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Division of Health Sciences

David M. Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN
Vice Provost, Health Sciences

AANP 2009

Brady Presentation Proposal I

Presenter:

David M. Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN

Contacts:

University of Bridgeport
30 Hazel Street
Bridgeport, CT 06640
Tel. 203-576-4589
Fax 203-576-4591
E-mail: dbrady@bridgeport.edu

Potential Sponsors: Designs for Health, Inc. & Metametrix Labs

Presentation Title:

Using Cutting Edge Accurate Identification of the GI Microbiota in the Diagnosis and Management of
Systemic Diseases

Abstract:

This presentation will review the current evidence-based approaches in the diagnosis of the GI microbiota
and overall gastrointestinal environment in the guidance of naturopathic management of many systemic
disorders. These systemic disorders range from autoimmune inflammatory disorders, including
rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and immunogenic thyroiditis (i.e., Graves and Hashimoto’s
disease), to global pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Within this framework the role
of molecular mimicry in the genesis of autoimmune diseases will be fully explored. Novel diagnostic
modalities and functional/metabolic objective laboratory assays in these applications will also be
presented and critiqued. Finally, specific rational and efficacious naturopathic treatment interventions for
these specific clinical situations will be offered.

Outline:

1. Framing the problem and the basic pathophysiology regarding the link between the GI environment
and many systemic diseases.
2. Presenting evidence of linkage between the status of the GI microbiota and the genesis of various
systemic diseases not conventionally recognized as having linkage to the gastrointestinal system.
3. Explore the role of molecular mimicry in the genesis of autoimmune diseases will be fully explored.
4. Outline novel diagnostic modalities and functional/metabolic objective laboratory assays available
related to the clinical conditions listed above.
30 Hazel Street • Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604 • Telephone: 203.576.4667 • Fax: 203.576.4591
Division of Health Sciences
David M. Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN
Vice Provost, Health Sciences

5. Specific rational and efficacious naturopathic treatment interventions for these specific clinical
situations will be offered.

Speaker Goals:

1. Adequately frame the problem and basic pathophysiology regarding the link between the GI
environment and many systemic diseases.
2. Present evidence of linkage between the status of the GI microbiota and the genesis of various
systemic diseases not conventionally recognized as having linkage to the gastrointestinal system.
3. Explore the relationship between nutrition and recovery from systemic diseases with GI linkage.
4. Explore the role of molecular mimicry in the genesis of autoimmune diseases will be fully
explored.
5. Outline novel diagnostic modalities and functional/metabolic objective laboratory assays
available related to the clinical conditions listed above.
6. Suggest rational and efficacious treatment interventions for various systemic diseases having
linkage to the gastrointestinal system.

Attendee Objectives:

1. Understand the basic pathophysiology regarding the link between the GI environment and many
systemic diseases.
2. Appreciate the linkage between the status of the GI microbiota and the genesis of various systemic
diseases not conventionally recognized as having linkage to the gastrointestinal system.
3. Understand the relationship between nutrition and recovery from systemic diseases with GI linkage.
4. Explain the role of molecular mimicry in the genesis of autoimmune diseases will be fully explored.
5. Describe the novel diagnostic modalities and functional/metabolic objective laboratory assays
available related to the clinical conditions listed above.
6. List the available therapeutic interventions for various systemic diseases having linkage to the
gastrointestinal system.

Supporting Presenter-Authored Publications and Presentations:

Bralley JA, Lord RS (Editors): Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine (2nd Ed.).
Brady D: Chapter on Gastrointestinal Function. 2008. Metametrix Institute. Duluth, GA.
Naturopathic Doctor News & Review: DNA Detection of Gut Microbiota Using Polymerase Chain
Reaction (PCR) Technology. Volume 4, Issue 1, Jan. 2008.
Diagnostics Spotlight: DNA-PCR-based stool analysis. Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2008,
July/August, 28-31.
Novel Options in Gastrointestinal Diagnostics. Nutr Perspectives 2008; Vol 31, No 3, 5-7.
International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionist (IAACN) 16th Annual Scientific
Symposium. Comprehensive Metabolic Testing and DNA Identification of Fecal Microbiota. Orlando,
FL, August 30-September 2, 2007.
The 14th International Symposium on Functional Medicine. DNA Identification of Fecal Microbiota.
Tucson, AZ. May 24, 2007

Presenter Biography:
30 Hazel Street • Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604 • Telephone: 203.576.4667 • Fax: 203.576.4591
Division of Health Sciences
David M. Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN
Vice Provost, Health Sciences

Dr. Brady is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Dr. Brady also
originally trained as a chiropractic physician. He serves as the Vice Provost of the Division of Health
Sciences, the Director of the Human Nutrition Institute, and an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at
the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Dr. Brady is also the Chief Medical Officer and product
formulator for Designs for Health, Inc. and a technical consultant for both Metametrix and Cell Science
Systems medical laboratories. He is the senior clinician at Allied Health & Wellness Centers in Trumbull,
CT, where he specializes in “Complementary and Integrative Medicine”. Finally, Dr. Brady has been the
author and contributor for numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications, textbooks and popular books.
His newest release is Dr. Brady’s Healthy Revolution: What You Really Need to Know to Stay Healthy in
a Sick World. Learn more at HealthyRevolutionBook.com or DrDavidBrady.com

*Detailed presentation slides and full-text of supportive literature available upon request.

30 Hazel Street • Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604 • Telephone: 203.576.4667 • Fax: 203.576.4591