Oxidative Stress is believed to contribute to the development of osteoarthritis and can fuel joint inflammation and damage. Oxidative stress occurs when there are insufficient antioxidants to counter cell and tissue damage caused by free radicals.
Recent studies have shown a correlation between high levels of inflammation in the joints and markers for oxidative stress in both blood and urine. Measuring these oxidative stress markers in patients with arthritis allows clinicians to monitor improvement and minimize relapses.
In this webinar, Dr. Blum will use clinical case studies to review oxidative stress markers and show how she uses them for assessment and treatment with her favorite dietary and nutraceutical treatment protocols.
- Learn the role of oxidative stress in triggering inflammatory arthritis.
- Understand how to test for oxidative stress and how to interpret the results to direct treatment.
- Learn to find and treat root causes of oxidative stress, including diet, stress, GI health, toxicity and infection.
Keywords: arthritis food – antioxidants – arthritis antioxidant foods
Susan Blum, MD
A true pioneer in Functional Medicine, Dr. Susan Blum is a nationally recognized clinician, speaker, author and teacher. As the Founder and Director of Blum Center for Health and through her education, writing, research and medical mentorship program, she is revolutionizing the healthcare industry and the lives of those with chronic illness.
A member the Medical Advisory Board for the Dr. Oz Show and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she is on the Board of Directors for the True Health Initiative in the College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Blum completed her Internal Medicine training at St-Luke's Roosevelt Hospital and is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine, certified in Functional Medicine, is Senior Faculty with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, and author of The Immune System Recovery Program.