An Integrative & Proactive Approach to Autoimmune Disease
Presented by: David Brady, ND
Autoimmune disease is growing at epidemic proportions. Standard interventions are based on symptom control and immune suppression. This presentation will review a proactive integrative, systems biology, approach for the integrative physician to address disease prediction, prevention and treatment, including various evidence-based modalities. Presentation elements will include an exploration of the role of the GI microbiota, food immune reactions, stealth infections, and molecular mimicry in autoimmune disease pathogenesis and how these may serve as leverage points for clinical interventions. The hygiene hypothesis and changes in early environmental antigen exposure will also be explored.
New opportunities for proactive screening for at-risk subjects for autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and others using emerging predictive antibody testing will also be reviewed and discussed from the perspective of the integrative physician.
This presentation was recorded at the 2018 Integrative Healthcare Symposium Annual Conference.