Dr. Tom O'Bryan, Author, The Autoimmune Fix; Faculty Member, Institute for Functional Medicine
Autoimmune diseases are a primary cause of morbidity and mortality in the industrialized world. The number of people diagnosed with an autoimmune disease is increasing exponentially in our country. Without recognizing and addressing the underlying mechanisms triggering the presenting complaints, the practitioner may be proverbially "chasing the tail" of the pathology with temporary symptom relief. This presentation will outline the development of autoimmune disease and its musculoskeletal and neurological presentations, with a deep emphasis on testing and treatment protocols that have consistently demonstrated dramatic results.
O'Bryan is internationally recognized speaker and writer on chronic diseases and metabolic disorders. He is considered the world expert on the impact of wheat sensitivity on autoimmunity. In 2013, he organized "the gluten summit," the first Internet gathering of more than 25 experts in a particular health field. More information can be found at www.TheDr.com.
Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
MLF: Health & Medicine
Program organizer: Susan Downs, Bill Grant