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January 24-26, 2013
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Module II: A Metabolic, Anti-Aging and Functional Approach to the Treatment of Hypertension, Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

Upon completion of this module, the participants will:

  • Understand the glycemic index and its use in determining the glycemic index and glycemic load of foods
  • Identify patients with Syndrome X/Metabolic Syndrome
  • Learn nutritional supplements and lifestyle recommendations for treatment of the components of metabolic syndrome
  • Establish a treatment course and treat patients with insulin resistance, diabetes, and neuropathy
  • Discuss risk factors for heart disease including elevated cholesterol, triglycerides, lipid fractionation, homocysteine, lipoprotein (a), ferritin, fibrinogen and c-reactive protein
  • Look at interventions for chronic endothelial inflammation
  • Understand the role of inflammation in cardiovascular inflammatory disease
  • Discuss free radical production, glycation, oxidation and apply to patient treatment
  • Understand the causes of endothelial dysfunction
  • Know botanical treatments to augment the care of insulin resistant patients
  • Evaluate the link between oxidative stress and glycemic control
  • Know which laboratory tests to order and to properly evaluate insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, and risk factors for heart disease
  • Discuss the role insulin has in the development of hypertension
  • Learn nutritional treatments for hypertension
  • Learn laboratory evaluations to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease risk factors
  • Describe several interactive mechanisms that tie various components of the Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular disease
  • Review diet, lifestyle and nutraceutical options for clinically managing dyslipidemia, cardiovascular inflammation, homocysteine, insulin resistence and related conditions
  • Understand how various nutrient deficiencies lead/support metabolic syndrome
  • Learn what lifestyle factors to modify in order to treat/prevent metabolic syndrome
  • Review the complete physiology of hypertension
  • Examine metabolic and anti-aging approaches to hypertension through nutrition and supplementation
  • Review cholesterol physiology and its contribution to atherosclerosis
  • Assess the current literature on dyslipidemia
  • Examine effective nutrition and nutritional supplementation strategies for dyslipidemia
  • Review a model of cardio metabolic disease
  • Access the current literature on the complex physiologic relationships underlying cardio metabolic disease
  • Examine effective nutritional strategies and nutritional supplementation on cardio metabolic disease
  • Learn the difference between insulin sensitivity, insulin resistance, and Type II diabetes
  • Understand glucose homeostasis
  • Understand the counter-regulatory hormones and how their normal functions contribute/cause insulin resistance
  • Understand why only some patients with insulin resistance develop Type II diabetes
  • Redirect the focus of the treatment of Type II diabetes from the insulin perspective to the point of view of the counter-regulatory hormones
  • Understand the consequences of increased sugar intake to the body
  • Learn the numerous diseases that are linked to a high sugar diet
  • Discover hidden sugars
  • Study sugar substitutes, their use, and possible side effects
  • Learn the symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia
  • Know the diseases associated with insulin resistance
  • Learn causes of elevated insulin levels
  • Investigate how targeted nutraceuticals can support cardiovascular function
  • Define toxic blood syndrome and discuss interventions to improve
  • Identify the inflammatory index and how to investigate silent inflammation
  • Discuss the role of energy medicine in optimum health
  • List five nutraceuticals that promote favorable vibrational frequencies in the body
  • Discuss how electrical medicine assists in optimizing cellular function
  • Define the complex role of energy and the heart
  • Learn how the new triad of bioenergetic energy in cardiac health, i.e., coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine and D-ribose can help prevent and overcome heart disease
  • Discover why ATP is so essential in optimizing diastolic function of the heart
  • Learn about the most 20 common toxins that are found in our everyday life
  • Explore the relationship between chemical toxins, inflammation, and disease
  • Discover the role that heavy metals play in heart disease