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Tori Hudson, N.D.

Dr. Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in 1984 and has served the college in several capacities, including Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean. She is currently a clinical adjunct professor at NUNM), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Hudson has been in practice for more than 36 years, is the medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’s Time” in Portland, Oregon, co-owner and director of product research and education for VITANICA, and the program director for the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. She is also the founder and co-director of NERC (Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium), a non-profit organization for accredited naturopathic residencies.

Dr. Hudson has been appointed as a faculty member of the Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Dr. Hudson was awarded the 1990 President’s Award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women’s health, the 1999 prestigious Naturopathic Physician of the Year award, the 2003 NUNM Alumni Pioneer Award., the 2009 Natural Products Association Pioneer Award and in 2012 was inducted into the NUNM Hall of Fame. In 2016, she was the recipient of the annual Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians’ “Living Legends” award.

She is a nationally recognized author (book: Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine second edition, McGraw Hill 2008), speaker, educator, researcher, and clinician. Dr. Hudson serves on several editorial boards, advisory panels and as a consultant to the natural products industry. She also writes monthly columns and freelance articles for several publications.

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Tori Hudson, N.D. Upcoming Sessions

Perimenopause/Menopause: What’s Actually Going On?
Physiology of the aging ovaries; issues related to natural menopause vs surgical menopause vs
premature ovarian insufficiency; understanding the clinical presentations.
Hormone Research Updates and Benefits/Risks Essentials
A review of the research on hormone therapy in perimenopause/menopause: benefits, risks, indications, contraindications, latest research updates, and distinctions between different estrogen and progestational compounds. 
Botanical/Nutraceutical Research Update in Menopause
A review of the research, and the latest updates on black cohosh, hops, red clover, kava, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo, Valerian, pine bark, fish oils, Siberian Rhubarb, pine bark, grape seed extract, fish oils, melatonin and more. These plants/nutrients and others will be discussed for their appropriate use in managing common and uncommon symptoms associated with menopause. Safety issues, indications, and contraindications will also be addressed.
Key Issues in Basic and Advanced Prescribing of Compounded
Hormones & Conventional Hormone Prescriptions
The main focus of this lecture will be to assist the practitioner in key hormone prescribing issues and developing compounded prescriptions for clinical situations that arise in perimenopause and menopause; also included will be a comprehensive review of all current FDA approved Rx menopause hormone medications.
Case Management of Common & Difficult Problems in Perimenopause/Menopausal Patients 
This lecture will help the practitioner to develop successful treatment strategies to address common and difficult menopause issues as well as decision-making in special menopause patient populations—ex/history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, blood clot, osteoporosis, premature ovarian insufficiency, early menopause, and more. 
Case Management of Special Populations in Perimenopause/Menopause: Hysterectomy; Surgical Menopause; POI; Breast and Endometrial Cancer Patients
Women who fall into any of these circumstances require a different and specialized approach with select considerations in regards toindications, cautions, and contraindications for hormone therapy. Many questions that will be answered including: Is it safe to use vaginal estrogen in breast and endometrial cancer patients? Do I need to prescribe progesterone with estrogen in women with no uterus? Should women with no ovaries get estrogen therapy?

Strategic Management of Menopause Issues: Complexities, Challenges & Differences in Case Management
Case examples of menopause management for women struggling with hot flashes/night sweats, anxiety, insomnia, mood swings, overweight and sexual dysfunction.

Lylen Ferris, N.D.

Dr. Ferris attended Davidson College in North Carolina where she obtained a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in art history. Her sister struggled with mental illness and eating disorders, and frustration with the conventional model being unable to help her led Dr. Ferris to explore a broader approach to health care. After travelling extensively and witnessing different cultures and ways of thinking, Dr. Ferris realized naturopathic medicine was her calling. She completed her pre-medical training at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and came back to the United States to attend medical school.

Dr. Ferris received her medical education from the National College of Natural Medicine (now NUNM) in Portland, Oregon where she trained as a general practitioner and tailored her studies to focus on women’s health. She completed a 3 year Women’s Health clinical internship, followed by a residency in general practice with a focus on Women’s Health and hormone imbalance.

Her love of teaching began in her residency where she taught numerous clinical education classes while mentoring students, and Dr. Ferris has continued to teach other medical professionals in the US and around the globe, and at numerous functional medicine conferences including the Laboratory, Endocrine and Neurotransmitter Symposium, the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine, and the annual conference for the American Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. Her speaking has included international conferences such as the Congresso de Pratica Orto Molecular in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Lylen Ferris, N.D.

Sex hormones and Neurotransmitters Interactions/Influences During Perimenopause/Menopause
Key interactions are known between sex hormones and the dominant neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, GABA, and glutamate. This presentation will highlight the data regarding physiological and pathological conclusions and how sex hormones trigger these four neurochemical systems. These have implications for symptoms experienced in perimenopause-menopause including sleep, mood, cognition and neurogenerative changes

Jodie Peacock, N.D.

Dr. Jodie Peacock ND is a naturopathic doctor, author and public educator!

Dr. Peacock ND is a CCNM alumni from 2006 has a special interest in women’s health concerns and fertility. She is the author of Preconceived a book designed to help support patients through the journey of fertility and conception. She is also the founder of the Canadian Fertility Show and cofounder of Exceptional ND.

Dr. Jodie Peacock’s ND passion for naturopathic medicine stems from the ability to spend quality time with her patients and helping to educate fellow naturopathic doctors. Dr Peacock ND is the chief naturopathic officer at NFH a Canadian nutraceutical company since 2008. She is currently working to complete her MBA and is a passionate entrepreneur. She is also on the board of directors at the OAND to support the profession in the province.

Laura Neville, N.D.

Dr. Neville is a practicing physician, creator of several online health programs, speaker, medical educator, and writer. She sees patients virtually in Oregon and Washington state and consults with clients worldwide. 

Her love for alternative medicine began as she awoke from the haze of her less-than-healthy childhood, filled with Pepsi Clear and Cool Ranch Doritos, to realize the wonders of whole food, yoga and a good night’s sleep. From that point on, there was no turning back.   

Ballet dancing and competitive gymnastics, leading her to a California state balance beam championship title, allowed her to more fully develop her inherent sense of discipline and put her self-proclaimed stubborn nature to good use, which she now uses to challenge her patients to new levels of health and well being.

Dr. Neville’s undergraduate studies in Exercise Science took place at the University of California, Davis. Additionally, she has a background in massage therapy and graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.   

 She sits on the advisory board for Hormone University providing evidence-based alternative medicine research and clinical expertise.      

Dr. Neville is also a staff physician at Doctors Data, Inc. where she writes, researches, and consults with physicians around the world on complex cases. She is a frequent speaker at professional conferences around the country on the topics of women's health, testing methodologies, brain health, and type 1 diabetes.  

Laura Neville, N.D.

Unraveling Hormone Testing Approaches: Serum, Saliva, or Urine  
Many practitioners utilize hormone testing with the goal of hormone optimization and neuroendocrine balancing built from a blueprint of accurate intake and reliable laboratory assessment. These tools position the practitioner to offer patients sustained wellness.  
Because each method (serum, saliva, urine, including urinary metabolites) elicits a specific set of information regarding patient physiology, it is important to understand how each medium differs and when to best utilize each method.  This presentation will elucidate the science behind existing hormone testing methodologies, as well as teach how to interpret the results of salivary, urine and serum hormone testing in the context of commonly utilized hormonal therapies and routes of administration in the perimenopausal/menopausal woman. 

Strategic Management of Menopause Issues: Complexities, Challenges & Differences in Case Management
Case examples of menopause management for women struggling with hot flashes/night sweats, anxiety, insomnia, mood swings, overweight and sexual dysfunction.

Krista Anderson-Ross, N.D.

Dr. Krista Anderson Ross graduated from National College of Natural Medicine in 2002 and has a private practice in Lake Oswego at Heartspace Center for Healing. She is also a Staff Physician at Labrix Clinical Services where she reviews thousands of hormone results and advises doctors on how to achieve hormone balance in their patients.

Dr. Krista enjoys downhill skiing, hiking and sailing with her husband and three children.

Natalie Gustafson, PharmD

Natalie Gustafson, PharmD, specializes in a holistic approach to medicine, with a focus on how compounded medications can help accomplish this goal. She’s been published in NDNR where she discussed optimal thyroid management and is an invited speaker for the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP), Central Oregon Health Council, Hawaii Doc Talks, the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and Institute of Women’s Health & Integrative Medicine (IWHIM) to name a few. During the day, she can be found practicing as a compounding pharmacist and ensuring compliance and quality, where she is the owner and Director of Pharmacy at Lloyd Central Compounding Pharmacy.

Natalie Gustafson, PharmD

Hormones: Expanding Your Delivery Options
A wide range of delivery options for estrogen/progesterone/testosterone/DHEA: Patches, capsules, troches, gels, creams, injections, pellets; understanding the pros and cons of each method.

Dr. Lara Williams, M.D.

Dr. Lara Williams, MD is a Board Certified OBGYN and Integrative Medicine physician, with a Master’s Degree in Integrative Health. She is a North American Menopause Certified Practitioner and an Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) Certified Practitioner. She has completed multiple certifications in homeopathy and acupuncture. Dr. Williams is the managing partner of The Oregon Clinic – OBGYN North location, where she provides a holistic approach to women’s health care issues including obstetrics. She is passionate about education for both her patients and students. She has helped train MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs and NDs through many programs in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Williams’ philosophy is to build a partnership with women in promoting physical and emotional health through nutrition, exercise and medicine, while exploring both traditional and alternative routes.

Erin Lommen, N.D.

Dr. Lommen is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and is enjoying her 30th year of clinical family practice and health optimization utilizing naturopathic medicine. Hormone balancing, adrenal revitalization, and neurotransmitter optimization are three cornerstones of her success in clinical practice. She was a clinical investigator for a successful 5? year study through the NIH (National Institute of Health) on chronic disease.

Dr. Lommen has taught as an associate professor at NCNM (National College of Naturopathic Medicine) for 10 years. She is the co? author of the popular book: Slim, Sane and Sexy; Pocket Guide to Natural, Bioidentical Hormone Balancing. Throughout the past decade, Dr. Lommen has presented at national and international conferences on a multitude of topics. Television interviews include both local and national stations, most notably CNN. Dr. Lommen is committed to pioneering new neuroendocrine solutions in the area of addictions.

Dr. Stefani Hayes, N.D.

Dr. Stefani Hayes, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon. She practices at Kwan Yin Healing Arts Center, West – a large integrative natural medicine clinic. Dr. Stefani loves offering a collaborative model of care to her patients. Her practice focuses on addressing women’s health and fertility concerns from an integrative, holistic perspective. She is skilled in addressing complex fertility cases by using an integrative, whole body approach. Dr. Stefani’s passion is assisting all types of families in not only realizing their goals of parenthood, but also enjoying that time. Her favorite experience is supporting individuals and couples through their entire family building journey - during their preconception time, adjunctively throughout pregnancy, and throughout a vital postpartum time.

Shoshana Farber, WHNP

Shoshana Farber, WHNP (show-SHAW-nuh, she/her/hers) is a board-certified women's health nurse practitioner who specializes in sexual and reproductive health care for all. 

Shoshana provides high-quality contraceptive counseling and menstrual management services, offering a full range of hormonal and non-hormonal birth control options. She also provides wellness visits, gender-affirming care, comprehensive sexually transmitted infection (STI/STD) and other genital infection testing, treatment, and prevention services. 

Her practice is grounded in the principles of cultural humility, trauma-informed care, and the BIPOC-led movement for reproductive justice.  

Shoshana began serving the community more than 15 years ago as a medical assistant at reproductive health centers in the Portland, OR area. She continued her education, becoming a certified sexuality educator through Planned Parenthood University, and graduating as a nurse practitioner from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. As a Nurse Corps scholarship recipient, Shoshana served at safety-net health centers in California and Central Oregon before returning home to Portland. 

 Marianne Marchese, N.D.

Dr. Marianne Marchese is a highly accomplished naturopathic physician with 22 years’ experience and a recognized expert in environmental medicine, women’s health, and integrative medicine. Her background spans clinical practice, teaching, writing, speaking, research, and professional advocacy. She is the author of the bestselling book; “8 Weeks to Women’s Wellness” She graduated from Creighton University as an Occupational Therapist and received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from NUNM in Portland Oregon. She has served on the State of Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board, National Association of Environmental Medicine, Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, and Council on Naturopathic Medical Education. She has been published in numerous magazines and journals and lectures throughout the U.S and Canada. For 12 years wrote the environmental medicine column in the Townsend Letter Journal. She currently is Associate Professor at NUNM where she is the course director for environmental medicine and parenteral therapy.

Dr. Mona Morstein, N.D.

Dr. Morstein has been a practicing naturopathic physician for 35 years. She was also Chair of Nutrition, Gastroenterology professor and Clinical Supervisor at a naturopathic medical school for eleven years. She has her own clinic, Arizona Integrative Medical Solutions, in Mesa, AZ in the multidisciplinary clinic of Nevy Health. 
 
Dr. Morstein is recognized as an expert on diabetes. Her 560 page book “Master Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach to Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes,” is an in-depth, evidenced based, educational book for both patients and physicians. She sees all ages for all types of diabetes, and has done numerous seminars and webinar on all aspects of diabetes care and management. She also treats patients with other hormonal conditions: thyroid, pre/post-menopause, adrenals, male andropause.  
 
Dr. Morstein also has a busy gastrointestinal and auto-immune conditions focused medical practice, seeing all conditions related to those complex systems. Her website is: www.drmorstein.com In 2012, Dr. Morstein received the AANP's “The President’s Award” for service to the profession. 

Julia Malkowski BSc, D.C., N.D.

Dr. Julia Malkowski enjoys empowering individuals via "docere"; to teach, to delight and to move. Upon experiencing the excellent results of restoring the health of her infant son, Dr. Malkowski began her career in Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Malkowski graduated with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in December 2017, with advanced standing, and a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine in April 2016 from National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Malkowski has presented at Autism One, International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM), the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine (IWHIM) and The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Dr. Malkowski has been published in The American College for the Advancement in Medicine and The Townsend Letter. She remains committed to optimal health on a personal level and professional level as a Staff Doctor in the Clinical Education Department at Doctor’s Data, Inc. 

Sonya Doherty, N.D.

Dr. Sonya Doherty, ND has been practicing as a Naturopath since 2003, after completing her pre-medical studies at the University of Western Ontario and her post graduate naturopathic training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Sonya is a board certified Naturopathic doctor and member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Dr. Sonya is an adult living (and thriving!) with ADHD and has three wonderful children. Dr. Sonya's two sons also have ADHD and her daughter is dyslexic. Naturopathic medicine has transformed their brain health helping them thrive in school, in their social lives and in athletics.

Marc Penn, MD, PHD, FACC

Dr. Marc Penn is a cardiologist and Director of Research at the Summa Cardiovascular Institute in Akron, Ohio and Professor of Medicine and Integrative Medical Sciences at Northeast Ohio Medical University where he leads the Skirball Laboratory for Cardiovascular Cellular Therapeutics. From 2000-2011 Dr. Penn was a staff cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic from 2000-2011 where he served as the Director of the Coronary Intensive Care Unit, Director of the Experimental Animal Laboratory, Director of the Bakken Heart-Brain Institute, and the first Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Cell Therapy.

Dr. Penn completed his undergraduate and postgraduate work at Case Western Reserve University completing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 1989 and Doctor of Medicine in 1994. He completed his Internal Medicine training at University Hospitals of Cleveland (1994-97) and his Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic (1997-2000). He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine by the ABIM. During his training he received numerous awards including the 2000 Joseph Cash Memorial Prize for Clinical Outcomes Research and the 1999 Irvine H. Page Young Investigator award for Atherosclerosis Research presented by the National American Heart Association. Dr. Penn has an adjunct appointment at Case Western Reserve University in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Bioengineering Center at Cleveland State University.

Mimi Guarneri, M.D.

World-renowned Integrative Cardiologist Mimi Guarneri, MD, ABIOM, is ranked as #6 of the top 100 Integrative Physicians by Newsmax. She leads her team of experts, as co-founder and medical director at Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. in La Jolla, California at Pacific Pearl La Jolla, the premier center combining state-of-the-art conventional, integrative and natural medicine. Board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, and integrative holistic medicine, Dr. Guarneri is President of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, Past President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She currently serves on the Founding Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Guarneri is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Linus Pauling Lifetime Achievement Award by the Functional Medicine Institute and the Bravewell Lifetime Achievement Award in Integrative Medicine

Khaleed Alston, N.D.

Dr. Khaleed Alston is a naturopathic physician whose clinical focus lies in finding the intersection between longevity and practical healthcare solutions. Dr. Alston uses a multifactorial approach as he guides his patients through the emotionally and physically difficult process of medically supervised weight loss. Through the promotion of healthy lifestyle change, nutritional therapy, and deliberate exercise programs he helps patients find happiness, health, and wellness. As a Black male physician, he is uniquely positioned to provide care to patient populations that have historically experienced medical discrimination. He is a frequent speaker and has presented on various topics including fecal microbiota transplants, regenerative medicine, the microbiome, and racial health disparities.

Becky Gordon,M.D. 

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Kathy Thomas, PhD

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Jacob Hwang, N.D.

Dr. Jacob Hwang is a naturopathic doctor at the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute (SSIHI) with clinical expertise in cardiometabolic disease, kidney disease, and urologic conditions. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Hwang is the assistant director of the UCI academic integrative medicine fellowship and leads the didactic curriculum for the SSIHI naturopathic residency program. Prior to UCI, he was a clinical and didactic faculty member at Bastyr University California. He earned his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Washington and completed 3-years of postgraduate naturopathic residency at the Bastyr University Clinic and UCI SSIHI. During his free time, Dr. Hwang enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and outdoor activities.
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