A woman’s immune system differs from that of a man, and these differences can affect tolerance of self-tissue. During pregnancy, immunity is suppressed to tolerate fetal tissue; after menopause, immune-balancing hormone levels decline. In clinical practice, women comprise up to 80% of cases of immune-related joint, connective tissue, thyroid and gut health. In this webinar, award-winning integrative gynecologist Felice Gersh, M.D., will discuss the etiology of these common clinical presentations, and which assessment methods, lifestyle changes and nutritional modalities are most valuable in promoting tissue tolerance and systemic immune balance.
- Review sex differences in immune function and how this relates to clinical care*
- Understand estrogen’s influence on immune balance and the associated implications of pregnancy and menopause*
- Learn how sleep cycle and meal timing strategies along with key nutritional modalities can make a profound difference in immune homeostasis*
Dr. Felice L. Gersh, a board-certified OB/GYN and medical director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, CA, is one of a small number of fellowship-trained, integrative gynecologists. Dr. Gersh is an award-winning physician and renowned international speaker on ovarian health, menopause, cardiometabolic health, environmental toxins and other important issues affecting women of all ages.
Length: 60 minutes
Presenter: Dr. Felice L. Gersh
Terms: This course is subject to future edits and alterations
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