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Beyond the Prescription Pad:
Improve Patient Outcomes with Integrative Medicine
A ground-breaking course designed for health care and mental health providers
All too often, established medical models treat mental health conditions with therapy and medication, leaving many patients with residual symptoms, unpleasant side effects, and relapse.

And now more than ever, pioneering practitioners, like you, are rethinking this perspective... looking at the underlying issues that lead to mental health conditions... and taking a new approach. And you are not alone!

Clinicians are turning to integrative and functional medicine — which looks for and treats the root cause of the problem... such as hormone imbalance, toxin exposure, inflammation, gut microbiome, and more.

And the results are revolutionizing the field of mental health and providing patients with sustainable results. It offers hope and healing for some of the most complex and difficult-to-treat mental health conditions from anxiety to depression to ADHD.
IMMH: Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Course
Exploring Nutrition, Mind-Gut Connection, Hormones, Toxins, and more!
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$1,259.82 Value
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Plus, earn up to 19.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
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Register now for the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health online course and discover what the latest advances in this emerging field mean for your patients and your practice.

When you register, you will get...

  • New insights into the underlying biochemical factors that contribute to mental illness... including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and more
  • An understanding of how to harness the psychological connection to improve health
  • The latest evidence about the mind, gut, and body connection and its impacts on mental health
  • Strategies to incorporate integrative medicine into a variety of clinical settings
  • Simple tools for developing personalized patient treatment plans using labs and diagnostics
  • Tools to harness the power of nutrition to treat mental health conditions
  • New evidence on how toxins including mold, pesticides, and heavy metals can impact mental health and what you can do about it
  • Earn up to 19.25 CE hours

During this comprehensive course, you'll get expert guidance from 18 of the most renowned and pioneering doctors, scientists, and health practitioners in the field. They'll share the latest evidence and best practices in integrative and functional medicine so you can empower your patients with treatments that address the root causes of their conditions.

Get the latest information, skills, and tools to provide holistic and effective mental health care.

With a focus on the root cause, personalization, and precision, integrative medicine delivers unique, actionable, cutting-edge, and evidence-based information so that forward-thinking practitioners can offer more hope and better healing to their patients.
IMMH: Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Course
Exploring Nutrition, Mind-Gut Connection, Hormones, Toxins, and more!
Register now for this amazing learning experience!

$1,259.82 Value
Just $629.91 Today — Stunning Savings!
Plus, earn up to 19.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
  1. Rooted in a deep history of integrative medicine for mental health (IMMH) and known for its excellence
  2. Developed to meet the real-world needs of practitioners who care for patients of all ages with mental health conditions
  3. A unique approach that combines psychological and biochemical treatment options for better patient outcomes
  4. Led by 18 world-renowned integrative medicine and mental health practitioners... Greenblatt, Shaw, Pizzorno, Lustig, Toups, and more!
  5. Guidelines to address hormones, inflammation, food, toxins, and more!
  6. Powerful integrative medicine strategies you can immediately apply in your practice

Designed for: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, and other medical and mental health providers
See the below outline and learn about our IMMH expert speakers!
Stephen Porges
The Impact of Trauma on Mental and Physical Health through the Lens of the Polyvagal Theory: Predictable Consequences of a Dysregulated Nervous System
Stephen Porges, PhD | Click here for information about Stephen Porges

Polyvagal Theory
  • Theoretical basis for a neuroscience of safety
  • Safety promotes spontaneous social engagement behaviors and health, growth, and restoration
  • Autonomic state functions as an intervening variable
  • Three neural circuits form a phylogenetically ordered response hierarchy that regulate autonomic state adaptation to safe, dangerous, and life-threatening environments
  • In response to a challenge, the ANS shifts to states regulated by circuits that evolved earlier consistent with the Jacksonian principle of dissolution [30], a guiding principle in neurology
  • Ventral migration of cardioinhibitory neurons leads to an integrated brainstem circuit (ventral vagal complex) that enables the coordination of suck-swallow-breath-vocalize, a circuit that forms the neurophysiological substrate for an integrated social engagement system
  • Neuroception: Reflexive detection of risk triggers adaptive autonomic state to optimize survival
  • What does this mean in practice?
  • Applying in trauma care

Mary Beth Ackerley
Brains of Fire: Current State of Mental Health and Integrative Treatments for Anxiety and Depression
Mary Beth Ackerley MD, MD(H), ABIHM | Click here for information about Mary Ackerley

Current Status — Depression/Anxiety
  • Oversimplified Diagnosis — what we know
  • SSRI Usage
  • COVID Impact
Role of Neuroinflammation
  • Causes of Chronic Inflammation
  • CIRS vs Neuropsychiatric Syndromes
  • Medical Gaslighting
Biotoxins and Neuropsychiatric Illness
  • Cognitive Decline
  • Inflammatory Cytokines
  • Microglia Activation
  • Suicide
Treatment Approaches
  • Simple Treatments — Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia
  • MCAS Supplements
  • Bodywork Approaches

Achina Stein
Functional Medicine Psychiatry for Depression, Anxiety, and other Mental Health Disorders
Achina Stein, DO, DFAPA, ABIHM, IFMCP, FACN | Click here for information about Achina Stein

  • Comparison of conventional medicine and functional medicine
    • Standard psychiatric care, bloodwork ordered and siloing of treatment
    • Acute care model/silver bullet approach
    • Contrasted to functional assessment and care and testing ordered — chronic disease approach
    • Functional medicine: who is for and who is it not for
  • Areas of assessment and treatment overlooked and challenges of the conventional physician
  • Primary root cause of chronic disease is inflammation
    • How inflammation causes depression
    • Creating a timeline of the patient's history
    • MSQ form for tracking clinically/PROMIS for research
  • rThe gut-brain connection:
    • Brain Immune Gut connection: BDNF
    • Zonulin, LPS and increased gut permeability
    • Vagus nerve
  • The functional medicine approach
    • Digestion
    • Four main root causes — foods, infections, toxins and stress and how to address each area
    • 5Rs of gut restoration — remove, replace, re-inoculate, repair and rebalance and what specifically to do

Izabella Wentz
The Role of Thyroid Hormones and Thyroid Autoimmunity in Mental Health
Izabella Wentz, PharmD | Click here for information about Izabella Wentz

What's going on in autoimmune thyroid disease?
  • Thyroid hormone status
  • Autoimmunity
  • Consequences of dysthyroidism/triggers/exacerbating factors of AITD
  • Symptom Overlap
  • What is a "full thyroid panel"?
Role of thyroid hormone status (hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism) in mood disorders and anxiety
  • Subtreatment as cause for residual symptoms
  • How to optimize thyroid hormones
    • TSH
    • T4 to T3 conversion... pharmaceutical options, co-factors
Clinical relevance of thyroid autoimmunity in mental health disorders
  • Discussion of pertinent research and proposed mechanisms
  • Strategies for balancing autoimmune response...myo-inositol, selenium, LLLT, NAC
Consequences of dysthyroidism/autoimmune triggers in relation to mental health
  • Stress response
  • Strategies for balancing autoimmune response...myo-inositol, selenium, LLLT, NAC
Consequences of dysthyroidism/autoimmune triggers in relation to mental health
  • Stress response
    • Blood sugar
    • Trauma
  • Nutrient deficiencies
    • Low ferritin
    • Low Vitamin D
    • Methylation
    • B12
  • Infections, gut health and toxins
Potential protocols to support thyroid and mental health symptoms

Anna Lembke
Dopamine Fasting: An Early Intervention for Compulsive Overconsumption in the Digital Age
Anna Lembke, MD | Click here for information about Anna Lembke

The Pleasure-Pain Balance: How It Works
  • Pleasure Seeking
  • Pain Avoidance
  • Finding Balance
The Plenty Paradox
  • Primitive Wiring
  • Modern Ecosystem
  • How to Deal with the Mismatch
Helping Your Patients Figure out What to Do About It
  • Abstain
  • Maintain
  • Seek out Pain

Robert Lustig
Mental Health is Metabolic Health of the Brain
Robert Lustig, MD, MSL | Click here for information about Robert Lustig

Increasing metabolic and mental health crises around the world
  • Diseases of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, CVD, cancer, dementia
  • Diseases of despair — addiction, drug use, depression
  • Overlap between metabolic and mental health disorders - could these be linked?
Does unhappiness lead to early mortality?
  • Unhappiness does not reduce lifespan
  • What we do to "get happy" reduces lifespan
  • Things that increase dopamine increase both metabolic and mental dysfunction
Mechanisms that worsen both metabolic and mental health
  • Mitochondrial energetics and ATP availability inhibited by fructose
  • Neurotransmitter cycling, esp. glutamine synthase inhibited by fructose
  • Trophic factors, including leptin and BDNF; blockage by insulin
  • Gut inflammation due to changes in the microbiome
Improving both metabolic and mental health through nutrition
  • Protect the liver
  • Feed the gut
  • Support the brain

Robert Hedaya
The Next Frontier in Healing the Brain: Beyond Functional Medicine
Robert Hedaya, MD, DLFAPA, ABPN, IFMCP | Click here for information about Robert Hedaya

  • HYperBaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
  • LAser
  • NEural Exercise
  • Pascal...How is her brain...Improvement after HYLANE
  • qEEG, HBOT, Laser, KETAMINE ASSISTED THERAPY...mechanisms of action, including thalamus
  • NMDA/Glutamate antagonist
  • Kappa-opioid mixed antagonist/agonist
  • Nicotinic acid antagonist
  • D2-antagonist
Other symptoms/changes
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Synaptogenesis: MPFC and hippocampus; increased dendritic spines
  • Thalamic regulation; PTSD/Movement disorders
Literature overview
  • Laser
  • HBOT
  • Ketamine
  • NFB
  • Shmuel B: mood charts-Laser; Aphasia (Bower), Visual: Jang/King
  • Folio-Ketamine-pre-post
  • Morris/others-Ketamine-right left shift
  • OCD: NFB-Tankel
  • HBOT: Bleiler

James M. Greenblatt
Awareness is Not Enough: A New Look at the Staggering Statistics of Adolescent Mental Health
James M. Greenblatt, MD | Click here for information about James Greenblatt

The American Youth in Crisis
  • Popular Media
  • Prevention Paradigm
  • Functional Psychiatry — Expanding and Enhancing the Paradigm
  • Genetics
  • Introduction, review of common symptoms, etiology, and pathogenesis
  • Neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms
  • Implications of misdiagnosis, relevance to pediatric psychiatry
  • Testing
  • Strengths and limitations of the research
Celiac Disease
  • Introduction, review of common symptoms, etiology, and pathogenesis
  • Implications of misdiagnosis and lack of treatment
  • Testing
Nutrition and Ultra-Processed Food
  • The laws of human nutrition: you are what you eat/you are what you don't eat
  • Rate of consumption in American youth
  • Exploring research showing robust correlations with adverse mental health outcomes
  • Strength and limitations of the research
  • Implications for clinical practice
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • "Vitamin S": Sleep
Biochemical Individuality
  • Limitations of "one size fits all" models
  • How biochemical individuality can inform a novel paradigm for treatment and prevention

Arwen Podesta
Joe Mather, MD
An Integrative Approach to Mental Health: Where The Body Meets The Mind
Arwen Podesta, MD | Click here for information about Arwen Podesta
Joe Mather, MD | Click here for information about Joe Mather

What is collaborative medicine?
  • Integrative vs collaborative vs "transdisciplinary"
  • What tools needed to integrate
  • Why integrate/collaborate with mental health ("comorbidities")
Causes, workup and treatment of common mental health problems
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
Common missteps in integrative mental health care
  • Overtreatment of thyroid
  • Aggressive elimination diets
  • Overprescription of medications (SSRI, benzos)
Pillars of some effective treatment of common mental health symptoms
  • Gut
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Gut health
  • Inflammation
  • Methylation
  • Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)

Scott Antoine
PANS/PANDAS: The Role of Infection and Toxin-Mediated Neuroinflammation in Mental Health Disorders
Scott Antoine, DO, FACEP, ABOIM | Click here for information about Scott Antoine

The History and Science Behind PANS and PANDAS
  • Definitions of PANS and PANDAS
  • Molecular Mimicry as a Causative Factor in Autoimmunity
  • Anti-neuronal Antibodies in PANS and PANDAS
  • Radiographic and Experimental Evidence of Basal Ganglia Pathology in PANS/PANDAS Patients
  • Origins of the Controversy Surrounding PANS and PANDAS and Evidence-based Medicine
Diagnosing PANS and PANDAS
  • Classic Criteria
  • A Detailed Description of Symptoms and Physical Exam Findings
  • The Role of Laboratory and Radiology Testing in PANS and PANDAS
  • Specific Testing Performed in Patients with PANS and PANDAS
  • The Importance of Excluding Other Causes of Acute Neuropsychiatric Changes
The Four Vitals Areas That Must Be Addressed to Promote Long-term Healing in PANS and PANDAS
  • Finding and Eliminating Infections and Biofilms
  • Finding and Removing Toxins and Toxicants
  • Re-regulating the Immune System
  • Breaking Neurologic Loops (OCD/Anxiety)
Valuable Treatment Adjuncts for Patients with PANS and PANDAS
  • Exposure Response Prevention/CBT
  • Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Hypnosis
  • Family Counseling and Guidance
  • Resources to help at School, with Friends, and with Family
Future Treatment Directions
  • State Campaigns to Prevent Insurance Denials of IVIG
  • Physician and Other Healthcare Provider Education
  • Immune Modulators and Targeted Therapies

Felice Gersh
Sex Hormones and their Impact on Mental Health
Felice Gersh, MD | Click here for information about Felice Gersh

What are the sex hormones?
  • Where are they produced?
  • How do they work?
  • What are their primary and secondary functions-include their connections to all organ system functions?
Sex hormones as neurosteroids
  • What are the specific roles of sex steroids in the brain?
  • What are the specific roles of sex steroids in the autonomic nervous system?
  • How does the brain get sex hormones?
How do the sex steroids affect mood?
  • The role of neurotransmitters
  • The role of peptides
  • The role of the endocannabinoid system
The integrative approach to hormone optimization
  • How can the production and balance of sex hormones be optimized?
  • How can sex hormones be replaced due to reduced production with aging?
  • Summary of the integrative approach to hormone optimization: including nutrition, fitness, circadian rhythm alignment, relationships, toxicant avoidance, stress management
  • Acknowledge the current limitations of research in this growing field

Kat Toups
Dementia Demystified: Reversing Cognitive Decline and Dementia with Functional Medicine
Kat Toups, MD, DFAPA, IFMCP | Click here for information about Kat Toups

Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Not mysterious, untreatable brain disorders
  • Reversible multisystem illnesses
  • Evaluation and Testing
Root Causes
  • Toxins
  • Infections/Inflammation
  • Hormone Imbalances and Deficiencies
  • Metabolic (Lipids and Blood Sugar)
  • Diet and Lifestyle factors
  • Autoimmune Components
Preventing and Reversing Neurodegeneration — 3 R's Dementia Program
  • REMOVE the factors weakening or hurting the body and brain
  • REPLACE nutrients and hormones
  • REGENERATE the brain to regrow damaged neuronal connections
Dementia Research
  • Precision Medicine Dementia Clinical Trial
  • Limitations
  • Future Directions

Uma Naidoo
The New Science of Calming your Mind with Food (Nutritional Psychiatry: What It Is and How It Can Help Depression, Anxiety, Concentration, Memory, and More)
Uma Naidoo, MD | Click here for information about Uma Naidoo

Nutritional Psychiatry
  • Definition
  • Role in integrative health care
  • Current stats and data on anxiety
  • Can food calm the mind?
Gut-Brain Axis
  • Mechanisms of the gut-brain axis
  • Food mood connection
Mood foods
  • The food-mood connection
  • Impact on depression, anxiety, concentration, brain fog, and memory
  • Nutritional interventions

Erin Amato
TMS, Ketamine, Psychedelics, and More: Emerging Treatments and their Applications in Integrative Pediatric Psychiatry
Erin Amato, MD | Click here for information about Erin Amato

Emerging psychiatric treatments for children and adolescents
  • Considering integrative approaches in mental health care
Use of CBD in Children and Adolescents
  • Prevalence of anxiety and insomnia in this age group
  • Studies on the use of CBD for anxiety and insomnia in children and adolescents
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder in adolescents
  • TMS as a treatment
  • Effectiveness and safety of TMS in treating adolescent depression
Ketamine and Esketamine for Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents
  • Recent studies on the use of ketamine and esketamine in adolescents
Psychedelics and Emerging Applications
  • Cultural and societal perceptions of psychedelics
  • Applications of psychedelics in treating mental health conditions in adolescents
  • Unique considerations and risks in pediatric populations
  • Ethical considerations and informed consent

Jill Carnahan
Gut-Brain Connection
Jill Carnahan, MD, ABIHM, AboIM | Click here for information about Jill Carnahan

The amazing works of the microbiome
  • Significance of the gut-brain connection
  • Definition of the microbiome
  • Diversity of microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Role of the microbiome in digestion and overall health
The Gut-Brain Axis
  • Introduction to the gut-brain axis
  • How the gut and brain communicate
  • Significance of this bi-directional communication
Mechanisms of Microbiome Influence on the Brain
  • Gut microbiome and neurotransmitter production
  • Inflammation and its impact on the brain
  • Microbiome's role in the immune system and neuroinflammation
  • Gut microbiota and the production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs)
  • Influence of the microbiome on mood, behavior, and mental health
The Gut-Brain Connection in Practice
  • Practical implications for maintaining a healthy microbiome
  • Dietary strategies to support a balanced gut-brain axis
  • Lifestyle factors that can positively impact the gut-brain connection
Emerging Research and Future Directions
  • Current studies and breakthroughs in microbiome research
  • Potential future therapies and treatments related to the gut-brain axis

Joe Pizzorno
The Effects of Toxins such as Molds, PFOAs, Metals, and Pesticides on Mental Health
Joe Pizzorno, ND | Click here for information about Joe Pizzorno

The Toxins
  • The most neurotoxic metals: mercury and lead
  • The neurotoxic PFOAs (forever chemicals)
  • The neurotoxic organophosphates
  • Blood, urine, and challenge testing
  • Toxin specific strategies
  • Systemic detoxification

William Shaw
End of Autism: Exciting New Research and Future Directions
William Shaw, PhD | Click here for information about William Shaw

Autism Epidemic
  • Environmental triggers
  • Prevalence and incidence
HPHPA from Clostridia bacteria and autism spectrum disorder
  • Phenylpropionic acid
  • Antibiotics that kill Clostridia eliminate phenylpropionic acid from cultures of stool samples
  • Testing for the presence of Clostridia bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract by testing urine samples for HPHPA
Dopamine and autism spectrum disorder
  • Elevated dopamine metabolite, homovanillic acid (HVA) in CSF and urine
  • Dopamine inhibitors… Haloperidol and Risperdal
  • Dopamine biochemical damage to the neurons
Clostridia inhibit the key enzyme of the brain and peripheral nervous system dopamine beta-hydroxylase
  • 4-cresol, a product of Clostridia and perhaps other bacteria, inhibits dopamine beta hydroxylase in vitro and forms covalent complexes with the enzyme
  • HPHPA, although not yet tested in vitro, is associated in autism with extreme increases in the dopamine metabolite HVA with no increase in the metabolite vanillylmandelic acid (VMA). There appears to be no biochemical explanation for this abnormality except in vivo inhibition of dopamine beta hydroxylase
Glyphosate weed killer is a substantial cause of the autism epidemic
  • Correlation between the increased use of glyphosate on major food crops and incidence of autism
  • Glyphosate effect on beneficial bacteria
  • Glyphosate in the feed of farm animals
Acetaminophen and autism
  • The major metabolite of acetaminophen, abbreviated as NAPQI
  • Epidemiological studies
  • Rate of autism when acetaminophen was removed from the market
IMMH: Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Course
Exploring Nutrition, Mind-Gut Connection, Hormones, Toxins, and more!
Register now for this amazing learning experience!

$1,259.82 Value
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Plus, earn up to 19.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
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IMMH: Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Course
Exploring Nutrition, Mind-Gut Connection, Hormones, Toxins, and more!
Register now for this amazing learning experience!

$1,259.82 Value
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Plus, earn up to 19.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
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