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Arthritis Summit

ARTH17Arthritis Summit

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Event Experts

  • Heidi Hanna, PhD

    Heidi Hanna, PhD

    5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship with Stress

    What You'll Learn +

    • Playful mantras for balanced living
    • Mindfulness is aligning energy with thoughts
    • Resilience through focus, service and purpose
  • Bonnie Feldman

    Bonnie Feldman

    Advocate for Yourself in the World of Autoimmunity

    What You'll Learn +

    • Take control of your own health!
    • Using a feedback loop to achieve your goals
    • Finding the right practitioner
  • Sarah Ballantyne, PhD

    Sarah Ballantyne, PhD

    Autoimmunity, Arthritis and The Paleo Approach

    What You'll Learn +

    • Therapeutic benefits from lifestyle modification
    • Sleep hygiene and stress management relieves pain
    • What is the optimal nutrition for you?
  • David Minkoff, MD

    David Minkoff, MD

    Autonomic Response Testing to Diagnose/Treat Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Don’t overwhelm the overwhelmed body
    • Dental problems are often a root cause of illness
    • The promise of ozone treatment for wellness
  • Kathie Swift Madonna, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

    Kathie Swift Madonna, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

    Common Sense Approach to an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

    What You'll Learn +

    • Food can fuel or cool inflammation
    • Balancing omega-3, omega-6, food and supplements
    • Foods to avoid for an anti-inflammatory diet
  • James Gordon, MD

    James Gordon, MD

    Connection Between Stress, Trauma and Illness

    What You'll Learn +

    • Inseparable connection of mind and body
    • Stress exacerbates arthritic symptoms
    • How to heal trauma
  • Frank Lipman, MD

    Frank Lipman, MD

    EcoSystems Approach to Treating Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Largely ignored system that causes joint pain
    • Role of acupuncture in healing fascial tightening
    • Top 3 factors for a healthy gut
  • Aly Cohen, MD, FACR

    Aly Cohen, MD, FACR

    Environmental Toxins and Inflammatory Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Balance Western medicine with integrative modalities
    • How toxic is your drinking water?
    • Top tips for air quality
  • Patrick Hanaway, MD, FAAFP, FACN

    Patrick Hanaway, MD, FAAFP, FACN

    Factors Needed to Create Gut Balance

    What You'll Learn +

    • Taking fear out of microbiome testing
    • Probiotics have limitations (but also successes!)
    • Simple tools to improve your microbiome
  • Tom O'Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN

    Tom O'Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN

    Finding and Treating the Causes of Your Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • A disease can begin decades before symptoms
    • Calming an immune response, what to do first?
    • Top lab tests for an immune response
  • Kristi Hughes, ND

    Kristi Hughes, ND

    Functional Medicine Approach to Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Tick-borne illness could be creating symptoms
    • Phytonutrients feed detox pathways
    • Go to the gut!
  • Vikki Petersen, DC, CCN, CFMP

    Vikki Petersen, DC, CCN, CFMP

    Gluten, Food Sensitivities and Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Gluten causes leaky gut in everyone
    • Treat your body like a Maserati
    • Stop weakening the gut with gluten
  • Sandra Scheinbaum, PhD

    Sandra Scheinbaum, PhD

    Health Coaching Tips to Support Lifestyle Change

    What You'll Learn +

    • How to find the right health coach for you
    • Use physical senses to create a relaxation response
    • Live by your character strengths to thrive!
  • Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, IFMCP

    Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, IFMCP

    How Emotions, Stress and Self-Awareness Influence Diet

    What You'll Learn +

    • Beyond food, what elements aid digestion?
    • Resolving food attachments through purpose
    • Color, quotes and community
  • Kara Fitzgerald N, ND, IFMCP

    Kara Fitzgerald N, ND, IFMCP

    Lab Testing for Arthritis, Autoimmunity and Inflammation

    What You'll Learn +

    • Tests to diagnose arthritis (and track improvement!)
    • Health clues in unexpected lab tests
    • [For clinicians] Companies to work with
  • Andre Panagos, MD, MSc, FAAPMR

    Andre Panagos, MD, MSc, FAAPMR

    Lifestyle and Regenerative Medicine for Osteoarthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Can diet affect inflammatory markers?
    • Exercising, even with arthritic pain
    • Are PRP and stem cell injections helpful?
  • Jay Davidson, DC, PScD

    Jay Davidson, DC, PScD

    Lyme Diagnosis and Treating the Whole Person

    What You'll Learn +

    • Migratory arthritis as a symptom of Lyme
    • Open up drainage pathways for disease healing
    • How to do a coffee enema
  • Richard Horowitz, MD

    Richard Horowitz, MD

    Managing Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases

    What You'll Learn +

    • Look for Lyme as the cause of arthritis symptoms
    • Lyme bacteria persists in the body
    • 16-point model to eliminate Lyme
  • David Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN

    David Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN

    Modern Epidemic of Inflammatory Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Why arthritis is a body-wide imbalance
    • How infection contributes to autoimmunity
    • Are grains contributing to your arthritis?
  • Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, IFMCP

    Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, IFMCP

    Mold, CIRS and Water-Damaged Buildings

    What You'll Learn +

    • Link between mold and autoimmunity
    • Why treating symptoms too fast can be detrimental
    • How mold can trigger pain flareups
  • Jonathan Landsman

    Jonathan Landsman

    Most Common Myths Linked to Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Conventional medicine’s vague answer
    • Which foods are anti-inflammatory?
    • 4 oral problems that can contribute to arthritis
  • Mark Burhenne, DDS

    Mark Burhenne, DDS

    Oral Microbiome as a Trigger for Systemic Inflammation

    What You'll Learn +

    • Is toothpaste causing damage in your mouth?
    • Gum disease, inflammation and connection to arthritis
    • Dangers of mouth breathing (and an easy fix!)
  • Robert Silverman, DC, MS, CNS

    Robert Silverman, DC, MS, CNS

    Osteoarthritis: Why Losing Body Fat Matters

    What You'll Learn +

    • Lose weight to lose inflammation
    • HIIT for visceral fat loss
    • Anti-inflammatory diet for pain relief
  • James Maskell

    James Maskell

    Reversing Arthritis at the Lowest Possible Cost

    What You'll Learn +

    • Can pharmaceuticals get you back to health?
    • Participatory medicine is the future
    • YOU determine your health outcomes (not doctors!)
  • Amy Myers, MD

    Amy Myers, MD

    Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis, Causes and Treatment

    What You'll Learn +

    • Functional medicine for chronic illness
    • Heal the gut first!
    • The Myers Way for life-long success
  • Aviva Romm, MD

    Aviva Romm, MD

    Role of Adrenals in Regulating Inflammation

    What You'll Learn +

    • Danger of pushing through stress
    • Promoting sleep, relaxation and productivity daily
    • Regulating cortisol and reducing inflammation
  • Todd LePine, MD

    Todd LePine, MD

    Role of Imbalanced Gut, Oral Bacteria and Viruses

    What You'll Learn +

    • How does belly fat affect arthritis?
    • Testing and treatment for Epstein-Barr
    • Stimulating the vagus nerve for relaxation
  • Jeffrey Bland, PhD

    Jeffrey Bland, PhD

    Systems Biology, Epigenetics and the Future of Medicine

    What You'll Learn +

    • Is our environment creating disease responses?
    • Eating a diet friendly to the immune system
    • Practicing wellness medicine, not disease medicine
  • David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM

    David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM

    The Gut-Joint-Brain Connection

    What You'll Learn +

    • Systemic inflammation is the root of disease
    • Eat foods rich in butyrate to feed gut bacteria
    • Choosing the right probiotic
  • Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP

    Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP

    Thyroid as Gateway to Autoimmunity and Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • TSH may not show thyroid disease
    • Underlying factors of autoimmune thyroid disease
    • Nutrient deficiencies and supplements
  • Neha Sangwan, MD

    Neha Sangwan, MD

    Tools to Improve Communication and Reduce Stress

    What You'll Learn +

    • 5 steps to turn anxiety around
    • Value of good tears
    • 5 levels of agreement
  • Amy Oestreicher

    Amy Oestreicher

    Transforming Personal Challenge into Positive Change

    What You'll Learn +

    • Four skills of resiliency
    • You are creative!
    • Healing by sharing your story
  • Raphael Kellman, MD

    Raphael Kellman, MD

    Treat the Gut, Heal the Joints

    What You'll Learn +

    • Why gut dysfunction signals immune dysfunction
    • Impact of stress on the microbiome
    • How probiotics can modulate the immune system
  • John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD

    John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD

    Using Food As Medicine to Support Gut Health

    What You'll Learn +

    • Resistant starches feed friendly bacteria
    • Choose dairy products with A2 casein
    • Disturbing prevalence of glyphosate in food
  • Wendy Myers, FDN-P

    Wendy Myers, FDN-P

    Using NES to Repair Joint Damage

    What You'll Learn +

    • What are bioenergetics?
    • NES Health System’s approach to healing
    • Connection between EMFs and cancer

Meet Your Host

Susan Blum, MD, MPH

Susan Blum, MD, MPH

I have experienced first-hand what many of my patients have – pain. A few years ago I developed Arthritis and more than a decade ago, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the thyroid. By following the exact same Functional Medicine and lifestyle principles I prescribe to my patients, I was able to cure myself of both these conditions. I approach my work using a groundbreaking whole body perspective known as Functional Medicine. This means that I get to the root causes of why people get sick beyond the symptoms and identify the steps to help them get healthy. There’s so much people can do to feel great.

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