- Mastering Herbs: Metabolic Syndrome & Hyperlipidemia 2h 15min
Mastering Herbs: Metabolic Syndrome and Hyperlipidemia
This presentation reviews Metabolic Syndrome contributors – the Deadly Quartet: Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Insulin Resistance, and Obesity. Herbs that improve lipid metabolism and serum lipids will be detailed, along with herbs that improve insulin sensitivity. Herbal supplements will be detailed along with dietary approaches, medicinal beverages, and culinary tips.
- Identify which herbs are most effective for improving insulin resistance
- Identify which herbs are most effective for hyperlipidemia
- Identify which herbs can improve biliary processing of cholesterol and lipids
- Prepare sophisticated and specific formulas that best address individual patients and their presentations
- Prepare effective formulas to treat common presenting aspects of “The Deadly Quartet”
- Detail various herbal constituents and their mechanisms which can improve insulin signal transduction
- Differentiate specific herbs for different aspects of metabolic syndrome and know when to emphasize each i the herbal formulas
- Identify situations where general metabolic support is needed, and when to be aggressive due to concerns of advanced disease and MI risk
- List the lab markers to help evaluate the severity or urgency of Metabolic syndrome aspects
- Explain why metabolic disorders, insulin resistance, and hypothyroidism may accompany
- Use herbs as medicinal foods and create enjoyable beverages to ensure patient compliance
- Treat diabetes with multi-prong approaches that include medicinal foods, herbal specifics, and long term metabolic support for best effects
- Create specific and fine-tuned formulas given individual symptoms and presentations
Dr Jillian Stansbury is a licensed naturopathic physician with 30 years experience, specializing in women’s health, fertility, PCOS, adrenal and thyroid disorders, and endocrine imbalances. She also treats immune and allergic disorders, and chronic disease including diabetes, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease, as well mental health disorders including anxiety and depression.
Dr Stansbury served as the Chair of the Botanical Medicine department at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon and remains on the faculty. Dr Stansbury enjoys keeping up with the latest research in natural products chemistry and sharing the developments with other health professionals, as well as delving deeply into traditional and folkloric wisdom on the uses of plants as foods and medicines. Dr Stansbury compiles her research and presents some 10-20 original research papers at medical conferences each year, and has published numerous scholarly articles and several books, including Herbs for Health and Healing, and PCOS Health and Nutritional Guide. She is the author of Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals - a comprehensive herbal formulary text based on her decades of research and clinical experience (published by Chelsea Green).
Dr Stansbury is also an ethnobotanist and has conducted field studies in the Peruvian Amazon for over a decade, living and studying with the Wachiperi, Matstigenka, Bora, and Yagua communities for many years, as well as studying Andean plants. She has created photo, video, and herbarium archives of the plants that she has learned and has published several books on this material as well, including Stung by the Rainbow, and the Mystical and Medicinal Plants of the Andes and Amazon. She leads ethnobotany field courses for nature, adventure, and plant enthusiasts in the Iquitos and Manu regions of the Peruvian Amazon each July 20-30, and winter holiday. Email Dr Stansbury for more information at [email protected]