Main Presentation:”Medical and Dental Approaches to Oral Health”by Josh Donaldson, N.D with Emma Abramyan, D.D.S
No part of the body can be viewed in isolation. The teeth are intimately connected with many other systems, and there is feedback between the teeth/ mouth and the rest of the body. For example each tooth is on an acupuncture meridian and a tooth ailment can affect distant parts of the body. The mouth epithelium is a protective barrier, but substances can break through this barrier. Gingivitis and gingival inflammation can contribute to widespread inflammation and play a role in many chronic diseases. Oral infections are thought to play a role in rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases such as cardiovascular disease.
About Josh Donaldson, N.D
Dr. Josh Donaldson obtained his doctorate (N.D.) from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR in 2004. This was followed by a post-doctoral research fellowship as a Clinical Research Nutritionist at the Rath Research Institute and then a 1-year private residency in pain management & rehabilitation.
Since then, he has been in private practice for 13 years and is the founder & medical director of the Longevity Medical Institute in Los Gatos, CA where he specializes in IV Therapy, Ozone Therapy & Regenerative Medicine for chronic disease, anti-aging & pain.
In addition, Dr. Donaldson has served as an Adjunct Professor at local Community Colleges & Universities in the Bay Area since 2006 and has been a guest speaker on various topics at medical conferences throughout the US.
About Emma Abramyan, D.D.S
Dr. Abramyan is a graduate of the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (UOP) She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Mateo County Dental Society. She is a volunteer for Project Homeless Connect, 1000 Smiles Mission Project. She practices general dentistry with an emphasis on integrative, holistic treatments. She also very much likes esthetic dentistry to help patients have a beautiful smile!
Dr. Abramyan currently resides in San Francisco with her husband raising three kids. During her spare time , there are many things that keep her busy. She loves spending time with her family outdoors, going to San Francisco Opera House, SF Symphony and Art Museums. But her greatest joy is cooking!
Short Presentation: “Raw Milk and Dairy Products” by Mark McAfee
After 100 years of processor and political oppression raw milk is emerging as a consumer favorite. Raw milk provides all the immune system elements that are lost in processing and no longer found in the Standard American Diet. Today raw milk is safe (ultra-low risk) and no longer a gamble. Rapid testing technologies (BAX PCR RT) allow for Test & Hold so that farmers and consumers know what is in the milk before it is sold. Look for the Raw Milk Institute “gold standard of safety and the Test & Hold logo” on organic raw milk sold in California.
Raw milk is the first food of life and unlike processed milks does not trigger allergies and is actually really good to treat allergies and asthma. Raw milk is not associated with lactose intolerance and is easily digested by nearly everyone! Raw milk is a whole and complete food! Think of all the medical and health benefits found in human breast milk. Most all those same beneficial elements are found in raw milk bioavailable and unchanged.
About Mark McAfee
Founder CEO of Organic Pastures Dairy Company, a leading brand of organic dairy products in the USA, serving 600 stores in CA and more than 3500 stores nationally and in Canada with certified organic pasture grazed raw dairy and cheese products. Founder and Chairman of Raw Milk Institute. Director and VP of California Dairy Campaign, Director at California Farmers Union and delegate to National Farmers Union. Founding board member of the Rodale Institute sponsored “Organic Farmers Association” Policy Committee. Spoken nationally and internationally at conferences and Universities including: UCLA, UBC, UVIC, Rutgers, USC, CSUF, UC Santa Barbara, and Stanford Medical School on raw milk food safety and production methods. Lecturer on the medical benefits, gut BIOME and genomic effects of raw unprocessed dairy products. Founder “Farmers over Pharmacies” PODCAST and You Tube series.
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NOTE: Meeting starts promptly at 7pm. Main speaker presentation begins at 7:20 p.m.