Advanced Autoimmune Training Program
by Thomas O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN
by Thomas O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN
Approved for 7.5 Category I NANP CEUs
Workshop Overview & Description
Thomas O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN will be hosting an all day workshop on April 19, 2018 at the NANP Annual Conference in Monterey California.
Did you know Autoimmune diseases are listed as the third leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the industrialized world. That means it’s in our offices every day. The number of people diagnosed with an autoimmune disease is increasing exponentially in the world. Estimates are that anywhere from 3 to 7 out of every 10 new patients coming into your office are suffering with an autoimmune mechanism (whether it has progressed yet from its early prodromal period into an autoimmune pathology or not).
The prevalence of autoimmunity as an underlying primary mechanism behind most presenting complaints has helped to develop an entire new discipline in medicine-Autoimmunology. In many facets, this information is so recent that most practitioners are unfamiliar with the depth of resources to uncover and address these autoimmune conditions at their earliest stages. And in fact, patients/clients present autoantibodies years before the development of symptoms of overt autoimmune disease. This ‘window of opportunity’, when identified, allows the Health Care Practitioner to begin conversations with the Client on causes and recommendations to arrest the autoimmune mechanism. Lifestyle, dietary and nutritional recommendations are then tailor-made to the individual with high degrees of success in ‘arresting’ the development of the autoimmune disease.
The volume of information now of the underlying mechanisms that set the stage and contribute to the development of autoimmune disease is overwhelming.
Without recognizing and addressing these underlying mechanisms triggering the presenting complaints, the Practitioner may be proverbially ‘chasing the tail’ of the pathology with temporary symptom relief.
The theory of autoimmunity was developed at a time when the human body was believed to be largely sterile. It is more likely that the autoantibodies detected in patients with autoimmune disease are generated in response to pathogens rather than “self.”. Besides the traditional pathogens of our ancestors (bacteria, parasites, viruses, molds and fungi), numerous studies associate environmental toxins in today’s world as potential initiators of the autoimmune cascade. We will explore the mechanisms of immune response to what is consider an ‘insult’ to the body.
Chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, food sensitivities and even our emotions may initiate a ‘protective’ immune response that initiates and fuels the autoimmune cascade. Perhaps the most well-studied of the environmental triggers initiating an auto-immune cascade is Celiac Disease (CD) from the environmental toxin of a sensitivity to wheat. Recent literature has identified the vulnerability to an autoimmune cascade from a sensitivity to wheat to be even more common in Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity than with CD.
The Advanced Autoimmune Training (AAT) Program presents an in-depth understanding of the triggers and mechanisms of action creating the autoimmune cascade that eventually manifests as an autoimmune disease. Whether it manifests as Alzheimer’s Disease, or Rheumatoid Arthritis, or CardioVascular Disease, or Multiple Sclerosis, or fatigue, or brain fog, or…., the mechanisms that initiate and ‘fuel’ these conditions is often predictable and identifiable.
In recent years, several studies have revealed the importance of early detection of autoantibodies as predictors for autoimmune diseases . Predictive Autoimmunity now gives us the tools to identify the underlying mechanisms years before tissue damage is extensive enough to produce organ dysfunction and symptomatology.
This course builds a more in-depth look at the recently burgeoning field and research of Autoimmunology and its many associated triggers.
This course will not only help you identify hidden symptoms of Autoimmune Disease years before a diagnosis is possible, it will also give you the knowledge to identify, support, and educate your clients of intervention protocols that work to arrest the degenerative process and in many cases, reverse the autoimmune cascade.
Dr. O’ Bryan will show you how to identify, help prevent, and regenerate from Autoimmune Disorders by combining the current science from medical and nutritional research with decades of Clinical expertise.
Workshop Schedule and Length
8:30am – 12:30pm
1:30pm – 5pm
Program content to include the following:
ALL registrants will receive free access to The Gluten Summit, a powerful library of over 40 hours of expert discussions on the topics of Gluten, Autoimmunity and how to effect change.
Registration Cost (includes lunch)
Students Members: $245
Professional & Associates Members: $345
Registrations can only be done on-site for the Conference and Pre-Conference Workshops.
When it comes to getting healthy, Dr. Tom O'Bryan’s goal for you is ‘Making It Easy to Do the Right Thing’. As an internationally recognized, admired and compassionate speaker focusing on food sensitivities, environmental toxins, and the development of autoimmune diseases, Dr. Tom's audiences discover that it is through a clear understanding of how you got to where you are, that you and your Dr. can figure out what it will take to get you well.
In November 2016, Dr. O’Bryan released Betrayal: The Autoimmune Disease Solution They're Not Telling You, an investigation into why our immune system, designed to protect us, begins attacking our own tissue (autoimmunity). Currently, over 500,000 people worldwide have watched the Docuseries. www.betrayaldocumentary.com
Dr. O’Bryan is considered a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and teaches that recognizing and addressing the underlying mechanisms that activate an immune response is the map to the highway towards better health. He holds teaching Faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. He has trained and certified tens of thousands of practitioners around the world in advanced understanding of the impact of wheat sensitivity and the development of individual autoimmune diseases.
He is the founder of www.theDr.com and the visionary behind ‘The Gluten Summit - A Grain of Truth’, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on the gluten connection to diseases, disorders, and a wide-range of symptoms and ages. You can find this info at www.theglutensummit.com.
His 2016 ground-breaking book, winner of the National Book Award and ranked #1 in several categories on Amazon.com, ‘The Autoimmune Fix’ outlines the step-by-step development of degenerative diseases and gives the tools to identify our dis-ease process years before the symptoms are obvious and how to turn your health around, one step at a time.