Integrative Therapies Institute 2019 Schedule
February 8, 2019
8:30am – 9:30am
9:30am – 11:00am
Estrogen Dominance Phenomenon
Dr Silva will discuss how environmental influences and toxins can lead to estrogen dominance in both men and women. We will explore how our lifestyle choices affect estrogen dominance and what we can do about it.
11:00am – 11:45am
11:45am – 1:00pm
Stem Cells: Educate Yourself On True Applications
The current field of stem cells is misunderstood and many of the therapies are considered misleading or fraudulent. How many of you can say that your products have been evaluated under a microscope, viability assays, flow cytometry, and followed the widely accepted minimal criteria set forth by the International Society of Stem and Gene Therapy (ISCT) for defining Mesenchymal Stem Cells? Even when they meet these criteria there is NO guarantee that they are stem cells as reported by the ISCT and David Harrell, PhD. Stem cell counting has been a massive misconception! What are the differences of bone harvesting vs. fat harvesting vs. umbilical cord tissue? How can they be used and what is the legality of using the term “stem cells”? Can you answer these questions? The goal of this presentation is to address these questions and provide a better understanding of this current field or regenerative medicine.
1:00pm – 2:00pm
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Testosterone therapy controversy: an update on the evidence
Many controversies surround testosterone. When is it indicated, when is it not? Is it safe, is it harmful? Why is it a controlled substance? Why is it prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency? What delivery form is best? This presentation will lead us through an evaluation of the quality and quantity of the evidence regarding the pros and cons of this hormone that plays important roles in our bodies and minds.
3:30pm – 4:15pm
4:15pm – 5:30pm
Low Dose Immunotherapy As A Novel Therapy in Modulating Immune Function
Low dose immunotherapy is a novel therapy developed by Dr. Ty Vincent to help modulate immune responses to various microbes, including Lyme, bartonella, Epstein-barr virus and many others. Research shows that microbes can trigger autoimmunity through molecular mimicry and have been associated with causing MS, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis and other autoimmune conditions. In this talk, Dr. Ingels will review the mechanisms behind molecular mimicry and how microbes alter normal immune responses. He will review the basis of low dose immunotherapy, how to identify potential treatment antigens and practical tips on implementing this therapy into everyday practice.
February 9, 2019
8:30am – 9:30am
Breakfast sponsored by Bio-Botanical Research
9:30am – 11:00am
Menopause Management with HRT: Benefits vs Risks
Hormone management in the perimenopausal/menopausal women is complex. The essential issue in hormone management is a studious investigation of the benefits and risks. This lecture will review the latest benefits and risks and key issues in not only the most cases, but special populations of menopausal women.
11:00am – 12:00noon
12:00 – 1:30pm
Tori Hudson, ND
Controversies in Women's Health
We all engage with patients everyday about issues they read about in the news, issues in which they have explored on the internet, and educational marketing blitzes they have been the recipients of. They might come in with questions, they might come in with strong opinions, they might come in with assertive requests. It is up to us to offer well informed recommendations, that might fly in the face of what they think. In addition, clinicians are also carrying around long standing beliefs that deserve to be questioned and revisited. The purpose of this presentation, along with Q and A, is to unravel some of these controversies and myths
1:30pm – 2:30pm
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Sunny Raleigh, DO
Controversies in Lyme Disease
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Ron Hunninghake, MD
Seeds, Soil and Solar - Mold, Mitochondria, and Melatonin
Dr. Ron, Chief Medical Officer of Riordan Clinic, will present the unified theory of chronic illness as perceived from the cellular and molecular level. The emphasis will be on mitochondrial dysfunction and what it takes to resolve it.