February 20-22, 2025  •  Hilton Midtown  •  New York, NY

Navigating the Complexities of Autoimmunity: Case Studies with Nutritional Therapeutics

Sponsored Lunch & Learn Presentation

Saturday, February 17
11:15am – 12:30pm

Autoimmunity and gastrointestinal disorders have become an increasing epidemic. There are many different autoimmune diseases within all specialties, and all of these are looked at differently; however, they all have the same common triggers. Therefore, we can take a similar approach in treating all auto- immune disorders. If we know what causes the immune system to attack itself and we know some of the triggers that cause a malfunction in the immune system, we can successfully treat these conditions. Dr. Jurgelewicz will take you through a functional medicine approach to autoimmune disorders. He will explain the environmental triggers that contribute to these conditions and how to assess overall gastrointestinal health by comprehensive molecular evaluation of the gut microbiome, gut inflammation, mucosal immunity, and digestive function. This includes an assessment of bacteria, protozoal, viral pathogens, opportunistic, and beneficial organisms. Dr. Jurgelewicz will then discuss an integrated treatment approach of autoimmune disorders with personal case studies.

Learning Objective #1: Identify environmental triggers that contribute to autoimmunity

Learning Objective #2: Recognize the role of clinical laboratory testing to assess autoimmune dysfunction

Learning Objective #3: Determine dietary interventions and nutritional therapeutics for patients presenting with autoimmune disorders


Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, CNS
Dr. Jurgelewicz is involved in the research, coordination, and execution of new product development and product reformulation as well as clinical and technical support for Designs for Health. He has been studying nutrition and wellness for the past 17 years and is an adjunct clinical instructor for the renowned Master of Science in Human Nutrition program at the University of Bridgeport. Dr. Jurgelewicz is Board Certified in Nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, a Diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and Doctor of Chiropractic. 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 specializes in functional medicine in the management of a variety of chronic health conditions.
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