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Body Under Siege: Inflammation and Autoimmunity Conference Offered to Physicians
Date:9/28/2009

s Annual Meeting consists of lectures to educate doctors about the role of the environment on inflammation and immune system disease, including celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, the adverse effects of chemical exposure on the immune system, and more. Cutting edge information to help doctors diagnose environmentally induced disease and new, effective approaches to treatment will be presented as well.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for doctors and other medical professionals to learn more about how environmental factors can influence disease in their patients," said Dr. Jennifer Armstrong, M.D., president of AAEM. "With this knowledge doctors will more effectively be able to empower their patients to recover from chronic illnesses. Often we are called the last hope doctors, as many of our patients have been to multiple doctors before they come to see doctors such as ourselves. By looking into what environmental factors are underlining a patient's condition, it becomes possible to put fewer chemicals into their bodies, which can complicate the picture and cause more side effects. Patients are also taught about how to change their life style, identify toxins and detoxify, and other measures to regain their health."

The conference also highlights experts in the field of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease, believed to affect 1% of the population or nearly 3 million Americans. Recent studies indicate a dramatic increase in celiac disease in the last 50 years and are calling for celiac diagnostic criteria to be re-evaluated. Ninety-seven percent of Americans with celiac disease are currently not diagnosed according to the University of Chicago, Celiac Disease Program. Undiagnosed celiac disease is associated with an increased risk of cancer, miscarriage, neurological problems and other health issues.

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