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Lodging & Information


proudly presents

GlacierFest 2011

An Annual Symposium on Nutritional Medicine

so the spirit of BoulderFest can live on...

Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell 1840 Highway 93 South Kalispell, MT 59901 Tel: 1-406-756-4500 The Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell hotel offers elegant accommodations nestled in the picturesque Flathead Valley of Montana. It is located between the Crown of the Continent, Glacier National Park (30 miles NE), and Flathead Lake (10 miles S). Glacier Park International Airport (airport code FCA) is just 10 miles north. $129/night room rate for Tuesday, August 2nd through Saturday, August 6th using the code "Designs for Health". Rate is good until Thursday, June 30th, 2011.

Registration Form Registration: Early Bird Special - $249 • Post Early Bird Rate - $299 Early Bird Cut Off Date: Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

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Glacier National Park

August 3-6, 2011 ®®

in the beauty of the wilderness, Glacier National Park

Located in Montana, bordering the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, the park encompasses over 1,000,000 acres and includes parts of two mountain ranges (sub-ranges of the Rocky Mountains), over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants and hundreds of species of animals. Learn more about the park by visiting the national park website at

980 South St. Suffield, CT 06078

Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell, MT

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CEUs for NDs, DCs, & Nutritionists being applied for in all states.

To register, use our convenient online form at, or call (800) 847-8302 ext. 2006. You may also fax your completed form to (206) 339-5233. For mailed payments: make checks or money orders payable to Designs for Health, Inc. and send to: Designs for Health, 980 South Street, Suffield, CT 06078.

Refund Policy A refund (less $50 administrative fee) will be allowed if requested in writing & received 2 weeks prior to event date. After this date, you may receive a credit towards another seminar or alternative educational materials.

A Distinguished Panel of Speakers DAVID M. BRADY, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN University of Bridgeport Human Nutrition Institute Dr. David Brady is a licensed Naturopathic Physician, a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and a Doctor of Chiropractic. He is presently the Vice Provost of the Division of Health Sciences, Director of the Human Nutrition Institute and an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. He is a featured lecturer internationally and has appeared on the panels of numerous major scientific conferences in the field of nutritional and integrative medicine, including IFM, ACAM and IAACN. Involved in academia, publishing, clinical consulting, and nutraceutical product design, Dr. Brady is Chief Medical Officer and formulator at Designs for Health and is a consultant to Metametrix Clinical Laboratory. He is also in private clinical practice at Whole Body Medicine in Trumbull, CT, where he applies functional medicine to patient care. D. BARRY BOYD, MD, MS Yale University Medical School Dr. Barry Boyd is a board-certified medical oncologist at Integrative Oncology, LLC, and Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT. Dr. Boyd completed his undergraduate studies in evolutionary biology and systematics at Cornell University, then completed a year of research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and enrolled in the Institute for Human Nutrition, studying early nutritional influences on human development and the role of nutritional deficiency on the immune response. He then entered Cornell Medical School, did his internship and residency in internal medicine at the New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and completed a fellowship in hematology-oncology at Cornell Medical Center. He has been an assistant professor of medicine at the Cornell-Weill Medical School and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Boyd is presently an affiliate member of the Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, CT. RICHARD S. LORD, PhD Metametrix Institute Dr. Richard Lord received his BS in Chemistry from Georgia State University and his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Texas in 1970. Postdoctoral and staff fellowships were completed at the Clayton Foundation Biochemical Institute (oligopeptide properties), the University of Arizona (insulin self-association), and the National Institutes of Health - Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases (human thyroid-binding globulin). He served as clinical laboratory director at Horizon Laboratories from 19741981, then, for the next eight years, was Professor and Chairman in the Department of Chemistry for Life University. Dr. Lord joined Metametrix in 1989 and has been actively involved in the development of new testing methodologies and innovative laboratory report designs. He also publishes technical articles, lectures live and via teleconferencing, and consults with health professionals regarding clinical applications of testing for metabolites and toxicants. Dr. Lord has participated in Think Tanks on Orthomolecular Medicine, Environmental Medicine and Autism. MICHAEL J. SCHNEIDER, DC, PhD University of Pittsburgh School of Rehabilitative Sciences Dr. Michael Schneider graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1982 and maintained a private chiropractic practice that focused on myofascial and muscular disorders. He obtained a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008, where he now works full-time as an assistant professor doing clinical research. Dr. Schneider has published several peer-reviewed articles on the topic of fibromyalgia, including a current systematic review of the literature for all complementary and alternative therapies used to manage FM. He has a unique understanding of FM from his dual experiences as a clinician treating patients with FM and as a researcher reviewing the scientific literature about FM. He is able to blend these experiences into an informative presentation that will demystify the management of patients with widespread pain and fatigue.

MIKELL SUZANNE PARSONS, DC, CCN, DACBN Private Practice, Fresno, CA Dr. Mikell Suzanne Parsons is a Doctor of Chiropractic, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and Neurology. Formerly, she was Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and Naturopathic Medicine in Bridgeport, CT where she taught women's health, obstetrics, gynecology, geriatrics and EENT. She is a former Attending Doctor and Clinical Instructor at the Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas. Before moving to Connecticut, Dr. Parsons maintained a multi-doctor practice of chiropractic, clinical nutrition and natural medicine in Houston, Texas for seven years. She lectures throughout the United States and Canada on clinical nutrition, women's health issues, and the management of soft-tissue disorders. Previously, Dr. Parsons was in practice at a multi-disciplinary integrated medical practice in Milford, Connecticut where she specialized in women's health and functional medicine. Dr. Parsons currently serves as a board member for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), and is the founder of the Natural Path Health Center and Holistic Health Consulting in Fresno, California where she continues to specialize in chiropractic, nutrition and chiropractic neurology. BRONNER HANDWERGER, NMD Private Practice, La Jolla, CA Dr. Bronner Handwerger is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor. He is an expert in the field of regenerative and integrative medicine. Dr. Handwerger treats many professional athletes at his La Jolla, California clinic, utilizing stem cell therapies and regenerative techniques to speed healing and harness the body’s own natural healing ability. He frequently lectures around the country, teaching other physicians how to apply these cutting edge therapies. Having served as the chief medical officer for the prestigious blood type clinic he understands the role genetics plays in health and healing. He is a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine, American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine, and California Naturopathic Doctors Association. MARK MENOLASCINO, MD Private Practice, Wilson, WY With over 25 years of health care experience, Dr. Mark completed Medical School at the University of Nebraska Medical Center then completed Internal Medicine Specialist Training at Banner Health, Barrows, and Mayo Clinics in Arizona. He is one of very few physicians that is Board Certified as an Internal Medicine Specialist, Board Certified in Holistic Medicine as well as Board Certified in Advanced Hormone Management and AntiAging Medicine. He additionally has a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology and Immunology, and was a doctoral candidate in the Medical Scientist Program assisting with Clinical Trials of new medications as well as part of the Heart Disease Reversal Team with Dr. Dean Ornish. His medical knowledge is complemented by advanced training and clinical experience in Nutrition, Naturopathic, Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture, Ayurvedic Medicine and Homeopathy.

Event Schedule Wednesday, 8/3

Saturday, 8/6 - GlacierFest Symposium, Day 2

Thursday, 8/4

Dysfunctional uterine bleeding and dysmenorrhea are often considered to be a challenge to manage. This lecture will provide the learner with a foundational understanding of the various monthly phases of the uterus based upon the hormonal stimulation. Factors such as hormonal fluctuations, anemia and fibroids will be discussed along with testing options currently available. Natural treatment options will be reviewed as well.

Trip to Glacier Park; activities include white water rafting, hiking, and mountain stream fly fishing. Tour of Ashley-Martin Manufacturing, Designs for Health's 46,000 square foot west coast distribution and manufacturing facility in beautiful Arlee, MT. Cocktail Party Reception

Friday, 8/5 - GlacierFest Symposium, Day 1

D. Barry Boyd, MD, MS Topic: Folic Acid and Folates: Role Delineation in Cancer

Making sense of the seeming inconsistency that inadequate dietary folate consumption increases the risk of cancer, while high levels of folic acid in the blood also equate to higher instances of cancer. David M. Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN Topic: Autoimmune Disease: Leaving the Era of Reaction and Entering the New Proactive Era of Prediction in the Risk Assessment, Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Diseases This presentation will review the current evidence-based approaches in the evaluation of the GI microbiota, mucosal immunity, and the overall gastrointestinal environment in the guidance of the comprehensive management of systemic autoimmune disorders. These systemic disorders range from autoimmune inflammatory disorders (including rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis) to immunogenic thyroiditis (i.e., Graves and Hashimoto’s disease). Within this framework the role of molecular mimicry in the genesis of autoimmune diseases will be fully explored. Novel diagnostic modalities and functional/metabolic objective laboratory assays, including emerging predictive antibody testing, in these applications will also be presented and critiqued. Finally, specific rational and efficacious integrative treatment interventions for these particular clinical situations will be offered. Mark Menolascino, MD Topic: Identification and Nutraceutical Management of Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Factors Go beyond the traditional Framingham risk factors and examine the cardiovascular risk of your patients utilizing state of the art testing methods. Identify the high risk patients and provide a protocol to prevent a heart attack or stroke utilizing lifestyle modification. Focus will be placed on the emerging risk factors to provide patients with innovative tools to identify their individual risk as well as nutritional approaches to modify potential risk. From food as medicine, to optimizing hormone levels, introducing balance can provide patients with a sense of vitality while protecting from heart attack or stroke. Mikell Suzanne Parsons, DC, CCN, DACBN - Part One Topic: The Double Ds of Women’s Health... Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding and Dysmenorrhea See Part Two for details of this presentation.

Mikell Suzanne Parsons, DC, CCN, DACBN - Part Two Topic: The Double Ds of Women’s Health….Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding and Dysmenorrhea

Richard S. Lord, PhD Topic: The Role of Toxicants in the Quinolinate Autism Etiology Hypothesis Although great progress has been made in the treatment of autism, there still remains the question of etiology which must be answered to mount an effective assault on the stillrising incidence of the disorder. Regarding regressive autism, all of the available evidence is consistent with the central issue of brain functions derailment caused by an acute excursion of quinolinic acid. The full hypothesis of predisposing, precipitating and propagating factors will be explained, and one obvious experiment to test the hypothesis will be proposed for the first time in a professional gathering of clinical experts. The predisposing factor of toxicant exposure will then be examined with conclusions regarding how to proceed with individual patient evaluations. Michael J. Schneider, DC, PhD Topic: Demystifying Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Research Perspectives The scientific literature about fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) has lead to confusion among clinicians about how to diagnose and manage this mystifying condition. This presentation will introduce the most current evidence about FM, including the results of a systematic review of all complementary and alternative therapies. There are numerous challenges to the scientific methodology used in FM research – and clinical practice - the most fundamental being an assumption that all FM patients represent a homogenous population with the same condition. This presentation will challenge that assumption and present evidence suggesting an alternative model for FM that includes multiple subsets, each requiring a different research and treatment approach. Bronner Handwerger, NMD Topic: The influence of thought, nutrition and environment on your genetic code. How not to be defined by your DNA. Epigenetics is the study of changes in gene function that occur without a change in the DNA sequence. We used to think that our DNA determines much of our behavior as well as our physical characteristics. Exciting new scientific research shows that many genes are being turned on and off every day by our beliefs, feelings, environment, nutritional intake and attitudes. Your DNA is not your destiny.

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