Wednesday, November 25, 2020 @ 4:00pm -5:30pm PST
Stress levels in 2020 are significantly increased compared with previous years. This can largely be attributed to COVID-19 and its accompanying social and financial pressures. In turn, increased stress impacts sleep and results in sleep loss and sleep disorders.
Lack of sleep impacts nearly every key indicator of health, and both temporary sleep disruption and chronic insomnia have been shown to have wide-ranging negative effects on cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, and nervous systems.
This 1.5 hour interactive webinar for primary care providers will focus on nutritional interventions for re-establishing normal sleep in patients suffering from insomnia.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Discuss non-pharmacological approaches to treating insomnia in a time of increased anxiety and social disruption.
- Evaluate claims for potential health benefits or adverse effects for nutritional supplements commonly used as sleep aids.
- Identify specific comorbidities and medications which may impact insomnia, and nutritional support strategies for improved patient outcomes.
*This webinar will be recorded.
Aileen Burford-Mason, PhD
, is an immunologist, cell biologist and orthomolecular nutritionist with a deep interest in the scientific evidence for nutrition and health. She regularly gives seminars for both professional and lay audiences, and has become known for her ability to take complex nutritional research and translate it into concise, evidence-based guidelines for the safe, effective use of nutritional supplements. She is formerly Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Director of a cancer research laboratory at The Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Burford-Mason is the author of the best-selling books Eat Well, Age Better (Thomas Allen, 2012) and The Healthy Brain (HarperCollins, 2017)
Health Care Professionals: $49.00