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ACA Webinar: A Functional Approach to the Blood-Brain Barrier in Health and Trauma

  • Board Restrictions note: Co-sponsored courses may not be eligible for CE in Tennessee; Credit calculations may vary for New Mexico approval
  • Event date: 5/14/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Export event

    The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a physical barrier between the brain and the circulating blood, which restricts the movement of all soluble proteins greater than 400 Da from the blood across to the brain.  Within hours of concussion or other traumatic brain injuries (TBI), the BBB and intestinal barrier fail.  This scenario allows for the invasion of intestinal bacterial toxins, neuronal tissue-binding food proteins, and cross-reactive food protein antibodies into the once protected nervous system.  Bacterial toxins, some of which cause SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) contribute to systemic inflammation that cyclically keeps the intestinal and blood-brain barriers open, even years after the trauma.  Adding further damage, specific proteins, such as gliadin, milk butyrophilin and food aquaporins share homology with human asialoganglioside, myelin, cerebellum, synapsin and the aquaporin, in the astrocytic foot process.  Additionally, specific food lectins and agglutinins bind to myelin tissue.  Patients with circulating food antibodies and/or lectins and agglutinins, who experience BBB breakage, are at the risk of reactive antibodies infiltrating the brain and causing neurological tissue damage.  Once environmental trigger antibodies cause tissue damage, neurological autoantibodies can be produced, which will further contribute to the neuroautoimmune process.  It is therefore important to implement a pro-brain dietary protocol and treatment strategy to heal the broken BBB.  By taking proactive strategies, the risk of neurological disease occurring after the concussion or other TBI, can be significantly reduced.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Discuss the role of the blood-brain barrier in health and trauma
    2. Assess the gut and the brain for better management of chronic neurological disorders
    3. Analyze intestinal and blood-brain barrier dysfunctions
    4. Explain patient-friendly protocols to repair essential barriers when they are broken
    InstructorRobert Silverman, DC
    Subject Breakdown30 mins. A Functional Approach to the Blood-Brain Barrier in Health and Trauma The brain is the most nutrient dependent, energy dependent, and toxin and stress vulnerable organ. - Trauma to the BBB - effects on the gut - SIBO protocol (3-step approach) - The impact of concussion on the BBB - Nutrients that repair the BBB - BBB effects on the incidence of Alzheimer’s - Neurodegenerative/Alzheimer’s lifestyle protocol 30 mins. The human microbiome—new insights into how our microbial community affects health and disease: - Nutritional strategies for gut health - Gut reaction: restore digestive health through nutrition Assessing antigenic intestinal permeability - Epithelial cell damage - Tight junction breakdown - Gut dysbiosis - Systemic LPS infraction - LPS antibodies vs. levels - LPS and muscle pain - Blood-brain permeability markers: - Ig + IgA - IgM
    Total Credits1.00
    FormatDistance - Live
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