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open forums 

1st Wednesday of Every Month - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pilgrim's Educational Center at Pilgrim's Market
1316 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814

   Open Forum is a free monthly opportunity to dialogue with Dr. Hunter about a wide range of questions related to the pursuit of health.  
Bring your questions, curiosity, ideas, and a willingness to learn.

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next Open Forum

Wednesday, June 6th from 6:30-8pm at Pilgrim's Educational Center  

Topic: Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Health Care: Exploring the Vital Importance of Comprehensive Planning for Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth Using Natural Medicine

Most conventional medical providers give little specific guidance to pregnant parents on specific nutritional and supplemental protocols in achieving a vibrant pregnancy/prenatal development and birthing experience. Less, if any advice is given regarding pre-conception preparation. In this Open Forum, Dr. Hunter will begin by reviewing the many areas of health to understand and optimize for pre-conception preparation including addressing underlying depletions and dysfunctions nutritionally, hormonally, and physiologically. He will then discuss natural approaches to supporting a healthy pregnancy and birth, including troubleshooting naturopathic treatments for pregnancy symptoms, a comprehensive review of nutrition, laboratory assessment, and supplementation during pregnancy, and birth planning and 1st aid tools to optimize delivery outcomes. 

 

 

UPCOMING OPEN FORUM TOPICS

 

 

July

 No Open Forum THis MOnth

 

 

august

Food allergies and intolerances

Wednesday, August 1st from 6:30-8pm at Pilgrim's Educational Center  

Topic: Helping Patients Identify, Understand, and Treat Food Intolerances and Allergies

In a world with as many view points on how to assess food sensitivities as there are foods, one can understandably become confused on how to discern what foods are healthy or harmful on an individual basis. At this Open Forum, Dr. Hunter will concisely explain the various clinical and laboratory methodologies used to assess for food intolerance and allergy. Methods to be discussed include genetic testing, blood type, IgE, IgG, and IgA antibody testing, elimination challenge, applied kinesiology, and many additional methods. There will also be ample time devoted to understanding digestive physiology and pathology, including leaky gut, intestinal overgrowth, dysbiosis, and other intestinal ailments so that participants grasp how food intolerances and allergies develop. Lastly, we will discuss several therapeutic diets and approaches to addressing and treating food sensitivities using Naturopathic Medicine. 

 

september

Detox Principles, Science, and Benefits, With Overview of Fasting and Calorie Restriction Science and Methods

Wednesday, September 5th from 6:30-8pm at Pilgrim's Educational Center

This Open Forum will discuss the foundational principles and science of food-based detoxification methods, elaborate on the many health benefits of detoxification, and provide an overview of the upcoming  14-day Juice Detoxification Program. Additionally, Dr. Hunter will discuss the scientific basis of calorie restriction and fasting, including an overview of prominent fasting methods including intermittent fasting, juice fasting, and water fasting for various health applications.