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Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases

  • Board Restrictions note: Co-sponsored courses may not be eligible for CE in Tennessee; Credit calculations may vary for New Mexico approval
  • This course reviews the pathophysiological process involved in osteoarthritis and various autoimmune conditions affecting the joints. The program reviews common medical management along with evidence-based complementary nutrition and natural medicine interventions (and other lifestyle factors) shown to help stabilize joint cartilage, reduce the inflammatory process and cytokine release, and influence other factors shown to improve patient outcomes in these conditions.
    InstructorDr. James Meschino, DC, MS, ROHP
    About the InstructorDr. James Meschino, DC, MS, ROHP, is an educator, author and researcher having lectured to thousands of healthcare professionals across North America. He holds a Master’s Degree in Science with specialities in human nutrition and biology and is recognized as an expert in the field of nutrition, anti-aging, fitness and wellness as well as the author of numerous books. He is the founder of the RenaiSanté Institute of Integrative Medicine and an associate professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He completed a doctor of naturopathy program from Canyon College in 2007 and has been a faculty member of the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine in their Integrative Cancer Fellowship Program. Dr. Meschino has extensively studied events in the body’s aging clock that makes one susceptible to cancer and other age-related degenerative diseases, and is considered an authority on the use of evidence based diet, exercise and supplementation strategies that counter the aging process, helping to keep the body and brain in a highly functional state. As an expert on the influence of diet and lifestyle on disease prevention and management, Dr Meschino has appeared as a guest on numerous highly acclaimed radio television shows, and has taught professionals how to use targeted proactive strategies to prevent and help treat common health conditions associated with aging and faulty lifestyle practices.
    Subject BreakdownLearning Objectives: 1. The student will develop an in-depth understanding of the biochemistry and signal transduction pathways involved in joint inflammation, cartilage erosion and immune function implicated in osteoarthritis and autoimmune conditions affecting the joints. 2. The student will be able to provide patients/clients with personalized dietary, natural medicine, exercise and other natural interventions to help improve outcomes for OA and other autoimmune conditions affecting joints, based on a comprehensive physical exam, review of imaging studies and blood lab analysis. 3. The student will have a high-level understanding of the medical management of these conditions, including the major side effects of drug therapy for which the patient should be monitored (i.e. liver damage, kidney damage, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure etc.)
    Total Credits3.00
    FormatDistance - On-demand
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