Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, CNS
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11-11:30 AM PT
In the inaugural Metagenics Advanced Practitioner Services (MAPS) talk “What is Personalized Medicine”, Dr. Jeffrey Bland, an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field , discusses the global challenges of the current healthcare system. Disease burdens arise not only from infectious pathogens, but also from the impact of our food and lifestyle choices. Dr. Bland explores what personalized lifestyle medicine is and how this clinical approach can radically change the health challenges that we face today

Dr. Jeffrey Bland is the founder and President of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, as well as founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Institute for Functional Medicine
Role of Microbiome in Salt-Sensitive Hypertension
February is American Heart Month. Hypertension (HTN) is one of the most common, modifiable risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Over 1/3 of Americans have HTN according to conservative estimates. The precise mechanisms underlying the etiology and progression of HTN are not fully known, however, the kidneys’ ability to excrete sodium plays an important role. The salt sensitivity of blood pressure is a measurable trait affecting approximately 51% of hypertensive adults , and recent findings from an animal study indicate that the microbiome may play a role in salt-sensitive hypertension
The “Heart” of the Problem is Not Fat, but Inflammation
A recent editorial written by three well-known cardiologists advocates for a paradigm shift in the management of coronary artery disease (CAD). They challenge the widely held belief that dietary saturated fat is the “heart” of the CAD problem. The real danger, they contend, lies in the inflammatory processes that contribute to plaque buildup and rupture, as well as blood clot formation. Aseem Malhotra, MD, Rita Redberg, MD and Pascal Meier, MD provide an evidence-based argument to demonstrate that the current public health recommendations to limit saturated fats are focused on the wrong target
Complimentary CE from AIHM
“Vascular Health: Thinking Out of the Box”
Mark Houston, MD
We spend over $80 billion annually treating cardiovascular disease (CVD). We have reached a limit in our ability to reduce the incidence of CVD utilizing traditional methods that target the top 5 CVD risk factors – hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity and smoking . In this complimentary CE course (1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit) from the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), Mark Houston, MD shares how to think outside of the box when it comes to the evaluation, prevention and treatment of CVD
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