Scientific and Holistic Investigation of Nutritional Endocrinology (SHINE) Conference: 2014-10 – Solving the Mystery of Balancing the HPAT Axis

Scientific and Holistic Investigation of Nutritional Endocrinology
S.H.I.N.E. Conference 2014 (October)

Solving the Mystery of Balancing the HPAT Axis
(Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Thyroid)

For decades, Dr. Ritamarie (MS, DC, CCN, DACBN) has helped thousands of clients using her system of nutritional endocrinology to help people overcome the challenges of converting to a healthy lifestyle and transform from flabby, foggy, and fatigued into fit, focused and full of energy.

Through the SHINE Conference, Dr. Ritamarie is reaching out to help other practitioners spread this method so that more lives can transform and more practitioners can achieve the success they desire.

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In these S.H.I.N.E. Conference October 2014 videos, you’ll learn how to:

  • Create and experience a huge shift in your perspective and way of serving your clients
  • Demystify hormone imbalances, especially the HPAT Axis (Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Thyroid)
  • Decipher the clues using state of the art assessments
  • Determine how to get consistent results
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SHINE Conference Superstar PractitionerWhat you need to short-cut your path to success is the support and guidance of a mentor and a community to facilitate your growth and expansion.

You’ll actually CREATE and EXPERIENCE a huge shift in your perspective and way of serving your clients during the intensive 3-day SHINE workshop.

Learn essential strategies that will take your practice to a new and more rewarding level – deeply connected with your purpose for becoming a health practitioner in the first place.

These changes are very unlikely to just happen on their own, unless you spend a couple of decades like I did, putting it all together.

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Learn to SHINE with tough cases, go beyond the basics, and set yourself apart in your community as a Shining Star health coach who is the “go-to” person for getting results.

October 2014 Conference Focus:

Solving the Mystery of Balancing the HPAT Axis
(Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Thyroid)

Become the master of getting to the root cause of your clients’ low energy, mood swings, and chronic low vitality!

root cause health careWhat you may have already noticed is that a huge percentage of your clients present with symptoms that can be attributed to disregulation of their adrenals, their thyroid, or both.

You’ll walk away from the S.H.I.N.E. Conference armed with the knowledge and tools to be the “go-to person” for solving tough hormone imbalance cases.

Implementing the nutritional endocrinology approaches to HPAT Axis imbalances will set you apart from the thousands of other health coaches and practitioners who simply don’t understand the intricate inner workings of these key glands, let alone how to restore balance.

You’ll love the checklists, charts, and resources designed to make your practice SHINE.

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October 2014 Event Topics:

Day 1: Demystify

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  • Overview of nutritional endocrinology and the interconnections between hormones and body systems
  • Clinical presentation of imbalances in the HPAT Axis
  • Biochemistry and physiology of the HPAT Axis
  • Adrenal fatigue and the epidemic of stress-related illness
  • The inner workings of the thyroid and the role of digestion, stress, and the immune system as a cause of thyroid imbalances

Day 2: Decipher

complex client cases

  • Functional Assessments for HPAT
  • Sleuth history taking
  • Functional exams that can be done long distance
  • Home testing
  • Blood testing
  • Specialty labs
  • Genetic testing
  • Practical, hands-on testing
  • Case studies

Day 3: Determine

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  • Diet and lifestyle factors that contribute to HPAT Axis imbalance
  • Herbs that support HPAT axis balance
  • How to put together effective protocols for restoring energy and well-being using HPAT Axis strategies
  • The role of a gluten-free diet in managing HPAT Axis imbalances
  • The role of exercise in the cause and management of HPAT Axis imbalance
  • Tools for balancing mental and emotional factors in regards to HPAT Axis imbalance
  • Herbs and elixirs for HPAT hormone balance
  • Kitchen wisdom for hormone balance
  • Hormone balancing nutrient protocols
  • Creating community education and programs that balance the HPAT Axis
  • Getting known for your expertise in this complex and highly in-demand area

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October 2014 Event Speakers

Dr. Tom O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN: The Impact of Gluten on Thyroid Function

Dr Tom O'Bryan

Dr. Tom O’Bryan will explain the science behind why going on a gluten-free diet is essential for restoring thyroid function.

Dr. Tom O’Bryan is one of the most respected, highly-appreciated, and internationally recognized speakers and workshop leaders specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines.

He is a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and metabolic disorders. He is a clinician par excellence in treating chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a Functional Medicine Perspective. He holds a teaching Faculty position with the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Dr. Tom recently hosted the paradigm-shifting The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.

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Dr. Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS: The Neuroendocrine Connections to Food as Medicine

Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr. Deanna Minich has contacted us and had to cancel her LIVE appearance.  We are working to arrange a post-conference LIVE teleconference for her to present her topic.  All SHINE Conference attendees will automatically be invited to the call.

Dr Deanna MinichWisdom from thousands of years ago told us that “food is medicine”. In the 20th century, modern science conveyed that “food is information,” with signals from a single meal powerful enough to change our gene expression. In the 21st century, Dr. Deanna Minich details the new concept of how we have moved into the realm of “food is connection”. Through the experience of eating and the neuroendocrine gland connections, she shows us how we can connect to seven aspects of our self.

Dr. Deanna Minich is a dynamic and internationally-known body-mind-spirit health expert, yoga practitioner, and author.

Her twenty years of experience in the nutrition field led her to develop an integrated approach to nutrition called Food & Spirit, which spans the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of health.

Her well-rounded experience in the field of nutrition includes private practice, preclinical and clinical research, product development, global product technology integration, management, marketing, writing, and education. Dr. Minich received her nutrition expertise from her doctoral (Ph.D.) study at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands where she focused on essential fatty acid absorption and metabolism, and from her Master’s Degree (M.S.) at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Nutritionist by the Washington State Department of Health, and a Registered Yoga teacher. She is the author of four books on wellness and over fifteen scientific publications.

Currently, she consults as Vice President of Education at the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Seattle, WA, and is adjunct faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine and three universities. Her passion is teaching a whole-self approach to nourishment.

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David Weinthal, DOM, LAc: The Zen to Wellness – Healing the Adrenals Through the Asian Self-Care Practices of Acupressure, Pranayama (Breathing), Meditation, Tai Chi / Chi Gong and Tonic Herbs

David WeinthalDavid Weinthal, DOM, LAc is passionate about empowering his patients to achieve optimal health using natural medicine.

He trained extensively both in the US and in China, has over 17 years’ experience as an acupuncturist and is a master herbalist, raw food chef and spiritual teacher.

As a former firefighter/paramedic, David developed an ulcer as a result of high stress and poor diet. After failing western medications, he discovered first-hand the healing power of acupuncture and herbs.

Today, in his private practice, Dr. Weinthal combines acupuncture, herbs and food as medicine to help his patients have radiant health.

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Donna Kasuska, BSCHE, Chemical Engineering: The Hazards of Personal Care and Cleaning Products

Donna Kasuska - ChemConsciousCan makeup, cleaning products, and the hair care products your clients are using be a factor in their fatigue? Learn the connection between the chemicals in your clients’ home environment and their hormone imbalance symptoms from an expert who knows firsthand.

Why would a woman, trained as an engineer in the chemical industry, start a movement to protect people from the very things she thought would save the world? Donna Kasuska throws in the chemical-soaked towel and vows to tell the truth about the harmful toxins in everyday products that are making people sick!

Donna Kasuska is founder and CEO of ChemConscious, Inc. and a chemical engineer with many years of experience. Donna is on a mission to create a healthier world and speaks and writes passionately about the hidden hazards of chemicals in our environment. She will show you how to recognize and reduce your personal risk by avoiding harmful chemicals and making better choices without changing your life style.On the industrial side, Donna works with clients to assist with regulatory compliance regarding hazardous chemicals, process safety management, environmental topics, emergency response and security. Donna has worked for clients in the water treatment, food processing, oil and gas, chemical manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries.

Donna is dedicated to bridging the information gap between industry and the public. As a chemical engineer with over 30 years of experience, Donna has seen, first hand, how water is treated, food is processed and how many personal and household products are manufactured.

Throughout the years, Donna has recognized that her experience could be useful, and in some cases, critical to the non-technical members of communities who need to understand the concepts of emergency prevention, safe drinking water, toxicity, indoor air quality and security.

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Arttemis Keszainn: Powerful Tapping Techniques: Learn How to Harness the Power of Your Meridians to Reverse Hidden Subconscious Blocks and Create True Lasting Change in You and Your Clients

Arttemis KeszainnArttemis Keszainn is a Master Coach with 15 years experience healing trauma, depression, and the most challenging emotional cases using revolutionary consciousness technologies combined with conscious language, essential oils, EFT, and his loving heart.

In this presentation you are going to learn powerful insights into your Energetic Anatomy, Chakras, Meridians and discover how all of this is connected to limiting emotions, reactive patterns, and Tapping Techniques.

Arttemis is a visionary entrepreneur, author, and public speaker who has studied holistic health and wellness technologies for over 15 years, pursuing his passion to teach and embody the art of Radiant Health.

In the course of his learning, he developed great skill and experience in the art of Chinese Medicine, Herbalism, Pulse & Tongue Diagnosis, Coaching, Applied Kinesiology, Neuro-Emotional Technique, Aromatherapy and deepened his awareness of how we cleanse, rejuvenate, and heal at all levels. In 2007, Arttemis traveled with his wife Krystalle, to the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center to become Spa Director. As Spa Director from 2007 – 2009, Arttemis served with Dr. Gabriel Cousens and the Tree of Life Staff in their world-renowned Spiritual Fasting, Conscious Eating, and Reversing Diabetes Programs; creating advanced detoxification therapies to cleanse and purify our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies.

Arttemis is currently transforming 1000s of lives world-wide by creating information products, eBooks, videos, and websites that inspire and educate people to achieve dynamic health through juicing, blending, and creating a beautiful lifestyle they love!

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Debora Wayne: Activity #1 – Biofield Healing: Higher Consciousness for Whole-Brain Learning; Activity #2 – When Clients Don’t Heal: Getting to the Root with Biofield Healing

Debora WayneActivity #1: An experiential group session designed to help integrate complex “left-brain”, intellectual information with greater ease and comfort during the SHINE event. Open peacefully to new information, avoid overwhelm, and become more focused and clear throughout the conference. Enjoy a right-brain, blissful expanded state of consciousness which oftentimes leads to the effortless release of mindset blocks, fears, pains, doubts, and negative beliefs that may be getting in the way of your success.

Activity #2: What do you do with the client who’s ‘tried everything’ and still doesn’t heal? How do you go deeper to shift illness into health? Witness this live demo as Debora works 1:1 utilizing ingredients from her Pain Free Living Program especially designed for those tough client cases where pain and illness refuse to budge. Get to the “root” of the root. Learn why and how many of Debora’s past clients have reported complete and total elimination of chronic pain, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, immune disorders, arthritis, ADHD, cancers, and much more, even when other methods failed to produce change.

Debora Wayne is one of the country’s leading pain release and energy experts. Her Pain Free Living Program, an effective system for Body/Mind/Spirit Health, helps people get their energy and lives back on track through a unique blend of Ancient Healing techniques combined with the latest discoveries in neuroscience, physics, and energy medicine.

With degrees and certifications in Psychology, Hypnotherapy, and Chemical Dependency Counseling, along with 30 + years practicing and teaching the art of Meditation, Debora is also a Certified Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, Reconnective Healing Practitioner, Biofield Healing Practitioner, and Founder and Director of the Biofield Institute based in Del Mar, California.

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Michelle Melendez: Tone Your Body, Increase Your Mood!

Michelle Melendez - WomenGettingFit x200In these 15-minute exercise and energize breaks, you’ll discover…

  • 1-minute exercises that strengthen your posture and increase your mood
  • #1 body movement that releases stress instantly
  • 10-minute workouts that tone every muscle in your body quickly
  • What exercise you should do every day to keep your back strong

Michelle Melendez has been a fitness professional since 1996 and has over ten fitness certifications. She founded the Pilates Cardiocamp in Los Altos California in 2001 and Women Getting Fit, an online fitness community that inspires women to live extraordinary lives in a body they love.

She travels the world filming workouts that include positive affirmations. Her workouts will tone your body and increase your mood instantly.

And, if you are a believe that your thoughts create your reality, get ready to bring in more money, happiness, and love into your life!

Come to the conference prepared to move and be motivated! Michelle will have you out of your seat and energized!

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Chef Karen Osborne: Special Guest

Karen OsborneKaren Osborne (Karen-O) is a gourmet living food chef and graduate of both The Natural Epicurean and The Living Light Culinary Arts Institute.

She’ll be demonstrating delicious hormone balancing foods your clients can easily make at home.

Karen is co-founder of Outrageous Raw, an Austin, Texas based raw food catering company. She is also available for in-home meal preparation, catering, and private instruction in raw food preparation. She regularly demonstrates Raw Food Joy in Austin, manages Dr. Ritamarie’s Co-op, and teaches classes.

From delicate to dynamic, her food is music to the palate. You have never experienced culinary delights such as hers, but you will over the three days of the event by simply upgrading to the VIP Package below. It’s so, so EASY for you to Treat Yourself!

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