What does the latest science say about why autoimmunity develops in some people and not others? Or how much of your risk factor is due to your genes? Your diet? What other factors in the environment affect autoimmunity? And how can you slow down autoimmune disease or better yet, reverse the damage?
These questions were discussed in depth by scientists and faculty at the latest Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Annual International Conference. The answers matter deeply to people whose lives are impacted by rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, and other autoimmune issues.
More people and clinicians want to have a comprehensive approach to managing health issues related to autoimmunity. If you are too, sign up for my next webinar. I will be discussing what I learned at the latest IFM conference, which was entitled Solving the Puzzle of Autoimmunity – The Interplay of Gut, Genes and the Environment.
This conference brought together scientists and clinical experts from around the world. Over 1,500 clinicians attended the meeting. Over 30 lectures were given. I am still going through the material–there is so much to absorb!
You probably know someone with an autoimmune problem—or have one yourself. It is estimated that 1 out of every 2 Americans has an autoimmune component to disease. Symptoms can be very wide ranging; any part of your body can come under attack by wayward immune cells that are damaging your body. For most people, these diseases are slowly progressive. The conventional biologic drugs can turn off your immune cell function and slow disease activity, but these powerful drugs often come with major side effects, including risks of infection, cancer, and the development of a new and different autoimmune condition. They are also incredibly expensive. To learn about more effective and less expensive ways to address symptoms of autoimmunity, sign up now for my webinar.
You can even submit a question to be answered during the webinar. See you there!