Stress Resilience Day

Stress Resilience Day

March 27 - 27 2021


Welcome to our first full day Virtual CE Event!

What health issues are you seeing most in your patients since the start of the pandemic? If you said stress and anxiety – we’ve got you covered! Our upcoming Stress Resilience Day is one-stop clinical shopping for how continued pandemic stress relates to: the microbiome, inflammation, immune health, hormones and mitochondria. We’ve got three amazing speakers lined up who can’t wait to share their stress-busting expertise with you.


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OAND Member Price: $125
OAND Student Price: $80

Non-Member Price: $165


Hotel Accommodations

This is a virtual event.

11:00 AM to 12:30 PMCumulative Stress Effects: Adapting GI Treatment Protocols to Pandemic Uncertainty with Dr. Kim Bretz, ND (Cyto-Matrix)
12:30 PM to 1:00 PMBreak 1
1:00 PM to 2:30 PMThe Inflammation-Mental Health Link: Applying Psychoneuroimmunology in Naturopathic Practice with Dr. Joy Dertinger, ND (Aqua Omega)
2:30 PM to 3:00 PM Break 2
3:00 PM to 4:30 PMMay the Force Be with You: How Strong Mitochondria Improve Cortisol and Stress Response with Dr. Carrie Jones, ND, FABNE, MPH (In-Common Laboratories)

Speaker Lineup

Dr. Kim Bretz, ND
Session: Cumulative Stress Effects: Adapting GI Treatment Protocols to Pandemic Uncertainty
Saturday March 27; 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Course Sponsor: Cyto-Matrix 

CE Credits: 1.5 Category A (pending) 

Course Description  

Are your patients barely keeping it together? After a year of pandemic living, stress levels are skyrocketing across the globe. Your ND toolkit may be full of chronic stress tools – but this isn’t your garden variety HPA axis dysfunction. Treatments that may have worked before, may no longer be enough. Gut health guru Dr. Kim Bretz, ND to the rescue! Through the lens of the GI system, Kim will share the latest research and clinical pearls to address cumulative stress effects. 

What You Will Learn  

  1. About changes in the gut microbiota in times of ongoing stress. 
  2. What to do when previous stress-GI treatments no longer work.
  3. Evidence-based treatment protocols for gut-brain dysfunction using probiotics, diet, supplements, lifestyle changes and herbs. 

Dr. Kim Bretz, ND has been educating healthcare practitioners about the microbiota, strain-specific probiotics and GI health for over a decade. A passionate international public speaker, Kim regularly presents to universities, corporations and agencies. Committed to sharing the latest gut health research, Kim has consulted for numerous lab and supplement companies.

Dr. Joy Dertinger, ND
Session: The Inflammation-Mental Health Link: Applying Psychoneuroimmunology in Naturopathic Practice
Saturday March 27; 1 PM – 2:30 PM

Course Sponsor: Aqua Omega

CE Credits: 1.5 Category A (pending)

Course Description:
 Mental health issues encompass many factors such as trauma, nutrition, genetics and more. What about inflammation? New research reveals links between specific high-inflammatory states and mental health 
symptoms like low mood, worry and aggression. Dr. Joy Dertinger, ND will discuss evidence-based naturopathic therapies in relation to which cytokines they affect, and their efficacy in different mental health conditions. Join us to harness the power of psychoneuroimmunology and get your patients’ stress resilience back on track! 


What You Will Learn 

  1. How to assess if your patient’s mental health symptoms are associated with specific inflammatory cytokines, and possible inflammation sources. 
  2. How different psychiatric medications may affect patientwith inflammatory mental health symptoms. 
  3. Evidence-based naturopathic treatment options including lifestyle, diet, herbs, nutraceuticals and specific probiotics. 

Dr. Joy Dertinger, ND is on a mission to support patients with mental health struggles and pain. She discovered the psychoneuroimmunology paradigm through trying to solve cases involving pain, immune dysfunction, digestive disturbance, trauma and mental health symptoms. With a private practice in Toronto, Joy is currently engaged in various naturopathic research projects involving inflammation and mental health.

Dr. Carrie Jones, ND, FABNE, MPH
Session: May the Force Be with You: How Strong Mitochondria Improve Cortisol and Stress Response
Saturday March 27; 3PM - 4:30PM

Course Sponsor: In-Common Laboratories 

CE Credits: 1.5 Category A (pending) 

Course Description 

The immune system gets all the street cred for being “a force” – but we can’t forget the mitochondria! Cortisol signaling starts in the brain. But did you know that it’s actually made in the adrenal cells’ mitochondrion? Mitochondrial health isn’t only of the utmost importance for ATP production, but our cortisol tooTaking a deep dive into the life of a mitochondria, Dr. Carrie Jones, ND, FABNE, MPH will share clinical pearls on how to support and even rebuild these sensitive organelles for better patient stress and aging outcomes. 

What You Will Learn 

  1. Mitochondrial sensitivity and the many assaults on their growth and development, including Kreb’s Cycle and Electron Transport Chain impacts. 
  2. How to take a patient’s history and use lab results to recognize how the mitochondria are being affected by mycotoxins, chemicalsviruses and more. 
  3. Mitochondrial support protocols to improve stress resilience using lifestyle, detox, diet, exercise, and supplementation. 

Dr. Carrie Jones, ND, FABNE, MPH is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women’s health and hormones. A previous instructor in gynecology and advanced endocrinology/fertility, Carrie has been the Medical Director for two large integrative clinics in Portland, USA. Currently the Medical Director for Precision Analytical, Inc, she recently obtained the FABNE designation through the American Board of Naturopathic Endocrinology.

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