Thinking Outside the Vial

It is evident that patients are tired of being sick and that “a pill for every ill” is not getting them healthy. Thinking Outside the Vial is a new functional medicine series specific to pharmacists. Each segment of this series will cover the topic disease state, drug-induced nutrient depletions, deprescribing and protocols for support.

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Gastrointestinal

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the impact of antacid use on gastrointestinal health outcomes from a functional medicine perspective.

  2. Discuss the impact of drug-induced nutrient depletions caused by gastrointestinal medications.

  3. Identify the role of microbiome balance on various health outcomes.

  4. Define intestinal permeability.

  5. Discuss a protocol for addressing gut health using a functional medicine lens.

Metabolic Syndrome – Blood Sugar Dysregulation

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss current guidelines for antidiabetic medications.

  2. Describe the impact of drug induced nutrient depletions caused by medications used for blood sugar management.

  3. Identify the role of blood sugar dysregulation on various health outcomes.

  4. Summarize the relationship between insulin and other hormones, and its impact on various health outcomes.

  5. Discuss a protocol for addressing blood sugar dysregulation using a functional medicine lens.

Metabolic Syndrome – Cardiovascular

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss current guidelines for use of lipid-lowering medications.

  2. Describe the impact of drug induced nutrient depletions caused by medications used for risk management of cardiovascular disease.

  3. Identify the role of dyslipidemia on health outcomes.

  4. Summarize the relationship between insulin resistance, endothelial dysfunction and intestinal permeability.

  5. Discuss a protocol for addressing cardiovascular health using a functional medicine approach.

Hormones

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify symptoms associated with hypothyroidism and summarize their impact on health outcomes.

  2. Identify symptoms associated with hormone imbalance and summarize their impact on health outcomes.

  3. Discuss the impact of drug induced nutrient depletions caused by hormone replacement therapy.

  4. Describe the interplay between insulin resistance, intestinal permeability, detoxification, and summarize their impact on hormone balance.

  5. Discuss a protocol for addressing hormone health using a functional medicine approach.

Pain and Inflammation

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss current guidelines for the management of pain and inflammation.

  2. Summarize alternative and adjunct therapies for managing pain and inflammation.

  3. Discuss the impact of drug induced nutrient depletions caused by medications used to manage pain and inflammation.

  4. Describe the interplay between chronic inflammation and intestinal permeability and summarize their impact on various health outcomes.

  5. Discuss a protocol for inflammation management using a functional medicine approach.

Allergic Diseases

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss current guidelines for the management of allergic and autoimmune diseases.

  2. Describe the impact of drug induced nutrient depletions caused by medications used to manage allergic and autoimmune diseases.

  3. Describe the interplay between detoxification, inflammation, hormone balance, and intestinal health.

  4. Summarize the impact of detoxification, inflammation, hormone balance and intestinal health on various health outcomes.

  5. Discuss a protocol for addressing cardiovascular health using a functional medicine approach.