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MAY 25TH, 2021
Don’t Count Sheep, Get To Sleep: Helpful Herbs for Sleep Support* with Dr. Mary Hardy, MD

FREE Webinar
Poor sleep is one of the most common concerns raised with primary health providers by their patients. In fact, many sufferers have already tried complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies with variable results. This webinar will outline a therapy to support improved sleep, focusing on the etiology of occasional sleeplessness.*

You will learn more about sleeplessness as well as a strategy to help determine why your patients may be experiencing occasional sleep challenges in primary care. Practitioners will leave the webinar with an overall holistic treatment plan, including sleep hygiene, cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise, and supplements to support healthy, restful sleep.*

Special attention will be paid to top herbal helpers for occasional sleeplessness, including Valerian and Ashwagandha.* We will also briefly discuss the use of herbal nervines, including Hops, Passionflower, Oats, and Lemon Balm.*

To register, CLICK HERE. Select register, enter your information, and then select submit.

This webinar is for healthcare professionals and students only.

The webinar will be held 4-5 pm EDT.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This webinar and/or products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

CE Information
This webinar has been approved for 1.0 Pharma Continuing Education (CE) credit hour for Naturopathic Doctors (ND) by The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. It has been approved 1.0 credit of Continuing Professional Education by PACE for Doctors of Chiropractic.

To receive CE/CPE credit, you must attend the live event and register using DC or ND credentials.

Please see important details on the webinar registration page regarding receipt of CE credit. DCs, verify this topic is accepted in your jurisdiction.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Mary Hardy, board certified in internal medicine and a specialist in botanical and integrative medicine, has actively combined complementary and alternative therapies with traditional Western medicine for over twenty-five years in both her clinical practice and research projects. After completing her undergraduate studies at Vassar College, she returned to her hometown, New Orleans, to attend medical school at Louisiana State University. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Tufts New England Medical Center.

In 1998, Dr. Hardy founded the Integrative Medicine Clinic at Cedars-Sinai and participated in a NCCAM funded research project that evaluated the barriers and facilitators of Integrative Medicine practice based on her clinic. She also has extensive experience in evaluating the evidence base for the efficacy and safety of complementary/ integrative medicine as part of her work as a research associate at the RAND Corporation.

Dr. Hardy was the co-principal investigator in a number of systematic reviews of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) topics conducted in the Evidence Based Practice Center at RAND. Her projects there, sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, included assessing data for the safety of ephedra as well as the efficacy and safety of alternative cancer practices. She has served on and chaired several United States Pharmacopeia (USP) expert committees examining the safety of selected dietary supplements and chaired the USP committee, Dietary Supplements Safety Modeling Expert Panel. The panel is tasked with developing methodology to assess risk in multi-component dietary supplements (including botanical products). She has also served for years on the External Advisory Council for the Natural Product Directorate for the Canadian Ministry of Health assessing scientific issues pertinent to regulatory issues and serving as a natural products clinical trial design.

Additionally, Dr. Hardy served for two and half years as the Associate Director of the UCLA Botanical Research Center, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). Her duties there included identifying high quality botanical extracts to be used in human and animal studies on the efficacy of herbal products to interrupt carcinogenesis. She was responsible for the identification of the plants, education of the fellows & researchers on the principles of botanical medicine and direction of the research projects as well as the assurance that samples were free of contaminants.

Dr. Hardy, the recent past Medical Director of the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, is a recognized leader in the field of Integrative Oncology. She has served as a board member of the Society for Integrative Oncology and as co-leader of the Oncology Interest Group in the Consortium of Academic Health Centers of Integrative Medicine. She has been a member of the Stiles Integrative Oncology Center at UCLA and has been co-director of a fourth year elective in Integrative Oncology.

She has also helped to establish the Integrative Medicine Health and Wellness Program at the Venice Family Clinic, the largest free clinic in the United States and served as the Co-director of that program. Dr. Hardy was co-director for the successful multi-disciplinary clinical program for the management of chronic pain that has been established as a result of her team’s efforts.

Dr. Hardy has recently completed a popular book for Readers Digest entitled Best Remedies and serves on a number of editorial and scientific advisory boards including the American Botanical Council, Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Phytomedicine and Integrative Medicine: A Clinicians Journal.

Dr. Hardy is recognized as an authority on integrative medicine and herbal/natural products by organizations such as the Office of Dietary Supplements, the California Medical Board, the Canadian government, the United States Pharmacopeia, American Medical Association, the American Pharmaceutical Association, National Geographic, CBS, NBC, Discovery Channel and the Los Angeles Times.

Dr. Hardy’s current research interests include reviewing the evidence for the safety and efficacy of natural therapies, especially botanicals as well as conducting clinical trials of dietary supplements and lifestyle choices to reduce toxicity and to improve outcomes of conventional cancer treatment. She also has a long-standing interest in patients who have shown exceptional responses during cancer care.

4 - 5 pm EDT
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JUNE 10TH, 2021
Lion’s Mane Roars: Magic - Mystery - Multitude of Benefits*

FREE Webinar
In this presentation, we will delve into the many facets of Hericeum erinaeus, or Lion’s Mane mushroom. The name Hericium is derived from the Latin word hirtus, which means “rough” or “shaggy,” and indeed this white fungus has a unique furry appearance. Thus, it has also been called bearded hedgehog, pom pom mushroom, and a host of other names. It can be found growing in eastern woodlands, and because it’s gloeoplerous (filled with oily, resinous substances) and reproduces via bifactorial heterophallic reproduction, each mushroom can live up to 40 years!

Modern science has uncovered a plethora of health-promoting properties linked to Lion’s Mane, including boosting neuroprotective activity, enhancing nerve growth factor (NGF) release, reducing amyloid formation, and increasing insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE). We’ll review the mechanisms of action of the mushroom’s studied active constituents, including a comparison of hericenones, erinacines, and beta glucans and the intersecting roles they play in Lion Mane’s health-supportive effects.*

We will also visit fungus companions of Lion’s Mane: Chaga, Reishi, Maitake, and Cordyceps.

To register, CLICK HERE. Select register, enter your information, and then select submit.

This webinar is for healthcare professionals and students only.

The webinar will be held 4-5 pm EDT.

CE Information
This webinar has been submitted and is pending approval for 1.0 credit of Naturopathic Continuing Education by The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. To receive CE credit, you must attend the live event and register using ND credentials. Eligible for NDs in the US only.

Please see details on the webinar registration page regarding receipt of CE credit. Eligible for those on the live event only.

About the Presenter:
Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, AHG, AHN-BC, The Natural Nurse®, attended Rutgers and Cornell Universities, sat on the Panel of Traditional Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical School, is a Medical School Instructor with the Department of Family Medicine, Stony Brook University, and teaches Botanical Pharmacology. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG), and is nationally board certified as a Holistic Nurse (AHN-BC). She offers online and onground Herbal Certification Programs, teaches Career Paths in Natural Medicine, and leads EcotoursForCures.com to study with indigenous healers. As a leader in the nutraceutical industry, Ellen has advanced credentials and experience as a formulator, product developer and regulatory consultant.

Author of many books including The Natural Medicine Chest, and Arthritis, The Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide, Dr. Kamhi educates professionals and consumers about evidence based natural therapeutics. www.naturalnurse.com, www.Facebook.com/NaturalNurse

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This webinar and/or products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

4 - 5 pm EDT
 
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