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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UPCOMING OPEN FORUM TOPICS
The Liver in Health and Disease: With Overview of Detox Principles, Science, and Benefits
Wednesday, April 3rd 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 examine the metabolic, digestive, detoxification, and immunological roles of the liver and the major forces in our modern lifestyle that compromise liver health. Finally, we will broadly review natural medicines and foods that protect, repair, and regenerate the liver.
SKin Deep: Understanding and Treating the Underlying Causes of Skin and Hair Conditions Using Naturopathic Medicine
Wednesday, May 1st from 6:30-8pm at Pilgrim's Educational Center
In the pursuit of healthy skin and hair, we spend many billions of dollars on hair and skin products and treatments each year, yet many Americans are plagued by persistent skin and hair conditions, including eczema, acne, dry, oily, or discolored skin, rosacea, hives, psoriasis, fungal infections, hair loss and many others. This Open Forum will discuss Naturopathic treatments that successfully reverse and often permanently resolve these chronic skin and hair conditions by broadly examining their underlying internal causes.
Food As Medicine: A Field Guide to Nutritious Foods
Wednesday, June 5th from 6:30-8pm at Pilgrim's Educational Center
This Open Forum will guide you on how to select the most nutritious varieties and species of plants and animal products, including discussions nutrient contents, storage methods, and cooking methods to maximize the health benefits obtained from the food you eat.
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no open forum this month
The Relationship Between Weight, Insulin and Fasting: With Overview of Detox Principles, Science, and Benefits
Wednesday, September 4th 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 detail the emerging scientific understanding of the powerful link between weight and the metabolic hormone, insulin. We will explore the roles various forms of fasting and meal timing and composition in metabolism, weight gain, and weight loss.
Autoimmune Disease: Understanding and Treating the Underlying Causes of Autoimmune Disease Using Naturopathic Medicine
Wednesday, October 2nd from 6:30-8pm at Pilgrim's Educational Center
The incidence of autoimmune disease is increasing at a frightening rate in the US, for which conventional medicine has few safe treatments. This Open Forum will explore naturopathic treatments often leading to permanent remission or cure without using drugs for common autoimmune conditions, such as Hashimoto's thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, MS, and others. Dr. Hunter will discuss the causative forces leading to the autoimmune process and the powerful role their appreciation and understanding play in successful treatment.
Dental Health: Getting to the ‘Root’ of Heart Disease
Wednesday, November 6th from 6:30-8pm at Pilgrim's Educational Center
There is an emerging science linking cardiovascular disease and dental disease. Dr. Hunter will examine what is driving the epidemic of chronic oral infections and dysbiosis from a whole person perspective. We will also review the safety, efficacy and long-term health consequences of various dental procedures. Finally, we will outline natural medicine approaches to addressing dental diseases and their critical applications to heart health.
Nature Versus Nurture: Investigating How Our Past Shapes Our Present Mental, Emotional, and Physical Health
Wednesday, December 4th from 6:30-8pm at Pilgrim's Educational Center
Our past life experiences profoundly influence our current state of health. The physical and emotional exposures, stresses and traumas we have experienced in the past cause our bodies to develop specific patterns and methods to deal with situations we encounter in our current life. Dr. Hunter will discuss how to develop insight around the origins of self-harming mental/emotional and physical patterns and examine tools individuals can utilize to transform these patterns and enable dynamic health and well-being.