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The Connection Between Autoimmunity and Trauma

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Approximately one in three Americans has autoimmunity, according to our speaker, Dr. Sara Szal Gottfried, M.D. Conventional medicine falls short when it comes to both diagnosing and treating autoimmune conditions. In  The Autoimmune Cure, by Dr. Gottfried, there is hope for the tens of millions of people who suffer from autoimmune disease. Dr. Gottfried explains the connection between trauma and autoimmunity, and has created a powerful program designed to break the vicious cycle of autoimmune disease, reset your immune system, and restore your health.

Dr. Gottfried will be in conversation with Dr. Brad Jacobs.

About the Speakers

Dr. Sara Szal Gottfried, M.D., is a physician, researcher, author, and educator. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and MIT, and completed residency at UCSF, but is more likely to prescribe a continuous glucose monitor and personalized nutrition plan than the latest pharmaceutical. Dr. Gottfried is an international keynote speaker and the author of four New York Times bestselling books about hormones, nutrition and health. She is clinical assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University, and director of precision medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. Her focus is at the interface of mental and physical health, N-of-1 trial design, personalized molecular profiling, use of wearables, and how to leverage these tools to improve health outcomes.

Dr. Brad Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., A.B.O.I.M., is a recognized leader in conscious leadership, personal transformation and precision medicine. He is a Stanford-trained physician board-certified in internal medicine and integrative medicine and was the endowed professor and founding medical director of the University of California at San Francisco Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

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Patty James

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Wed, Sep 4 / 5:30 PM PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Dr. Sara Gottfried

M.D., Physician; Researcher; Author; Educator; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University; Director of Precision Medicine, the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health

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In Conversation with Dr. Brad Jacobs

M.D., M.P.H., A.B.O.I.M., Physician; Owner, Bluewave Medicine


5 p.m. doors open & check-in
5:30–6:30 p.m program
6:30 p.m. book signing 
(all times Pacific Time)


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