Integrative Practitioner Digital Summit

Six Keys to Healthy Aging: Immunosenescence, Immune Resilience, and Immune Restoration

Aging is a multifaceted process involving numerous molecular and cellular mechanisms that impact multiple organ systems. The effects of aging on the immune system manifests as a decreased ability to fight infection, diminished response to vaccination, increased incidence of cancer, higher prevalence of autoimmunity, and pervasive low-grade inflammation. Building and maintaining robust immunity and resilience requires an understanding of immunosenescence and inflammaging as well as targeted lifestyle, dietary, nutriceutical and botanical interventions that contribute to both increased lifespan and also healthspan and quality of life. An overview of the golden pearls of longevity from Traditional and modern Chinese Medicine will also be included in our discussion.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand hallmarks of aging
  • Define immune aging and immunosenescence
  • Define immune resilience and immune restoration
  • Define inflammaging
  • Compare lifespan versus healthspan
  • Identify interventions that reduce risk and enhance health and longevity
  • Understand dietary and lifestyle factors
  • Gain an understanding of nutriceuticals, botanicals, phytochemicals, and functional foods
  • Learn a Traditional and modern Chinese Medicine perspective
Nalini Chilkov, LAc, OMD

Speaker: Nalini Chilkov, LAc, OMD

Nalini Chilkov, LAc, OMD, is the founder of the American Institute of Integrative Oncology Research and Education and She is the author of the best seller, 32 Ways to Outsmart Cancer. She is recognized as an authority and pioneer in the fields of Integrative Cancer Care, Cancer Prevention and Immune Enhancement. Chilkov has lectured at the Schools of Medicine at the UCLA and UC Irvine and is a frequent expert resource to the media. She brings over 35 years of experience with thousands of patients as well as her passion for training front line clinicians worldwide in her OutSmart Cancer System so that they can become skilled and confident in serving the health needs of patients whose lives have been touched by cancer. She fully expects her patients to become outliers and defy the odds.