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Neuroinflammation Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications

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Dr Datis Kharrazian
Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, FACN, is a Harvard Medical School trained researcher, clinical research scientist, academic professor, and a functional medicine health care provider. Dr. Kharrazian earned a Master of Medical Science degree (MMSc) in Clinical Investigation from Harvard Medical School, and is a member of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association and the American Association of Immunologists. Today, Dr. Kharrazian’s clinical models of functional medicine are used by several academic institutions, and thousands of health care clinics and practices providers throughout the world. He maintains a private practice near San Diego, California, and consults with patients from all over the world who are seeking non-pharmaceutical alternatives. His practice is focused on developing a personalized medical approach using diet, nutrition, and lifestyle approaches. After decades of analyzing thousands of studies and working with patients in the United States and Europe, Dr. Kharrazian developed never-taught-before clinical strategies to successfully treat autoimmunity.

This course will provide an extensive literature review of microglia, neuroimmunity, and current diseases that involve an underlying neuroinflammatory pathophysiology.  An evidence-based model incorporating diet, nutrition, and lifestyle medicine will be presented. Clinical applications to glial priming, laboratory tests, patient history, and physical examination will be presented in detail.

Ninety percent of the brain is immune cells, with neurons making up the remaining 10 percent. Brain care and rehabilitation has always been focused on the neurons, yet the latest research shows the brain’s glial cells, or immune cells, are necessary for memory, cognition, synaptic function, neurotransmitter activity, and other vital brain function.

Healthy glial cell activity is vital not only in managing complex chronic health conditions, but also in lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases.

The Neuroinflammation course will discuss the immune system of the brain and different variables that can induce neurological inflammation. These include traumatic brain injury, diet, metabolic disease, Lyme disease, viral infections, and environmental triggers.

The clinician will be taught a step-by-step clinical model on how to identify neuroinflammatory patterns and their sources through patient history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and neuroimaging studies.

We will discuss in detail the role of the blood-brain barrier in neuroinflammation, clinical strategies to address sources of neuroinflammation, and tools to dampen brain inflammation.

This course blends a review of the latest scientific articles with clinical strategies to identify and manage patients with brain inflammation.



Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the role of glial cells in brain function
  2. Review the basic concepts of neuroimmunology
  3. Review the scientific literature for nutrients, dietary approaches, and lifestyle factors that impact neuroinflammation
  4. Understand the clinical concepts of glial priming
  5. Learn how to identify neuroinflammation from patient history
  6. Learn examination and laboratory findings found with neuroinflammation
  7. Learn how to identify neuroinflammation with MRI and other imaging studies


Standard Registration On demand access $749 USD
Student Registration On demand access $549 USD


The Kharrazian Institute was developed as an educational institute focused on teaching clinical practice models to healthcare professionals that are interested in a nutrition, dietary, and lifestyle approaches to help improve the lives of patients suffering from chronic conditions. Dr. Kharrazian is a world-renowned clinician and he has trained thousands of physicians and healthcare professionals. He has a unique ability to synthesize research, evaluate clinical outcomes in his own practice, and then develop clinical models that can be used effectively by other healthcare professionals.
Dr. Kharrazian has a unique ability to synthesize the medical literature into clinical applicable models that have been used successfully by healthcare practitioners over the past 20 years. The clinical models he has developed have made a dramatic impact on countless healthcare and medical clinics throughout the United States and Europe.

Dr Datis Kharrazian will be visiting Australia in April 2020 for the 8th BioCeuticals Research Symposium.



Online course
Event Date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:00 to Friday, October 3, 3000 - 10:00
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