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Dr. Usman to Present on Bugs, Behavior, and Biofilms at the 4th Annual Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference

Integrative Medicine for Mental Health
Posted on: 01 Aug 13

Recent evidence points to the ever increasing role the bacteria and microflora in bodies plays in affecting health, the immune system, and even behavior. Symptoms such as depression, anxiety, poor attention and focus, and obsessive compulsive behaviors may be related to the delicate balance of bugs. Potential pathogens may produce a mucous slime known as biofilm that allows them to remain persistent. These unwelcome microbes not only cause chronic inflammatory conditions, but disrupt neurochemistry affecting mood and behavior.

Dr. Usman will present on the role the gut microflora and various pathogens play in the body, how persistent biofilm producing organisms affects mood and behavior, and identify simple strategies to help eradicate chronic infections.

Dr. Anju Usman is director of True Health Medical Center in Naperville, Illinois. She has been using evidence based integrative medical interventions to help children diagnosed with ADD, Autism, Allergies, Gastrointestinal issues and related disorders for over 15 years. She has conducted research involving copper/zinc imbalances, metallothionein dysfunction, biofilm related infections, vitamin D in pregnancy, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She is also co-founder of ACE (Autism Center for Enlightenment) a non-profit which supports research, education and biomedical therapies for families in need. Presently, she acts as science editor for the magazine, "The Autism File". Dr. Usman received her medical degree from Indiana University. She completed a residency in Family Practice at Cook County Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois and is board certified in Family Practice.

Integrative Medicine for Mental Health supports a whole body approach, utilizing multiple fields of medicine and nutritional sciences to help patients obtain mental wellness. The integrative approach includes metabolic testing, nutritional therapies, dietary interventions, and traditional medical treatments. Practical applications and effective protocols will be presented and can be easily applied in a clinical setting. The concepts and practical guidelines presented at this conference can dramatically improve the quality of life of practitioners and patients.

Date: September 20-22, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Cost: Early Bird Registration $100 off ends August 12

CE/CME/CEU credits available!

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Trisha Breckenridge
Integrative Medicine for Mental Health

Last updated on: 01/08/2013

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