Fall Seminar topics:

  1. The Gut-the key to healing *-*”Generally speaking, the health of your gastrointestinal (GI) system is determined by the levels and types of bacteria in your digestive tract. Ideally there is a balance of bacteria, however, an imbalance between beneficial and harmful bacteria results in gut dysbiosis. Most often, dysbiosis is the result of too many bad “bugs,” including bacteria, yeast, and sometimes parasites, and not enough good ones. This imbalance causes damage to the mucosal layer of your GI tract; the normally smooth intact mucosal layer becomes permeable, allowing food proteins to enter into the blood stream. This consequently activates your immune system, causing inflammation, food sensitivities, and a myriad of symptoms both in the GI system and throughout the whole body.” – Your Body’s Second Brain – The Importance of Gut Health, Douglas Lord, M.D. | June 1, 2015
  2. The Adrenals *-*The adrenal glands (also known as suprarenal glands) are endocrine glands that produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline and the steroids aldosterone and cortisol. – Wikipedia
  3. The Thyroid *-*The thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones, which primarily influence the metabolic rate and protein synthesis. – Wikipedia
  4. The Pituitary, pineal and hypothalamus *-*
    Three glands of critical importance to the body, the hypothalamus, pituitary and pineal glands, are all located in the brain. The hypothalamus is often called the “master gland” because one of its most important functions is to link the nervous system to the endocrine system (hormonal) which it does by controlling the pituitary gland. Both the hypothalamus and the pituitary glands are tightly connected because the hypothalamus controls the pituitary and between them they secrete 16 hormones. The pineal gland is often referred to by mystics as the “third eye.”
  5. Food allergies *-*While any food can cause an adverse reaction, eight types of food account for about 90 percent of all reactions: Eggs. Milk. Peanuts. Tree nuts. Fish. Shellfish. Wheat. Soy.
  6. The Immune System and how to rejuvenate it *-*
    “The immune system (from the Latin word immunis, meaning: “free” or “untouched”) protects the body like a guardian from harmful influences from the environment and is essential for survival. It is made up of different organs, cells and proteins and aside from the nervous system, it is the most complex system that the human body has.” – Informed Health Online
  7. How to reduce inflammation *-*
  8. The Nervous system *-*
  9. Genome/DNA testing to find out which pathways are blocked *-*
  10. Using Energy Medicine for Healing *-*
  11. Nutritional therapies for healing the Gut *-*
  12. IBD Triggers *-*
  13. FODMAP and how to use it effectively