February 20-22, 2020 | New York Hilton Midtown, NY

East meets West: the NeuroGastroImmune Complex from Preconception and Beyond

Stephen Cowan MD
Geri Brewster RD, MPH, CDN, PC

Emerging research in epigenetics and nutrition is catching up to the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine that conceptualized a unity of function between nervous system, digestion and immune resilience. In this workshop, Geri Brewster RD, integrative dietician-nutritionist and Stephen Cowan MD, holistic developmental pediatrician, will discuss the relevance of optimizing neuro-gastro-immune unity before, during and after pregnancy in quality of long-term health. Using case studies, practical applications that employ both Functional Medicine and Chinese medicine will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to discuss clinical implications of the unity of neurogastroimmune (NGI) function in optimizing cognitive health and immune resilience throughout life.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss the role of the NGI complex in conditions of chronic inflammation.
  3. Participants will be able to describe the role of the NGI complex in child development.
  4. Participants will be able to discuss the role of the microbiome and polyvagal theory within the NGI complex.
  5. Participants will be able to discuss the conception of the NGI complex in Chinese medicine.
Track Name: IHS NY 2020
Session Date: Feb 20 2020 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
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