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Reckoning With the Deadly Impact of Junk Foods

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

A pair of recent studies linking poor diets to an increased risk of death and other alarming consequences like blindness underscore the critical importance of quality nutrition education in health care.

Climate & Public Health: Medicine Faces a Planet in Critical Condition

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

While there have always been medical voices calling attention to the perils of unchecked environmental degradation, for the most part the healthcare mainstream has kept quiet. It is only recently that major medical organizations have begun to publicly acknowledge the health risks posed by climate change.

Gut Microbiome Study Reveals New Forms of Hypertension & Depression

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

A new study reveals previously unidentified connections between the intestinal microbiome and markers of cardiovascular and mental health. Researchers at the University of Florida discovered unique gut bacteria patterns in patients with high blood pressure, depression, and a combination of the two conditions.

Webinar: Pediatric Immune System Support

By Erik Goldman

Ped Immune Webinar

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Many of our patients experience daily immune system challenges, and children are no exception!  Stress, busy school & extracurricular schedules, and erratic or poor eating habits can all impact the body’s natural defense mechanisms.

On top of that, there’s exposure in schools to a whole new host of germs.

Kids’ immune systems really have to ramp up for the fall! 

In this free webinar, Jaclyn Chasse, ND, Vice President of Medical Education at Emerson Ecologics, will look at the top ways we can support the immune health of pediatric patients as they move into the fall & winter seasons.

Dr. Chasse discusses:

  • The most common pediatric immune support questions Emerson's Ask the Experts hear most often from our clinical community (and our answers)
  • The Top 5 immune support products she recommends for children, both for long-term and short-term support (a.k.a. What every family should have in its medicine cabinet!)
  • How to make safe recommendations for children, including appropriate dosing guidelines
  • Other recommendations for holistic immune support, including dietary changes, lifestyle support, and at-home therapies

 

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This webinar is for educational purposes and is not intended as medical advice or to diagnose or treat any health condition.

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Jaclyn Chasse, ND, is the Vice President of Medical Education & Wellevate at Emerson Ecologics, and a practicing naturopathic physician specializing in men's and women's reproductive health and infertility. She is a graduate of Bastyr University where she also holds an adjunct position, and has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. She has co-authored several scientific journal articles in the field of medical biophysics and integrative medicine, and has been very involved throughout her career in improving healthcare access and education. Dr. Chasse is the immediate Past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

Webinar: Fall & Winter Immune Support Essentials

By Erik Goldman

Lisa Murray Webinar

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The winter season brings many challenges to the immune system. Colder temperatures, drier air, more time in enclosed spaces--not to mention the holidays—can all take their toll.

To bolster and support immunity throughout the fall and winter months, it is essential to build a strong foundation of overall health in the weeks leading up to the cold weather season.

In this free webinar, Lisa Murray, RDN, LD, Emerson Ecologics' Medical Education Manager, will cover everything you need to know to prep your practice for what—for some people-- is the most "un-wonderful" time of the year.

You'll learn about:

● The Top 5 immune support products Lisa recommends to her own clients, plus more immune essentials our Medical Education team stocks in their own dispensaries.
● The immune support questions Emerson's Ask the Expert hear most often (and our answers)
● The role of gut health in supporting the immune system
● How you can support your own immunity when your patient load is high

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This webinar is for educational purposes and is not intended as medical advice or to diagnose or treat any health condition.

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Lisa Murray RDN, LD is Emerson Ecologic’s Medical Education Manager and has been a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1995. She received her degree in Nutrition Science from the University of New Hampshire. After completing her Internship in Dietetics, Lisa developed a successful career in the field of Nutrition Management. However, her true passion has always been in teaching others how to integrate botanicals and nutrition supplements into a healthy diet and lifestyle for optimum health and wellness.

 

 

Webinar: CBD for Anxiety & Depression--Case Studies & Clinical Pearls

By Erik Goldman

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Information about CBD (cannibidiol) and the endocannabinoid system is everywhere these days. So are claims about the health benefits of CBD. As compelling as these topics may be, the information presented is rarely clinically applicable.

What practitioners want--and need--is more information and guidance on how to use CBD safely and effectively in clinical practice.

In this free need-to-know primer, Aimée Shunney, ND, will share 3 case studies from her practice focusing on the use of CBD to increase stress resilience, reduce anxiety, and manage depression.

From these cases, she'll draw out key clinical pearls for patient care strategies, avoidance of drug interactions, selection of products, and more.

 

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Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about three patients’ successful experiences using CBD for depression and anxiety
  • Explore dosing strategies and practicalities of dosing titration
  • Review known issues with cannabinoid-drug interactions
  • Discuss challenges with extreme variation in products, including full spectrum products vs isolates
  • Learn various ways to balance the endocannabinoid system
  • Gain a clear understanding of how to choose superior products

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Dr. Aimee Shunney HeadshotAimée Gould Shunney, ND, is a naturopathic physician in private practice since 2001, currently at Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine in Santa Cruz, CA. She combines western medical science with evidence-based natural therapies including diet, exercise, lifestyle coaching, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, and bio-identical hormones. She specializes in women’s health and bio- identical hormone balancing as well as menopause, menstrual issues, sexual dysfunction, thyroid optimization, stress management, and digestive health.

The Roots of Supplement Quality Are in the Soil

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

For dietary supplements containing plant-derived ingredients, product quality has its roots in the soil in which those plants are grown. Recent developments in soil science and sustainable agriculture are helping conscientious companies to safeguard product quality in an era of widespread environmental degradation.

Encapsulating Quality: How Ingredient and Capsule Choices Impact Supplement Performance

By Barri Sigvertsen, Senior Manager, Global Innovation Marketing, Lonza Consumer Health and Nutrition

One of the many challenges for supplement manufacturers is consistently ensuring that the products they bring to market are safe, innovative, and aligned with practitioner and consumer preferences, while optimizing production efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

That’s no easy feat. From the choice of bioactive ingredients, through the encapsulation or tableting process, and ultimately to the packaging and shipping, there are dozens of decisions to be made. Each choice has a potential impact on overall product quality, stability, and efficacy.