Is joint pain hampering your life? Have you been told your pain is permanent? Fortunately, we’ve now discovered many of the reasons why people get inflammation and arthritis. In addition, there are new treatment approaches to help you heal. Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed or have been living with joint pain for decades–especially those with rheumatoid or osteoarthritis–join us to regain hope that pain is not your destiny!

What you’ll learn from attending The Arthritis Summit:

  • Nutritional advice and the role of the microbiome
  • Stress and inflammation connection (and what to do about it!)
  • Infections and toxins that might be triggering symptoms
  • How to avoid unnecessary medications (and regain hope!)
  • Supplements and treatments that can truly be helpful
  • And more!

Your host, Dr. Susan Blum, has not only helped many people worldwide heal from arthritis, she has also healed her own condition. Her summit was created to show that by treating the root causes of inflammation (gut and oral microbiome, food, stress, infections and toxins), you may be able to return to a life that’s pain and medication free.

Our Speakers

  • Jeffrey Bland, PhD

    Systems Biology, Epigenetics and the Future of Medicine

    What You'll Learn +

    • Is our environment creating disease responses?
    • Eating a diet friendly to the immune system
    • Practicing wellness medicine, not disease medicine

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  • Kristi Hughes, ND

    Functional Medicine Approach to Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Tick-borne illness could be creating symptoms
    • Phytonutrients feed detox pathways
    • Go to the gut!

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  • David Brady, ND, CCN

    Modern Epidemic of Inflammatory Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Why arthritis is a body-wide imbalance
    • How infection contributes to autoimmunity
    • Are grains contributing to your arthritis?

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  • Kara Fitzgerald, ND, IFMCP

    Lab Testing for Arthritis, Autoimmunity and Inflammation

    What You'll Learn +

    • Tests to diagnose arthritis (and track improvement!)
    • Health clues in unexpected lab tests
    • [For clinicians] Companies to work with

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  • James Maskell

    Reversing Arthritis at the Lowest Possible Cost

    What You'll Learn +

    • Can pharmaceuticals get you back to health?
    • Participatory medicine is the future
    • YOU determine your health outcomes (not doctors!)

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  • Tom O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN

    Finding and Treating the Causes of Your Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • A disease can begin decades before symptoms
    • Calming an immune response, what to do first?
    • Top lab tests for an immune response

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  • Amy Myers, MD

    Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis, Causes and Treatment

    What You'll Learn +

    • Functional medicine for chronic illness
    • Heal the gut first!
    • The Myers Way for life-long success

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  • Sarah Ballantyne, PhD

    Autoimmunity, Arthritis and The Paleo Approach

    What You'll Learn +

    • Therapeutic benefits from lifestyle modification
    • Sleep hygiene and stress management relieves pain
    • What is the optimal nutrition for you?

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  • Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP

    Thyroid as Gateway to Autoimmunity and Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • TSH may not show thyroid disease
    • Underlying factors of autoimmune thyroid disease
    • Nutrient deficiencies and supplements

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  • Dr. Bonnie 360

    Advocate for Yourself in the World of Autoimmunity

    What You'll Learn +

    • Take control of your own health!
    • Using a feedback loop to achieve your goals
    • Finding the right practitioner

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  • Andre Panagos, MD, MSc, FAAPMR

    Lifestyle and Regenerative Medicine for Osteoarthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Can diet affect inflammatory markers?
    • Exercising, even with arthritic pain
    • Are PRP and stem cell injections helpful?

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  • Frank Lipman, MD

    EcoSystems Approach to Treating Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Largely ignored system that causes joint pain
    • Role of acupuncture in healing fascial tightening
    • Top 3 factors for a healthy gut

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  • Jonathan Landsman

    Most Common Myths Linked to Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Conventional medicine’s vague answer
    • Which foods are anti-inflammatory?
    • 4 oral problems that can contribute to arthritis

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  • Robert Silverman, DC, MS, CNS

    Osteoarthritis: Why Losing Body Fat Matters

    What You'll Learn +

    • Lose weight to lose inflammation
    • HIIT for visceral fat loss
    • Anti-inflammatory diet for pain relief

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  • Wendy Myers, FDN-P, CHHC

    Using NES to Repair Joint Damage

    What You'll Learn +

    • What are bioenergetics?
    • NES Health System’s approach to healing
    • Connection between EMFs and cancer

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  • David Perlmutter, MD

    The Gut-Joint-Brain Connection

    What You'll Learn +

    • Systemic inflammation is the root of disease
    • Eat foods rich in butyrate to feed gut bacteria
    • Choosing the right probiotic

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  • Patrick Hanaway, MD, FAAFP, FACN

    Factors Needed to Create Gut Balance

    What You'll Learn +

    • Taking fear out of microbiome testing
    • Probiotics have limitations (but also successes!)
    • Simple tools to improve your microbiome

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  • Raphael Kellman, MD

    Treat the Gut, Heal the Joints

    What You'll Learn +

    • Why gut dysfunction signals immune dysfunction
    • Impact of stress on the microbiome
    • How probiotics can modulate the immune system

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  • Todd LePine, MD

    Role of Imbalanced Gut, Oral Bacteria and Viruses

    What You'll Learn +

    • How does belly fat affect arthritis?
    • Testing and treatment for Epstein-Barr
    • Stimulating the vagus nerve for relaxation

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  • Mark Burhenne, DDS

    Oral Microbiome as a Trigger for Systemic Inflammation

    What You'll Learn +

    • Is toothpaste causing damage in your mouth?
    • Gum disease, inflammation and connection to arthritis
    • Dangers of mouth breathing (and an easy fix!)

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  • Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, IFMCP

    Mold, CIRS and Water-Damaged Buildings

    What You'll Learn +

    • Link between mold and autoimmunity
    • Why treating symptoms too fast can be detrimental
    • How mold can trigger pain flareups

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  • Aly Cohen, MD, FACR

    Environmental Toxins and Inflammatory Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Balance Western medicine with integrative modalities
    • How toxic is your drinking water?
    • Top tips for air quality

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  • David Minkoff, MD

    Autonomic Response Testing to Diagnose/Treat Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Don’t overwhelm the overwhelmed body
    • Dental problems are often a root cause of illness
    • The promise of ozone treatment for wellness

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  • Jay Davidson, DC, PScD

    Lyme Diagnosis and Treating the Whole Person

    What You'll Learn +

    • Migratory arthritis as a symptom of Lyme
    • Open up drainage pathways for disease healing
    • How to do a coffee enema

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  • Richard Horowitz, MD

    Managing Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases

    What You'll Learn +

    • Look for Lyme as the cause of arthritis symptoms
    • Lyme bacteria persists in the body
    • 16-point model to eliminate Lyme

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  • Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

    Common Sense Approach to an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

    What You'll Learn +

    • Food can fuel or cool inflammation
    • Balancing omega-3, omega-6, food and supplements
    • Foods to avoid for an anti-inflammatory diet

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  • John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD

    Using Food As Medicine to Support Gut Health

    What You'll Learn +

    • Resistant starches feed friendly bacteria
    • Choose dairy products with A2 casein
    • Disturbing prevalence of glyphosate in food

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  • Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, IFMCP

    How Emotions, Stress and Self-Awareness Influence Diet

    What You'll Learn +

    • Beyond food, what elements aid digestion?
    • Resolving food attachments through purpose
    • Color, quotes and community

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  • Vikki Petersen, DC, CCN, CFMP

    Gluten, Food Sensitivities and Arthritis

    What You'll Learn +

    • Gluten causes leaky gut in everyone
    • Treat your body like a Maserati
    • Stop weakening the gut with gluten

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  • Sandra Scheinbaum, PhD

    Health Coaching Tips to Support Lifestyle Change

    What You'll Learn +

    • How to find the right health coach for you
    • Use physical senses to create a relaxation response
    • Live by your character strengths to thrive!

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  • Aviva Romm, MD

    Role of Adrenals in Regulating Inflammation

    What You'll Learn +

    • Danger of pushing through stress
    • Promoting sleep, relaxation and productivity daily
    • Regulating cortisol and reducing inflammation

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  • James S. Gordon, MD

    Connection Between Stress, Trauma and Illness

    What You'll Learn +

    • Inseparable connection of mind and body
    • Stress exacerbates arthritic symptoms
    • How to heal trauma

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  • Neha Sangwan, MD

    Tools to Improve Communication and Reduce Stress

    What You'll Learn +

    • 5 steps to turn anxiety around
    • Value of good tears
    • 5 levels of agreement

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  • Heidi Hanna, PhD

    5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship with Stress

    What You'll Learn +

    • Playful mantras for balanced living
    • Mindfulness is aligning energy with thoughts
    • Resilience through focus, service and purpose

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  • Amy Oestreicher, PTSD Specialist

    Transforming Personal Challenge into Positive Change

    What You'll Learn +

    • Four skills of resiliency
    • You are creative!
    • Healing by sharing your story

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Free Bonus Gifts

Register for The Arthritis Summit to get access to the following FREE Early Talks!

  • Jonathan Landsman
    Free Gift 1

    Most Common Myths Linked to Arthritis from Jonathan Landsman

    In this video, learn:

    • Conventional medicine’s vague answer
    • Which foods are anti-inflammatory?
    • 4 oral problems that can contribute to arthritis
  • John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD
    Free Gift 2

    Using Food As Medicine to Support Gut Health from John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD

    In this video, learn:

    • Resistant starches feed friendly bacteria
    • Choose dairy products with A2 casein
    • Disturbing prevalence of glyphosate in food
  • Amy Myers, MD
    Free Gift 3

    Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis, Causes and Treatment from Amy Myers, MD

    In this video, learn:

    • Functional medicine for chronic illness
    • Heal the gut first!
    • The Myers Way for life-long success
  • Also, Get instant access to these Free Bonuses from our speakers and hosts!

  • The Leaky Gut Diet for Arthritis
    Free Gift 4

    The Leaky Gut Diet for Arthritis by Dr. Susan Blum

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Meet Your Host

Meet Your Host

Susan Blum MD, MPH

A true pioneer in Functional Medicine, Susan Blum MD, MPH, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been treating, healing and preventing chronic diseases for nearly two decades. Her passion and dedication for identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through the groundbreaking whole body approach known as Functional Medicine, has helped thousands of people and is transforming our healthcare system.

In her first best-selling book, The Immune System Recovery Plan (Scribner; 2013), Dr. Blum offers her four-step program, which she has used to help thousands of patients recover from autoimmune and immune-related conditions without medication. Dr. Blum’s second book, Healing Arthritis (Scribner; 2017) offers a unique, three-step ground-breaking approach to helping arthritis sufferers reverse and even heal this condition. On her digital platform, blumhealthmd.com, she offers comprehensive online programs, courses and coaching for those seeking support and community to more successfully heal themselves from these conditions.

A Preventive Medicine and Chronic Disease Specialist, Dr. Blum is the Founder and Director of Blum Center for Health, in New York, where she leads a large, multi-specialty team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists and health coaches, all providing cutting-edge Functional and Integrative Medicine services. Dr. Blum brings the collective experience and wisdom from both her own medical practice and that of the team to her books and online programs. This strong foundation of expertise explains why her programs are so successful.

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