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Descriptions of Seminars

2011

ALTERATIVES, DEPURATIVES AND ANTIDYSCRATICS

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

The concept of an alterative was a very prominent part of western medicine up until the early 20th century. Alterative medicines were used to help alter an unhealthy state in the body to a healthier, more normal metabolism. Even though alteratives were dropped from western medicine their use still persists as an important part of herbal medicine.

These herbs enhance normal eliminatory functioning, thus allowing the body to function more effectively even on a cellular level. Come join us as we learn about the most important alterative herbs and the differences between alteratives, depuratives, and antidyscratics and how they can be used in the treatment of chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer, arthritis, skin problems and autoimmune conditions.

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LITTLE-KNOWN USES OF COMMON MEDICINAL PLANTS

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

It is common for people to attach sound bites of information to an herb and think they understand its uses. Milk Thistle is the liver herb, St. John’s wort the depression herb.

Unfortunately this does a tremendous disservice to the herb because most herbs have a multitude of uses going far beyond the popular ones. In this class we will look at common herbs and learn how Milk Thistle is being used to treat cancer, how Saw Palmetto can treat polycystic ovarian syndrome, and Nettle Seed for degenerative kidney disease. We will discuss many of the most popular herbs but focus in on the uses almost no one knows.

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HERBAL MEDICINE FOR TOPICAL APPLICATIONS

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

The effective use of herbs for treating disease is not limited to internal use. Herbs (as well as clay) have been used as poultices, infused oils, baths, liniments and ointments since the beginnings of medicine. These topical applications can be incredibly effective for relieving pain, healing wounds, treating skin diseases, improving circulation and enhancing relaxation. In this class we will talk about some of the most effective plants used externally for treating arthritis, nerve pain, burns, trauma injuries, psoriasis, peripheral neuropathies, back and neck pain, sciatica and other difficult to treat problems. We will also discuss the most effective forms of application, the use of herbal hydrotherapy and how massage therapists and other bodyworkers can improve patient outcomes by including herbs in their practice.

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2010

Men’s Health Issues—Herbal Treatment for Common Genito-Urinary Problems

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

It seems that for many men, the old saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” applies even more to their bodies and health. Much more than women, men avoid going to Doctors, resist self exams and often prefer to pretend everything is fine, even when it isn’t. Many men are especially reluctant to discuss “Plumbing issues” with anyone. This is unfortunate because many common male genito-urinary problems can be prevented or effectively treated using herbs, diet and supplements. In this class we will discuss what therapies work for BPH, the four types of Prostatiis, Orchitis, Epididymitis and even common sense approaches to preventing Prostate cancer.

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Medicinal Mushrooms in Clinical Practice

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

In China and other Asian countries mushrooms are not only commonly used for food but also as medicines. Some Native American and European cultures also have used fungi for their medicinal qualities. In the last 30 years research has confirmed that many of these fascinating life forms (they are not plants or animals) have powerful therapeutics effects for both preventing and treating many diseases. In this class we will discuss the most active and useful medicines in the fungi pharmacopoeia and what are the best ways to use them to achieve maximum efficacy.

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Men’s Health Issues: Herbs & Nutrition for Men’s Sexual Health

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

These days you cannot miss TV ads for pharmaceuticals: “It’s a little embarrassing but... not up for the occasion”? David Winston takes a different approach and discusses how men (and the women who love them) can use herbs & nutrition to address the underlying issues for many of men’s sexual health problems. He has been successfully working clinically with men for years. Before popping a pill, consider botanicals and supplements to help treat and prevent problems such as erectile dysfunction, impotence, lack of sexual desire, low sperm count and motility, and orgasmia in men.

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2009

Herbal Gastroenterology

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

Digestion is the foundation of life and health. In my years of practice, over 60% of my patients have had digestive problems including achlorhydria, hyperchlorhydria, gastric ulcers, slow transit time, intestinal dysbiosis, constipation, IBS and leaky gut syndrome. In this class we will discuss effective herbal and dietary treatments for these and other common GI issues.

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Herbs for Healthy Aging

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

As our population continues to age and we look or ways to maintain our health into our 70s, 80s and 90s, herbs, diet, lifestyle choices and nutrition are essential to preventing and treating age-related illness. Conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, impaired digestion, endocrine dysfunction/fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, arthritis and osteoporosis can be slowed, often prevented or effectively treated by using natural remedies.

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Herbs & Supplements for Environmental Disease

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

In our increasingly polluted world, we see the significant and worrisome results of heavy metal toxicity, indoor pollutants and sick building syndrome, iatrogenic (drug-induced) disease and other environmental diseases. In this unique class we will look at the research (human and animal studies) that gives us clues to effective treatments for this understudied problem. We will explore the use of herbs and nutritional supplements that have shown efficacy and those that are claimed to be useful but have no evidence of efficacy (i.e., Cilantro for Mercury toxicity).

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Botanical, Dietary & Nutritional Therapies for Prevention and Treatment of Kidney Stones & Urinary Calculi

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

If you have ever had a kidney stone, it is an experience you do not want to repeat. Excruciating pain, urinary frequency, constantly feeling as if you need to urinate (but do not) and hematuria are often all part of this very unpleasant condition. Can kidney stones and urinary calculi be treated with herbs and natural therapies ? can future stones be prevented? In this class we will look at the traditional and clinical uses of botanicals for this problem as well as the recent research for alleviating this common and terribly painful affliction.

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2003–2008

Herbal Treatments for MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and MDR (Multi-Drug Resistance) in Bacteria

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

MRSA and other antibiotic resistant infections have become the lastest health scare. Newspapers report new cases of infections, schools are scrambling to protect students and health care facilities are overwhelmed with hospital-acquired infections. In this class we will discuss new research on herbs that may offer alternatives to ineffective antibiotics as well as herbs that inhibit MDR and allow antibiotics to regain efficacy.

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Herbal and Nutritional Protocols for Cancer Treatment

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

Alternative therapies for cancer are numerous, but do they actually work? Sadly few have been rigorously studied and confusion among desperate patients is the norm. In this seminar we will look at herbal and nutritional therapies that have been shown (clinically and in studies) to enhance the effectiveness of orthodox therapies (Chemotherapy, Radiation), reduce their side effects, strengthen the immune system, reduce stress and help maintain HPA axis function.

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Botanical and Nutritional Therapies for Thyroid Dysfunction

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and autoimmune thyroid diseases (Graves Disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis) have become increasingly common. Whether this is due to increased recognition, environmental factors (thyroxine inhibitors such as Fluorine, Bromine and Chlorine and radiation exposure), nutritional deficiencies (Iodine, Selenium) is unclear. In this class we will look at the underlying issues of these conditions and provide clear protocols for treatment of these challenging conditions.

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Differential Treatment of Depression and Anxiety with Botanical Medicines

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

It seems almost everyone in our country is either depressed, anxious or both. We live in a very stress filled society and the main stream solution, is to take a pill. What if you don’t want to take an SSRI or anxiolytic medication, what if you understand that mental health is more than a deficiency or excess of neuro-chemicals. In this class we will discus the causes of depression and anxiety, and how mild to moderate cases can be effectively treated using the appropriate herbs. The common misconception that St. Johns wort or any one herb is the "depression" herb is ridiculous and we will look at the specific indications of emotional dysfunction and the specific remedies to treat them.

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Metabolic Syndrome & Insulin Resistance

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

Insulin resistance and the resultant problems that stem from this condition have been linked to obesity, diabetes, cancer, chronic digestive insufficiency, heart disease, atherosclerosis, and immune suppression. In this seminar, David Winston will discuss the cause, treatment, and prevention of this growing problem.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Seminar

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

According to statistics 3-5 % of children (and adults) have ADHD. If you look into America’s classrooms, the number of children diagnosed with this condition and on medication to treat it is actually much higher. In this seminar David Winston reviews the causes of ADHD (neurological, societal, dietary,etc.) & both the orthodox and botanical/nutritional treatments that show evidence of efficacy & long-term safety.

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2003–2008, continued

TICK BORNE DISEASES

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

Tick-Borne Diseases: Their Effective Treatment, Including the Use of Botanical & Complimentary Therapies – David discusses the history of and current understanding of tick borne diseases such as Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis and Babesiosis. He will discuss both the current conventional approaches to treatment as well as complementary protocols. He will also discuss the use of botanicals to enhance the effectiveness of orthodox therapy and to treat many Lyme-related symptoms such as fatigue, arthritis, Bells Palsy, brain fog and insomnia.

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WOMEN’S HEALTH SERIES

KERRY H. ADAMS, HERBALIST, DIPL. ABT, NCCAOM

Kerry Adams, with over 28 years experience as a practicing herbalist, will address the top issues women ask her for support when they come to see her: Stress & Depression, Sleep and Fatigue, Vaginal or Breast Discomfort, Menstrual Difficulties including cramping, absent or excessive bleeding and more. Learn how she supports health & well being for women. She will offer many self care suggestions.

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ADAPTOGENS: Herbs for Strength, Stamina & Stress Relief

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

Stress & stress induced illnesses are a fact. With highlights from his newest book, David discusses the non-toxic, tonifying class of botanicals that help the body “adapt” to counter the effects of aging, prevent and treat chronic fatigue & stress-related disorders and increase stamina & conditioning to reduce sports related injuries.

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Protocols for the Hypothalamic Pituitary Axis (HPA) & Stress

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

David Winston discusses protocols for supporting the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPA) and relieving Stress.

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Female Fertility & Reproductive Issues

KERRY H. ADAMS, HERBALIST, DIPL. ABT, NCCAOM

Preventative and support techniques for different female conditions such as: Endometriosis, Fibroids, Cycts, Menorrhagia, Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Vaginal and Vulval Irritations.

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Protocols: Herbal Therapies for Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

David Winston discusses simple but effective clinical protocols for treating common ailments affecting the: Eyes (Conjunctivitis, Blepharitis), Ears (Otitis Media), Nose (Sinusitis, Allergic Rhinitis), Throat (Sore Throat, Laryngitis, Tonsillitis).

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Protocols for Auto-Immune Conditions

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

Auto-immune conditions are becoming more common and many conditions with unknown etiologies are now recognized as having an auto-immune genesis. David Winston discusses common auto-immune conditions and their treatment with herbs, diet and lifestyle changes. Instead of stating this herb is useful for this condition, he describes the types of herbs necessary as part of a protocol for reducing excessive immune response, re-regulating the immune system, down-regulating inflammatory processes and other appropriate aspects for individualizing a protocol.

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Herbs for Skin Health

KERRY H. ADAMS, HERBALIST, DIPL. ABT, NCCAOM

Preventative & support techniques for different skin conditions such as: Acne, Eczema, Hives, Psoriasis, Bites, Cuts & Scrapes.

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Protocols for Chronic Back & Neck Pain

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

Chronic back & neck pain are very common and the leading cause of missed work in the US. Orthodox medicine often does not offer significant relief & while chiropractic and massage therapies can offer real benefits, the use of herbs in addition to these body centered therapies can offer greater relief as well as correcting the underlying causes of muscle and spinal discomfort.

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Botanicals for Kidney & Urinary Tract

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

Differentiation of Specific Indications for botanicals used to support Kidney & Urinary Tract issues.

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Blueberries: Latest Research & Clinical Uses

AMY HOWELL, PhD/KERRY H. ADAMS, NCCAOM

Topics include Blueberry Research, Blueberry/Cranberry Connection, Prevention & Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections, Clinical and Survey Results of Uses, Differentiate Between Uses: Blueberry Fruit & Blueberry Leaf.

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Nervous & Endocrine System Seminar

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

Discussion of Differential Use of Adaptogens & Adaptogenic Formulas, Herbal Protocols for Thyroid Dysfunction, Difference Between Nervines & Sedative Herbs, Specific Indications for the Nervous System with Herbal Protocols

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Experimental Protocols for Chronic Conditions

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

We are increasingly seeing new and often difficult to treat conditions. Lyme disease, drug resistant Pneumonia, & Hepatitis C, are just a few of many. David Winston discusses these conditions and reviews both successes and failures in clinical practice.

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Herbs for Enchanced Cognitive Function

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

As we age our memory and abilities to perform mental tasks can decline. Momentary lapses in memory have become known as senior moments. Many people assume that such a gradual decline is normal and inevitable. Beyond that even more people fear the truly horrible loss of memory and self that comes with senile dementia and Alzheimers Disease. While herbs cannot cure these last two conditions, studies are increasingly showing that herbs, combined with mental and physical exercise, good diet and select supplements can improve memory and cognitive function. Human studies also indicate that herbs can slow the progression of the fore-mentioned diseases and benefit mood, sleep and reduce the need for prescription medications.

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Cardiovascular Health

KERRY H. ADAMS, HERBALIST, DIPL. ABT, NCCAOM

Nearly half of the fatalities in the U.S. are due to cardiovascular disease. Best treatment is prevention; identify the risk factors & support constitutional weaknesses.

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Winter Health Seminar

KERRY H. ADAMS, HERBALIST, DIPL. ABT, NCCAOM

Preventative techniques, the winter diet, immune health, & the common ailments that come about during the winter months. Herbal recommendations & kitchen cabinet suggestions for winter weather support.

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Menopause Bone Health

KERRY H. ADAMS, HERBALIST, DIPL. ABT, NCCAOM

During the menopausal transition bones no longer take in calcium; it is reabsorbed into the bloodstream and not replenished as quickly. This tapers off after the climax of menopause. Awareness of this predisposition and prevention of excessive loss is possible with exercise, diet and herbs.

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Respiratory Health

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

The Lungs are the tender organ. David Winston discusses specific protocols for various conditions by energetics.

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Sexual Health I

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

Sexuality is a normal and wonderful part of our lives, but many health issues can interfere with enjoying and sharing pleasure with your partner. David Winston talks frankly about the issues that negatively impact male and female sexual health and this vital part of a good relationship. Herbs can enhance love making, orgasm, ejaculatory control, libido and relieve vaginal dryness.

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Sexual Health II

DAVID WINSTON, RH, AHG

Comprehensive discussion of Sexual Health issues and botanical protocols for addressing underlying causes. Male healthe issues include impotence/erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, painful ejaculation, performance anxiety and male sexual tonics. Women’s issues include vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, anorgasmia, lack of libido, sexual anxiety and female sexual tonics.

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