Stress Adaptation with Ashwagandha
The World Health Organization estimates that by the year 2020, stress-related conditions will be the 2nd leading cause of disability. Understanding the causes of stress and leveraging targeted lifestyle modifications, like incorporating adaptogens into one’s diet, can help combat stress inputs and improve health outcomes. One of the most widely studied adaptogenic herbs is  Withania somnifera , commonly known as ashwagandha, which has been shown to possess antistress, anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, and neuroprotective properties.
Gingko Biloba & Brain Function Following Stroke
Gingko biloba is an herb with neuroprotective, nootropic and adaptogenic properties in the body, as well as centuries of use. Researchers from Nanjing University Medical School (Nanjing, China) recently conducted a randomized trial in patients suffering from an acute ischemic stroke. The study demonstrated that 6 months of supplementation with Ginkgo biloba  extract (GBE) in combination with aspirin improved cognitive executive functions better than aspirin alone. 
SPMs & Inflammation Resolution: Calm the Fire Within
Infection, wounds, poor diet, and aging are causes of acute inflammation. Acute inflammation helps the body to heal and helps tissues return to homeostasis. When inflammation becomes chronic, however, it can destroy tissues and result in chronic disease. Inflammation resolution is an active process controlled by specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs), which are lipid mediators derived from omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. In this animation, the distinct phases of inflammation, impact of chronic inflammation in the body, and unique role of SPMs in resolving inflammation are explored.
PLMI 2018 Partner Event
Mastering the Implementation of Personalized Lifestyle Medicine
The Exposome Factor: New Approaches to Assessing and Treating Stress-Related Disorders
Conference speakers include:
Jeffrey Bland, PhD
Thomas G. Guilliams, PhD Joseph Lamb, MD
Gary Miller, PhD
Christopher Mote, DO, DC Joseph Pizzorno, ND
Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, MT
During this two-day Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI) conference, you will hear from experts in stress research and medicine who will explore neuroendocrine-immune interactions in stress-related disorders and their relationship to specific behaviors and disease outcomes.

The discussion will be framed around the “ exposome ,” or how an individual receives information from their lifestyle, diet, microbiome, activity patterns, and physical and social environments. You will learn how to apply a personalized approach to the clinical regulation of the exposome and its influence on chronic illness.
Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, CNS
Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, CNS
Thursday, April 5, 2018
11-11:30 AM PT
This week’s Metagenics Advanced Practitioner Services (MAPS) talk is an encore presentation of “The Future of Functional Medicine” with Dr. Jeffrey Bland. Dr. Bland is the founder and president of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, as well as the founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Institute for Functional Medicine. In 1991 Dr. Bland initiated the concept of Functional Medicine that emerged out of the inspiration of bringing physicians together to change the future of medicine. In this talk Dr. Bland shares the history of how Functional Medicine came to be and more importantly, the future of Functional Medicine.
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