Module VII: Autoimmune Diseases focuses on inflammatory disorders, autoimmune diseases, allergies, cancer, and the gut-immune-brain connection. Because the incidence of autoimmune disease has increased dramatically in the past few decades, this module explores the primary disorders from an Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine approach: chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Grace’s disease, and lupus. Cellular and molecular biology of immunity, the cellular stress response, oxidation, genetic damage, inflammation, etiology of disease including environmental and lifestyle factors, and the risk for cancer development are also reviewed. Clinical approaches to patient evaluations, testing, and disease management are provided, in addition to an understanding of the role that low dose naltrexone plays as a therapy for autoimmune disease. Attendees will gain insights regarding new therapies for pain control, and further knowledge surrounding the role of toxic burden in overall health, with detoxification methods including chelation.
"I was able to integrate the cognitive inflammation with the autoimmune pathologies! Very exhilarating!"
- Adriana Cantu, MD
"I am just now getting into the Anti-Aging Fellowship. I hope to move out of working solely in the ER and move more into a clinic setting where I can practice integrative medicine."
- Carrie Blades, MD
"Learning more about how autoimmunity plays into other disease processes and to evaluate for these diseases more."
- Sally Regan, MD
“This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Metabolic Medical Institute.”
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and MMI. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activity has been approved for 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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This activity has been approved for 24.0 contact hours (2.4 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities