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. 

Supporting Women’s Health with Targeted Probiotics

Tuesday, May 7th
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Women's Health with ProbioticsIn addition to covering the overall benefits of probiotics for women’s health, Anthony will cover the often overlooked vaginal microbiome. The composition and function of the vaginal microbiota provide the first line of defense in the urogenital tract. Therefore, supporting the microbiota is an important part of supporting a woman’s overall health.

Bacterial species of the genus Lactobacillus generally predominate within the vaginal microbiota of most women and play an important protective role in limiting the growth of undesirable bacterial and yeast species.  Unlike the gut microbiota, for which increased microbial diversity is associated with health, reduced diversity and the predominance of Lactobacillus species within the vaginal microbiota is generally considered the hallmark of health.

Various common environmental and behavior factors can influence the composition of the vaginal microbiota, such as exposure to antibiotics, sexual activity, and stress, and many women experience a transient, often recurrent, loss of a lactobacilli-dominated vaginal microbiota. Reduced levels or absence of vaginal lactobacilli are associated with increased risk for adverse health and pregnancy outcomes.

Anthony Thomas, Ph.D., will review clinical research support for the use of select, probiotic Lactobacillus strains for the promotion and maintenance of vaginal lactobacilli levels to support women’s vaginal, reproductive, and urinary tract health.”

Speaker

Anthony Thomas, PhD, Jarrow Formulas Scientific Panel Member [ More About Anthony ]

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Lyme Disease Town Hall
with Area Health Practitioners

Thursday, May 9th
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Ticks, Lyme Rash, Borrelia burgdorferiBACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Last year’s event was immensely popular and the education shared was exceptional. We highly encourage you to attend if you want to learn more about how to prevent, diagnose, and treat Lyme Disease.

If you “know Lyme” you most likely “know frustration.” Whether you’re in your initial stages of finding a diagnosis, deep into treatment or are supporting a loved one struggling with the disease, knowledge is one of your best defenses.

We’ve assembled a panel of Maine health practitioners who are fluent in treating Lyme disease. These individuals are passionate about helping those dealing with Lyme and are excited to share their knowledge with those who desperately need it.

If you’re not familiar with the town hall meeting format, it’s an open forum that encourages questions and interactions between panelists and attendees. There will be a brief introduction then we’ll get right into questions and discussion.

Moderator

Paula Jackson-Jones, President & Co-Founder of Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education
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Panelists

Sean McCloy, MD of Integrative Health Center of Maine
More About Dr. McCloy

Annette Mueller, MS, FNP, IFMCP of Precision Health Family Functional Medicine
More About Annette

Jacob Aguiar, ND of Scarborough Integrative Health
More about Dr. Aguiar

Jill Mahoney, MD of  Scarborough Integrative Health
More about Dr. Mahoney

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Functional Labs Commonly Used in Women’s Health

Wednesday, May 15th
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Blood vial and test results. Determining a treatment plan without diagnostic testing is a lot like finding a foreign destination without a map. Learn more about lab tests commonly used to diagnose and treat women’s health concerns from a functional medicine perspective. What tests may be ordered based on your symptoms, what the results can reveal and how those results affect your treatment plan. You’ll also get a look into how functional medicine works to address the root cause of disease.

Speaker

Carrie Levine, CNM, Founder of Whole Woman Health [ More about Carrie ]

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DIY Pranarom Essential Oils Event

Friday, May 17th
12:00 – 2:00 pm

Pranarom Essential Oils Logo with Herbs in JarsWe’re kicking off our new essential oils line from Pranarom with a chance for you to experience them firsthand. We’ll be guiding you with ideas for different blends, including

  • cleaning sprays,
  • insect repellents,
  • room deodorizers,
  • deodorants,
  • allergy relief, and
  • mood lifters.

The possibilities are practically endless! You’ll get one blend free, with the option to purchase additional blends at $3 each.

Essential oils can be used in many ways to support wellness naturally. Their beneficial properties expand well beyond their aroma. We encourage you to stop in and explore your options!

THIS IS A DROP IN EVENT. NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Details Coming Soon

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The New Approach to Alzheimer’s

Dr. Mueller will be here to discuss a researched-based approach that is demonstrating the ability to prevent and reverse the effects of early onset Alzheimer’s. Full details to be announced soon

PRACTITIONER EVENT
Managing Hormone Metabolism During HRT

Date TBD

Practitioner EventThis program is for practitioners looking to support their patients on a hormone replacement therapy program and is currently in development. Full details will be announced soon!

Speaker

Jason Rozzo, Director of Medical Education for Metagenics

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Details Coming Soon

The following events are currently in development. To be notified when details have been finalized, please sign up for notification.

The New Approach to Alzheimer’s

Dr. Mueller will be here to discuss a researched-based approach that is demonstrating the ability to prevent and reverse the effects of early onset Alzheimer’s. Full details to be announced soon

PRACTITIONER EVENT
Managing Hormone Metabolism During HRT

Date TBD

Practitioner EventThis program is for practitioners looking to support their patients on a hormone replacement therapy program and is currently in development. Full details will be announced soon!

Speaker

Jason Rozzo, Director of Medical Education for Metagenics

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