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Anti-Aging Conference Boston 2013 - Module VIII: A Metabolic, Anti Aging and Functional Approach to Psychiatry and Cancer Therapies, Nutrition and the Athlete

Course Description Top

Varying forms of clinical analysis and methods for ensuring quality results are presented. The module also comprises the basic principles of functional medicine, fundamental functional imbalances and the relationship between genes and the environment. Integrative approaches to cancer therapies, metabolic treatments for psychiatric illness and nutritional programs for athletes are also reviewed.

Objectives Top

    • Learn advanced integrative approaches to cancer therapies
    • Explore clinical approaches to structural imbalances
    • Learn what determines test result accuracy, sources of error and what is involved in the management of quality assurance systems in a clinical laboratory
    • Understand how reference ranges are established and displayed
    • Understand organic acid metabolism and how this relates to evaluating nutrient insufficiency and toxic imbalances
    • Learn how to evaluate a patient's level of oxidative stress
    • Understand how urinary porphyrin analysis can evaluate functional effects of environmental toxins
    • Learn how to evaluate a patient's level of vitamins, minerals, and toxic metals
    • Understand the use and advantages of DNA identification of stool microbes
    • Learn the use of genomic analysis in the management of patient health risks
    • Learn how to evaluate patient levels of phthalates and other bioactive plasticizers and how this can affect steroid hormone interactions and potential health risks
    • Learn how analysis of stool microbes, chemistry, immunology and enzymology can be used to evaluate and treat intestinal disorders
    • Know treatments for psychiatric illnesses from an Anti-Aging and Metabolic approach
    • Learn nutritional support programs for the competitive athlete
    • Learn the role that nutrients play in the treatment of psychiatric illness
    • Write prescriptions for exercise plans for healthy patients and those with special needs
    • Learn new treatment modalities in the area of sports medicine from a an Anti-Aging and Metabolic approach
    • Learn how to wean a patient successfully off of prescription medications such as hypnotics and antidepressants
    • Review the biochemical basis of psychiatric diseases
    • Discuss the neurobiology and chemistry of the sleep wake cycle in the context of circadian rhythms and identify treatable disorders that can interrupt restorative sleep
    • Explain the role of the orexin secreting neurons in sleep disorders, including narcolepsy/cataplexy
    • Map a treatment or interventional plan to optimize restorative sleep
    • Introduce the principles of functional medicine, focusing on biochemical individuality
    • Explore the relationship between genes and environment as risk factors for disease, as well as opportunities to optimize health and well-being
    • Discuss the importance of laboratory testing that emphasizes optimal wellness and looks at factors that change before the outward manifestation of disease. Case histories will be discussed
    • Emphasize the fundamental functional imbalances that every clinician should consider when seeing a patient: environmental inputs, immune and inflammatory imbalance, energy production/oxidative stress, gastro-intestinal imbalance, detoxification and biotransformation, hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalance, structural imbalance and emotional imbalance
    • Apply the new-found understanding of the gene-environment interaction in clinical practice
    • Understand the reasons for the failure of traditional chemotherapy
    • Learn how to use targeted chemotherapy
    • Learn new protocols for advanced stage cancers
    • Have a basic understanding of how clinical lab tests are run
    • Learn how to detect and treat food allergies and how this can affect health
    • Understand how to evaluate a patient’s level of vitamins, minerals and toxic metals
    • Understand organic acid metabolism and how this relates to evaluating nutrient insufficiency and toxic imbalances
    • Learn how analysis of stool microbes, chemistry, immunology and enzymology can be used to evaluate and treat intestinal disorders
    • Understand the use and advantages of DNA identification of stool microbes
    • Learn how anaerobic bacterial imbalances in the gut can affect health and treatments
    • Learn the use of genomic analysis in the management of patient health risks
    • Learn how to evaluate patient levels of phthalates and other bioactive plasticizers, how this can affect steroid hormone interactions and potential health risks
    • Recommend appropriate mineral and vitamin repletion based on exercise needs
    • Recommend the correct protein to carbohydrate ratios and specific sources to optimize nutrient timing depending on age
    • Recommend amino acids that are evidenced based to improve recovery from a strenuous exercise program
    • Recommend nutraceuticals and herbal compounds that will reduce lactate loading and reperfusion injury
    • Recommend the appropriate nutrients to support inflammation and post surgery recovery
    • Investigate the role that diet has in cancer prevention
    • Review existing and new research on metabolic therapies for the treatment of cancer
    • Identify scientific rationale for using antioxidant/micronutrient/ phytochemical combinations with standard conventional cancer therapies
    • Review literature concerning nutriceuticals and if they can be used as complementing cancer therapies
    • Address alternative treatment of specific cancer types
    • Learn therapies that may prevent or treat the side effects of radiation or chemotherapy
    • Develop a step-by-step guide to the safe and gradual withdrawal from tranquilizers, anti-depressants, and sleeping aids
    • Identify the symptoms of anti-depressant and hypnotic medication withdrawal
    • Learn nutritional support for benzodiazepine withdrawal
    • Learn the effects that anti-depressants have on the brain
    • Learn nutritional support for discontinuation of SSRIs, tricyclic and MAO inhibitor anti-depressants
    • Learn nutritional support for hypnotic withdrawal
    • Know the anti-depressant-induced mental, behavioral, and cerebral abnormalities that can occur with their use
    • Learn metabolic treatments for depression, anxiety, OCD, schizophrenia, and manic depression
    • Recognize the biochemical imbalances that result in a mental illness
    • Understand the decline in endocrine function that occurs in all organs with age
    • Know the behavioral effects of endocrine disorders and their application to geriatric psychiatry
    • Lean laboratory abnormalities that occur with hyperparathyroidism
    • Learn the mechanisms of action of PTH
    • Recognize the drug effects that occur in bone strength
    • Understand how the mode of delivery of PTH determines the skeletal response to PTH
    • Review the literature on the effect PTH treatment has on the risk of vertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

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.

Todd LePine, M.D., graduated from Holy Cross College and Dartmouth Medical School, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. He currently works with Dr. Mark Hyman as a staff physician at The UltraWellness Center located in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshires and also worked as a staff physician at Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts consulting with clients from around the world.

Mark Rosenberg, M.D., is board-certified in emergency medicine and is active in drug research. He has recently patented a drug for the treatment of obesity that will soon be entering clinical trials. Over the past three years, Dr. Rosenberg has developed and refined a novel protocol for the treatment of advanced cancer.

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.

Catherine Willner, M.D. , is Chair of the American Academy of Neurology Pain Section's Scientific Committee. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Willner has published several studies in the field of Neurology and Pain Management. She practices Neurology

Schedule Top


Thursday, September 19, 2013:
7:30 am Introduction: Vitamin Status Assessment, Minerals and Toxic Elements Assessment
Todd LePine, M.D. 2 hr
9:30 am Break
10:00 am Food Allergy Testing, Amino Acid Analysis
Todd LePine, M.D. 2 hr
12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm Fatty Acids, Genomic Testing, Porphyrin Testing
Todd LePine, M.D. 2 hr
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm Organic Acid Analysis, Stool Analysis
Todd LePine, M.D. 2 hr
6:00 pm Close of session
 

Friday, September 20, 2013:
7:30 am Nutritional Depletions Caused by Exercise
James LaValle, R.Ph, CCN
2 hr
9:30 am Break
10:00 am A Metabolic Approach to Psychiatry
Pamela W. Smith, M.D., MPH, MS
2 hr
12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm How to Successfully Wean A Patient Off of Anti-Depressants and Hypnotics
Pamela W. Smith, M.D., MPH, MS
1 hr
2:30 pm A Metabolic Approach To Cancer Therapies – Part One Pamela W. Smith, M.D., MPH, MS
1 hr
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm A Metabolic Approach To Cancer Therapies – Part Two
Pamela W. Smith, M.D., MPH, MS
2 hr
6:00 pm Close of session
 
 Saturday, September 21, 2013:
7:00 am Cancer: Non-Toxic Therapies – Part One
Mark Rosenberg, M.D. 2 hr
9:00 am Break
9:30 am Cancer: Non-Toxic Therapies – Part Two
Mark Rosenberg, M.D. 2 hr
11:30 am Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm The Importance of Sleep in a Functional Medicine Model – Part One
Catherine Willner, M.D.
2 hr
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm The Importance of Sleep in a Functional Medicine Model – Part Two
Catherine Willner, M.D.
2 hr
5:30 pm Close of session