Clinical Management of Anxiety and Depression Series

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Verbena hastata (vervain)

An audio series for health care providers – with continuing education for naturopathic physicians – bundled together in one discounted package:

  • Seven (7) audio lectures (1.5 – 2 hours each)
  • Digital book of notes (110-page PDF)
  • Order with one click for $60 ($105 value)

Note: The information in this series is provided as a research resource for health professionals and is not intended to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care practitioner.

Details: This series of seven audio recordings begins with an overview by David Winston, RH (AHG) of differential treatment according to the cause: hepatic and GI-based depression, hormonal depression, GI-based anxiety and more. Tori Hudson, ND continues with a description of the fearsome twosome of anxiety and depression in women in which she prescribes select botanicals with particular attention to the influence of cortisol and other hormonal states.

Jill Stansbury, ND emphasizes the necessity of delicate incremental therapies for those immobilized by depression, and those undergoing withdrawal from SSRIs and MAO inhibitors. She defines trophorestoratives as those herbs which nourish the whole nervous system, upon which more specific formulas are built for the individual’s situation.

Going further than just an absence of disease, Lise Alschuler, ND gives recommendations for “Supporting Happiness and Reducing Anxiety and Depression.” And finally, Donald Yance, RH (AHG) presents a 4-hour intensive entitled “Mood Disorders: An Integrative Approach to Reducing and Eliminating the Use of Pharmaceuticals.” (Includes a 110-page PDF of lecture notes.)

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2021 Herbal Conferences

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NEW! It looks like it will be another online year in 2021. Participate from anywhere and still enjoy the high-quality botanical information and continuing education credits you’ve come to rely on.

Registration will feature live videos with Q & A, pre-recorded presentations, in-person herb walks and field studies for local participants (if safety considerations allow), a complimentary online book of notes/PowerPoints and a free set of audio recordings.

We are looking forward to seeing you all online in 2021 at these events. More details and registration information coming soon!

March 26 – 28, 2021
Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine

April Desert Bloom
Brittlebush and Cholla Cactus in bloom in the Sonoran Desert
  • Location: Streaming online
  • Features clinical lectures on the applications of botanical medicine in chronic health conditions, field studies, an herb walk in the desert and garden lectures
  • Pre-conference Intensive: Managing Pharmaceutical Side Effects and Discontinuance with Botanicals and other Natural Therapies with Lise Alschuler, ND
  • Continuing Education Credits for naturopathic physicians, nurses and acupuncturists (pending approval)

Speaker list: Lise Alschuler, Paul Bergner, Deborah Frances, Lori Harger, Tori Hudson, Feather Jones, Mimi Kamp, Heath McAllister, Kenneth Proefrock, Arianna Rodriguez, Mary Rondeau, JoAnn Sanchez, John Slattery, Jillian Stansbury and Katie Stage.


Naturopathic CE 2018
Opening Meeting at Blue Ridge Assembly

June 4 – 7, 2021
Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

  • Location: Streaming online
  • Features clinical lectures on the applications of botanical medicine in chronic health conditions, medicine-making demonstrations, Mountain Gardens Tour, Appalachian Botanicals: Botany and Medicinal Applications Field Study, and herb walks
  • Pre-conference Intensive: Targeting the Biological Terrain in Collaborative Oncology: Correlating Modern Biomarkers with Traditional Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment with Jason Miller, DACM, LAc
  • More information coming soon!

Speaker list (still being finalized): Teresa Boardwine, Jill Crista, Doug Elliott, Joe Hollis, Kat Maier, Jason Miller, Kenneth Proefrock, Katie Stage, Jillian Stansbury, Marc Williams, David Winston, and Donald Yance

Rosemary, Turmeric, and Lemon Balm

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Mary Bove, ND was recently asked a question as part of the 2020 Summer Series: “What three herbs would you recommend for study by beginning students of herbalism?” In the video above she listed Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Curcuma longa (Turmeric), and Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) as a great place to start. Continue reading

On-Demand Video Streaming

Introducing our new on-demand, video streaming presentations on Vimeo!

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Video presentations offer complete clinical information, with the speaker and the PowerPoint playing together in an ideal format for online learning. Continuing education credits available for all videos.

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We thank all the speakers from this year’s conferences for adapting to this new online video format and still providing the same excellent information we have become used to at the live events.

And to everyone who attended: thank you for making this another wonderful conference season! Here’s what a few of you had to say:

“Thank you so much for a great webinar. So good to connect with so many even if in cyberspace! Loved all the presentations.” — D.W., Naturopathic Physician

It has been such a great, great conference. I loved watching lectures I normally would not have invested time in-but could because of time at home and access. It made my COVID isolation brighter and happier. You and your team and the presenters really made a difference in a lot of our lives.” — J.K., Licensed Acupuncturist

Thank you for the best conference to date. Speakers were knowledgeable with great slides.— K.C., Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist

“I have told so many people about this conference and I’m a nurse practitioner and I tell them this is like the best conference I have ever been too!” — L.C., Nurse Practitioner

Managing Osteopenia and Osteoporosis with Botanical Medicine

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Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

Our bones are powerful! I’m still amazed sometimes that these hardened structures, allowing for muscle attachments and acting as a scaffold for movement, are indeed very much alive. Right now, as you’re reading this, they are hard at work creating blood cells and maintaining their structure and intricate framework. Continue reading

Summer Video Series for Continuing Education

We invite you to join us for the Summer Video Series for Continuing Education, a new 6-video series offering continuing education for naturopathic physicians and nurses. Learn about topics including microbiome health, the nervous system, mental health, neuroplasticity, women’s health and cellular repair.2020 Summer Video Series - Graphic for Streaming Videos

This series was aired live from July-September 2020, and now you can access the recordings to earn continuing education on your own schedule at your own pace!

  • Location: Watch from the comfort of your home
  • Dates: 8-weeks of access to streaming video lectures; watch on your own schedule
  • Six 2-hour streaming sessions on Zoom, including speaker lecture and Q&A
  • Continuing Education available for Nurses and Naturopathic Physicians
    • NDsApproved for up to 12 general hours of which 3 can be pharmacy (OBNM); each session is 2 hours credits
    • Nurses: Approved for up to 7.5 nursing contact hours; each session is 1.5 contact hours (NCNA)
  • Cost: $30 per session or a package deal of $99 for all 6 sessions!

Check out the full details on the Summer Video Series for Continuing Education here.

Speakers: Mary Bove, ND, David Crow, LAc, Jason Miller, DACM, LAc, Kenneth Proefrock, ND, Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG) and Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)

2020 Summer Series Speaker Lineup

2020 Herbal Conferences

herbal medicine conference 2020Past Herbal Medicine Conference:
Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

  • Location: In your living room! A virtual streaming conference. Video or audio recordings now available!
  • Theme: Restoring Immunological Balance with Botanicals
  • Features 37 clinical presentations, virtual herb walks and medicine-making demonstrations
  • Friday pre-symposium clinical intensive with Donald Yance, RH (AHG)
  • Three panel discussions and Keynote address with Chanchal Cabrera, RH (AHG)
  • Continuing Education Credits for recordings — Nurses and Naturopathic Physicians. Audio or Video:
    • Nurses: Approved for maximum 41.5 CNE contact hours*.
    • Naturopathic Physicians: Live event approved for maximum 21.5 CME hours of which 9 hours can be pharmacy. (Pending: Application submitted for up to 56.5 CME including 9.5 pharmacy hours for audio and video recordings.)

Speakers: Teresa Boardwine, Mary Bove, Chanchal Cabrera, David Crow, Doug Elliott, Christopher Hobbs, Robin McGee, Jason Miller, Kenneth Proefrock, CoreyPine Shane, Vickie Shufer, Katie Stage, Marc Williams, Jennifer Williams, David Winston and Donald Yance

* This activity has been approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association for 31.5 contact hours. North Carolina Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (Note: $35 charge for nursing CNE due to high cost of new application.)


Past Herbal Medicine Conference:
Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine

Field Studies in the desert landscape (pictured) round out the Southwest herbal conference program
Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine – Desert Landscape by Mimi Kamp
  • Location: In your living room! A virtual streaming conference. Video or audio recordings now available!
  • Features clinical lectures on the applications of botanical medicine in chronic health conditions, an herb walk in the desert and a garden lecture.
  • Pre-conference Clinical intensive on Herb-Drug Interactions with Glen Nagel, ND
  • Continuing Education Credits for recordings Naturopathic Physicians. Audio or Video:
    • Arizona: Approved by SCNM CE reviewers for up to 50.5 general hours of which 13.5 can be pharmacy and 3 opioid addiction credits. 
    • Oregon: Approved by OBNM for up to 49 general hours of which 14 can be pharmacy and 1.5 ethics (for Addiction Part A).
    • CaliforniaApproved by CNDA for up to 20.5 general hours of which 13 can be pharmacy.
    • All ND CE details on this page.

Speaker list: Lydia Bartholow, Paul Bergner, Sam Coffman, Glen Nagel, Marianne Marchese, Heath McAllister, Andrea Purcell, Kenneth Proefrock, Mary Rondeau, JoAnn Sanchez, Yalda Shokoohinia, John Slattery, Katie Stage, David Winston, Donnie Yance and Eric Yarnell.

Sleep Management for Clinicians

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An audio series for health care providers – with continuing education for naturopathic physicians – bundled together in one discounted package:

  • Six (6) audio lectures (1.5 hours each)
  • Digital book of notes (62-page PDF)
  • Order with one click for $55 ($70 value)

Note: The information in this series is provided as a research resource for health professionals and is not intended to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care practitioner.

Details: These six audio recordings offer a wealth of clinical information for restoring healthy sleep patterns. Beginning with the cytokine connection to insomnia in which Mary Bove, ND discusses how modulating specific pro-inflammatory cytokines can provide relief for sleep disruption, this series continues with a description of the healing and anti-aging powers of sleep with Christopher Hobbs, PhD and Mary Rondeau, ND. Tori Hudson, ND discusses the pandemic of insomnia and anxiety in midlife women and how to provide relief from this “fearsome twosome.” The series is rounded out by two comprehensive presentations, one by David Winston, RH (AHG) on botanical and nutritional treatments for insomnia (determining the right herbs and nutrients for the right person), and one by Kenneth Proefrock, ND on the cycles of sleeping and dreaming and their importance for overall health. Series includes a digital book of lecture notes with complete references (62-page PDF). Continue reading

Thyroid Management for Clinicians

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An audio series for health care providers – with continuing education for naturopathic physicians – bundled together in one discounted package:

  • Six (6) audio lectures (1.5 hours each)
  • Digital book of notes (61 page PDF)
  • Order with one click for $55 ($70 value)

Note: The information in this series is provided as a research resource for health professionals and is not intended to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care practitioner.

Details: In this collection of thyroid presentations, Paul Bergner begins with an overview of thyroid physiology, ideal hormone balance and nutrients for the thyroid. Jason Miller’s lecture looks at the endocrine network through the lens of traditional Chinese medicine, and nutrients, botanicals and iodine for treatment. Mary Bove’s presentation centers on thyroid and women’s health, and Jill Stansbury investigates the research showing the connection between the thyroid and the reproductive system.

Kenneth Proefrock speaks about his clinical experience treating both hypo and hyperthyroid disorders, including the increasing incidence of Graves’ disease in the pediatric population. David Winston wraps it up with an extensive review of botanicals for common thyroid conditions. (See more detailed descriptions below.) Includes a digital book of lecture notes with complete references (61-page PDF). Continue reading