Panel - Will the Real Fertility Diet Please Stand Up?

Speaker: 
Dagmar Ehling LAc FABOM, Fiona McCulloch, BSc., ND, Laura Erlich LAc FABORM, Lorne Brown B.Sc., CPA, Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt
Lecture Type: 
Panel Discussion
Lecture Day: 
Day 2
Room: 
Segal Conference Room
Credits: 
1.00

Today, there are several fertility diet books available on the market.  Do you recommend animal protein or minimal animal protein?  No carbs or only complex carbs?  What about fats?  No transfats, but what about saturated fats, like butter?  

This panel will look at several diets (Mediterranean, Paleo, Weston Price) and the latest research on how diet impacts fertility (egg and sperm quality, metabolic disorders like PCOS, and inflammatory conditions like endometriosis) from ovulation, embryo quality to uterine receptivity.  At the end of the discussion we will hopefully have a evidence-based diet approach to optimize fertility.

Fiona McCulloch, BSc., ND

Dr. Fiona McCulloch, the founder and owner of White Lotus Integrative Medicine in Toronto has worked with thousands of people seeking better health over the past 18 years of her practice. Fiona is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2001) and the University of Guelph (Biological Science/Molecular Biology and Genetics). Fiona's book “8 Steps To Reverse Your PCOS” is a women’s health best seller and her blog has an avid readership of 10s of thousands per month. She supports the growth of evidence-based natural medicine and peer-reviews for Natural Standard, a popular database of evidence-based natural medicine. As a woman with PCOS herself, Fiona is passionate about health education and advocacy for women with the condition.

She serves on the medical advisory committee of the PCOS Awareness Association and is a featured speaker at many events within the PCOS and infertility communities. She is a medical advisor to and was the sole developer of the nutrition program for the Open Source Health MyAva precision medicine platform. The myAva PCOS project is the largest system to use state of the art genetic and molecular research, science, evidence-based integrative medicine and technology to help the growing underserved community of women with PCOS.

Lorne Brown B.Sc., CPA, Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt

Chair of the Integrative Fertility Symposium

Dr. Lorne Brown B.Sc., CPA, Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt, is the Clinical Director of Acubalance Wellness Centre, and the founder of Healthy Seminars (formerly Pro D Seminars and Medigogy), and the Integrative Fertility Symposium.

After a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Lorne received his Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Vancouver’s International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lorne has postgraduate training in Clinical Hypnosis, Infertility, Cold Laser Therapy and Functional Medicine Dr Brown has successfully integrated his entrepreneurial skills and background as a CPA with his passion for Chinese Medicine establishing a very successful fertility practise (www.acubalance.ca) and pioneering online continuing education through Healthy Seminars (www.healthyseminars.com) as well as the Integrative Fertility Symposium (www.ifsymposium.com) held in Vancouver for acupuncturists and naturopaths worldwide.

Lorne published a practice management book for TCM practitioners called Missing the Point: Why Acupuncturists Fail and what they Need to Know to Succeed www.missingthepointbook.com


Dagmar Ehling LAc FABOM
Location: 
Durham, North Carolina

Dagmar Ehling, founding partner of Oriental Health Solutions, LLC, has been a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico since 1989. Shegraduated with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM, is North Carolina State licensed, and is nationally certified in Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine). She is the author of The Chinese Herbalist’s Handbook, which has also been published in German and Turkish.

She was a faculty member at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine for five years, served as a New Mexico State Licensure examiner for four years, and on the NCCAOM Exam Development Committee for the national Chinese herbal certification exam for seven years. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) and served on the ABORM board (http://www.aborm.org) as Exam Committee Chair for three years which offers a certification exam for practitioners specializing in the treatment of infertility. She is one of the first acupuncturists credentialed at Duke Integrative Medicine, teaches Oriental medicine to physicians in Germany and Italy, and lectures nationally and via webinars internationally. She is a certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) practitioner. Ms Ehling specializes in women’s health issues such as menstrual disorders, fertility, pregnancy, and menopause. She assists with cancer therapies and enjoys treating blood sugar, auto-immune and hormonal imbalances.

Dagmar offers the following online reproductive medicine course through Pro D Seminars approved for CEU/PDA/CPD:

Metabolic Syndrome and PCOS: Integrated Treatment Approaches that Work (6 CEU/PDA/CPD)

The Treatment of Menopause using Chinese Herbal Formulas (3 CEU/PDA/CPD)

Laura Erlich LAc FABORM
Location: 
Los Angeles, California

Laura Erlich, LAc, FABORM, has practiced Integrative Chinese Medicine since 2007,  in West Los Angeles and  Silver Lake, CA. She also maintains a labor support practice, having accompanied hundreds of women through the journey of pregnancy and childbirth as a doula.

Laura is the founder and owner of Mother Nurture Wellness, a clinic dedicated to supporting women through the journey of fertility, the childbearing cycle and all areas of health and wellness.  Her areas of specialty include women’s health, fertility enhancement (with or without ART), conscious conception, prenatal and post-partum care, gynecological disorders and menopause.  In addition to practicing, Laura is passionate about teaching and writing. She offers continuing education courses on infertility, obstetrics and women’s health to acupuncturists all over the world through Pro D seminars, in person at her clinic, and to the doctoral cohort at Yo San University. She is the co-author of Feed Your Fertility, a guide to optimizing fertility through nutrition and Chinese Medicine, with Emily Bartlett, LAc,  (Fair Winds Press 2015).  You can also find her writings through multiple guest blog posts and her website, www.mothernurutrela.com.

While out of the office, Laura enjoys a great life with her wonderful husband and son.

Laura offers the following online reproductive medicine course through Pro D Seminars approved for CEU/PDA/CPD:

Eight Extras and the Childbearing Cycle: Complete Course (16 CEU/PDA/CPD)

Treating Infertility with the Eight Extraordinary Vessels (14 CEU/PDA/CPD)

Labor Preparation & The 8 Extras: Supporting the Transition From Pregnancy to Parenthood (6 CEU/PDA/CPD)

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Symposium Location

Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada

778-861-3826