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Friday, July 20
 

2:40pm

Building Your Baby From The Ground Up
The development of bipedal locomotion, walking, is the result of a complex neurosensorimotor process that evolution has honed over millenia. Without any technological intervention, our babies’ brains learn how to roll over, crawl, and walk. However, our culture has widely accepted and promoted the use of modern infant furniture, or orthotic devices, (Bumbo seats, Exersaucers, Jolly Jumpers, Infant Walkers) as beneficial and necessary for the development of sitting, crawling, or walking. Remarkably, infants don’t need any help in this process. In this presentation, we will learn why infant orthotic devices that are designed to “help” our children may actually be harming them. In “Building Your Baby From The Ground Up,” we make the case that a minimalistic and evolutionary model of infant motor pattern development is best, and that the less technology we use to help our children walk, the better and stronger they will be.

Speakers
avatar for Chris LoRang

Chris LoRang

DC
Dr. LoRang is a licensed chiropractic physician and summa cum laude graduate from Palmer College and was an honor student at the University of Iowa, graduating in 2007. He specializes in evidence-based pain management, infant motor pattern development, and lifestyle medicine. He treats... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

Circumcision Is Not Paleo
Of all the bodily features for which we should give evolution credit for having shaped meticulously due to intense selection pressures, the reproductive organs top this list. Yet, American cultural views in the last century have cast a shadow and inflicted grievous harm on the male penis by falsely claiming that the highly specialized foreskin is, at best, vestigial and useless, and, at worst, disturbing, unhygienic, and dangerous. The origins of both male and female circumcision as a common practice in the United States are neither religious nor medical as many believe, but specifically instituted to reduce sexual pleasure, and while female genital mutilation was made a felony in 1996, male genital mutilation persists. This talk will provide an in-depth appreciation of the anatomy and functions of the evolutionary marvel which is male foreskin as an argument for why men deserve the same right to genital integrity as women.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Welch

Stephanie Welch

BA, MA, LMT
Stephanie Welch has been an ancestral health advocate since 2010. Her penchant for disruptive anthropology has led her to investigate and challenge many commonly held beliefs and taboos about being a modern human. In addition to the original paleo focus on how to determine what constitutes... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
In 2015 we were contacted by Dr. Gauree Konijeti, Director of the IBD Program of Gastroenterology at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. Dr. Konijeti told us that a patient had introduced her to the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), and that she’d like to undertake a medical study of it to evaluate its potential efficacy for patients with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. The study was built on the framework of Angie’s diet and lifestyle program, SAD to AIP in SIX, which transitioned participants from a Standard American Diet to AIP over six weeks. Participants then spent five weeks in a maintenance phase. The results of the study were remarkable, with 73% of participants reaching clinical remission by week 6 and maintaining that remission during the maintenance phase. The authors concluded that this result rivals that of most drug therapies for IBD These results help the AIP community put data behind our conviction that this process is benefiting so many of us. More importantly, it opens the door for big conversations with the medical community and massive changes in the standard of care for those with autoimmune diseas. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5647120/

Speakers
avatar for Angie Alt

Angie Alt

NTC, CHC
avatar for Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott, NTP
MICKEY TRESCOTT, NTP, is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, chef, blogger, and author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook and co-author of The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. She is the creator of AIP Batch Cook, a video-based cooking program that teaches users how to prepare allergen-free... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

Iron: An Unrecognized Contingency
An excess of iron is implicated in many chronic diseases, but remains ignored in general nutrition advice. Popular medical opinion is that anemia is rampant and caused by iron deficiency, thus most grain-based foods in the United States are fortified with iron. However, anemia is diagnosed with a measurement of hemoglobin, not iron stores. As well, the resulting excess of unliganded iron in an iron fortified diet creates several contingencies such as hydroxyl radicals, fibrin clots in the blood, vascular calcification, and pathogen population increase. Iron levels are best managed with a diet containing substances that chelate iron in the gut or create proteins to chaperone iron in the bloodstream. Many of these dietary practices are under-appreciated by most professionals. In short, there is little recognition in general medical advice for the danger that unliganded iron poses and ways to guard against it.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Bussinger

Steven Bussinger

Steven Bussinger is an independent health researcher. He also co-hosts a podcast discussing nutritional science with a focus on alternative theories.


Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

Paleolithic diets, and traditional and nontraditional risks for kidney disease
In comparison to typical western diets, Paleo diets may improve many of the traditional risks factors for renal disease such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, all of which lead to vascular damage and renal failure - as well as non-traditional factors such as hyperphosphatemia, hyperuricemia and low-grade metabolic acidosis, all considered to be uremic toxins that accumulate in renal failure and lead to further kidney damage.

Speakers
avatar for Lynda Frassetto

Lynda Frassetto

MD
Lynda Frassetto, MD, is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of California, San Francisco (USCF). She continues to do research on paleolithic diets, renal transplant in HIV infection, and is now working with the bioartificial kidney group... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

The Family Medicine Physician of the Future
The role of today's family physician is changing more rapidly than at any other point in modern medicine. Family physicians have been classically trained to be able to care for people "from cradle to grave," however, with the rise of specialization, coupled with vast advances in medical knowledge, the scope and expectations of a family physician is undergoing a radical shift. Joyful and successful family physicians of the future must become experts in truly removing barriers to wellness at all stages of life, preparing and supporting families to raise empowered and healthy children. The family physician of the future will utilize technology in real time to communicate with patients, will employ innovative self tracking and educational platforms to help patients make meaningful change, and above all, will approach disease and wellness utilizing an ancestral or evolutionary framework.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Abbott

Robert Abbott

MD
Rob Abbott M.D. is a second year family medicine resident at the Virginia Commonwealth University- Shenandoah Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in Front Royal, Virginia and is a graduate of the University of Virginia (U.Va.) School of Medicine where he served as a student ambassador... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C

2:40pm

When Food-as-Pharma Backfires: Oxalate and the Iatrogenics of Medical Foods
The public’s use of high oxalate foods in hopes of reversing health problems “naturally” is prompting an ever-increasing number of case reports of severe kidney damage. This presentation will: 1) discuss these cases; 2) discuss the hidden problems non-renal oxalate damage; and, 3) examine the flaws in our modern mindset that prompt us to routinely violate key features of ancestral lifestyles, putting the general public and metabolically fragile persons at risk for unexpected injury from “health foods”.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Norton

Sally Norton

BSc, MPH
Sally K. Norton holds a degree in Nutrition from Cornell University (BS ) and in Public Health from UNC-Chapel Hill (Master’s in Public Health Leadership). Her career in health promotion includes designing and delivering programs in the inner city; research on health issues in poor... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C