Lenexa, KS (PressExposure) August 15, 2013 -- Of all the major endocrine organs of the body, the thyroid is perhaps the most overlooked, under-diagnosed, and under-replaced. Patients that are diagnosed with "depression," "fibromyalgia," and the like are frequently sub-clinically - or even clinically - hypothyroid. Dr. Cady will present on the epidemiology of hypothyroidism and current hypotheses for causation.
Dr. Cady will also present on the futility of attempting to "intuit" the complete thyroid axis based on one test (TSH), and explain the balance among TSH, Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3, and the "cortisol connection." Attendees will be able to evaluate laboratory tests for the detection of subtle (or frank) hypothyroidism, know when it is appropriate to check for thyroid antibodies, and know which supplementation strategies are likely to work.
Louis Cady obtained his medical degree in 1989 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He then trained in psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic, beginning his practice of child, adolescent, adult, and forensic psychiatry in Evansville, Indiana in 1993. Dr. Cady's main clinical focus is in helping patients achieve total wellness and optimum levels of performance through the integration of mind and body for peak performance. Dr. Cady founded the Cady Wellness Institute, which opened its facilities in Evansville on July 1, 2005.
Integrative Medicine for Mental Health supports a whole body approach, utilizing multiple fields of medicine and nutritional sciences to help patients obtain mental wellness. The integrative approach includes metabolic testing, nutritional therapies, dietary interventions, and traditional medical treatments. Practical applications and effective protocols will be presented and can be easily applied in a clinical setting. The concepts and practical guidelines presented at this conference can dramatically improve the quality of life of practitioners and patients. By focusing on the individual's unique genetic, biochemical and nutritional status, customized treatment plans can be implemented to provide better treatment outcomes. This method can be used to augment traditional medical approaches. Relevant laboratory analysis is used to evaluate and treat underlying contributory biomedical issues which may include nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, infections, and toxicities.
Date: September 20-22, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
CE/CME/CEU credits available!