Session #4 of 8
Annual Updates in Environmental Medicine Conference
"Environmental Causes of Common Chronic Neurological Problems
Headaches to Parkinsonism"
Epigenetics and Chronic Neurological Disease
Presented by Ann Marie Fine, NMD
The rapidly emerging field of epigenetics is changing the genetic determinism model of disease. With respect to late-onset neurodegenerative diseases, which are mostly idiopathic, environmental factors are now being considered contributory, through gene perturbation by epigenetic modification. This lecture delineates the processes by which epigenetic changes occur, and explores the relationship between dietary substances, lifestyle, the epigenome, and neurological health.
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
- Understand the three epigenetic processes that lead to epigenetic marks or epimutations.
- Understand the impact of fetal and early life environmental exposures and life events on lifelong neurological health and late life neurodegeneration.
- Review the natural substances that have the most impact on preventing neurodegeneration through reversing epigenetic marks.
Anne Marie Fine, NMD
Dr. Fine practices as a primary care physician and specializes in environmental medicine, chronic diseases, and natural skincare. While studying environmental medicine, she became concerned about the contribution of toxic chemicals found in personal care products to the body’s total toxin load. To remedy the lack of non-toxic skin care alternatives, Dr. Fine developed a natural approach to skin care and anti-aging. She is the founder and CEO of Fine Natural Products, LLC, a company dedicated to developing highly effective, ultra-pure and organic skin care products that restore homeostasis and produce healthy and radiant skin. Her IAMFINE Pure Skin Collection emphasizes the most effective compounds found in nature to restore youthful epidermal functioning and beauty, while omitting the toxins found in most traditional personal care products. Dr. Fine’s product line is currently distributed in the United States to physicians’ offices and clinics.
Dr. Fine is regularly interviewed and quoted as an expert in natural beauty in a variety of national magazines and radio shows. She is a sought-after international speaker addressing the intersection of lifestyle, genetics, epigenetics, aging, and skin health.
Dr. Fine graduated with high honors from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona in 2000. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. She currently has a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- 30-day access to recording
- Lecture slides and handouts (if applicable) are yours to keep
- CE Certificate - 1.00 General Credit Hours by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM)