Webinar: The Cyclical Effect of Stress, Sleep and Cytokine Regulation - make it work for you, not against you!, February 16, 2022

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The Cyclical Effect of Stress, Sleep and Cytokine Regulation - make it work for you, not against you!
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Thirty percent of North Americans suffer from chronic insomnia, 67% struggle at least once a week, and the number-one cause of sleep loss is chronic stress. Ninety percent of visits to doctor’s offices are due to stress and 70% of North Americans are overweight or obese. The World Health Organization has declared sleep loss an epidemic, and the numbers have been rising since the start of the pandemic.

Recognizing chronic stress and anxiety as a factor in insomnia is one thing, but treating it successfully requires a far deeper understanding of the specific individual factors that influence and control our risk and response. It is our genetics that dictate which of us makes higher levels of stress hormone for each stressor and who is unable to turn off stress hormone production even once a stressor is resolved. Our genes also control who has difficulty transitioning from one stage of sleep to another, a vital component of insomnia. Finally, our genes determine who is at risk of overproducing inflammatory substrates that block the use of hormones and neurotransmitters and stimulate the cyclical pattern connecting stress, sleep, and inflammation. Knowing and interpreting our genetic coding is the only way to accurately identify the root causes of this condition and determine the most effective protocols to treat it.

In this lecture, Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed will discuss many of the clinical pearls she has gathered from treating patients with disorders of sleep, stress, and inflammation. She will review the genes involved in these pathways, and demonstrate using diet, lifestyle changes and natural supplementation, how to reset the central nervous system, reduce inflammation and restore normal sleeping patterns.

Key learning highlights:
  • Learn the complex interaction between sleep disorders, the central nervous system stress pathway, and the inflammatory response
  • Learn which SNPs have a major impact on this interaction and why we cannot prescribe the same treatment protocol for everyone
  • Understand the relationship between the microbiome and the production of stress and sleep hormones and how this contributes to anxiety and insomnia
  • Learn how to interpret and treat each individual SNP using natural supplementation, diet, and lifestyle variables
  • Several case studies will be presented showing how the practitioner must treat stress, sleep, and inflammation together in order to provide an effective and lasting solution

A .pdf file will be emailed prior to the live webinar.