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​Complexities of Gluten Sensitivity, Beyond the Digestive System: 
Understanding its systemic effects on your patients
The Brain-Gut Axis, Systemic Inflammation, and Your Patients
How do you identify it in your patients?
What is its physiological impact?
How is it impacting your practice?
How to provide dietary, lifestyle and nutritional support
Neurology, gastrointestinal activity, inflammation, and their connections. 
We will discuss recent scientific papers on the brain-gut axis and the role it plays with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), intestinal permeability or "leaky gut syndrome," and abnormal intestinal motility as it relates to various conditions. How to make the connections, identify symptomology, and clinical approaches will also be reviewed.

Neurology and dysfunction of the Brain-Gut Axis
Spinal misalignment and the neurological-dysfunction connection
Brain symptomology and how to identify it
Assessing your patients
We will review the complex relationships and interactions among the gastrointestinal, hepatic, and immune systems and will detail the complex relationship between the gastrointestinal tract and liver mechanisms.

Other topics include:
The hepatic-gastrointestinal connection to systemic inflammation
Connections among the gastrointestinal tract, liver, immune system, and thyroid
The gastrointestinal-hepatic connection to cholesterol levels
The gastrointestinal-hepatic-immune connection to neurological issues
Food allergies and the hepatic-immune connection
Toxicants vs. xenobiotics
Symptoms of compromised hepatic clearance vs. symptoms of loss of chemical tolerance
NF-kB and the hepatic-immune connection
The Gastrointestinal Hepatic-Immune Axis
Brain Degeneration:
Recognizing the Early Signs, the Clinical Findings, and Supporting Your Patients and Clients
Brain degeneration is a serious problem that can affect not only your patients and clients but also their family members. To support them, we must first understand how to recognize the earliest signs of neurodegeneration. This webinar, developed by Dr. Datis Kharrazian, will help attendees learn the signs and symptoms, while providing a literature review of early clinical findings. Dr. Flannery will review the complex relationships and interactions among the gastrointestinal, hepatic, and immune systems. He will detail the complex relationship between the gastrointestinal tract and liver mechanisms.

You will learn:
  How to recognize the earliest signs of degenerative conditions that impact memory and cognition
  How to recognize the earliest signs of degenerative conditions that impact posture and movement
  Strategies to help you support brain health 
The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Exercise
This webinar, written by Dr. Datis Kharrazian, will examine the physiological changes that take place in the endocrine, immune, nervous, and vascular systems with both healthy exercise and overtraining syndrome. We will also discuss immunometabolic mechanisms - such as environment, infection, and food intolerances - and the role they play in your patients and clients who have the inability to lose weight.

You will learn:
  The impact of exercise on brain-derived neurotrophic factor and brain health
  The positive and negative endocrine shifts that may occur after exercise
  Information on immunometabolism, including the role the immune system plays in metabolism and obesity
  When and when not to use exercise as a health strategy for clients
  Approaches to avoid metabolic overtraining syndrome 
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Neuroendocrine Immunology of Andropause
Thyroid-Brain-Immune Physiological Crosstalk
Unlike the dramatic hormonal changes that occur during menopause with women, the age-related hormonal changes in men are subtle. In fact, these occur gradually throughout the years of mature life. Andropause is more complex than just low testosterone levels and testosterone replacement therapy.

What we will explore in this webinar:
  The common mechanisms of andropause development
  The influence of andropause and male hormones on skeletal structure, muscle mass, and the nervous system
  The effects of andropause on cardiovascular health, the intestinal barrier, blood glucose, and the immune system
  Changes that impact the brain and digestive system 
The thyroid interacts with other systems in the body in complex ways, making it difficult for healthcare professionals to recognize the signs and symptoms of thyroid issues in their clients. In this unique webinar, practitioners will learn about the intimate connection between physiological imbalance and musculoskeletal complaints.

The webinar will also cover some key elements, such as:
  How the thyroid, brain, and immune system communicate together
  The role of thyroid hormones in brain development and protection
  The consequence of immune dysfunction in relation to thyroid health
  Thyroid feedback loops and the connection with exogenous hormones
  Why thyroid patients have such broad symptoms and signs 
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If you have ever asked the question, "Why blood chemistry?" this webinar is a must-attend. 
Learn how blood chemistry analysis can be a foundational clinical assessment tool, 
can help objectively monitor patient progress, and can expand your practice.

In this webinar, we will review the primary concepts of laboratory biomarkers and blood chemistry patterns, 
as well as discuss their connection to human physiology.

What we will explore:
  Important biomarkers for your practice
  What to look for in blood chemistry
  Pathological versus functional ranges
  Single markers versus pattern recognition
  Foundational markers and patterns, such as:
  Complete blood count
  Common patterns of hypothyroidism
  Lipid panel alterations 
Functional Blood Chemistry Foundations
Improving Clinical Outcomes Through Detoxification
Effective detoxification strategies are fast becoming a necessity in the modern healthcare professional's practice. Well-structured, science-guided approaches to detoxification and anti-inflammatory diets along with a healthy lifestyle may significantly improve clinical outcomes in many individuals.

In this webinar, we will review the components of an effective program, 
which can become a foundational tool to expand your practice.

Topics include:
Dietary components and their association with inflammation
The role of the gastrointestinal system in affecting a toxic load
How toxins and dietary choices may lead to chronic disease and chronic pain
Jewels of detoxification, including important adjunctive care, such as chiropractic care or acupuncture
The Inflammatory & Autoimmune Signaling Systems
In this webinar, we will discuss signaling systems' and other mechanisms' development into inflammatory responses and autoimmunity.
 We will also examine how the messenger system interacts with the neuroendocrine-immune system.

What you will learn:
Signaling systems' role in maintaining integrity of joints, neurological systems, and intestinal immunity.
Current concepts of autoimmune messenger systems
The role of the NF-kB and other cytokine signaling systems
Clinical jewels and insights

Environmental Toxicity: Introducing the New Science of Immune-Chemical Tolerance
What you'll learn about the growing impact of toxins on neuroendocrine immunology:

The growing science of immune-chemical tolerance and how this relates to systemic inflammation and various degenerative conditions.
How the quantitative model of environmental toxins varies from the model of immune-chemical tolerance.
The potential adverse reactions from chelation therapy.
Which physiological mechanisms will determine the response to environmental toxins?
Clinical strategies you can use to engage appropriate physiological mechanisms.

Apex Energetics is pleased to announce our free webinar series co-sponsored by Dynamic Chiropractic and Acupuncture Today.

Written by Dr. Datis Kharrazian and presented by some of 
our outstanding speakers, these one hour sessions are a great way to sample our cutting-edge educational offerings!
The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Perimenopause
In perimenopausal women, there are vast changes involving the neuroendocrine-immune axis that are not limited to a drop in estrogen alone. The influence of neuroendocrine modulators on aspects of bone density, brain function, immune function, thyroid physiology, and metabolism will be discussed. This informative presentation will review the alterations of intercellular messengers, such as cytokines, hormones, neurotransmitters, and prostaglandins, that take place in perimenopausal women.

What You Will Learn:
Bodily changes during perimenopause and menopause
Conditions that may develop from perimenopause and menopause physiology, 
including increased risks for cardiovascular, skeletal, autoimmune, and neurological conditions
Clinical jewels and insights
The Brain-Immune Axis

This informative webinar will examine the brain's influence on the immune system. New findings demonstrate that the cerebellar interposed nuclei actually participate in regulating immune function. In order for crosstalk to occur between the brain and the immune system, communication is necessary among cytokines, peptides, leukotrienes, prostaglandins, and other signaling agents.

What You Will Learn:
The simultaneous interconnection between the brain and the immune system as well as the brain and mucosal immunity
How traumatic brain injury can increase "leaky gut"
How sleep deprivation triggers a proinflammatory immune response
Clinical jewels and insights into the body's metabolism of nitric oxide isomers and innate glutathione recycling pathways 
Renewing the Aging Brain
This informative webinar will explore how the aging process in the brain is strongly influenced by various physiological mechanisms. As the brain ages, it can either develop greater function, called "positive plasticity," or lose neurons, resulting in degenerative processes. Progression of degeneration, including losses of function, such as memory, visual acuity, and digestive motility will be presented.

Topics include: 
The early, moderate, and severe signs of an aging brain
Qualitative and quantitative neuronal differences between several common, age-related neurodegenerative conditions
The effects of neurotransmitters and neurodegeneration on mood and brain function
Clinical jewels and insights
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