with Mason BresettSee In Store
Medicinal mushroom extracts are becoming a popular treatment strategy in today’s health and wellness industry. This webinar will present an overview on the impact of medicinal mushrooms on the immune system. A thorough look at the different physiological impacts mushrooms have on different immune cells and systems relating to the immune system will be a focal point.
The webinar will also focus on dosing, safety and the importance of quality.
Medicinal mushrooms have a reuptation for being key immune-modulators when working with acute, chronic and even autoimmune illnesses. Like plants, different species of mushrooms have different applications, active compounds, uses and contraindications. Because medicinal mushroom extracts are formed from food, there therapeutic index is quite large compared to other nutraceuticals and medications.
Some of the most common medicinal mushrooms such as: lions mane, cordyceps, reishi, turkey tail, chaga, oyster, shiitake and maitake will be covered. Active compounds like ergothioneine, beta-glucans, triterpenes and ergosterol will be introduced.
Mycological part (mycelium, mushroom and spore) classification will be covered. This mycological classification system is an important discussion point which will be touched on multiple times throughout the webinar.
If you are curious about the modern advances and functional ways to include medicinal mushrooms into your practice, this is a great webinar for you.
Mason is a naturopathic doctor and co-founder of The Health Creation Lab , a naturopathic primary care clinic in Sarnia, Ontario. Mason has extra training in herbal medicine and mycology. Mason has a deep respect for medicines from our earth (fungi, herbs, plants, and trees).
with Neil McKinneySee In Store
In this recorded webinar, Dr. McKinney takes a detailed look at how chemotherapy outcomes can be improved by integrative medicine. The webinar begins by discussing how significant increases in efficacy (namely response rate and cure rate) are obtained with immune support, cell cycling management, and inhibition of resistance mechanisms with which cancer cells defend themselves. Dr. McKinney then covers how the correct use of nutraceuticals, IV therapies, acupuncture, botanicals, and TCM herbs can lead to significant improvements in the quality of life of a chemotherapy patient.
Herb-nutrient interactions with drugs will be explored, and the antioxidant vs. Chemo myth will also be debunked. With medicines such as mistletoe, reishi, quercitin, Protectival, cannabis, melatonin, vitamin B-12, acetyl-L-carnitine, co-enzyme Q-10 and other common agents, practitioners of all types can have a huge impact on the risk of harm versus chance of benefit from these toxic chemotherapy agents.
After the allopathic focus of chemotherapy, you, as an integrative health care practitioner have the ability to provide incredible support to the chemotherapy patient through detoxification and education of positive changes in lifestyle, body-mind-spirit, and nutrition to support long-term health.
In practice for over 30 years, Dr. Neil McKinney, ND, has extensive experience in Naturopathic Oncology as well as Naturopathic Medicine. He graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and is a founder and instructor at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine; in addition, he founded the BCNA, instructs internationally, and is an author on naturopathic topics.
Mason is a naturopathic doctor and co-founder of The Health Creation Lab , a naturopathic primary care clinic in Sarnia, Ontario. Mason has extra trai...