Blood Sugar & Insulin Stabilization

presented by Joe Pizzorno, NDDr. Joseph E. Pizzorno

October 30, 2012
6:00 p.m. - Dinner
6:30 p.m. - CE Presentation
8:00 p.m. - Products Discussion
NCNM Annex, 2719 SW Kelly, directions

1.5 CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM

FREE dinner & CE presentation by one of NCNM’s favorite alumni, Joe Pizzorno! 

This presentation will provide an evidence-based presentation on the causes and clinical effects of insulin/blood sugar dysregulation and the research behind various intervention strategies.

  1. The causes of blood sugar and insulin instability, such as persistent organic pollutants, chromium deficiency, low fiber, low muscle mass and high fructose corn syrup.

  2. Clinical and laboratory assessment not just for diagnosis, but also elucidation of cause(s), such as GGTP, hsCRP, HbA1c.

  3. The clinical implications, such as inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. 

  4. Bioclinic Naturals logoOptimal interventions, such as dietary fiber, blood sugar-normalizing botanicals and nutrients, anti-inflammatory botanicals and nutrients and high intensity strength training 

Dinner and CE is generously sponsored by Bioclinic Naturals. After the dinner and presentation, you are welcome to stay and hear Dr. Pizzorno discuss some well-researched products for controlling blood glucose.

Joseph E. Pizzorno, N.D.

Dr. Joseph E. PizzornoAppointed by President Clinton in 2000 to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by the Bush administration to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee in 2002, Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. A naturopathic physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, he is the founding president of Bastyr University. Under his leadership, Bastyr became the first accredited, multidisciplinary university of natural medicine and the first NIH-funded center for alternative medicine research. In June 2000, Dr. Pizzorno retired after 22 years from the presidency of Bastyr University. In 1996 he was appointed to the Seattle/King County Board of Health and was a founding board member of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. He served as Chair of the American Public Health Association SPIG on CAM from 1999 to 2001. In 2001, he joined the Scientific Review Board of the Gateway for Cancer Research Foundation and the Institute for Functional Medicine Board of Directors, where he now serves as Chair. In 2002, he became the founding editor-in-chief of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal, the most widely distributed peer-reviewed journal in the field. In 2007, he became the Integrative Medicine and Wellness expert for WebMD. He has been a licensed naturopathic physician with prescriptive authority in Washington State since 1975.

Dr. Pizzorno has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. In 2009 he was a juror for determining the $250,000 Roger’s award for CAM leadership in Canada. In 2006 at the 50th anniversary of the founding of National College of Naturopathic Medicine, he was recognized as its most illustrious graduate. In 2004, Natural Foods Merchandiser recognized him as one of the 25 leaders in therapeutic nutrition, while the Institute of Functional Medicine honored him with the Linus Pauling award for his “decades of work establishing the scientific and educational foundation of natural medicine.” In 2003, the American Holistic Medical Association recognized him as one of the 25 “Pioneers in Holistic Medicine.” In 2001, Natural Health Magazine recognized him as one of the leading health educators in the past 30 years.  In 2000, Alternative Healthcare Management recognized him as one of the four most influential leaders in alternative health care.  He travels worldwide, consulting, lecturing and promoting science-based natural medicine and collaborative healthcare. In 2009, Dr. Pizzorno began collaborating with Bioclinic Naturals as Chairman of their Scientific Advisory Board.

In 2001, Dr. Pizzorno founded SaluGenecists, Inc. to develop innovative, science-based, artificial intelligence aided advice systems to provide smart, personalized health promotion and integrated care guidance for the public and practitioners.

Dr. Pizzorno is the author or co-author of seven books, including the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine (now in its 3rd edition with over 70,000 copies bought by doctors worldwide) and the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (over 1,000,000 copies in six languages). His most recent publication is on diet-induced acidosis in the April 2010 British Journal of Nutrition.

In his free time, Dr. Pizzorno enjoys playing basketball, traveling around the world by motorcycle with wife Lara, and spending time with his family and friends.