In this first of four lectures delivered at the IMMH Conference in San Antonio, Texas - September 19, 2014 - Dr. Cady touches on themes from last year's presentation and introduces fun and exciting new ways to look at function medicine. This year's talk heavily emphasizes the role of nutritional supplementation in supporting the structure and function of the human body. Updates from clinical cases encountered last year are also covered. General topics in this presentation include:
- the importance of evaluating and balancing the thyroid axis
- the importance of sex steroids and DHEA
- the importance of antioxidants, mineral, multivitamins, and essential fatty acids in optimal health
- the need to clearly identify, articulate, and treat the differences between something that is a pure "psychiatric" condition and the covert masqueraders which may actually represent undiagnosed and untreated physiological/medical conditions until addressed.