According to the NIH, 95,000 people (approximately 68,000 men and 27,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third-leading preventable cause of death in the United States. In addition, a number of studies have indicated increased alcohol sales and consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic, attributable to causes such as stress, boredom, and increased availability of alcohol. The repercussions of increased alcohol misuse and dependence may continue for years after the pandemic. Naturopathic medicine excels at helping to identify unhealthy lifestle habits and offer healthier options. We have huge potential in helping peoples quality of life as they emerge from the pandemic and having clear guidelines to help these patients.
Speaker Bio: Moved to study medicine to improve quality and compassion and to deepen patient understanding and empowerment, Dr. Gulla earned a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, a certificate in Midwifery, and a certificate in Massage Therapy at Bastyr University. She completed a CNME accredited residency at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine in Orlando, FL, under the direct solo mentorship of Kirti Kalidas MD, ND. They focused on Integrative Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease, collaborating with over 20 varied allied health providers.
In her over a decade of clinical practice, she has focused on diagnosing and restoring balance to complex, multi-system dysfunction. Dr. Gulla teaches and consults with Physicians and Medical Students in her private practice and as Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University, where she teaches Advanced IV Therapy. She feels a strong connection to the community and nature and is grateful to serve the San Juan Islands.
*This presentation is worth 1 Category 1 CE credit for Washington NDs.*
(Originally presented January 20, 2022)