The incidence of all autoimmune diseases is increasing dramatically in the last several decades. Module VII explores the major autoimmune diseases that are now present in modern society from an Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine approach. Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Grave’s disease, and lupus; to name just a few, will be examined. Furthermore, the role that toxins play in the body will be elucidated. Inflammation is a component of most chronic diseases. This module also investigates new therapies for major inflammatory illnesses. In addition, the role that low dose naltrexone plays as a therapy for autoimmune disease will be examined. The participant will leave this course with the ability to prescribe low dose naltrexone and also new therapies for pain control. In addition, insights will be gained in the role toxic burden plays in the patient’s overall health and the attendee will learn 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