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NOVEMBER 1ST, 2017
Mushrooms in Women's Health: Supporting Healthy Immune, Energy, Gynecological, and Cardiovascular Function* with Dr. Tori Hudson, ND

FREE Webinar
Mushrooms have been used medicinally since at least 3000 BC. More recent research has confirmed that they have many medicinal properties with multiple and diverse effects on a variety of systems.

This presentation will focus on the use of mushrooms with specific support for women. It will discuss how mushrooms can support healthy immune function, regular menstrual cycles, promote breast and uterine/cervix health, normal energy and cognitive function, as well as cardiovascular support.*

Click here to register. On the registration form, enter your information and then click Submit.

This webinar is for healthcare professionals and students only

The webinar will be held 4-5pm ET.

*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 Info
This webinar has been approved for 1.0 Continuing Education (CE) credit hour for Naturopathic Doctors (ND.) It has also been approved for 1.0 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit hour for Registered Dietitians (RD) and Dietetic Technicians (DTR). To receive CE or CPE credit, you must attend the live event and register using one of these credentials (ND, RD, or DTR). It is only eligible for those in the U.S. After attending the live event, you will receive your CE certificate via email within 3-4 weeks after the webinar.

About the Presenter:
Tori Hudson, ND, graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1984 and has since served the college in several capacities including: Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean and Academic Dean. She is currently a clinical professor at NCNM, Bastyr University and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Hudson has over 30 years of experience and expertise in women’s health utilizing nutrition, nutraceuticals, botanical medicines, bioidentical hormones and other therapies to treat all gynecological and primary care conditions in women. She serves as medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’s Time” in Portland, Oregon, and is also the Program Director for the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine as well as the Director of Research, Development and Education for Vitanica.

Dr. Hudson’s exemplary work in women’s health has earned her many prestigious awards including the President’s Award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women’s health, the Naturopathic Physician of the Year Award, the NCNM Alumni Pioneer Award, and the Natural Products Association 2009 Pioneer Award. She is a nationally recognized lecturer, author, researcher and clinician, and serves on several editorial boards and advisory panels. Her book, Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, 2008 edition is the leading resource on women’s health and natural medicine.

NOVEMBER 15TH, 2017
Take the Spice Route to Health* with Dr. Mary Hardy, MD

**FREE Webinar **
Join Dr. Mary Hardy as she discusses the health benefits of spices and culinary herbs. Exploring the intersection of food and supplements, she will highlight the chemical constituents and pharmacological actions of these products. Citing the relevant literature, Dr. Hardy will discuss use of herbs & spices in food as well as the effects of concentrated supplements in clinical trials. She will also review herbal recommendations to address occasional pain, and to support metabolic and cardiovascular health, sleep quality, and digestive function.*

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The webinar will be held 4-5pm EST.

*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.

This webinar has been submitting and is pending approval for 1.0 Continuing Education (CE) credit hour for Naturopathic Doctors (ND). To receive the CE credit, you must attend the live event and register noting you are an ND. Please see details on the webinar registration page regarding receipt of CE credit.

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-principle 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 show exceptional responses during cancer care.

4-5 PM EST
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DECEMBER 5TH, 2017
Botanical Strategies to Address Resistance Concerns* with Dr. Mary Bove, ND

FREE Webinar
This webinar will include discussion around community acquired resistance issues, risk factors, sub-categories, and current medical approaches. We will be reviewing botanical options to address these issues, as well as general neuro-endocrine immune health. Discussion will also include scientific literature and traditional usage of herbs in this area.*

Herbs discussed include astragalus root, holy basil, schisandra berry, ligustrum berry, turmeric and many others.

Click here to register – On the registration form, enter your information and then click Submit.

This webinar is for healthcare professionals and students only.

The webinar will be held 4 – 5pm ET.

CE Offered
This webinar has been submitted and is pending approval for 1.0 Continuing Education (CE) credit hour for Naturopathic Doctors (ND.)

To receive CE credit, you must attend the live event, be located in the U.S., and register using ND as your credentials.

After attending the live event, you will receive your CE certificate via email within 3-4 weeks after the webinar.

*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.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Mary Bove brings more than 40 years of herbalism experience and 25 years of work as a naturopathic physician to her role at Gaia Herbs. Dr. Bove has worked closely with Gaia since the mid-1990s, and after retiring from clinical practice in 2014, she became our Director of Medical Education, imparting her wisdom and knowledge upon Gaia customers and retailers, fellow Gaians and health-care professionals.

Since starting her herbal journey at age 18, Dr. Mary Bove has held firm to three tenets: “Walk your talk, believe in the plants and practice herbalism every day in your life.” As our Director of Medical Education, she is honored to have a platform to educate others about herbal supplements and cultivate relationships between plants and people. Plants have a way of drawing you in, she believes.
“I can’t walk through the woods without every plant speaking to me,” says Dr. Bove. “They have an energetic pull. Just because of that love, right from the get-go, I wanted the people I worked with to see the wonders of plants. I wanted them to understand the diversity — and that there is a choice and a role with plants.”

Her expertise runs deep, and she shares it fervently and patiently. Dr. Bove trained in naturopathy both in the U.S. and Great Britain, after owning an herbal apothecary in her home state of Maine. She is the author of An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants and is co-author of Herbs for Women’s Health. As a midwife, Dr. Bove has been present at hundreds of homebirths, and her practice specialized in fertility and pediatric health. Her trailblazing work with herbal formulas for children led to her partnership with Gaia.

Shortly after Gaia relocated to western North Carolina, she toured the farm. Founder and CEO Ric Scalzo’s extensive composting system, community kitchen program and treatment of his employees, the land and his community were among the aspects that inspired her. Every detail, from seed to finished product, had been thoughtfully considered.
“This is the company I want to stand behind, because this is the way I look at things,” she says.

Dr. Bove had just finished writing her book on pediatric health, and colleagues were constantly calling her clinic in rural Vermont, asking her to mix herbal formulations for children. She helped as much as she could, but her busy practice couldn’t handle the sheer number of requests.

She asked Scalzo to collaborate on a line of products for kids. She provided the formulas, and they worked together to fine-tune what would become the GaiaKids® line. She dispensed each formulation to children at her practice. If anything got a thumbs-down, she and Scalzo changed it. Still top-sellers, the GaiaKids line delivers the same potent herbs as the adult formulas in alcohol-free concentrates.

From there, Dr. Bove became a founding member of Gaia’s Scientific Advisory Board while continuing to see patients in Vermont, a gift she savored.

“There are not many places in our life where we can say we live in the moment for eight hours a day,” she says. “It makes you a good doctor. It also seeds your own spirit in some way.”
Standing at the forefront of modern herbalism, she witnessed a dramatic shift in the public’s understanding of her life’s work. When she opened Hippocrates Herbarium in the late 1970s, Echinacea sounded like a foreign word to most people. In the early 1990s, her peer group was spread out across the US. A good deal of her time was spent explaining what she did and extolling its virtues. Even so, most people who sought her out might have been described as “crunchy” or “earthy.”

As schools such as her own alma mater, Bastyr College of Natural Health Sciences in Seattle, Washington, starting graduating classes of clinical naturopaths, the field began to expand, as did her career. She began teaching, served as a full-time faculty member at Bastyr and chaired the departments of Botanical Medicine and Naturopathic Midwifery.
By the time she “retired,” Dr. Bove was spending far less time explaining naturopathy and more time talking to patients.

This revival of herbs that balances traditional wisdom and modern science, is thanks in part to like-minded practitioners and committed companies like Gaia, she says. And as Dr. Bove transitioned from one-on-one care to educating her peers and the public, she revised her own story.

For decades, she proclaimed herself “a prisoner of herbs,” captivated by their power and beauty. Now, as herbs have reclaimed their place in our collective knowledge, Dr. Bove has transitioned into a sage yet humble “participant” in the herbal world. With wisdom comes patience, and the time she has long-awaited has arrived. She feels inspired by new herbalists entering the field with intensity and creativity, and by companies like Gaia that provide pure and potent herbal products made with integrity.

When she ran her shop, many of the herbs used in Gaia products were not readily available. Now, she says, you can get a soda flavored with Echinacea. It’s safe to say that herbs have reached the mainstream. The quality and variety of herbal products is what her generation dreamed of.

“That was the goal,” she says. “It makes me delighted.”

4 - 5 PM Eastern Time
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DECEMBER 12TH, 2017
Stop INFObesity: Cutting Through Supplement Information Overload* with Ashley Koff, RD

FREE Webinar
Information overload is a modern day problem and especially regarding supplements. How do practitioners know what things to look for when seeking a high quality supplement or the best herb to use for a particular patients? A google search for “health information about stress” yields 20,400,000 results! Too much information is overwhelming and can be a roadblock for practitioners looking for safe, pure, and efficacious supplements.

This webinar will help practitioners learn how to sort through information surrounding quality and cut through the clutter to determine which products are truly high quality. Ashley will also review useful tools and resources available to help practitioners find the best herbs for particular patients.

Click here to register On the registration form, enter your information and then click Submit.

This webinar is for healthcare professionals and students only

The webinar will be held 4-5pm ET.

CE Info
This webinar has been submitted and is pending approval for 1.0 Continuing Education (CE) credit hour for Naturopathic Doctors (ND). It has also been submitted and is pending approval for 1.0 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit hour for Registered Dietitians (RD) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR).

To receive CE credit, you must attend the live event and register using ND, RD or DTR credentials. It is only eligible to those in the U.S..

After attending the live event, you will receive your CE certificate via email within 3-4 weeks after the webinar.

PDP Suggested Learning Needs Codes:
2010 (Botanicals, phytochemicals)
3100 (Supplemental nutrients, botanicals)

*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.

About the Presenter:
Ashley Koff RD is your better health enabler. Koff’s better nutrition tools, tips and support help you get and keep better health results powered by better nutrition. A practitioner first, award-winning nutrition expert, author, speaker, consultant, spokesperson and advocate, Koff regularly shares her Better Nutrition message with millions. You can access her better nutrition tools via The Better Nutrition Membership for you and your family, your patients, colleagues and students. Koff is the author of two books, The Road Trip to Better Health Program, has an award-winning social media platform and co-hosts the podcast “Take Out with Ashley and Robyn”. Currently living in Washington DC, Koff is re-learning trumpet, enjoys boxing workouts, and getting outdoors with Rerun, her dog.

4-5pm Eastern Time
 
Ecologically Harvested is a term that describes all herbs sold by Gaia Herbs that are not Certified Organic. Ecologically Harvested herbs include herbs that are harvested in their natural habitat, (i.e., wild harvested) according to specific guidelines for harvesting these herbs (i.e., away from roads and industry, as well as guidelines to avoid overharvesting). Our term, Ecologically Harvested, also includes herbs that are grown in managed woodland areas, fields designated for specific herbs, and herbs that are grown by indigenous growers, such as Kava Kava. All Ecologically Harvested herbs pass pesticide and heavy metal testing as well as microbial testing, prior to release.