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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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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.



Secrets of Sleep Science: Getting Longer, More Restful Sleep Using Natural Therapies

Wednesday, October 3rd from 6:30-8pm at Pilgrim's Educational Center

This Open Forum will explore the many roles of sleep in shaping health and disease. Dr. Hunter will describe the physiology of sleep based on current scientific understanding. The class will then discuss effective naturopathic tools and methodologies including an extensive review of natural sleep aids and their clinical applications for getting longer, more restful sleep.



Topic: To be determined

Wednesday, november 7th from 6:30-8pm at Pilgrim's Educational Center

To Be Determined



The Gut-Brain Connection

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

This Open Forum will traverse the vastly under-acknowledged link between our gut health and brain health. We will review the incredible volumes of emerging scientific literature examining this connection and discuss a plethora of strategies medicinal/nutritional tools to optimize the health of these critical organ systems using naturopathic therapeutics.