Module VII: Autoimmune Diseases


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.

Upon completion of this module, the participants will:

  • Identify the micronutrient insufficiencies that lead to DNA and mitochondrial damage
  • Recognize the intracellular signaling pathways, cellular biology, and molecular biology of immunity and inflammation
  • Describe the important interactions of the endocrine system with immunity
  • Discuss gastrointestinal manifestations of autoimmune disease
  • Review the role of heavy metals, genes, environment, and biotoxic exposures in autoimmunity
  • Compare integrative oncology protocols and immune nutritional support techniques

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Module VII - Autoimmune Disease



Here’s What Fellows Are Saying About Module VII

"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


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