Session 2: Detoxification Strategies
Exposure to xenobiotics, endocrine disruptors and toxicants is ubiquitous in the United States population as documented by the Center for Disease Control database: National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals. This lecture will detail how some of  the top 12 toxicants end up in your patient's bodies and how they cause chronic disease. We will then review the toxicokinetics of these compounds, where they come from, how they are absorbed and excreted and what documented strategies clinicians can use to both increase the elimination of these toxicants and protect individuals who carry a body burden of these chemicals.

Session 3: A Systems Approach to Cardiometabolic and Insulin Resistance
Insulin resistance is epidemic and cardiometabolic disease is an evident example. We will explore the documented etiology in diet and environmental exposures as well as updated methodologies of diagnosis and a nutritional approach to treatment.
Dr. Lyn Patrick graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and has been in private practice as a licensed naturopathic physician in Arizona and recently in Colorado for the last 30 years. She is a published author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has been a Contributing Editor for Alternative Medicine Review, a Medline-indexed journal of complementary/alternative medical research. She speaks internationally on the integrative medical treatment of chronic hepatitis C, environmental medicine, liver disease, endocrine disruption and other topics. She is a currently on the Executive Committee, as well as the Board of Directors, for ACAM and Co-Chair of ACAM’s Education Committee and Chelation Committee, lecturing in the area of environmental medicine and metal toxicology.  In 2013, along with fellow naturopathic physician and educator Jessica Tran, she started Progressive Medical Education, an online continuing education site for primary care providers. She has taught and created courses in a variety of areas: integrative treatment of chronic hepatitis C, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and clinician training courses in environmental medicine.


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