Then less well-known studies on minor herbs, novel uses of herbs, and other intriguing possibilities will be reviewed. A special discussion of research on how the gut flora impact metabolism, efficacy, and safety of medicinal herbs will be presented.
In the last portion of the class, a review of western traditional herbal formulating (informed by scientific information) will be presented to help attendees sharpen their skills in the realm of application of all this information. Individualizing choice of herbs and the best methods for combining the herbs will be discussed. Choosing local alternatives to endangered or far away herbs will be included.
Many naturopathic physicians find the perinatal period particularly challenging to treat; what is safe, what works? Join three experts in the field of naturopathic medicine and obstetrics as they provide their clinical pearls and discuss emerging research in this important period of a woman and her family’s life. Naturopathic physicians have the unique opportunity to improve both the long and short term health of both the mother and baby during this vital period. The unique perspective of a naturopathic physician in preconception and prenatal care include nutrition and labs that are key to a healthy pregnancy and beyond.