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Herbs and Nutrients for Athletic Performance & Recovery, Part 2

Friday, 10/26 at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

What will practitioners learn: • How to work with recreational and professional athletes of all ages. • How TCM herbs and formulas pattern differentiation helps patients and practitioners. • Alternatives to performance-enhancing drugs and pain medications, treatment protocols for anxiety, altitude sickness, anemia, blood sugar imbalance, muscle soreness, injury prevention, digestive disorders, sleep disorders, and overtraining. • How to differentiate topical treatments. • Why quality control is important in herbal dispensing and formulation. • Guidelines for best practices in herbal dispensing (AHPA white paper). • Case study discussion with amateur and professional athletes. • Tips on treating athletes of all ages. Whether your clients are weekend warriors, amateurs, or professionals, we will discuss nutritional needs, eating plans, and mind-body approaches for athletes based on the latest research. Learn about alternatives to performance-enhancing drugs and pain pills. Protocols for anxiety, altitude sickness, anemia, blood sugar balance, injury prevention, muscle soreness, digestive health, sleep disorders, and overtraining will be presented. Discover how constitutional TCM herbs and formulas can maximize recovery and performance. Investigate methods for obtaining the best results from the use of ginseng, schizandra, astragalus, cordyceps, curcumin, and pomegranate. Best practices for herbal dispensing and communications strategies will also be discussed. This course is taught by Andrew Gaeddert, who has over thirty years’ experience working with athletes from world record holders to first time exercisers. The morning session will be devoted to discussion of key herbs, with nutrition, lifestyle, and protocols in the afternoon.

Andrew Gaeddert

Andrew Gaeddert, president and founder of Health Concerns, originally became involved in herbal medicine after conventional medicine failed to help his symptoms of Crohn's disease, a life-threatening digestive disorder. Through years of research, experimentation, and self-treatment with herbal medicine, Andrew Gaeddert was able to successfully treat his condition and regain his good health. Since then, he has helped thousands of people heal with herbal medicine through his private practice. He has authored numerous articles and books: Healing Immune Disorders, Healing Digestive Disorders, Healing Skin Disorders, Digestive Health NOW, and Chinese Herbs in the Western Clinic. Andrew Gaeddert is dedicated to the concept of lifelong education. He has studied with master herbalists from the U.S. and China and lectured at Columbia University and many other colleges nationwide. He has worked with other herbalists to develop clinically tested formulas to help people with AIDS, cancer, and other chronic diseases, and served on the protocol teams of several scientific studies on herbal medicine. Currently he is involved in endometriosis research. In 1984, Andrew Gaeddert founded Health Concerns, a company dedicated to providing the finest, most effective herbal formulas and educational resources to herbal practitioners.


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