Integrative Healthcare Symposium Conference and Expo NYC-2022

By: Steve Webner Staff Writer for World Liberty TV

We attended the Pre-Conference on the opening day, Titled: Stress-A Deep Dive: Moving Beyond The HPA Axis, We’ve all felt the stress of the past year, and patients are more ready than ever to address it. As clinicians we need to understand how our patients’ stress is uniquely affecting their health and help them to create and implement a personalized plan to manage it.

Staff of Integrative Healthcare Symposium

In this preconference we’ll go beyond the HPA axis to discuss stress in the context of immune health and draw connections to the gut-brain axis. This will help you recognize the nuances in identifying and caring for patients’ individual needs, and provide protocol templates you can utilize at your next appointment. It was sponsored by Metagenics   Institute.

We also attended the following Symposiums: Probiotics: The Next Evolution in Immune and Gut Health Speaker: Dr. Justin Green, PhD. Session Description: We all know that immune health is something you need to take care of daily.

One of Many Lunch and Learn Lunches

With our immune system tied directly to our gut health, it is critical to ensure we are doing everything we can to support it. Enter postbiotics, the “new biotic” on the scene. Session attendees will hear the science supporting postbiotics, understand how postbiotics support gut health and therefore immunity, how post, pro and prebiotics are different from each other and how we can make sure we’re getting postbiotics in our diet.

L-R Mike Nuoio and Jory Vance of Ortho Molecular Products Inc

About the Speaker: Dr. Justin Green, PhD :Dr. Justin Green is the Director of Scientific Affairs at Cargill Health Technologies for EpiCor Postbiotic. He helps oversee the ongoing research and development for CHT ingredients and helping to educate and communicate the science like he is doing today in this webinar. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University and did postdoc research at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

A Naturopathic Perspective to Lyme Disease Management: Session Description: Lyme disease is the fastest growing infectious disease in the world with more than 476,000 new cases each year in the United States alone. The diagnosis of Lyme disease remains controversial in the medical community and there is poor recognition of persistent or chronic illness.

Hundreds in attendance at IHS Expo

Conventional medical treatment suggests a short course of antibiotics can adequately treat Lyme disease, yet many of those infected go on to suffer from ongoing symptoms even if they received early and appropriate therapy.

This leaves the clinician navigating the best course of action for those who failed early treatment or those who may have been misdiagnosed and now present with persistent symptoms. In this talk, Dr. Purdy will discuss how a whole-person approach is needed to help Lyme patients overcome their illness and specifically address how integrating dietary and lifestyle management, herbal therapies, and immune modulation lead to more efficient and lasting clinical results.

L-R Nick Benedetto Business Manager NUTRAFOL with his Co-Workers

Dr. Meagan Purdy: graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon in and held a residency focusing on IV therapy and integrative cancer care at the Champlain Center for Natural Medicine in Vermont. Following residency, she founded the multi-disciplinary Holistic Health Center of Dallas, where she and her team helped thousands of patients recover from multiple ailments with a special interest in evidence-based alternative medicine approaches to the most difficult or chronic cases. She is passionate about patient education, and believes in involving her patients in their own healthcare. She has been a recurring guest on the popular morning show, Good Morning Texas, has appeared on multiple radio shows and podcasts, has attended as an expert speaker at multiple medical conferences, and is a regular contributor for many popular health blogs. She now sees patients remotely and continues to enjoy crafting new herbal recipes as her hobby while working as the Senior Manager of Scientific Education for Allergy Research Group.

We covered the following lunch and learn: The Gut-Brain Axis and  the Psychbiome and Speaker was  Trupti Gokani, MD. This was a wonderful talk about Gut –Brian you can go and learn more about this luncheon on the IHS website.

PROTOCOL For Life Balance Exhibiting

There was close to 200 Vendors exhibiting at the Expo floor, some of the vendors we stopped and talked to were: gaia Herbs, Metagenics, Genetic Potential through Nutrion, AnazaoHealth, Healright:Health from within. Epicor,Vital Protiens, Ortho Molecular Products, NUTRAFOL and many more.

The Integrative Healthcare Symposium is pleased to announce that Andrew Weil, MD was the recipient of its 2022 Leadership Award, which was presented to him in-person at the New York Hilton Midtown this morning,  February 18, during  the Symposium’s annual conference program.

Vital Proteins Team Exhibiting

Each year, the Symposium honors an integrative healthcare professional whose forward-thinking contributions have advanced their field of practice and their community.

The Leadership Award recognizes a pioneer whose contributions have shaped integrative healthcare and paved the way for other practitioners and professionals. This year, Aly Cohen, MD, FACR, presented that honor to Andrew Weil, MD.

IHS Product Showcase

Notable past recipients include David Perlmutter MD, FACN, ABIHM, Joe Pizzorno, ND, Mark Hyman, MD, Mehmet Oz, MD, and Tieraona Low Dog, MD.

This year’s honoree had an active role in the three-day conference, presenting the Keynote, The Evolution of Integrative Medicine.

Ken Misher of Standard Process Inc

Andrew Weil, MD, is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, he is the founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, where he is a clinical professor of medicine and professor of public health. A New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Weil is the author of 15 books on health and wellbeing, including Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better, and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own; Fast Food, Good Food; True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure; Spontaneous Happiness; Healthy Aging; and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health. He is the editorial director of, the leading online resource for healthy living based on the philosophy of integrative medicine. He is also a founder and partner in the growing family of True Food Kitchen restaurants.

Aly Cohen MD, FACR, FABoIM is a board-certified rheumatologist and integrative medicine specialist, and founder of Integrative Rheumatology Associates. She is a Jones/Lovell Fellow from Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, and is on faculty of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), where she created and oversees the environmental health curricula for the program. She received her BA from the university of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from Hahnemann-MCP School of Medicine (currently Drexel University). She completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, NY, and her fellowship training in rheumatology at Montefiore-Albert Einstein Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.

Dr Abbey at IHS

It was truly a great Conference, high powered speakers from the Health and medical worlds and world renowned company’s and everybody in one room.

About Integrative Healthcare Symposium: The Integrative Healthcare Symposium brings together multi-disciplinary practitioners and healthcare professionals dedicated to improving patient outcomes and defining the future of integrative healthcare. Attendees return to the annual conference each year to attend CME sessions, symposia, roundtable discussions, and networking events. During the three-day live event, practitioners connect with peers, synthesize findings, and ultimately take new insights and approaches back to their practices. Integrative Practitioner, the official media for the conference, is the leading online resource for the news, discoveries, product developments, and patient care recommendations that affect integrative healthcare professionals most. Natural Medicine Journal is a cutting-edge electronic journal and website for integrative healthcare practitioners, students, faculty, and anyone interested in the field of natural medicine. Integrative Healthcare Symposium is produced by Diversified Communications. For more information, Click here 

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