Join Dr. Julie Reardon in an in-depth review and discussion of the cutting edge approach to brain health with the research on glial cells in the brain. This book, The Angel and the Assassin, and the connection between brain and body is a perfect example of integrative and functional medicine and how our health does not occur in silos.
"Until recently, microglia were thought to be merely the brain’s housekeepers, helpfully removing damaged cells. But a recent groundbreaking discovery revealed them to be capable of terrifying Jekyll and Hyde behavior. When triggered—and anything that stirs up the immune system in the body can activate microglia—they can morph into destroyers, impacting a wide range of issues from memory problems and anxiety to depression and Alzheimer’s. Under the right circumstances, however, microglia can be coaxed back into being angelic healers, able to repair the brain in ways that help alleviate symptoms and hold the promise to one day prevent disease."
Dr. Julie Reardon
Aug 12 (W)
$45 (Pre-registration required.)
Presented virtually via Zoom
Dr. Julie Reardon is a leader in the integrative and functional medicine fields and practices at Lake Travis Integrative Medicine where she offers in person and telemedicine services to support people on their health journey. She also teaches and shares her wisdom with a wide variety of audiences to further her mission of supporting health in mind, body, and spirit. After receiving a Magna Cum Laude degree in Psychology from Harvard University, she completed her medical training at The University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She is double board certified in Family and Integrative Medicine.