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Food Immune Complexes

A look at the multitude of ways the immune system can react to food all at one snap shot in time in order to get a deeper picture of foods that are contributing to gut based inflammation.


It is well recognized that inflammation is a component in many conditions, from joint paint to depression. In integrative medicine, we recognize that much of inflammation that starts in the gut does not end there. When the gut becomes inflamed, there is an increase in systemic inflammation, mediated by an increase in inflammatory mediators such as IL-6, IL-8 and TNF-alpha. By understanding a multitude of ways the immune system can react to food all at one snap shot in time, we get a deeper picture of foods that are contributing to gut based inflammation. Understanding food as a medicine is a cornerstone of any integrative or functional approach, and by being able to tailor a diet that is least inflammatory for a patient many symptoms will note improvement, and the progression of pathology is reduced.

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Learn more about immunology in clinical practice, through a prism of case studies and discover the interplay between these markers, and what it can tell you clinically in a 4-part webinar series with Dr Cheryl Burdette, ND.

Immunology in Clinical Practice; The Dance of Immunomodulation


  • Dr Cheryl Burdette

    Cheryl Burdette, ND, received her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Bastyr University in 2001. She completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Dr. Burdette is currently in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia at Progressive Medical Center, one of the largest Integrative Medicine clinics in the Southeast. She is the director of a naturopathic residency program with a focus in nutritional biochemistry. She serves on an IRB board and reviews studies related to complementary and alternative therapies. Dr. Burdette is one of the authors of the book, “Laboratory Evaluations in Molecular Medicine” and has published in many journals including Alternative Medicine Review and Clinical Chemistry. She is an often-sought speaker and is invited to present at Grand Rounds at all of the Naturopathic medical schools as well as educational events for M.D.s, D.O.s and other allied healthcare practitioners. Dr. Cheryl Burdette has been a member of the BOA for an Inc 500 supplement company since 2009. She serves as a faculty member at University Bridgeport. She also teaches at the University of Miami, the first medical program to include integrative medicine in the core curriculum.

    She is President and Education director of Dunwoody Labs. In this position she is involved in clinical trials of different nutritional products as well as development of functional testing profiles. Her marriage between clinical practice and laboratory oversight, gives her a unique perspective in evidence-based natural therapies, testing and research.

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