All events are held at Coastal (29 Marginal Way in Portland) and are free and open to the public except where noted. Registration is required.

Fundamentals in Cancer Prevention: Changes You Can Make Today

February 6th Cancelled Due to Weather – Will Be Rescheduled

The possibility of developing cancer is a concern at the top of almost everyone’s list. There are many things you can do today to reduce your risk. Dr. LaBant will be here to help you harness the power of prevention.

In this class she will outline:

  • The role of Naturopathic Medicine in cancer care
  • Discuss Primary Prevention and risk reduction strategies
  • Discuss the hallmarks of cancer
  • Incidence of cancer types an prevalence in New England
  • Root causes of Cancer- Toxin exposure, Environmental, Genetics, Epigenetics, Nutrigenomics
  • Blood sugar balance and its role in cancer
  • Role of the microbiome in cancer
  • Strategies for changes you can make today!

Speaker
Dr. Miranda LaBant, The Sante Center for Natural Healing
Learn More About Dr. LaBant

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Practitioner Event:
Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy (FSM) for the Treatment of Pain and Inflammation

Thursday, February 13th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is a modality that treats pain from various causes. It is helpful in a wide range of other conditions that include concussions, PTSD, chronic regional pain syndrome, uterine fibroids and cysts, certain infections, post-surgical pain and much more.  FSM is a safe and non-invasive therapy, and, depending on the condition, results can be seen quickly. The FSM device uses milliamp current that is 1000 times less current than that of a TENS machine. The device has two channels: one channel uses frequencies that resonate with specific tissues (tendons, ligaments, nerve, etc.) and the other channel uses frequencies that improve various physiological functions (decreases inflammation, lessens pain, softens scar tissue, etc.). Combining physiological functions on one channel with various anatomical structures on the other results in profound positive effects on the client/patient to affect positive changes in problems being treated.

FSM is a therapy used as far back as the early 1900s by both Osteopathic doctors and MDs. A small battery-operated machine delivers specific frequencies in the form of electrons through adhesive pads or damp towels on the skin.  It is thought that these electrons penetrate the mitochondria and affect cell signaling. FSM has been proven to raise ATP production by up to 500% and has been shown to decrease certain inflammatory cytokines by over 60% in 4 minutes.

In 1995, Carolyn McMakin, D.C. reintroduced FSM into practice using clinical and scientific studies to have it approved for pain by the FDA. FSM therapy is now being taught to practitioners and used all over the world in popular clinics such as the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and many others.

During this class, you will learn:

  • The history of FSM
  • How FSM differs from other therapies including TENS and PEMF machines
  • The science behind the FSM device
  • What kinds of conditions can you treat with FSM
  • Case studies of clinical practice
  • A live demonstration(s) on the use of the machine
  • Question and answer period

Speakers
Heather McLean, MS, CNS and Carol Wu, Certified Advanced Rolfer

Co-Speakers
Dr. Keelyn Wu, DO and Dr. Jeff Greenfield, DO of Osteopathic Healthcare of Maine
More About Drs. Wu and Greenfield

For more information on FMS, visit frequencyspecific.com/microcurrent-experimental-results-5407/about.

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Hypermobility and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome: Could this be a cause for your pain?

Thursday, February 27th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

If you or your child experience ongoing, musculoskeletal pain in multiple areas of the body, such as muscles, bones, and joints; and are frustrated that you’re unable to find an explanation, this session is for you. 

In this presentation, we will review hypermobile conditions including the new label of “hypermobility spectrum disorder.” Learn about hypermobility here.

The presentation was created specifically for patients with an interest in the integrative and holistic care of hypermobility and pain.  We will review the underlying causes and the many manifestations of hypermobility syndromes.  Hypermobility is a condition that afflicts both children and adults, and we invite anyone interested in learning more about this condition as it relates to your own health or your child’s health.

Attendees will leave the session with actionable knowledge and practical tips to:

  1. Maximize function and health; and
  2. Treat pain due to hypermobility.

Speaker
Jeffrey Kreher, MD, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Wellstead Health
Learn More About Dr. Kreher

This session will be presented by Jeffrey Kreher, MD – practicing physician in primary care functional medicine and sports medicine; and Chief Medical Officer with wellstead health.

Wellstead Health is a medical practice that melds expertise in functional and traditional medicine to guide patients toward optimal health. We support our patient community as a dedicated wellness ally offering an individualized, collaborative and science-based approach that focuses on uncovering the root causes of disease.

Dr. Kreher currently accepts patients with wellstead health via telehealth visits. Wellstead health is a Massachusetts based practice and will be opening an office in southern Maine by year end 2020.  Beginning January, 2020 – wellstead health will be offering wellness workshops at West End Village Studio, Portland, Me.  www.westendvillage.studio  (workshops will be open for registration by 12/26/2019)

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Pediatric Lyme/PANS/PANDAS

Thursday, March 12th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Lyme, PANS, and PANDAS are illnesses that are difficult to diagnose and treat. Dr. Aguiar and Dr. Zarembka will discuss the subtle differences that exist in treating and supporting pediatric patients. More details to come.

Speakers
Dr. Jacob Aguiar, ND, Co-Founder of Scarborough Integrative Health
Steven Zarembka, ND, Scarborough Integrative Health

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Mold Illness: How Mold Exposure Could Be Impacting Your Health

Thursday, April 9th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Dr. Aguiar will discuss how symptoms of various illnesses such as Lyme, can mimic those of mold-related illness. Chronically ill patients should consider the potential for mold involvement.

Speakers
Dr. Jacob Aguiar, ND, Co-Founder of Scarborough Integrative Health
Steven Zarembka, ND, Scarborough Integrative Health

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The New Paradigm in Well-Being (And Healthy Weight Management)

Wednesday, April 15th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

A presentation of evidence-based methods for sustained weight loss and well-being by Jason Gootman, MS

  • Learn how to lose weight, keep it off, and do so in the context of boosting your overall well-being
  • Learn how to work with yourself not against yourself
  • Learn how to permanently overcome yo-yo dieting
  • Learn how to permanently overcome compensatory eating (commonly referred to as “emotional eating”)

Speaker

Jason Gootman, MS, Rise and Thrive

Jason Gootman, MS, is a wellness coach who is famous for helping people who formerly struggled with taking care of themselves to become really well from the inside out. If you’ve tried and failed more times than you can count, Jason will end this cycle immediately and lastingly with his approach that turns the popular, dogmatic, guaranteed-to-fail approaches on their heads. Jason’s technical credentials include: Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

For more about Jason, visit www.ithriveeachday.wordpress.com/author/jasongootman.

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