NAVIGATING THE COMPLEXITIES OF AUTOIMMUNITY: A Functional Medicine Approach to Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmunity and gastrointestinal disorders are inter-related and increasingly common problems. Because the different autoimmune diseases affect specific organ systems, patients are often shunted to specialists who approach these conditions through their relatively narrow specialty lenses. 

Though they may manifest differently, most autoimmune diseases have the same common triggers. If we know what causes the immune system to attack itself and we can identify some of the triggers causing a malfunction in the immune system, we can successfully treat many seemingly different disorders using a similar approach.

In this free webinar, Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, CNS, will discuss an integrated treatment approach for autoimmune and gastrointestinal disorders, using case studies from his own clinical practice to illustrate the key points.

You’ll learn about:

  • How to identify environmental triggers that contribute to autoimmunity
  • The role of clinical laboratory testing to assess autoimmune dysfunction
  • Comprehensive molecular evaluation of the gut microbiome, gut inflammation, mucosal immunity, and digestive function.
  • Assessment of opportunistic bacterial, protozoal, and viral pathogens, as well beneficial microorganisms organisms
  • Dietary interventions and nutritional therapies for patients presenting with autoimmune disorders


Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, CNS is the founder and director of Bucks County Center for Functional Medicine in Yardley, PA.  He specializes in functional medicine in the management of a variety of chronic health conditions. In addition to his chiropractic degree, he is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, board-certified in nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, and a Diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition. He is also a member of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition’s Item Writer’s Committee and is the author and contributor to several professional publications. Dr. Jurgelewicz is the Director of Product Development, Research, and Clinical Support for Designs for Health, Inc.

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