About Our Speaker – Mona Fahoum
As a naturopathic physician and owner of Meridian Medicine and Essential Wellness, Dr. Mona Fahoum focuses on preventive primary care, women’s health, hormones and digestive concerns. As a naturopathic provider in Washington State she has the unique clinical experience of an insurance based practice, with full prescribing rights, coupled with the education in botanicals, supplements and whole person medicine.
Dr. Fahoum graduated from Bastyr University in 2004 and has her certification in the advanced use of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (ABHRT). Outside her primary care practice, she is also the Director of Clinical Services at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health and has been adjunct faculty at Bastyr University.
Professionally, Dr. Mona is Past-President of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP). She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) as well. She has provided lectures and continuing education seminars for these associations, other state associations and regularly appears on podcasts, webinars and interviews for women’s groups, hormone support influencers and others. She is on the medical team for Symphony Natural Health, makers of Femmenessence, where she consults extensively on women’s health and hormones.
Mona Fahoum’s Upcoming Sessions
Melatonin and Kids: A Discussion on Safety, Dosing, Gummies, and Appropriate Uses
Melatonin has made headlines in recent years and its uses go well beyond sleep support. Data on immune support, hormone support and research in children and adolescents who experience ADHD or ASD deserve exploration despite the negative attention melatonin has received in relation to kids. We’ll explore the CDC report on children melatonin overdose numbers in recent years, the increased availability of melatonin to kids in palatable forms, like gummies and syrups and where the flaws are in these reports. There is evidence informed, appropriate uses, and dosing, for melatonin in pediatric and adolescent populations that will be discussed from a clinical perspective.