Hijacked Hormones, Environmental Toxins and how Permaculture is going to save the world
Saturday, Feb. 15th, 2014
Hormone dysregulation can lead to many of the illnesses of our modern age including cancer, insulin resistance,PCOS, infertility and even obesity. Major contributors to these diseases include diet as well as environmental toxins which can act as endocrine disruptors. Permaculture provides a multi-leveled framework that can be successfully applied to this problem.
Using hormone dysregulation as a model, we demonstrate that complete healing of the individual requires change on the individual, community and a global scales. Major pathological processes will be discussed in this framework including clinically relevant strategies for change. From grass roots political action to individual choices about food, water, environment and supplements we endeavor to “treat the cause” and “remove the obstacles to cure”. Drs Andrews and Neuzil apply these global concepts to the problem of hormone dysregulation across a variety of clinical presentations and review specific therapies to restore hormone balance.
Dr. Neuzil is a naturopathic doctor, speaker, teacher and author of DIY Health: For Women. She founded Excelon Health, an integrative wellness center in Austin, TX and went on to her current role as clinical director of People’s Wellness Center, with Austin’s own iconic Peoples Rx. She believes the most important role physicians have is to empower their patients to take ownership of their health and in doing so, to take an active role in shaping a better world and better future for all. Dr. Neuzil also believes that only through education are we able to create lasting change with ripples that reach farther than the small pond of a private practice.
She is currently the director of the Integral Studies department at AOMA and faculty for Evidence Based Medicine, Drug-Herb Interactions and Pathophysiology II. She is also a frequent radio host, lecturer and also natural medicine educator for conventional medical offices.
Personally Amy is a gardener, camper, home-remodeler, pianist, wanderer and lifelong seeker of wisdom - especially in regards to spirituality and women. Her specialties in practice include alternative approaches to the anxiety, insomnia and depression triad as well as wellness-based women’s health. Amy feels that by empowering women to care for their own health in a lasting and meaningful way we will see change across society as that care takes root and spreads towards partners, families, friends and children.