Presented by: David Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN, IFMCP; Nancy O’Hara, MD, MPD, FAAP; David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM; Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP, MAACR; and
Autoimmune disease is growing at epidemic proportions in the Western industrialized counties, with a very strong predominance of women being affected. A phenomenon not observed in the under-developed world. It is becoming very clear that autoimmune disease is a complex entity and may represent the result of a “perfect storm” of biological and environmental factors and that a systems-biology approach, utilizing a wider-lens perspective, will be required as these subjects are approached clinically.
Sleep disorders are epidemic around the world, and in the U.S. alone sleep apnea represents a $200 billion a year burden to the U.S. economy. Every medical professional and health and wellness provider must understand the impact of sleep on health, unfortunately, sleep is often overlooked as one of the supporting pillars of health if not it’s foundation.
Presented by: Robert Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, FA
The gut and the brain are two separate, but connected, organs. When the gut is dysfunctional due to microbiota imbalance, it has been shown to manifest as a neurological disorder. Equally, within hours of a traumatic brain injury, the gut is inflamed. When the gut is inflamed, the intestinal barrier breaks, allowing for the translocation of microbial antigens into the bloodstream. In response to the microbial or dietary antigens, the immune system produces autoreactive antibodies, which can infiltrate the broken blood-brain barrier and trigger neuroautoimmunity.
Stress, Adrenal Health, and Cannabidiol: The HPA-ECS Connection
Medicine is undergoing a major paradigm shift from a reactive, organ based diagnosis and disease management system to an engaged, proactive, molecularly based systems approach. This is being called “4P Medicine: Personalized, Predictive Preventive and Participatory.
Neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease are having an ever-increasing impact on society. Despite the recent emergence of novel and effective interventional protocols, by and large attention dedicated to utilization leading edge research in the development of preventive programs remains virtually absent from medical discourse.
Clinical and Business Applications of Bovine Colostrum
Presented by: Peter Osborne, DC, DACBN, PSCD
Grains are one of the most highly recommended staple foods in the world. Over the past 20 years, the gluten free diet trend has skyrocketed, but the contribution of grain to modern neurological diseases (brainflammation) goes much deeper than gluten alone. In essence, going gluten free is often times not enough for patients to experience recovery.
Presented by: Ann Haiden, DO
As clinicians, we all see patients who present with a wide array of confusing multi-system symptoms and frustrating intolerances, diagnostic challenges, and previous treatment failures. Symptoms can present as neurologic, neurovascular, mood, or stress related components, often in the setting of gut symptoms. Is there something that can tie many of these symptoms together? Mast cell activation syndrome or disorder is worth considering in these cases. This session will review brain mast cells, microglia, and mood disorders; neurologic, neurovascular, and neuroinflammation symptoms including migraine, stroke, cognitive impairment, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease and POTS; stress conditions; the brain-gut connection; the mitochondria; and current evidence for practical approaches to diagnosis and treatment with an emphasis on lifestyle and natural restorative methods.