Webinars & Events



The Latest 2016 Research on the Microbiome of the Brain, Cancer,  Neurodegenerative and Chronic Disease

Special Event for Medical and Health Professionals

Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday Nov. 6, 2016 

World renowned scientist and researcher Dr. Marco Ruggiero will present a 2 day lecture/workshop on the Microbiome and Neurodenerative Disease.  

Register early, space is limited.

Oct. 27      6 p.m-8 p.m.
Natural Solutions to Health, Essential Oils for the Family
Saturday  Sept. 17, 2016
Saturday  Oct. 29, 2016
Saturday  Dec. 3, 2016
In this powerful day workshop, learn how to understand and process conflict from our ancestors that may impede our own health.
Holistic diabetes prevention program for pre-diabetes and/or blood sugar control on an individual basis.


Special Event ! 

National Integrated Health Associates is pleased to welcome Dr. Marco Ruggiero, world renowned scientist and researcher, and co-author of Your Third Brain, The Revolutionary Discovery to Achieve Optimum Health, as he presents a 2 day lecture and workshop. 

Dr. Ruggiero's Lecture:

The Latest 2016 Research on the Microbiome of the Brain, Cancer, Neurodegenerative and Chronic Disease



When: Nov. 5-6, 2016

Time:  Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 9:00-4:30 pm
            Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 9:00-12 noon

Where: National Integrated Health Associates
            5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 402
            Washington, D.C. 20015

Cost:  $100 for professionals (MD, ND)

$35 for all others


Medical professionals are cordially invited to attend this workshop to meet Dr. Ruggiero and hear the most up to date 2016 research on the microbiome of the brain as it relates to chronic diseases, cancer, and neurodegenerative disease.

The book, Your Third Brain, The Revolutionary Discovery to Achieve Optimum Health, (second edition in press) by Peter Greenlaw and Marco Ruggiero, M.D.,  is based on the research over the past 35 years with breakthroughs on the microbiome - not just the gut but all the organisms in and on the body- by Dr. Ruggiero and his university team. This leading edge research shows the integration of the first, second, and now the third brain, and how the immune system and disease are affected by non human genetic information. This new direction in medicine, “understanding the third brain,” has already shown tremendous clinical potential to improve the immune system and fight degenerative and chronic disease.

Saturday, Nov. 5 - Full day workshop will include lectures, lunch and a review of a new ultra sonography technique which obtains images of the temporal lobe of the brain and the techniques to observe variations in blood flow in internal organs using ultrasonography. The correlation between physiologic variables and the images obtained by ultrasonography will be demonstrated.

*NOTE Demo participation in sonography is for licensed medical professionals only.

Sunday, Nov. 6 - Half day workshop will feature Dr. Ruggiero and Dr. Heinz Reinwald (via Skype) review of new protocols for the treatment of cancer and chronic disease currently used in Germany.



Marco Ruggiero MD

Marco Ruggiero MD, PhD


Marco Ruggiero MD, PhD, is a world renowned scientist and researcher. He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology,  is a Medical Doctor with specialization in Diagnostic Radiology, and until 2014 had been a professor of Molecular Biology at the Department of Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences of the University of Firenze, Italy.

Dr. Ruggiero worked at the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology at Burroughs Wellcome Co., North Carolina, publishing a seminal paper on signal transduction with Nobel Laureate Sir John Vane and, subsequently, at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, working with Dr. Stuart A. Aaronson and Prof. Peter Duesberg. Together with Prof. Duesberg, in 2011 he published a paper on the topic of HIV infection and global AIDS epidemics.

In his 36 years of scientific career he has published more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers on signal transduction, reporting original observation in the fields of neurosciences and cancer, and has participated in hundreds of congresses and conferences. He published several papers in the neuroscience field that are associated with autism. In 2014, he developed an integrated protocol for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders that has led to significant successes.

Currently, his main research interests are in the fields of oncology, neurosciences and immunotherapy. Two recent peer-reviewed papers were co-authored with Dr.J.J. Bradstreet; they describe the neurological alterations in the brain of autistic children and help elucidate the etiology and pathogenesis of autism, opening the way for specific treatments. The observations by Ruggiero, Pacini and Bradstreet open new ways to the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and brain aging. Together with his wife, Dr. Stefania Pacini, who is also an MD and PhD, he is the inventor of the probiotic yogurt "Bravo", and its derivatives, and of "Rerum", the powerful stimulant of the immune system based on macrophage activating factors that goes above and beyond the concept of GcMAF. One of his latest papers published in 2016 elucidates this concept and proposes an alternative hypothesis concerning the mechanism of action of GcMAF.  Read more Vitae and Publications



Heinz Reinwald PhD

Heinz Reinwald PhD

Dr. Heinz Reinwald PhD, received his Doctoral degree at the faculty for philosophy and political economics in Germany. He is trained as an alternative practitioner with emphasis on clinical nutrition, general regulatory medicine, immunotherapy and detoxification, and has a practice in Bayreuth. He is Managing Director of dr.reinwald healthcare gmbh+co kg and dr.reinwald global health ltd., and Founder and Director of dr.reinwald + partner academy for research and training in novel immune therapies for cancer, neurological diseases and other chronic conditions.

In 2016, Dr. Reinwald, together with Drs. Pacini and Ruggiero, published a seminal paper on the true molecular nature of the Gc protein-derived Macrophage Activating Factor (GcMAF). This paper was published in the peer-reviewed journal “Medical Hypotheses” a journal that has had, among the members of its advisory board, behavioral neurologist Antonio Damasio, cognitive neuroscientist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, surgical pioneer Roy Calne, psychiatrist David Healy, philosopher David Pearce, and the Nobel laureate Arvid Carlsson.









Experience Essential Oils!


Title: Natural Solutions to Health, Essential Oils for the Family

Class Dates:   Oct. 27  at  6 pm           


Location: NIHA


Join us for an Essential Oils Class with Christi Flynn, CHC

Christi Flynn has over 10 years experience as a health and nutrition counselor and has been featured on Whole Health TV.  This is an incredible opportunity to learn about what essential oils can do for your healthcare.  

Come join the fun as they pass around all of their favorites and teach you which oils to use for what issues!

In this fun workshop, learn how to:

  • Take care of yourself and loved ones with natural ingredients
  • Get relief from allergies
  • Stop catching colds and flu
  • Kill viruses, bacteria and fungi
  • Promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety
  • Reduce muscle tension and soothe joints
  • Improve digestive issues
  • Promote better sleep

Space is limited, please reserve your spot


For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Constellation Workshop Dates

2016 Workshops:
September 17 at NIHA
October 29 at NIHA
December 3 at NIHA
2017 Dates
January 28 at NIHA
February 25 at NIHA

May 20 at NIHA
June 17 at NIHA

constellations1Tune in to the "field" to better understand the dynamics active in your family or organization.

Join us for an opportunity to experience this extraordinary process for yourself.

Healing Ancestral Wounds through the Energy Field
Family Constellations vividly demonstrates the profound impact of our families and ancestors. Hidden family events and dynamics from past generations may manifest in our current lives as illness, relationship problems, addiction, financial instability, lack of purpose, depression, etc. Bert Hellinger, an international figure in the healing community, developed this method to uncover hidden dynamics which entangle us in fates not truly our own, but the legacy of others who did not resolve them in their lifetimes.

You must see and feel the constellation process in order to get it. Serving as a representative is like becoming an antenna that  receives information from the family soul of the client, somehow mysteriously present in the room. Unseen forces that have held family members captive in life patterns not previously understood come to light. Constellations reveal the root causes of pain and "stuckness" and offer an opportunity for healing and transformation.

What can this mean for you?  "Nearly everyone has a part of themselves that cannot find peace or come to rest. In the silence of our dreams, in our restless thoughts, in the darkest places of our hearts, the terrible experiences that befell our fathers and mothers, grandparents, aunts and uncles live on inside us.....

"We honor our ancestors' losses and soothe their pain by embracing that we are the living fruit of their sacrifices. They grieve when we suffer. They bless us when we take our lives and love well." -Dan Cohen,  author, I Carry Your Heart in My Heart

How Family Constellations May Help

  • Learn and witness the entanglements that may cause illness
  • Reveal dynamics that are not available through our conscious awareness
  • May help resolve health issues such as chronic poor health, depression, anxiety, addiction



Or visit   www.theconstellationsgroup.com for more information, or call  Carol Heil 301-899-4841.
The workshop is hosted by The Constellations Group. Advance registration required.

Date:      See above dates
Time:      9:30 am -  5 pm
Cost:      $125.00 per person
Location:  National Integrated Health Associates



A Holistic Diabetes Prevention Program for Pre-diabetes and/or Blood Sugar Control


Do You Have?                                                                

Family history of diabetes?

High Blood sugar?

High triglycerides?

High cholesterol?

Elevated A1c level?

Known Insulin resistance?

Stubbon belly fat?


Type II diabetes can lead to SERIOUS complications like like heart disease and heart attack, blindness, kidney failure and toe, foot or leg amputation.

Find out how to prevent from being diagnosed or how to reverse the trajectory of prediabetes.

You may alter the path of prediabetes toward Type II Diabetes as you gain control of your blood sugar.


Program Description
Learn how to  create a roadmap towards optimal health:

✴ Learn how to create meals that do not raise blood sugar
✴ Understand about the relationship between food and inflammation
✴ Learn about all the different types of stressors that affect the body
✴ Understand the relationship between exercise and blood sugar


Anita Capizzi, R.N., CHC, is a Registered Nurse and Certified Health Coach at National Integrated Health Associates and a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her philosophy is to meet people where they are and help them upgrade their level of nutrition and wellness. The S.A.D or standard American diet is contributing to the high levels of chronic disease we are currently experiencing in the United States and around the world. Anita’s focus is on holistic prevention of these diseases, specifically, pre-diabetes and Type II diabetes, through diet and lifestyle modifications.

She will teach you a step by step program to help you get control of blood sugar and the pre-diabetes track that you may be on.

Cost $699

For more information on The Take Control of Your Blood Sugar Program, please call Anita Capizzi, CHC at 703-869-7621 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check out this video and hear why this program may be right for you!



Patient Testimonials:

“I feel totally in control of my diet. More importantly, I am happy with the food choices and the variety of healthy choices available to me. Anita’s technique is not just about telling you what not to eat or do. She provides recipes and alternatives to help make the transition to a healthy eating lifestyle sustainable.” B.E.

“After completing the “Take Control of Your Blood Sugar” program, I feel...like I have control. I don't feel resentful about what's required to be healthier in the least. I eat incredibly delicious food, and yes, sometimes I'd rather not take the time to prepare it. But I do, nine times out of ten - nobody's perfect. Now my clothes are too big, and my doctor is delighted with my blood tests. I didn't think I could do it, I thought it would be too big of a life change, but Anita showed me how and made it fun. I am her biggest fan.” L.H. Alexandria, VA

“Anita has made such a difference in my life! I didn’t even know what I didn’t know! Now I am confident in the food choices I make and I don’t worry anymore about whether my choices are good for me.” E.Q.