“Ask the Experts” Webinar
In our recent Beyond Balance®️️ practitioner trainings, the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the training has been very popular.
As a result of interest in asking questions of experts who have used the Beyond Balance®️️ products for many years in their clinical work, we are proud to announce the next webinar in our “Ask the Experts” series which will be held on August 11th at 4pm PT / 7pm ET.
There will be no structured presentation for this webinar. Instead, you will have the opportunity to ask your questions of our expert panel.
Questions can be submitted in advance (see the “Ask a Question!” button below) or asked via Zoom during the event. We urge you to submit questions prior to the event so that we have several questions to start the discussion with. We will do our best to answer as many questions as possible.
The event will be held:
Date: Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET
Our “Ask the Experts” panel will include:
• Amy Derksen, ND
• Ken Felch, DC
• Rebecca Fox, MD
The focus of our “Ask the Experts” webinar is to provide you with practical information on how to best use the Beyond Balance®️️ products to support your patients with complex, chronic illness.
The event is complimentary for Beyond Balance®️️ practitioners.
About Amy Derksen, ND
Amy Derksen, ND is a Naturopathic Physician who graduated from Bastyr University with a full scope of practice in Washington State since 2003. She did her undergraduate studies in biochemistry, which she applies to understanding the newest research on detox and genetic susceptibilities.
She was fortunate enough to do her medical post-graduate training with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD for over 2 years. During that training she learned extensively how to use his system of autonomic response testing to help with tailoring a protocol to each individual. She specializes in working with both Autism and chronically ill patients, including Lyme disease.
Dr. Derksen has been involved in teaching various topics with Dr. Klinghardt since 2004, and has also been a speaker at Autism One, LIA, Dr Cowden’s Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine, American Academy of Restorative Medicine, TFIM, and Hope to Heal Lyme conferences. She is one of the only physicians Dr. Klinghardt has honored to teach his work in ART and feels fortunate to be able to share this tool both with patients and other practitioners.
She is one of the first Naturopathic Physicians to become a Fellow with the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, working to broaden her skills for working with autism, and to connect with a network of several seasoned practitioners in the field. Due to her years of experience and nomination from other MD’s, she was invited to become Board Certified in Integrative Pediatrics from the American Association of Integrative Medicine, which is typically limited to D.O.’s and M.D.’s. She has also become a member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine to further her education on working with more sensitive and toxic patients and expand her knowledge on addressing inflammation and immune dysfunction.
Her typical patients tend to be those who have already seen several doctors and specialists, and who have relatively “normal” labs that don’t match with the symptoms they are experiencing. One of her greatest passions is working with autism and PANDAS/PANS. She feels that the more we can understand about our kids, the more we will understand everyone’s health.
About Ken Felch, DC
Before becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Ken Felch practiced as a paramedic for ten years in Canada, having received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alberta and an Associate degree in Paramedicine from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He had the privilege of working in Russian oilfields and being a member of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society, logging numerous missions as a flight paramedic.
Dr. Felch holds a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education from the University of Alberta and taught in the Paramedic program at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for four years before becoming an Associate Dean of the Health Sciences department. It was a personal health crisis in the mid-1990s that prompted Dr. Felch to change career direction. Rapid loss of ten pounds, extreme fatigue, and loss of strength left him unable to complete a workout or accomplish his normal workload, but normal blood values left his MD puzzled as to how to help.
It was recommended that Dr. Felch seek the care of a chiropractor who was able to restore his health and vitality within six months. This was the turning point in his career at which time he dedicated himself to the study of the chiropractic healing arts, completing his formal chiropractic training by receiving a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West, graduating Cum Laude. Dr. Felch was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 after going undiagnosed for over 15 years. Using his intimate experience with this complex illness, Dr. Felch has been able provide a unique understanding in helping others recover from Lyme and related illnesses.
About Rebecca Fox, MD
Rebecca Fox MD, FAAP attended the University of Kansas for both her undergraduate and medical degrees. After completing pediatric residency at Cornell Medical College at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. Dr. Fox is board certified and has been a practicing pediatrician in Virginia since 1993.
Dr. Fox practiced general allopathic pediatrics until 2016 when she realized that the regular western approach to healing was not the only way to help her patients. She gradually incorporated a functional and integrative approach to helping her young patients and left her previous large group practice to form FoxCare Integrative Health in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.
She has known of and treated patients with the diagnosis of PANDAS (Pediatric Auto-immune Neurologic Disorder Due to Acute Streptococcal infection) for 19 years when a patient and his mother proved to her that his behavioral problems stemmed from strep throat infection. Previously, she was limited to using only antibiotics and steroids to help her patients. Now, she has a variety of treatment options based on the individual patient’s situation and symptoms. The syndrome is now referred to as PANS: Pediatric Acute Neuropsychiatric Syndrome.
She also treats patients with Lyme disease, POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) and ADHD as well as other complicated pediatric medical problems.