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See the Forest through the Trees:
Nutritional and Herbal Protocols for Lyme

Course Description

Lyme Disease is a complex infection caused by bacteria transmitted from a tick or insect bite. Overall, up to 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme every year according to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC).

As the bacteria spreads throughout the human bloodstream it settles in various body issues and perpetuates severe headaches, painful arthritis and joint swelling, cardiac abnormalities, and a slew of other health issues. If diagnosed and treated early with antibiotics, Lyme disease can clear relatively quickly. However, due to the rapid rate of the disease’s progression and varying individual responses, it can be difficult to diagnose. There are discrepancies for Lyme disease testing as well that can add up to a problem of misdiagnosis.

Unfortunately, symptoms can linger for months or years, and ultimately develop into a chronic condition.

Although there exist conflicting opinions on the level of gravitas surrounding Lyme disease within the medical community, experts agree nutrition is the key element in healing. Come hear Dr. Heyman discuss the diets, vitamins, herbs and essential oils that can reduce symptoms, strengthen the immune system, and potentially treat the entire illness.

You must be registered for the World Congress to attend this event.

Learning Objectives

  • Define tick borne illness and list appropriate diagnostic evaluations
  • Identify genomic and proteomic components of Lyme Disease
  • List evaluations of chronic inflammatory response and brain-related changes associated with Lyme Disease
  • Describe natural treatment protocols for Lyme Disease


6:30 AM



7:00 AM

Diagnostic Approaches to Lyme Disease

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA

7:30 AM

Integrative and Functional Dosing and Supportive Care Techniques

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA


Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA

Andrew Heyman,

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA is an internationally recognized expert in Integrative Medicine. He is currently the Program Director of Integrative and Metabolic Medicine at The George Washington University. Prior to assuming this role, he spent 16 years at the University of Michigan, serving to build one of the largest and most successful academic-based Integrative Medicine programs in the United States.

In 1990, he received formal training in Five-element Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine, during which time he developed an interest in increasing access of natural therapies to underserved populations while partnering with the University of Pennsylvania. He continued this work with Jim Gordon, MD at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington DC exploring the intersection between public health, at risk groups, and alternative therapies.

Dr. Heyman eventually went on to receive a Masters in Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and upon graduation, became the administrator for the University of Michigan Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center where he was responsible for administering a $7 million NIH grant to research alternative therapies for cardiovascular diseases. The center was one of the first in the country to place alternative therapies and their scientific examination in an academic context.

Dr. Heyman has held several leadership positions in the field of Integrative Medicine. He was the national clinical working group co-chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine for 4 years, a collaboration of 57 North American universities involved in Integrative Medicine. He is the online editor for the Journal of Men's Health in the section of Integrative Medicine, and he also holds the position of Editor-In-Chief of the Internet Journal of Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine. His research interests include the Stress response and NeuroEndocrinology, Cardiometabolic Disease, Men's Health and clinical outcomes research methodologies.

Dr. Heyman remains clinically active as well, as the owner of a four-physician integrative medicine practice in Northern Virginia at the Virginia Center for Health and Wellness. He is also the President of Integrative Health Resources, a small group of clinical experts that consults to physicians, health systems and public health professionals seeking to develop wellness, lifestyle and nutrition programs. Finally, Dr. Heyman has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Natural Health Magazine and appeared in many other TV and print venues and is a widely sought after, and celebrated speaker around the world on many Integrative Medicine topics. His teaching approach is described as deeply rooted in scientific evidence, grounded in the clinical reality of expert patient care, and readily accessible to both the new learner and seasoned practitioner alike.

Accreditation Information

Physician Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and A4M. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education
Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

This educational activity for 1 contact hour is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Accreditation Statement

ACPEGlobal Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 1 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-XXX--XXX-XXX-P)

This is a knowledge based activity.

Global Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or [email protected].

Instructions to Receive Credit
An email will be sent following the conclusion of this activity and it will include the online evaluation form and post-test. Both the online evaluation and post-test are required to receive continuing education credit.

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"This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and A4M".

This activity was supported by an educational grant from Standard Process

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A4M World Congress 2017 - The Ventian and Palazzo Resort

Venetian/Palazzo Resort

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. So.
Las Vegas, NV 89109, US
Phone: 702-414-4100

Rm Rate: $205/night
Room Rate Expires: 11-13-17
Group Code: RTARS

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