Functional Nutrition Strategies For Autoimmunity

Hotel Derek in Houston, TX
April 28, 2022
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May 1, 2022
Event Brochure

The conference for 2022 will be called Functional Nutritional Strategies for Autoimmunity and 23.5 hours of CEUs will be offered including Risk Management, Doctor/Patient Communication, Ethics, and Documentation. The seminar will run Thursday April 28th through Sunday May 1st, 2022 in person at the Hotel Derek in Houston, TX.

Check out previews of this years speakers

Council On Nutrition Symposium 2018
The Role of Environmental Toxins and Liver Function in Autoimmunity
Dr. Jean Lawrence
Moss Nutrition Practice Building Session
Dr. Nik Hedberg
A Discussion About Sarcopenia - Lunch Talk
Dr. Jeffrey Moss
Postprandial Hyperglycemia and Inflammation – Is the American Epidemic of Frequent Snacking Forging a Path to Chronic Inflammatory Disease?
Dr. Jeffrey Moss
Autoimmunity & Microglial Activation
Dr. Kelly Halderman
Food in Therapeutics; The Bold Frontier in Science and Intervention
Rebecca McKinnon
Functional Management of Autoimmune Conditions Restoring Immune Tolerance
Dr. Russell Jaffe
A Functional Nutrition Approach to Autoimmune Disease with Case Studies
Dr. Michael Jurgelewicz

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Speakers

Dr. Nik Hedberg
Lecture Title:
Practice Building Session

Dr. Nikolas R. Hedberg is a Chiropractic Physician, Board Certified Chiropractic Internist, Board Certified in Nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, and an Herbal Medicine Fellow. Dr. Hedberg is the founder of the Immune Restoration Center in Asheville, NC where he consults patients worldwide. He is the founder of the Hedberg Institute, an online functional medicine education platform for practitioners of all types who want to build a highly effective and successful functional medicine practice.

Dr. Hedberg has been a speaker for many years in the functional medicine arena presenting on autoimmune disease and the connection between infections and chronic illness. Dr. Hedberg is the author of the book, “The Complete Thyroid Health & Diet Guide,” a comprehensive guide to understanding thyroid disorders from a functional medicine perspective and how to manage autoimmune thyroid disease.

Dr. Nik Hedberg
Lecture Title:
Histamine, Mast Cells & Autoimmunity

Dr. Nikolas R. Hedberg is a Chiropractic Physician, Board Certified Chiropractic Internist, Board Certified in Nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, and an Herbal Medicine Fellow. Dr. Hedberg is the founder of the Immune Restoration Center in Asheville, NC where he consults patients worldwide. He is the founder of the Hedberg Institute, an online functional medicine education platform for practitioners of all types who want to build a highly effective and successful functional medicine practice.

Dr. Hedberg has been a speaker for many years in the functional medicine arena presenting on autoimmune disease and the connection between infections and chronic illness. Dr. Hedberg is the author of the book, “The Complete Thyroid Health & Diet Guide,” a comprehensive guide to understanding thyroid disorders from a functional medicine perspective and how to manage autoimmune thyroid disease.

Dr. Juanee Surprise
Lecture Title:
Use of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Frequencies (PEMF) in Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Juanee Surprise, DC, NMD, IMD, DCBCN is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Life University and a former registered nurse. She is board certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board and in nutrition by the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition.  She is an Indigenous Medical Doctor and Certified Traditional Indigenous Practitioner under the jurisdiction of the Turtle Island Network.  Dr. Surprise has been the author and lead instructor for four chiropractic college/university postgraduate nutrition diplomate programs and has taught nutrition, technique, and pain management courses for over 26 years. Dr Surprise is listed in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.  She was nominated and recognized as a Top Chiropractor in 2014 and 2020. She is Past President of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition, the ACA Council on Nutrition and the American Clinical (Chiropractic) Board of Nutrition. Often interviewed as an expert source, she has published articles on nutrition and co-authored the chapter on nutrition in Contemporary Chiropractic, a Chiropractic text. She has hosted talk shows, “To Your Health” and “Health is Wealth,” on radio and internet radio.

Karen Thomas
Lecture Title:
Alletess Lunch Talk

Karen is the CEO and Founder of Holistic Digestive Solutions and sits on the board of the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist, Certified Biological Dental Hygienist, Certified Nutritionist Specialist®.

Licensed Nutritionist, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner (FDN-P), Certified Integrative Nutrition® Health CoachShe also holds a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

Karen is a motivational speaker, educator, and award-winning author of Overwhelmed & Undernourished: Use Food as Medicine and Turn Your Life Around, and the 2020 Recipient of the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction.

Dr. Jeffrey Moss
Lecture Title:
Postprandial Hyperglycemia and Inflammation - Is the American Epidemic of Frequent Snacking Forging a Path to Chronic Inflammatory Disease?

Dr. Moss graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1974 and practiced dentistry in Grand Rapids, Michigan up to 1985.  For the last 27 years he has operated Moss Nutrition Products, which supplies the Moss Nutrition Professional Line of supplements to practitioners.  In addition to his duties at Moss Nutrition, Dr. Moss has, for many years, written newsletters of review and commentary on different subjects relating to functional medicine and clinical nutrition that are regularly featured in the journals Nutritional Perspectives and Original Internist.  Finally, Dr. Moss is a regularly featured speaker, presenting continuing education seminars at many symposia throughout the country.

Dr. Jean Lawrence
Lecture Title:
The Role of Environmental Toxins and Liver Function in Autoimmunity

Dr. Lawrence is a nationally recognized speaker for Standard Process and a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Master Herbalist, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner©, Doctor of Naturopathy, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, has a PhD in Natural Medicine, and is a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition. She is the Director of Clinical Education for DirectDX.net and has several years’ experience with whole food nutrition, herbal nutrition, functional blood work, hormone testing and hair analysis. She specializes in endocrine disorders and digestive issues. She co-manages patients with several practitioners and offers telehealth visits as well for her out of state patients. Her functional medicine practice is in Toccoa, Georgia with her husband, Philip who is a chiropractor. Her passion is teaching and training other practitioners, and she brings education, information, and entertainment together in a unique style. She has been trained in the ReCODE protocol by Dr. Dale Bredesen that wrote “The End of Alzheimer’s” and is listed on Dr. Bredesen’s website, and also runs genetic reports on patients. Dr. Lawrence is a member of the Executive Board of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Functional Medicine University.

Dr. Mary Van
Lecture Title:
This is Getting Old The Impact of Aging on Nutritional Parmacokinetics

Health care professional with a focus on precision medicine and nutrition. 23 years of providing health care services in ambulatory and institutional settings. Recently, has partnered to create a unique clinical setting focused on extemporaneous parenteral nutrition tailored to meet a patient’s individual needs.

Dr. Andrea Gruszecki
Lecture Title:
Organic Acids in the Support of Autoimmune Conditions

Dr. Andrea Gruszecki received Doctorate in Naturopathy from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is the author of the Mineral Status Evaluation chapter in the most recent edition of the Textbook of Natural Medicine, and she has authored articles for NDNR and the Townsend Letter. She has presented continuing medical education on a variety of subjects, including the gut microbiome, methylation, neurotransmitters, toxic exposures, COVID-19, and organic acids. Dr. Gruszecki serves as a clinical consultant for US BioTek Laboratories and is often able to provide novel insights for clinicians using her experience and the latest research.

Dr. Kristin Klos-Maki
Lecture Title:
Gut-Liver Axis: The Role of the Microbiome in Toxicity

Dr. Kristen Klos-Maki holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN, and is certified in Nutrition and the Webster Technique. 

Before joining Biocidin as a Clinical Consultant in 2019, she was in private practice in Duluth, MN, specializing in maternal health and pediatrics. In addition to traditional chiropractic treatments, she offered lifestyle and nutrition counseling.

In her current role as Biocidin’s Assistant Director of Research, she closely follows current developments in the treatment of illness and creates research protocols that substantiate the benefits of natural treatments in health care.

Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson
Lecture Title:
Estrogen: A Misunderstood & Immune Supportive Hormone

Dr. Berkson has been teaching continued medical educations courses for functional MDs, pharmacists, chiropractors, NDs and nutritionists for longer than she cares to admit. Dr. Berkson’s emphasis has always been on hormones, nutrition, gastroenterology and the environment. Dr. Berkson wrote one of the first breakthrough books on endocrine disruption (Hormone Deception, McGraw-Hill) and the first body, mind nutrition gut book (Healthy Digestion the Natural Way, Wiley 2002). Berkson was a hormone scholar at a world-renowned estrogen think tank at Tulane University (The Center for Bioenvironmental Research). She formulated Metagenics first female line (FEM LINE) and Biotic’s soon-to- launch first female line. She host’s the Best Health Radio Show, the Berkson Blog, and Smart + Heart Membership all available at drlindseyberkson.com

Dr. Cindy Howard
Lecture Title:
Infection Susceptibility and the Influence of Stress

Dr. Cindy M. Howard is a Board Certified Chiropractic Internist and Nutritionist in private practice in Chicago, Illinois and holds a license in the state of Florida.  She speaks Nationally, presenting on topics including Pre and Post Concussion Nutrition, Neuroadrenal dysfunction and Infection in sport, Male and Female pelvic disorders, Pediatrics, Immunology, GI disorders, Endocrinology, Nutritional Blood analysis interpretation and Genetics.

She is also the owner of DC consulting assisting private practices and Advanced Education and loves to help doctors to improve their communication with patients, increase compliance and build a better functional medicine or nutritional practice.

For the last 7 years she has served as the Illinois delegate for the American Chiropractic society and as the alternate for 6 years prior to that. Serving the ACA she has served on the membership, professional development, guidelines, bylaws and grievance committees.  She was the recipient of the Flynn/Lynch award in 2015 for outstanding service.

She is a past president of the ACA council on diagnosis and internal disorders and currently serves as the President of the College of Pharmacology and Toxicology. She also serves on the medical advisory board for the Functional Medicine University, serves as a board member for Before the Hit and is an associate editor of The Original Internist.

Locally Dr. Howard serves as a board member for the Frankfort Falcons Youth football organization, the concussion oversight team for the local school district and is the team chiropractor for Dreamz Elite competitive cheer and the local wrestling club.

Dr. Russell Jaffe
Lecture Title:
Functional Immunology: Thriving in the 21st Century

Russ Jaffe has more than 40 years of experience contributing to molecular biology and clinical diagnostics.  He has pioneered “lymphocyte tests of immune function and hypersensitivity” and is focused on providing functional, predictive tests and procedures designed to improve the precision of both diagnosis and of treatment outcomes.

He received his B.S., MD and Ph.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine, completed residency training in clinical chemistry at the National Institutes of Health before starting   the Health Studies Collegium think tank and PERQUE Integrative Health, LLC, a company that offers the world scientifically proven, integrative health solutions that speed the transition from sick care to healthful caring. Dr Jaffe also serves as Clinical Instructor of Clinical Leadership at the George Washington University School of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Bill Hemmer
Lecture Title:
Taming Inflammunity: The Future of Whole Food Integrative Healthcare

Dr. Bill Hemmer has owned and operated a successful integrative healthcare practice in Tuscola, Illinois for 25 of his 33 years in professional life. He combines Chiropractic, Functional Medicine and Regenerative Medicine to enhance the body’s Innate Power to heal itself.

Dr. Bill started on this professional path after suffering a terrible 3-month viral infection at age 13 and a cervical spine compression fracture at age 15. He was told he would be disabled by age 35 and there was nothing Medicine could do for him.

With the love and support of his wife, Cindy, he began speaking for Standard Process 10 years ago and teaches the way he practices, using common sense examples and language that empowers patients and practitioners alike to look better, feel better and live longer.

Dr. David Anderson
Lecture Title:
Vitamin D and Autoimmunity

Dr. David Anderson graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1994 and has been a diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition since 2009.  He completed his MS in Healthcare Management in 2014 and his MBA in 2015 from Globe University/MN School of Business.  After practicing in central Minnesota for almost 20 years, he transitioned to academia, where he has developed curricula and taught courses from business to bio-medical ethics to biological sciences at several colleges and universities throughout the US.  He regularly teaches post-graduate and post-doctoral courses and has published papers on nutritional management of stress and the human microbiome.

Dr. Kelly Halderman
Lecture Title:
Microglial Activation in Autoimmunity - Signs, Symptoms, and Strategies

Dr. Halderman graduated from medical school in 2007 and completed a Family Practice Medicine internship with the University of Minnesota. She has a Naturopathic Medical Degree from Kingdom College of Natural Health where she is the current Academic Dean of Students. She holds certification in MethylGenetic Nutrition by the Nutrigenetic Research Institute and certification from The American Functional Neurology Institute in Functional Neurology and Neurofeedback. She is an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, President and founder of The American Association of Nutraceutical Formulators, as well as a member of The American Medical Association and Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Dr. Halderman is also board certified in Clinical Nutrition by the CNCB, has certification in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University and health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

She works alongside her husband, who is also a doctor at Halderman Wellness LLC in the Twin Cities. Her practice interests include nutrition, proper detoxification, Chronic Lyme, of which she has personally experienced and beat as well as regenerative therapies.

Dr. Jeffrey Moss
Lecture Title:
Moss Nutrition Lunch Talk

Dr. Moss graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1974 and practiced dentistry in Grand Rapids, Michigan up to 1985.  For the last 27 years he has operated Moss Nutrition Products, which supplies the Moss Nutrition Professional Line of supplements to practitioners.  In addition to his duties at Moss Nutrition, Dr. Moss has, for many years, written newsletters of review and commentary on different subjects relating to functional medicine and clinical nutrition that are regularly featured in the journals Nutritional Perspectives and Original Internist.  Finally, Dr. Moss is a regularly featured speaker, presenting continuing education seminars at many symposia throughout the country.

Dr. Steve Conway
Lecture Title:
Documentation/Ethics/Risk Management

A second-generation chiropractor whose passion is enhancing and protecting the chiropractic profession. He is a partner in Madison Wisconsin based DeWitt Ross & Stevens, one of the largest law firms in Madison. His law practice consists primarily of health law and government relations with a strong focus on Medicare.

Dr. Conway has worked Dr. Michael Jacklitch, CMS and all of the Medicare Contractors to develop a universal national document for chiropractic documentation procedures that specifically outlines the required documentation necessary to demonstrate medical necessity of chiropractic care . He has also provided instruction to MAC reviewers to fully understand what documentation should be in the chiropractic records submitted for services.

Having served as a regulator with the Wisconsin Chiropractic Examining board for nearly a decade he fully understands the responsibilities of each state board in protecting the public and maintaining the reputation of the chiropractic profession.

When in full time chiropractic practice his focus included chiropractic occupational health. Obtaining his diplomate in occupational health he assisted many local and national companies with chiropractic ergonomic programs. He was one of the first chiropractors to speak at the national safety congress and has had over 6000 industrial representatives attend his injury prevention programs.

Rebecca McKinnon
Lecture Title:
Food As Medicine: The Bold Frontier In Science and Intervention

Rebecca McKinnon is the Clinical Specialist for Advanced Micronutrition, and is a clinical management and clinical marketing professional with extensive experience and training in healthcare. Ms. McKinnon has considerable education in healthcare, including, but not limited to: Miriam Hospital/Brown University Cardiology Residency Course; Comprehensive Post-Graduate Physiology and Anatomy Courses; X-Ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Imaging, MRI, and CT Courses by Medmark, University of Wisconsin Medical School, University of Miami Jackson Hospital; Orthopedics and Trauma Workshops; Clinical Nutrition Courses; and Dermatology/Wound Care Training Courses. Ms. McKinnon has been effective in working with small to medium sized organizations as well as Fortune 50 companies like Johnson & Johnson and GE Medical.

Dr. Michael Jurgelewicz
Lecture Title:
A Functional Nutrition Approach to Autoimmune Disease with Case Studies

Dr. Jurgelewicz is involved in the research, coordination, and execution of new product development and product reformulation as well as clinical and technical support for Designs for Health. He has been studying nutrition and wellness for the past 17 years and is an adjunct clinical instructor for the renowned Master of Science in Human Nutrition program at the University of Bridgeport. He has a B.S. degree in Health & Wellness, a B.S. degree in Anatomy, and is a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Jurgelewicz is Board Certified in Nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, a Diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition, and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. He is also a member of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition’s Examination Committee and is the author and contributor to several professional publications. Dr. Jurgelewicz specializes in functional medicine in the management of a variety of chronic health conditions.

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