Comprehensive Care of Common Gastroenterological Conditions
with Dr. Mona Morstein
5 part series
9 CE hours (8 General and 1 Rx CE) through OBNM, CONO, CNPBC and AANP
After two amazing series – SIBO and Diabetes – Dr. Morstein is coming back to Medicine Talk Professional to talk about Gastroenterological Conditions.
The Comprehensive Care of Common Gastroenterological Conditions Series consist of 5 sessions, carrying 9 CE hours (8 general + 1 Rx) approved through OBNM and AANP. Cost: $225
Alternative & Standard Tests for the Gastrointestinal Tract:
Patients with gastrointestinal complaints oftentimes require medical analysis of etiological causes of their signs/symptoms. Conventional tests such as EGD, abdominal ultrasound, colonoscopy, and abdominal cat scan are useful mainly in determining anatomical dysfunction, though occasionally functional dysfunction, and can be valuable in initial evaluations. Integrative tests such as IgG food allergy testing, elimination/challenge food elimination, stool analysis of colonic microbiome, SIBO testing, lactose and fructose intolerance testing, pancreatic elastase-1 stool analysis, calprotectin and lactoferrin stool analysis, Comprehensive stool and digestive analysis, HCL acid testing—all these tests can help clinicians pinpoint specific targets of treatment in the unsettled gastrointestinal tract. This lecture will discuss these labs, when they are useful, the quality of each, and how to interpret them.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease – GERD:
60% of Americans experience GERD within a 12-month timespan and 20-30% of Americans suffer from GERD weekly. PPI medications, designed solely to be used for 6 weeks to heal up a Peptic ulcer, are now prescribed chronically to patients for years. The negative effects of PPIs on the gut and systemic body is profound. Naturopathic and integrative methodologies for identifying etiological reasons for GERD are extremely effective in the majority of GERD sufferers. Healing GERD requires removing obstacles to cure, slowly removing PPIs, and healing up the stomach lining. This lecture will detail a comprehensive approach to GERD, to uncovering obstacles to cure, and to healing up the stomach lining and gut functioning.
Pancreatitis and Digestive Enzymes:
Acute and chronic pancreatitis are important diagnoses; acute pancreatitis, if mild to moderate, can be quickly and effectively treated by naturopathic and integrative physicians outside a hospital. This lecture will discuss identifying acute and chronic pancreatitis, the etiological reasons, and effective natural treatments. This lecture will also contain a good discussion on digestive and other enzymes, the different types, as well as how and when they are to be used: whether for digestive complaints, anti-thrombosis, or inflammation.
Gallbladder Conditions: Stones, Inflammation & Dysfunction:
20-25 million Americans have gallstones and over 750,000 cholecystectomies are performed each year in the US. Both biliary colic and cholecystitis are reasons for the frequency of those surgical interventions. This lecture is designed to help preserve patient gallbladders and also discuss how to treat post-cholecystectomy diarrhea, a common complaint seen in up to 33% of patient who undergo that surgery. This lecture will discuss gallbladder conditions, their etiological factors, conventional medical analysis and treatment, and how naturopathic and integrative medical professionals can effectively treat gallstones, biliary colic, and cholecystitis.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease – IBD:
IBD, also known as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, can be a devastingly difficult condition for a patient to have. Approximately 1.6 million Americans have IBD, with around 70,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Conventional medicine relies on anti-inflammatory and anti-immune system medications which, while effective in many, can have serious consequences and do not address the etiological causes for IBD occurrence. This lecture will discuss the two forms of IBD, the conventional analysis and treatment, and the multifactorial work-up a naturopathic or integrative physician should do to analyze the etiological causes. This lecture will also cover a comprehensive treatment approach including dietary recommendations, botanical supplementation, nutraceuticals, low dose naltrexone, fecal microbiota transplant, helminth therapy, homeopathy, and stress management.
Upon purchase, you will be able to access your course immediately through your “Account” page. Each session contains recording links (video and audio), handouts and quizzes for all 5 sessions.
Dr. Mona Morstein has a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition and earned her ND and did her Family Residency at National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR. Following graduation Dr. Morstein established a successful private practice in Great Falls, MT that she ran for 13 years. Dr. Morstein worked at SCNM for 11 years as Chair of Nutrition, Gastroenterology professor, and Clinical Supervisor in the out-patient medical clinic.
Dr. Morstein, now fully back in private practice, sees all ages of patients, both sexes, for all acute and chronic diseases. On top of hormonal conditions, especially diabetes, Dr. Morstein specializes in gastroenterology conditions. She speaks at several medical conferences each year. Dr. Morstein is a board member on the GastroANP naturopathic specialty group, and is a member of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America organization. She has spoken at CCFA conferences and is considered a SIBO expert as well.
In 2012, Dr. Morstein received the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians “The President’s Award”, honoring her comprehensive work for the naturopathic profession during her career. In 2014, Dr. Morstein was awarded “The Most Outstanding Professor” by the SCNM student body. This year, Dr. Morstein was honored by becoming the diabetes expert of the TAP Integrative Non-Profit Organization run by Dr. Lise Alschuler.