Dr. Bill Code, M.D., will be presenting on Integrative Therapies for Brain Recovery in Multiple Sclerosis and other Neurodegenerative Brain Illnesses at the 4th Annual Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference in Chicago, IL, September 20-22, 2013.
Online PR News – 29-August-2013 – Lenexa, KS – Dr Bill Code grew up on a farm in south east Saskatchewan near the Manitoba border. After completing his degree in medicine, he and his wife, Denise, a Registered Dietitian, practiced in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan.
In 1983, Dr. Bill and his family moved to Calgary where he specialized in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. At this time, he also did two years of brain research at the University of Calgary. Having declined options in Stanford California and MD Anderson in Houston, Dr. Bill accepted a tenure track position at the University of Saskatchewan. There, his hectic schedule included brain research and four years of stroke research, directing the Anesthesiology Residency Program, teaching in the medical school and doing clinical anesthesia.
Plagued with recurrent migraine headaches and high cholesterol, Dr. Bill decided to leave his busy academic career at the University of Saskatchewan. He then took a clinical position in Duncan, BC, on Vancouver Island in 1992. His health improved, but he soon added a busy chronic pain practice. All this came to a halt when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 1996. By 1997, he and Denise had turned to Complementary Medicine choices for health recovery. He sought some quality of life from a very debilitated state of fatigue, cognitive challenges, declining mobility, muscle spasms and nerve pain problems. It was at this time he traveled to Australia and became very interested in the emu. Today he is the leading expert on emus and emu farming in Canada.
His recovery journey is outlined in three books published in 2000, 2005 and 2007. Dr. Bill and Denise's recent book "Winning the Pain Game" outlines a roadmap to reducing chronic pain through nutritional choices.
Dr. Bill has recently graduated from Dr. Andrew Weil's Integrative Medicine two-year Fellowship program at the University of Arizona. Dr. Bill has also been president of the Island Farmers Alliance and is strongly committed to the idea of "eating locally". Dr. Code is presently the Director of Medical Research for the National CCSVI Society. He currently resides in Duncan, B.C. on his organic farm.
Dr. Code will outline some of the key areas of nutrition and other approaches to permit considerable brain recovery in MS including: vitamin D’s ability to minimize and reduce MS attacks, the role of gluten in neurologic injury, anti-inflammatory diet components key to MS and brain recovery, and the role of hypo perfusion, including venous outflow restrictions in MS and chronic brain injury.
Integrative Medicine for Mental Health supports a whole body approach, utilizing multiple fields of medicine and nutritional sciences to help patients obtain mental wellness. The integrative approach includes metabolic testing, nutritional therapies, dietary interventions, and traditional medical treatments. Practical applications and effective protocols will be presented and can be easily applied in a clinical setting. The concepts and practical guidelines presented at this conference can dramatically improve the quality of life of practitioners and patients.
Date: September 20-22, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
CE/CME/CEU credits available!