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Integrative Healthcare Symposium Preconference

Stress—A Deep Dive: Moving Beyond the HPA Axis

Event Details

Date: February 16, 2022 Time: 8:15 am Location: New York

Event Summary


Course description:

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. 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.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this seminar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and assess the effects of stress and sleep on the immune system and how modifiable factors can help modulate health outcomes
  2. Determine targeted nutrition therapy as metabolic treatment for anxiety and depression
  3. Develop a stress management protocol and be able to summarize practical stress management strategies

Cost: $150 for Preconference or $75 with purchase of standard conference pass

New York Hilton Midtown | 1335 Avenue of the Americas | New York, NY 10019

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Presenter Bio



Michael Stanclift, ND is a naturopathic doctor and senior medical writer at Metagenics. He graduated from Bastyr University’s school of naturopathic medicine and practiced in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Southern California. He enjoys educating other healthcare providers and impacting the lives of their many patients. When he’s not working, he spends his hours with his wife and two children.

Heather Zwickey, PhD earned a PhD in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with a focus on infectious disease. Dr. Zwickey went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship and teach medical school at Yale University. At the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, Dr. Zwickey launched the Helfgott Research Institute and established the School of Graduate Studies, developing programs in research, nutrition, and global health among others. She currently leads an NIH-funded clinical research training program. She teaches at many universities and speaks at conferences worldwide. At Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Zwickey applies her immunology expertise to natural medicine, with specific interest in the gut-brain axis in neuroinflammation.

Uma Naidoo, MD Michelin-starred chef David Bouley described Dr. Uma Naidoo as the world’s first “triple threat” in the food and medicine space: a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, professional chef graduating with her culinary school’s most coveted award, and a trained nutrition specialist. Her nexus of interests have found their niche in nutritional psychiatry.

Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based Nutritional Psychiatry Service in the United States. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at MGH Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.

She was considered Harvard’s Mood-Food expert and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Erik Lundquist, MD is the founder and medical director of the Temecula Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Lundquist is the Medical Director of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Center and a paid consultant for Metagenics, Inc. He is a member of the American Holistic Medical Association as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine. He specializes in thyroid disorders, chronic and adrenal fatigue, women’s health, digestive disorders, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
Dr. Lundquist attended Occidental College in LA, where he graduated with a BA in Kinesiology and Biology. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Lundquist spent eight years in active military duty in Iraq as a battalion surgeon with the Marine Corps, as well as at the Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy. Dr. Lundquist is board-certified with the American Board of Family Medicine, as well as with the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.

Teresa Iribarren, MD. Dr Iribarren is a board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine focused on disease reversal through nutrition and lifestyle modification based in Miami, Florida. Dr. Iribarren currently serves as a Assistant Professor at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, and is affiliated with Baptist Hospital Of Miami, South Miami Hospital, Doctor’s Hospital and Healthsouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital.


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