Gut, Brain, and Autoimmune Disorders

The Role of Food

I had the experience of a lifetime attending “Gut, Brain and Autoimmune Disorders: The Role of Food,“ a conference sponsored by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in Los Angeles.

I felt very lucky to be among the group of 150 or so attendees that consisted of health care professionals from a wide variety of disciplines, including nutritionists,  medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, chiropractors, nurse practitioners and pharmacists.

I had a chance to meet many of the attendees, and most of them were drawn to functional medicine as a result of having personal or family health crises. They turned to functional medicine to find answers they couldn’t get from traditional medicine.

During the two days of the conference, I heard amazing stories of people recovering from Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ADHD, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, movement disorders, chronic fatigue, and other conditions. I was amazed and humbled, at the same time glad to share my personal story of my recovery from Hashimoto’s.

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