David Perlmutter, M.D., FACN, ABIHMAuthor and World-Renowned Neurologist
Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and six-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.
Dr. Perlmutter received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in
peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by institutions such as the World Bank and IMF, Columbia University, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Harvard University and serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Perlmutter’s books have been published in 32 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. Other New York Times bestsellers include Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, and Brain Wash, co-written with Austin Perlmutter,
M.D. He is the editor of The Microbiome and the Brain authored by top experts in the field and published in December2019 by CRC Press. His latest New York Times bestselling book, Drop Acid, focuses on the pivotal role of uric acid in metabolic diseases, and was published in February 2022.
Jeff Bland, PhDFunctional Medicine Founder and Pioneer
Dr. Jeffrey Bland is a personable and highly respected thought leader who has spent more than four decades focused on the improvement of human health.
He is known worldwide as the founder of the Functional Medicine movement, which represents his vision for a care model that is grounded in systems biology and informed by research that he has a unique ability to synthesize. His pioneering work has created the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI), as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the global leader in Functional Medicine education. Since 1991, hundreds of thousands of healthcare practitioners have participated in PLMI and IFM programs, and this collective knowledge has positively impacted the lives of patients all over the world.
Dr. Bland began his career as a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Puget Sound. He is a natural educator and became involved with numerous academic institutions during the years he spent teaching. This includes the significant contributions he made to the founding and accreditation of Bastyr University, the first federally accredited university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in natural medicine in the US. In the early 1980s, Dr. Bland was hand-selected by two-time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling to serve as Director of Nutritional Research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. This experience marked both a personal and professional inflection point for Dr. Bland that has become an integral part of his career.
As an expert in a field he helped to establish—science-based nutrition—Dr. Bland has become an iconic figure in the natural products industry. He worked alongside other founders to establish standards for evidence-based formulations, quality ingredient sourcing, and ethical manufacturing practices that stand to this day. He continues to serve as a dynamic mentor and advisor to a new generation of industry leaders.
Dr. Bland is the author of best-selling books and over 120 peer-reviewed research publications. He speaks extensively, and his engaging style makes him popular with both professional and consumer audiences. Dr. Bland’s latest project is Big Bold Health, launched in 2018. He’s on a mission to transform the way people think about one of nature’s greatest innovations: the immune system. Through Big Bold Health, Dr. Bland is advocating for the power of immuno-rejuvenation to enhance immunity at a global level. It is an ambitious and purpose-driven effort that encompasses his active stance on regenerative agriculture, environmental stewardship, and planetary health.
Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD Clinical Professor of Medicine University of California School of Medicine, NYT Bestselling AuthorKenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MDClinical Professor of Medicine University of California School of Medicine, NYT Bestselling Author
Uma Naidoo, M.D. Director of Nutritional and Metabolic Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital & Director of Nutritional PsychiatryUma Naidoo, M.D.Director of Nutritional and Metabolic Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry
- Jan 31 2023
- 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Long COVID: Living With-Living Beyond Regaining Hope
We have just been through a global trauma to body, mind and spirit called COVID-19. We are in the process of finding our way to recovery. In this process we have come to recognize that millions of people are suffering from what has been termed “Long COVID Syndrome.” This syndrome manifests itself in different ways with a myriad of different symptoms ranging in severity, frequency and duration.
For many, it has resulted in a loss of hope, joy, and the feeling of being well. With this as a context, we would like to offer this educational event as a path toward regaining health through interventions that regain our hope and help heal our immune system and its connection to our brain, heart, lungs, digestive, hormonal, and musculoskeletal systems.
This 2.5-hour free virtual learning experience hosted by the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute has assembled a world-renown group of medical experts to deliver information on how we can find health beyond the impact of COVID. The faculty members for this conference are recognized leaders in their field. They have complementary views about Long COVID and how we can help heal the scars that remain from COVID-19.
This conference will deliver information that is unique and focused on how to initiate the healing process from injuries sustained to our body, mind and spirit from the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The principal objective of this conference is to regain hope and joy through the understanding of things that we can do in the face of the challenges of Long COVID.
Long COVID: Living With-Living Beyond Regaining Hope
- 5:00pm - 5:30pm
- What is Long COVID and What Have We Learned About Its Management.
Speakers:Jeff Bland, PhD
- 5:30pm - 6:00pm
- Mitochondria: The Brain-Immune System Connection and their relationship to Long COVID
Speakers:David Perlmutter, M.D., FACN, ABIHM
- 6:00pm - 6:30pm
- The Telomere Story: Long COVID, healthy aging, stress and the intestinal microbiome
Speakers:Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD
- 6:30pm - 7:00pm
- This is Your Brain on Food- Improving Cognition, Mood and Mental Clarity in the Post COVID Era
Speakers:Uma Naidoo, M.D.
- 7:00pm - 7:30pm
- Panel Discussion among the faculty