28th Annual Spring

New Dates:
August 20 - 22
Orlando, FL


Nutrition's Dynamic Role in Longevity and Performance

August 20, 2020

While nutrition's intrinsic role in overall health and wellness is one of the most well-established facts in clinical understanding today, the lack of dietary-focused training within medical schools across the globe has left many clinicians with large gaps in actionable nutritional knowledge. Led by of group of clinical leaders in wellness-centered healthcare, this workshop will unpack specifics on nutrition-based medicine and equip participants to optimize patient wellness through strategic nutritional care.

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At the end of this session participants will be able to:

Review the role of nutrition in key hormonal signaling pathways, including estrogen, testosterone, cortisol, thyroid, and insulin.

Describe the changing physiology and pathophysiology of the human lifecycle, as well as sex and gender differences in disease and conditions.

Identify the impact of dietary composition on women’s health with regard to future morbidity, including risk of infertility, pregnancy-related complications, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Define the current understanding of cerebral hypometabolism in perimenopausal women and potential nutritional factors that may reduce risk.

Explain the potential micronutrient depletions of common medications, including oral contraceptives, metformin, statins, and antidepressants.

Developing a more comprehensive overview of wheat-related disorders

Recognizing the frequency of detrimental impact on the epithelial lining of the GI Tract with a wheat-related disorder

Protocols successfully addressing the damage to the intestinal lining

Recognizing the need for comprehensive dietary guidance for food selections (and avoidances)

Workshop Schedule

Expert Faculty

James LaValle, RPh, CCN, ND(trad)

James LaValle, RPh, CCN, ND(trad)

Tom O'Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN

Tom O'Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN

Jill Carnahan, MD

Jill Carnahan, MD

Sara Gottfried, MD

Sara Gottfried, MD


Conference Venue: GAYLORD PALMS RESORT &

6000 W Osceola Pkwy,
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone: (407) 586-0000

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