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Keynote Speech: Inflammation: A Women’s Health Approach
Workshop I: Calming Inflammation: Changing the Microbiome with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
Pamela Ferro, RN ASN, and Raman Prasad, authors of The SCD for Autism and ADHD: A Reference and Dairy-Free Cookbook for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet will explain how dietary change can decrease inflammation, not only for serious digestive issues, but also conditions such as eczema, autism, ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. This workshop will explain the diet and demonstrate how these food changes can be implemented even into the busiest of schedules.
Pamela Ferro is a co-founder of Hopewell Associates, a nurse-run practice in southern Massachusetts. For over a decade, Pam has treated hundreds of children using the Specific Carbohydrate Diet-Dairy Free™ (SCD-DF) – most of whom have made tremendous strides forward in their cognition, behavior, and overall health. She has worked in collaboration with The Johnson Center for Child Health and
Raman Prasad founded scdrecipe.com in 1998, after regaining his health through the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™. It includes hundreds of SCD recipes, news items, and other relevant information about this dietary protocol. Prasad is the author of the memoir Colitis & Me: A Story of Recovery (2003) that chronicles his life with crippling ulcerative colitis from ages 17 to 24, and how he ultimately found the SCD. Additionally, he has written two cookbooks: Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (Fair Winds Press, 2008) and Adventures in the Family Kitchen (2005).
Workshop II: An Osteopath’s Approach to Inflammation
Dr. Athina Giovanis owner of Ocean State Osteopathic Medicine in Providence will guide workshop attendees through the philosophy and science of osteopathy and explore how understanding the body’s neuromusculoskeletal system, drainage and exercise influence inflammation.
Workshop III: Treating Inflammation with Herbal Medicine
Herbalist and Ethnobotonist Kerry Hughes will present on the use of herbs for inflammation. She will include clinical substantiation of the use of herbs in her presentation and also guiding theories in which herbs are used ultimately to address the same issue; i.e. constitutional theory supporting organ systems which also addresses inflammation. Hughes, a teacher at the Herbal Academy of New England, has authored several books including The Incense Bible, The Health Professionals Guide to Dietary Supplements, and Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
8:30am - 12:00pm
Tickets are $25 and space is limited.
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The Connector Series is a new initiative to connect Marion Institute programs, conference topics, and local interest and ideas into a workshop and lecture series throughout the year.
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