We’ve all felt the stress of the past year, and patients are more ready than ever to address it. As clinicians, we need to understand how our patients’ stress is uniquely affecting their health and help them to create and implement a personalized plan to manage it. In this preconference we’ll go beyond the HPA axis to discuss stress in the context of immune health and draw connections to the gut-brain axis. This will help you recognize the nuances in identifying and caring for patients’ individual needs and provide protocol templates you can utilize at your next appointment.
Michael Stanclift, ND is a naturopathic doctor and the senior medical writer at Metagenics. He graduated from Bastyr University’s school of naturopathic medicine and has practiced in Scotland and California. His work focuses on translating cutting edge research for clinicians to help them shine in their patients’ eyes. He enjoys breaking down complex topics in a way anyone can understand. When he’s not working, he spends his hours with his wife and two children.
Heather Zwickey, PhD, earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with a focus on infectious disease. Dr. Zwickey went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship and teach medical school at Yale University. At the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, Dr. Zwickey launched the Helfgott Research Institute and established the School of Graduate Studies, developing programs in research, nutrition, and global health among others. She currently leads an NIH funded clinical research training program. She teaches at many universities and speaks at conferences world-wide. At Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Zwickey applies her immunology expertise to natural medicine, with specific interest in the gut-brain axis in neuroinflammation.
Erik Lundquist: Erik Lundquist, MD is the founder and medical director of the Temecula Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Lundquist is the Medical Director of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Center and a paid consultant for Metagenics, Inc. He is a member of the American Holistic Medical Association as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine. He specializes in thyroid disorders, chronic and adrenal fatigue, women’s health, digestive disorders, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
Dr. Lundquist attended Occidental College in LA, where he graduated with a BA in Kinesiology and Biology. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Lundquist spent eight years in active military duty in Iraq as a battalion surgeon with the Marine Corps, as well as at the Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy. Dr. Lundquist is board-certified with the American Board of Family Medicine, as well as with the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.
Dr. Uma Naidoo. Michelin-starred chef David Bouley described Dr. Uma Naidoo as the world’s first “triple threat” in the food & medicine space: a Harvard trained psychiatrist, Professional Chef graduating with her culinary schools’ most coveted award, and a trained Nutrition Specialist. Her nexus of interests have found their niche in Nutritional Psychiatry. Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based Nutritional Psychiatry Service in the United States. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at MGH Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. She has also been asked by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to offer the first academic text in nutritional psychiatry.
Teresa Iribarren, MD. Dr Iribarren is a board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine focused on disease reversal through nutrition and lifestyle modification based in Miami, Florida. Dr. Iribarren currently serves as a Assistant Professor at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, and is affiliated with Baptist Hospital Of Miami, South Miami Hospital, Doctor’s Hospital and Healthsouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital.