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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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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.


The evolution of medicine: An assessment of past, current, and future health care delivery models

Wednesday, January 2nd from 6:30-8pm at Pilgrim's Educational Center

This Open Forum will traverse the history of medical models in western society, with an emphasis on American health care systems, including conventional (allopathic), naturopathic, homeopathic, osteopathic, chiropractic, and botanical/eclectic. Dr. Hunter will place specific emphasis on the emergence of our current health care system, reviewing its educational, philosophical, financial, and political underpinnings. We will conclude with a discussion of the future of healthcare in America, including ways we can transform our medical culture and what delivery models hold the most promise for meeting our society's health needs.


no open forum this month


Adrenal and Thyroid Health: An Investigation of the Critical Roles these Under-appreciated Organs Play in Health and Disease

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

This Open Forum will explore the purpose and function of the thyroid and adrenal glands. Dr. Hunter will analyze what has caused these key organ systems to become dysfunctional in such epidemic proportions in modern America. The discussion will also cover in-depth physical and laboratory assessment of thyroid and adrenal function and review nutritional, botanical, supplemental, lifestyle and other natural approaches to improving adrenal and thyroid function.