Changes to Upcoming Herbal Seminar

As the novel coronavirus outbreak has become an evolving and uncertain public health issue affecting people globally and close to home, we want to reassure you that nothing is more important to us than the health, safety, and well-being of our conference attendees, speakers, and staff.

Consequently, for the Restorative Medicine Herbal Fellowship Seminar in May, we have decided to switch to online classes with the same schedule. This will not affect CME credits. We will also provide realtime video conference question and answer periods as well as text-based forums to ensure high-quality interaction between the attendees and speakers.

Viruses have always been part of the human experience. Fortunately, herbs have always been there to help people fight viral illnesses. The coronavirus outbreak gives us a clear example of why it's so important to be knowledgeable about herbs. In response, we will be adding a complimentary webinar on the use of antiviral herbs that will give you more tools you can use to help your patients resist and recover from viral illnesses like COVID-19.

To your health and happiness,

Michaël Friedman ND
Executive Director

2020 Herb Seminar – Speakers

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Conference Speakers:

Mary Bove, ND

Dr. Bove initially began her studies at the National Institute of Medical Herbalist’s School of Phytotherapy, gaining membership with the institute shortly after receiving her diploma of phytotherapy. Returning to the U.S., she attended Bastyr University and received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine and certificate of midwifery. Mary served as the chair of botanical medicine and midwifery co-chair at Bastyr University for several years before returning East for clinical practice. She owned and managed the Brattleboro Naturopathic Clinic for 25 years, practicing general family medicine, offering homebirths, and specializing in pediatric care. She left clinical practice a year ago to educate, write, and to teach. Dr. Bove’s book The Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Infants and Children has served as a leading reference for herbal care with children. Dr. Bove lectures internationally, participates in many natural medicine conferences, and currently works as the medical director for Gaia Herbs. Listen to Dr. Bove talk about Mitchella.

Chris Hobbs, PhD

Dr. Hobbs earned his PhD at UC Berkley. He is also a licensed acupuncturist, herbal clinician, research scientist, expert witness, botanist, mycologist with over 35 years of experience. He is the author of over 20 books and has taught at universities and medical schools such as Stanford Medical School, Yale Medical School, Bastyr University and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He taught classes for 6 years at the University of California, Berkeley as a Ph.D. graduate student in evolutionary biology, phylogenetics, plant chemistry, and ethnobotany. Dr. Hobbs writes numerous articles for current health, herbal and scientific publications and enjoys translating scientific and traditional literature into a user-friendly format that is accessible to the interested lay person and medical practitioner. Listen Dr. Hobbs talk about Berberine.

Decker Weiss, NMD

Dr. Weiss became the first Cardiologist as a “Naturopathic Physician”, completing a non-invasive cardiovascular hospital-based training program in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Institute, and the Arizona Heart Hospital. Dr. Weiss kept privileges at the Arizona Heart Hospital, while opening the breakthrough Scottsdale Heart Institute, where he helped thousands of patients reduce medication safely, eliminate the need for angioplasty and bypass surgery, and reverse heart disease and many arrhythmias naturally. The International Association of Health Care Practitioners and the International Association of Cardiologists named Dr. Weiss, a “Leading Physician in the World” in 2012; a distinction given to under 1000 physicians each year. Dr. Weiss shifted focus to inflammation, genetics, and the science of intractable conflict, as he joined Artis International as a Senior Fellow and Director of their Center for Health and Medicine. In this capacity he has lectured, practiced medicine, and performed research throughout the various conflict zones (war zones), including Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, and Haiti.

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