CONNECT 2022 - Hypertension: A deep naturopathic dive into the most common primary care diagnosis | John Sherman, ND




Cost: Non-members: $65 | Member: $35 | Student: $15
High blood pressure is arguably the most common ailment seen by primary care physicians, and treatment is complicated by the fact that it has no symptoms. Even mildly chronically elevated blood pressure to 140/90 can reduce life expectancy by 10 -15 years. Conventional drug treatment is well established, but somewhat lacking in efficacy and/or compliance. Some patients require up to 3 or 4 anti-hypertensive medications to manage their blood pressure. Naturopathic care can contribute both lifestyle benefit and supplementation to provide more powerful anti-hypertensive effects. This presentation will discuss the most common causes of hypertension, genetic expression, and the influence of exercise, along with nutrients/botanicals that help lower blood pressure.
Dr. Sherman’s 43 years of naturopathic practice has equipped him with a wealth of experience - from natural childbirth to the most complex health challenges. His eclectic medical background has provided him with a unique perspective on many different ailments and imbalances. Dr. Sherman served as Clinic Director for Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, and also as associate professor for both the National University of Natural Medicine and Bastyr University prior to joining Tahoma Clinic. He has authored a classic naturopathic textbook on herbal medicine titled The Complete Botanical Prescriber and co-authored Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide.
At Tahoma Clinic, Dr. Sherman sees patients with diverse health problems including men and women interested in bio-identical hormone therapies. His areas of special interest include cardiovascular problems, auto-immune challenges, adjunctive cancer support, chronic fatigue, functional laboratory analysis, detoxification, individualized nutritional programs, and preventive whole-system programs for both men and women.
****This presentation is worth 1 Category 1 CE credit for Washington NDs.**
Originally presented October 14, 2022, at WANP's CONNECT 2022 conference.