Over 50 hours of Continuing Education.
For the doctors, this is stuff that's already been done: it's been approved, it's been presented. If you need continuing education credits with an official certificate to turn into your licensing board, I'm not sure that this is going to work. And you may have already taken these courses through a different outlet. But if you're in a state that allows you to just keep track of CE, then this will certainly work.
And for patients and clients, this is my brain. More than 50 hours of continuing education that I've written—you can just tap right into Fleetwood’s brain! Chronic Disease Reversal. That's what my brain is about.
2020: 10 hours on the excipients in childhood vaccines:
1) Viral Vaccines, part 1 (birth to 15 months): Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Polio; routes of administration of vaccine vs routes of entry of “wild” virus, limitations in knowledge about and understanding of immune system, susceptibility, what’s been studied, what has not
2) Viral Vaccines, part 2 (birth to 15 months): Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rotavirus, Influenza; nutrition and viral replication, autoimmunity, controversy around vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD)
3) Bacterial Vaccines (birth to 15 months): DTaP=Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus influenza B, Pneumococcal conjugate; titers, vaccine manufacturers held harmless, changes in genetic expression
4) The Rest of Childhood Vaccines (18 months to 18 years): TDaP=Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Human Papilloma Virus, Meningococcal conjugate; herd immunity from farmers’ perspectives, censorship across social media platforms, vaccine hesitancy and country comparisons
2019: 10 hours on Deprescribing: What to consider when the patient comes to you already on these drugs; how to monitor both subjective and objective parameters for safety; which drugs, when the patient is found to be overmedicated, may be abruptly discontinued, and which ones require tapering.
1) GI, GU systems and Immune system part 1: how to treat GERD, IBS-D, chronic constipation; ED, BPH, over-active bladder; bacterial and viral infections.
2) Cardiovascular system: how to treat hypertension, dyslipidemia, DMII, arrhythmias, angina, blood clotting disorders.
3) Nervous system part 1 and Immune system part 2: how to treat ADD/ADHD, dementia, chronic pain (non-auto-immune), sleep disorders, smoking cessation, and Multiple Sclerosis.
4) Respiratory system: how to treat allergies, asthma, COPD.
5) Nervous system part 2 and Immune system part 3: how to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, (PTSD—bonus!), and auto-immune disorders (RA, UC, Crohn’s, psoriasis, mixed-connective tissue disorder, Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism).
2018: 10 hours: Diseases of the Drugs: how prescription medication for one disease state can literally cause other disease states
1) The GI system, the GU system, and the Immune system part 1. Looking at the drugs used for GERD, IBS, IBD, ED, BPH, urinary incontinence, and antibiotics, we’ll find out what can go wrong and why. Direct and indirect effects of the drugs (from the mechanisms of action), primary and secondary effects (from the body compensating or responding to the drugs), nutritional deficits caused by the drugs and other considerations (financial, emotional, dis/empowerment to the patient) will be investigated through the lens of a pharmacist-turned-naturopath.
2) The Cardiovascular system–specifically, those used for hypertension, dyslipidemia, type II diabetes, clotting disorders, and arrhythmias)–and the radically clear link between diseases and the drugs that cause them.
3) The Nervous system part 1 and Immune system part 2, especially drugs used for ADHD, sleep, dementia, MS, chronic pain, smoking cessation; and the immune system, particularly immunomodulators used for MS and chronic pain.
4) The Respiratory system, shedding light on drugs used to manage allergies, asthma, COPD, and infections specific to the lungs.
5) The Nervous system part 2 and Immune system part 3–drugs used for depression, anxiety, epilepsy, psychosis, bipolar; and the immune system: specifically immune suppressants used for autoimmune diseases. This piece is focused on the ethics surrounding the use of these particular agents, as they put the patient’s very life at risk.
2017: 7 hours: Various topics
1) Respiratory part 1: Allergies, Asthma
2) Respiratory part 2: Respiratory Infections
3) What the Gut?
4) Scary Drugs and Black Box Warnings
2016: 5 hours:
1) The Cardiovascular Triad: High Blood Pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, High Cholesterol
2) Standards of Care in Mental Health
2015: 5 hours: All concerning mental health. [This was my first “deep dive” into “diseases of the drugs”….]
11 disease specific smash-ups, which is basically taking the “Diseases of the Drugs” portion of continuing education (2018) and then smashing it into the “Deprescribing” series, how-to-reverse-this-specific-disease (2019):
2) GERD/IBS/chronic constipation
5) Chronic Respiratory Infections
6) Multiple Sclerosis
9) High blood pressure
10) Type 2 diabetes
11) High cholesterol
Articles published. Maybe a few that haven’t been…
“We MUST Remain ‘Radical’!”, Townsend Letter 2017
“Our Experience in March 2020”, censored by FaceBook
“The Do’s and Don’t’s of CoVID-19”, Naturopathic Medicine Institute/Vital Conversation
Book Chapter Published: “A Naturopathic Perspective on Iatrogenesis”; chapter 5, Iatrogenicity. Causes and Consequences of iatrogenesis in Cardiovascular Medicine; Gussak and Kostis 2018
Interviews: (The first 7 are audio only “podcasts”; the last printed in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine journal)
1) “Taking Out the (Drugs) Trash” with Dr. Rick Kirschner
2) “Essential Botanicals to Have on Hand” with Drs. Jim Sensenig and Jared Zeff
3) “Hypertensive Considerations” with Dr. Jim Sensenig
4) “Mind-Body Connections” with Dr. Jim Sensenig
5) “The Regulars and the Mixers” with Dr. Jim Sensenig
6) “From Pharmacy to Farmacy” with Dr. Ben Alter
7) “The Essential Role of Pharmaceutical Knowledge in Naturopathic Practice” with Craig Gustafson
Nine (9) on the drugs used to treat/manage type 2 diabetes
“Choice in the Season of CoVID” (this one got some nasty-grams)
“Nettles and Dandelion Pesto” (this one’s fun!)
“10 Reasons to Get Healthy NOW!”
Useful Handouts! The things I routinely hand out or send out to patients and clients, from “Blood Type Eating Guides” to “Hydrotherapies at Home” to “Gut Restoration Protocol” to “Food Sources of Vitamins, Minerals, and Amino Acids”. (Looking for something in particular? Just ASK! I probably have it and just didn’t think to upload it!)
Power Point Presentations for public or private outreach:
Naturopathic Basics from a Scriptural Perspective
Healthy Weight Loss
Breaking the Sugar Addiction
Educational Compare & Contrast, MD/DO/ND
Health Basics for High School Freshman (several iterations)
Monthly Vital Grand Rounds. Patients and clients, you can listen in if you’d like. But just listen, because this is a conversation between the doctors. (Wednesdays at 7:30am Pacific time)
Open Office Hours (OOH!) twice a month (First Fridays 1pm Pacific Time and Third Thursdays at 3!). This is really for the patients and clients, but docs, you can listen in.
This means you don't have to make an appointment with Fleetwood! Fleetwood’s already in the office! You can just stick your head in and ask a question. Virtually.
Mid-week Encouragement Break with yours truly, where again, no appointment necessary! Just hop on the call and get a little bit of encouragement for whatever it is that you're working on at that moment. (Every Wednesday at noon Pacific time.)
60% off my hourly rate of $300 if/when you need me privately for a consult. 60% off my hourly rate! That's $120/hour—the same amount I charged my very first patients in my very first clinic 15 years ago.