This Open Forum explores the widespread role hormones play in human health and disease from a naturopathic perspective. Dr. Hunter discusses hormone synthesis and physiological actions and examines health conditions associated with hormone imbalances, including irregular menstrual cycles, PCOS, endometriosis, menopause, andropause, adrenal fatigue/exhaustion and many other conditions.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND - November 7, 2018

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

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND - October 3, 2018

Fasting Methods with Detox Overview

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.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, N.D. - September 5, 2018

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.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, N.D. - August 1, 2018

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.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND June 6, 2018

Many of us understand the vital connection between eating whole, nutritious foods and robust health. For many, a main limiting factor in embracing such principles is expert knowledge of how to shop for and prepare nutritionally dense food with limited time to devote to such a vital aspect of health.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND May 2, 2018

Environmental Toxicity and Environmental Medicine with Detox Overview

Dr. Hunter will be discussing 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.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND April 4, 2018

Cancer and Naturopathic Medicine: Understanding Cancer and Cancer Treatments from a Science-Based, Holistic Perspective.

This Open Forum will seek to understand what cancer is and what causes it from a holistic perspective. Dr. Hunter will discuss conventional and holistic approaches to cancer treatment, with heavy emphasis on scientifically investigated approaches to natural treatment options. Finally, naturopathic medicine's approaches to collaborative/supportive cancer care will be examined, as well as specific cancer prevention strategies.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND - March 6, 2018

This Open Forum will provide a foundational understanding of the principles and history of homeopathic medicine and explore the most commonly used homeopathic remedies for acute complaints, including: headaches, fevers, flus, sore throats, coughs, earaches, sinusitis, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, injuries (pain, bruises, wounds, burns), and urinary tract infections.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, N.D. - February 13, 2018

This Open Forum reviews the ketogenic, specific carbohydrate/GAPS, and paleo diet in detail, laying out the structure of each dietary regimen, what is allowable in each, and why. We examine the health problems for which each diet can be applied therapeutically, including weight gain, metabolic syndrome, impaired blood sugar, high cholesterol, fatigue, digestive issues/IBS, and many more.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, N.D. - January 3, 2018

Insulin Resistance, Pre Diabetes, and Diabetes Type II: Unmasking the Leading Cause of Obesity, Heart Disease, Dementia, and Many Other Chronic Health Conditions This Open Forum will discuss the dramatic rise in diabetes type II in the US and the even more dramatic rise in its precursors-pre diabetes or insulin resistance-which affects up to 50 million completely unaware Americans, but carries with it major adverse health consequences.

Presented by Dr Hunter Peterson, N.D. - December 6, 2017

This Open Forum will provide and in-depth discussion of the rapidly expanding scientific field of the GI Microbiome. Dr. Hunter will discuss the evolution of our microbiome and the influencing forces on it, including diet, lifestyle, and environment.

Presented by Dr Hunter Peterson, N.D. - November 1, 2017

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 that often lead to permanent remission or cure without the use of drugs for common autoimmune conditions, such as Hashimoto's thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis.  

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, N.D. - October 4, 2017

This Open Forum will comprehensively discuss the health-promoting properties of foods in the human diet. Drawing on a vast set of nutritional research, Dr. Hunter will break down the primary chemical constituents contained in our food, including water and fat soluble vitamins, macro and micro minerals, and several of the most prominent phytonutrtients and antioxidants.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND - July 5, 2017

This Open Forum will address an incredibly under-acknowledged contributor to human health: chronic stress. We will examine the physiological affects and health consequences of chronic stress on each organ system in the body. This Open Forum will also include a discussion of both the obvious and hidden forces that drive these chronic stress pathways.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND - March 1, 2017

This Open Forum will discuss the underlying cellular and organ pathways in our bodies and brains that play a determining role in human aging and memory. We will closely examine key lifestyle and nutritional interventions to optimize the aging process.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND - February 1, 2017

 

This Open Forum will examine the most common of acute ailments that affect adults and children, especially in wintertime, including upper respiratory tract infections, sore throats, sinusitis, ear infections, flus, fevers, and bronchitis/pneumonia. We will discuss detailed strategies both in the prevention and at-home treatment of these acute conditions utilizing such modalities as clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical medicine, and nutraceutical interventions.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND - January 4, 2017

This Open Forum will detail the evolution of sugar and carbohydrate consumption in the American diet. We will then go on to describe the myriad of physiological effects that sugar has on our metabolism, organ systems, tissues, and cells, exploring the striking scientific studies emerging on sugar's devastating health impacts.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson - December 7, 2016

Epigenetics is the study of how every decision we make in our daily lives affects our genetic expression. This Open Forum will describe the field of epigenetics and discuss the emerging recognition of its central role in determining essentially any type of health risks, well-being, and longevity.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND - October 5, 2016

A discussion of the biological significance of ABO blood grouping, with a particular emphasis on the role of blood type in guiding dietary choices and its relationship with likelihood of a multitude of disease processes.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND - August 3, 2016

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.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND - July 6, 2016

Understanding the biology of aging and the decisions you make that will shape the trajectory of your aging process, including a discussion on the critical roles played by food, lifestyle, genetics, epigenetics, hormones, and natural medicine.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND - June 1, 2016

Using Nutrition and Natural Medicines to optimize athletic performance, build fitness efficiently, and speeding the healing and recovery process from injuries and surgical procedures.

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson, ND - May 4, 2016

 

Homeopathic Treatment of Allergy, Sinusitis, and Otitis Media

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson and Dr. Todd Schlapfer February, 2015

 

Homeopathic Treatment of Sore Throats, Coughs, and Croup

Presented by Dr. Hunter Peterson and Dr. Todd Schlapfer February, 2015