Health Concerns: Combining Modern Research & Ancient Wisdom

Health Concerns Webinars

By Andrew Gaeddert

Medicinal Mushrooms

Mushrooms are used as food, and as alternative to conventional medicine. In this webinar, Andrew Gaeddert will discuss indications and applications for some of the most beneficial mushrooms used in medicine. We will discuss the difference between whole mushrooms, mycelia, and extracts, and why processing and species identification is so important to achieving clinical results. Protocols for immune conditions including chemo and radiation, asthma, chronic bronchitis, and liver and kidney disease will he presented.  Ganoderma (ling zhi; reishi), Coriolus (turkeytail), Cordyceps (dong chong xia cao), Shiitake and other medicinal mushrooms will be presented.

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Commonly Seen Lung Disorders

In this webinar, Master Herbalist Andrew Gaeddert will discuss the most common lung conditions including, the common cold, influenza, bronchitis, asthma, COPD, pneumonia, tonsillitis, sinusitis, and sleep problems. We will discuss herbal and nutritional protocols, maintaining lung health, and when patients should be referred for Western medical treatment.

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Cordyceps for Immune and Lung Health

The cordyceps mushroom is considered a tonic and supporting herb that restores energy, promotes longevity and improves quality of life.  In the lab, it has been shown to increase natural interferon levels.  Cordyceps is used in many cancer-support formulas.  Recent controlled studies have demonstrated cordyceps can play a significant role in increasing energy and aerobic capacity helping people with lung disorders and athletic performance. We will discuss the importance of quality control and selection criteria. Join Andrew Gaeddert as he explores the promising pharmacology of this fascinating fungus.

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Ganoderma in the Clinic

Ganoderma also known as Ling Zhi and Reishi and is one of the most prized tonics in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In China, it is considered the herb of immortality and the herb for spiritual potency. In the Western clinic, Ganoderma is chiefly used in the treatment of allergies, heart and liver disorders, chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, and to augment chemo and radiotherapy. In this webinar, Andrew Gaeddert will discuss dosage, preparation and why proper species identification is necessary for clinical results. We will also discuss the possible anti-aging effects of this fascinating mushroom. 

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Chinese Herbs for Peak Athletic Performance

Could Lance Armstrong have achieved similar results with Chinese herbs without taking performance enhancement drugs? In this webinar, we will discuss how elite athletes and weekend warriors can build blood, strengthen connective tissue, and improve recovery and competitive performance. We will also discuss the herbal and nutritional needs of teen, middle aged, and senior athletes. 

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Herb Drug Interaction Update

This webinar will focus on positive interactions, clinical tips, and recent questions to the Herbal Helpline®. We will discuss Metformin and glucose-lowering herbs, coriolus and chemotherapy, green tea and enoki mushroom extract, astragalus and tang kuei, and Schizandra Dreams and melatonin. 

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Back to School Herbs

Whether or not their summer was filled with activities or complaints about boredom, parents and practitioners can help children and teens stay healthy by working with lifestyle, diet and natural products.  We will discuss professional treatments for commonly seen conditions such as ADD/ADHD, allergies, flu, cold symptoms, ear infections, tonsillitis, and gastroenteritis. In addition, we will review: A recent positive study on pediatric asthma treatment, using acupuncture, how to administer herbs to children and when to refer clients to a pediatrician.

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Treating Hip, Hand and Foot Pain

This class is a continuation of pain webinar series including: Knee Pain, Channel Flow for Pain and Inflammation, Nerve Pain, Shoulder and Neck Pain, Shoulder and Neck Pain, Part 2 - Case Studies. This class will concentrate on symptoms, causes and treatments associated with the extremities and other localized pain.

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Chinese Herbs and Nutritional Therapy for Weight Loss

We will discuss some of the common TCM patterns for men and women who have issues with weight management. In this webinar, we will discuss specific herbs and dietary practices and hold a discussion on treatment strategies. We will also explain when tonic herbs should be used, and when draining approaches are needed.

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Almost one out of three Americans over the age of 55 has experienced knee pain within the past four weeks. On average there are 676,000 knee replacements conducted yearly. We will discuss herbal formulas, nutritional approaches to pain and inflammation, TCM pattern differentiation, and how to help patients post surgery.

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Leantain GT Tips and Benefits

Leantain GT™ is a scientific approach to weight loss, abdominal fat, reduction, and faster metabolism. In this webinar, we will discuss the research and highlight the benefits of this unique herbal formula. In addition, Andrew Gaeddert will share the top weight loss tips for American patients.

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Protocols for Optimum Results

Based on his thirty years experience with Chinese Medicine, Andrew Gaeddert has created protocols that can be incorporated into the TCM diagnostic system as well providing solutions when patients suffer from complex conditions where traditional assessment is very difficult. These patients may have multiple conditions, take medications or use recreational drugs and present with conflicting signs and symptoms. Andrew Gaeddert will review how and why he created these protocols and how he overcame Crohn’s disease. He is the author of Healing Digestive Disorders, Healing Immune Disorders, and Healing Skin Disorders.

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