There are many ways to get information, and in functional medicine “online summits” are one way for both patients and practitioners to learn more about particular topics. Some key points:
- Typically, these are promoted by email (so you have to sign up with an email account).
- You get free access to a few talks every 24 hours.
- There is usually an “encore day”, about a week after the initial event (where all talks are accessible).
- If you like the content, cost is usually less that $100 during the free access (but goes up after the free week).
Scroll to the bottom of this page for tips on how to watch these and learn from them.
Future events (still in production):
- Fibro Summit: September 28-Oct 4 (Registration opens late-August)
- Natural Medicine at Home: Oct 12-18 (Registration opens early Sept)
- Anti-Cancer Revolution 2: Oct 19-25 (Registration opens mid-Sept)
- Anxiety Summit 6: Nov 2-8 (Registration opens late-Sept)
- Parasympathetic Summit: Nov 9-15 (Registration opens early Oct)
Here are a few tips if you’re new to these summits:
1. Choose 1-2 talks to listen to each day: It’s usually not realistic to think you can watch all available talks within the 24 hours period (it’s typically around 4-6 hours per day).
2. Too good to be true? Remember these are interviews with experts, and some experts are really personable and good at sharing their expertise. And some are really good at marketing. If there is a program or supplement that seems too good to be true, look into it before purchasing.
3. If you like the talk subject, support the host! It takes many hours to coordinate these events, costs thousands of dollars to host these, and there are often a ton of “freebies” that go along with purchasing the talks. And most of the time, the cost for the 30+ hours of information is under $100.
4. Always talk with your integrative medicine provider before pursuing new supplements, dietary or lifestyle recommendations, or procedures. I’ve seen cases whereby a seemingly benign supplement caused reactions (allergic or otherwise) that took weeks to reverse. I’ve also had 2 patients get hospitalized for bowel obstruction, related to a new diet plan that they started after hearing about that diet from a friend or podcast. “Dirty keto” and extreme paleo diets are notorious for changing up “bowel habits”.
If you don’t have an integrative medicine provider, then you’re in the right place! Get in touch with us to learn more.
*If you miss the summit, they are typically still available to purchase.