För fjärde gången är jag med och vidareutbildar mig i årskongressen som anordnas av Institute for Functional Medicine i USA. I år är temat autoimmunitet.

Up to 50 million Americans are estimated to have an autoimmune condition,* and annual direct healthcare treatment costs for these patients total $100 billion.1 Nearly 100 different diseases have been classified as autoimmune in nature, with 40 more suspected.1 IFM’s 2018 Annual International Conference (AIC), “Solving the Puzzle of Autoimmunity: The Interplay of Gut, Genes, and Environment,” focuses on the exploding research and therapies around the interconnected roles of intestinal permeability, genetic disruptors, and various environmental triggers that coalesce to create autoimmune disease.

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