Immune Defense and Our Microbiome

The microbiome plays a key role in the competency of our immune defence. Dr Kalish explores three key ways that the GI tract interacts with and controls the immune system, including the role of mucosal immunity, digestion, and absorption of nutrients and commensal bacteria. New research shows the severity of certain diseases correlates with dysbiotic states, and that poor microbiome balance invites more serious health outcomes. We’ll also look at the role of stress and GI health, and how secretory IgA relates to our first-line immune defence.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Three key ways that the GI tract interacts with and controls the immune system.
  • The role of mucosal immunity, digestion, and absorption of nutrients and commensal bacteria.
  • The role of stress and GI health.
  • How secretory IgA relates to our first-line immune defence.

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Dr. Dan Kalish

Dan Kalish, DC, IFMCP, is founder of the Kalish Institute, an online practice implementation training program dedicated to building Integrative and Functional Medicine practices through clinical and business courses. In 2017, Dr. Kalish became lead faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Practice Implementation program. Dan received his B.A. in physiology and psychology from Antioch College and completed his chiropractic degree at Life West. He studied at the University of London and conducted research with biochemist Dr. Robin Monroe at Cambridge University. His educational pursuits led him to mentoring with renowned psychiatrist R.D. Lang, as well as John R. Lee, M.D., a pioneer in the use of progesterone. More recently, Dr. Kalish proudly served as an advisor to the Honorable Patrick Kennedy and participated in the first One Mind For Research Conference hosted by Harvard University where 200 of the nation’s top neuroscientists gathered to promote research on brain disorders. Kalish is the author of three books, “The Five Pillars to Building a Successful Practice,” “The Kalish Method: Healing the Body Mapping the Mind” and “Your Guide to Healthy Hormones.”

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