Detox Advanced Practice Module

I’m off once again to an Institute of Functional Medicine conference, this time on detox, “Understanding Biotransformation and Recognizing Toxicity: Evaluation and Treatment in the Functional Medicine Model.” Certainly “detox” is quite a buzz word now and the band wagon is full of detox products and protocols. Sorting out what is needed for an individual is key – our bodies are constantly in the process of eliminating toxic substances that we absorb and some do this better than others, and some used to do it better than they do now. Figuring this out, how and when to support one’s detox systems, can make a huge difference to our health as we all now live in the toxic swamp that is modern life.

The office will be closed from July 13th through the 15th, reopening on Thursday the 16th. As always, I will be available for urgent calls and by email while I’m in Chicago for this conference.

Immune Advanced Practice Module, Institute of Functional Medicine

The office will be closed March 5th and 6th while I attend the IFM conference on the immune system. This is another exciting course in Functional Medicine, and looks at one of the foundational causes of disease, the dysfunction our immune system. This has wide reaching implications for treatment and prevention. For example, inflammation is a root cause of heart disease and a dysfunctional immune system is a root cause of cancer. There is also the possibility of modulating an immune system gone haywire, such as in rheumatoid arthritis. As always, I am delighted to bring back more advanced skills to my practice of medicine.