Approximately 11% of US children ages 4-17 years old have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. Most are treated with stimulant medication often combined with behavioral therapy. The goal of this lecture is to view the development of ADHD from a genetic and epigenetic perspective and to review the data supporting a lifestyle modification and nutritional approach in the treatment of ADHD. Genetics may contribute to the etiology of ADHD and its related conditions but epigenetic factors have the potential to influence the expression of the genes and thus optimize potential outcomes.
Hawthorn University Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar Series welcomes Hawthorn faculty member Dr. Bianca Garilli, ND for her presentation of Genetic and Epigenetic Influences on the Development and Treatment of ADHD on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST.
In this presentation by Dr. Garilli you will:
1. Understand the genetic basis for ADHD and co-morbid conditions;
2. Review the role of environment on the expression of genes and the interaction of these epigenetic factors on the development of ADHD;
3. Present the research and clinical data supporting epigenetic interventions in the treatment of ADHD;
4. Discuss practical implementation of a personalized lifestyle modification and nutritional approach in children with ADHD which support optimal outcomes for each individual.
Bianca Garilli is a former US Marine turned Naturopathic Doctor. She runs a private practice in Folsom, California where she specializes in treating and preventing chronic disease states through a personalized lifestyle approach including nutrition, exercise, botanical medicine and homeopathy.
In addition to private practice, she consults with nutritional supplement companies and integrative medical clinics on case studies, professional consultations and educational program development. Dr. Garilli is a member of the faculty at Hawthorn University and President for the CA Chapter of the Children’s Heart Foundation. Dr. Garilli lives in Northern California with her husband, children and their four backyard chickens.
Join us 10 minutes early at 3:50 PM PST / 6:50 PM EST for our pre-webinar Holistic Heath News updates and announcements segment.
Bianca Garilli, ND