice as an emergency room physician with the Detroit Medical Center. She is a diplomat of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and is an internationally known speaker and author on the subject of Metabolic, Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. She has been featured on CNN, PBS, and other television channels, has been interviewed in numerous consumer magazines, and has hosted her own radio show. She is currently the Director of the Center for Healthy Living and Longevity and the founder and Director of The Fellowship in Metabolic, Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. Dr. Smith is also the director of the Master's Program in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine at the University of South Florida School of Medicine. She is the author of these best-selling books, "HRT: The Answers," "Vitamins Hype or Hope," "Demystifying Weight Loss," "What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More," and "What You Must Know about Women's Hormones." Her newest book, "Why You Can't Lose Weight," was released in May of 2011.

Sahar Z. Swidan, Pharm.D., BCPS obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan and then she completed a three year research fellowship in Bio-Pharmaceutics at the University of Michigan.  She previously was the Director of Pharmacy at Chelsea Community Hospital and the clinical pharmacist for the inpatient head and chronic pain service.  Currently she is President & CEO of Pharmacy Solutions in Ann Arbor, MI which is a unique, personal and educational specialty pharmacy and Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy.  Dr. Swidan is board certified and advanced fellow in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. 
James L. Wilson, N.D., D.C., Ph.D. , author of Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome, Director of Research at Immunogenics Company of America in Tuscon, AZ , and President of Future Formulations in Tuscon , AZ.

Schedule Top

Thursday, September 19, 2013:
7:30 am The Role of Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Health in Metabolic Medicine Pamela Smith, M.D., MPH, MS ½ hr
8:00 am All You Ever Wanted to Know About Amino Acids Pamela Smith, M.D., MPH, MS ½ hr
8:30 am Case Histories in Amino Acids Pamela Smith, M.D., MPH, MS ½ hr
9:00 am The Low Down on Fatty Acids Pamela Smith, M.D., MPH, MS ½ hr
9:30 am Break
10:00 am Omega 3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Ronald Rothenberg, M.D. 1 hr
11:00 am Vitamin D Deficiency: The Forgotten Hormone Ronald Rothenberg, M.D 1 hr
12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm Metabolic Consequences of Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletions – Part One James LaValle, R.Ph, CCN 2 hr
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm Metabolic Consequences of Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletions – Part Two James LaValle, R.Ph, CCN 1 hr
5:00 pm Innovative Treatment Options in the Chronic Pain Patient – Part One Sahar Swidan, Pharm.D., BCPS 1 hr
6:00 pm Close of session
 

Friday, September 20, 2013:
7:30 am Innovative Treatment Options in the Chronic Pain Patient – Part Two Sahar Swidan, Pharm.D., BCPS 1 hr
8:30 am Integrative Therapies for Chronic Head Pain – Part One Sahar Swidan, Pharm.D., BCPS 1 hr
9:30 am Break
10:00 am Integrative Therapies for Chronic Head Pain – Part Two Sahar Swidan, Pharm.D., BCPS ½ hr
10:30 am Natural Treatments in Psychiatric and Pain Comorbidities Sahar Swidan, Pharm.D., BCPS 1 ½ hr
12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm A Comprehensive Introduction to Detoxification – Part One James Wilson, Ph.D., N.D., D.C. 2 hr
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm A Comprehensive Introduction to Detoxification – Part Two James Wilson, Ph.D., N.D., D.C. 2 hr
6:00 pm Close of session
 

Saturday, September 21, 2013: 
7:00 am Detoxification of the Liver Pamela Smith, M.D., MPH, MS ½ hr
7:30 am Update on Osteoporosis Pamela Smith, M.D., MPH, MS 1 hr
8:30 am Preconception Medicine Pamela Smith, M.D., MPH, MS ½ hr
9:00 am Break
9:30 am Nutrigenomics & Metabolomics: The Molecular Dialogue Between Dietary Components and Our Genes Robert Rountree, M.D. 2 hr
11:30 am Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm Detoxification: A Scientific Approach – Part One Robert Rountree, M.D. 2 hr
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Detoxification: A Scientific Approach – Part Two Robert Rountree, M.D. 2 hr
5:30 pm Close of session