Live, In-Person Seminar

Build the Vessel, Break the Cycle

How Improved Vascular Health Can Roll Back Chronic Disease

Wednesday, May 11
6–9 p.m.
Season's 52 Oakbrook Center
3 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL

What to expect

Microcirculatory health is critically important as it relates to cardiovascular disease and diabetes and also to other conditions, such as Lyme disease and mold toxicity. As the vascular superhighway deteriorates, so does organ function. This is because when the endothelium is not functioning as it should, oxygen and nutrients are not effectively delivered to tissues. This scenario can also impede delivery of therapeutic interventions, including medications or nutraceuticals, to target tissue where they can improve integrity.

An important molecule in vascular health is nitric oxide (NO). In fact, the discovery of NO as a signaling molecule was significant enough to win a Nobel Prize. As a signaling molecule, NO primarily contributes to vascular homeostasis and blood flow, but it has diverse biological effects that also impact insulin sensitivity, healthy hypothalamicpituitary- adrenal axis function, immune defense, and more. We will review the literature about the discovery of NO as a signaling molecule, the recommended ways of increasing NO, and the importance of NO in clinical care.

We will examine vascular changes in relation to aging and chronic conditions as well as the nutritional and orthomolecular strategies to slow it. We will also explore relevant questions from patient health history and the standard lab markers that are relevant to identifying endothelial injury and the formulation of corrective strategies.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand vascular health as it relates to cardiometabolic disease and other conditions, such as Lyme disease and mold toxicity
  • Understand strategies to rebuild vascular integrity 
  • Understand key lab markers and physical exam findings
Meet the instructor

Cheryl Burdette, ND

Cheryl Burdette, ND, is a naturopathic physician and the founder and president of PersonalogiX Health Academy. She is the director of education and the naturopathic residency program at Progressive Medical Center. She is also the founder and educational director of Precision Point Diagnostics, a functional laboratory for which she designs clinical profiles and trains clinicians how to use them. Dr. Burdette is a partner in TheraDura, a physician health supplement distribution group in Germany. She serves on institutional review boards, is involved in study design and translational research, and has lectured extensively internationally. Her passions are teaching the practices of integrative and naturopathic medicine and increasing the awareness of evidence-based natural therapies.