About Our Speaker – Krista Anderson-Ross ND
Dr. Anderson-Ross is a frequent presenter on adrenal and hormone health, sleep, and the neuroendocrine connection at events around the country. Additional recent presentations include the 2017 American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) convention, in 2018 at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) Grand Rounds, and Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Dr. Anderson-Ross’s article “Sleep: The Emerging Science and its Clinical Implications,” was published in Naturopathic Doctor News and Review (NDNR) in March 2018. She has been interviewed on radio and podcasts on the topics of adrenal and hormone health and weight loss.
Krista Anderson-Ross’ Upcoming Sessions
On Tues October 19 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) issued a joint statement declaring a national emergency in children’s mental health. Research suggests that as a result of pandemic lockdowns adolescents are experiencing a “collective trauma,” and that they would benefit from immediate and ongoing support. Functional medicine providers are well suited to play an essential role in addressing this epidemic of mental and emotional unwellness among adolescents. Attendees will review adolescent brain development and the impact of stress on the HPA axis, and explore how maladaptive coping strategies such as nicotine, alcohol and cannabis can lead to further dysregulation and mental imbalance. The intersection of nutrition and mental health will be discussed, including a survey of frequently utilized medications including birth control pills, SSRI’s and stimulants known to deplete essential nutrients. Functional testing options to assess HPA axis and neurotransmitter function will be explored, and pertinent cases presented. Evidence-based natural therapeutics known to prevent the susceptibility to and address the effects of these influences will be discussed, including nutritional and botanical therapies and lifestyle modifications including movement, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness.