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Clinical and Cellular Immunology: Speaker on Nutrition and Autoimmunity

Abstract:
People die everyday from the complications of lupus and more than 5 million worldwide are afflicted. The pain and fatigue have forced countless individuals into disability. Simple dietary modifications can create significant changes. Discussed are vital aspects of nutrition with the use of functional medicine to lessen and alleviate the symptoms of lupus. Topics include testing for vitamin deficiencies, hormone levels, and gut function. Lab values with how to treat these deficiencies will be demonstrated along with the proper use of vitamin supplementationas well as treatment of chronic underlying infections. Food allergies and anti-inflammatory foods are also reviewed. Until now, medications have been the mainstream treatments for lupus. Nutrition,functional testing, and nutraceuticals can be additional assets to modern medicine.

October 1, 2014 Baltimore, MD