The Natural Health Research Institute (NHRI) will host its 8th Annual Scientific Symposium October 20, 2012, presented by the American Nutrition Association and the University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy. The focus of this year’s conference is “The Effectiveness of Natural Products for Women’s Health” and will be held at the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy in Chicago.
This one-day conference includes a stellar panel of health and nutrition experts focusing on current evidence regarding the health benefits of supporting women’s health through the use of botanical dietary supplements. This is a critical component for answering the current healthcare crisis in the United States that has been mostly ignored by the insurance industry, medical practitioners, health care benefit managers, federal and state agencies, and legislators. Attendees will hear information and evidence on how the use of botanical dietary supplements can provide a very large and measurable benefit for women’s health issues.
Evidence-based Natural Solutions to Symptoms Related to Perimenopause and Menopause
Presented by: Tori Hudson, ND, Medical Director “A Woman’s Time” & Institute for Women’s Health & Integrative Medicine, Portland, Ore.
Safety and Efficacy of Botanical Dietary Supplements As Alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy Presented by: Richard B. van Breemen, PhD, Director, UIC/NIH Botanical Center for Dietary Supplements Research, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, UIC College of Pharmacy, Chicago
Managing Obesity with Natural Dietary Supplements: Lessons Learned from Clinical Studies
Presented by: Harry G. Preuss, MD, MACN, CNS, Professor of Biochemistry, Medicine & Pathology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Using Botanicals, Hedgehogs, and Oxysterols In the Prevention of Human Disease
Presented by: Dennis Lubahn, PhD, Director, Missouri University Center for Phytonutrient & Phytochemical Studies & Professor of Biochemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
Isoflavones and Breast Cancer Growth and Progression: A Complex Story Involving Dose, Timing of Exposure & Source of Isoflavones
Presented by: William Helferich, PhD, Director, Botanical Research Center & Professor of Nutrition, Food Science & Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.
Natural Approaches for Women’s Common Digestive Issues: Focus on Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Constipation
Presented by: Elizabeth Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN, Director, Doctoral Studies, Hawthorne University & Founder, Innovative Healing, Duluth, Ga.
Pharmacist and nutritionist registration includes continuing education credit. The program has been submitted for accreditation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Illinois Chiropractic Society for continuing Medical Education Credit.