Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to…
- Explain when and how to appropriately and safely administer the two distinctly different forms of EDTA for the purpose of lead detoxification (lead poisoning), and estimation of lead exposure using the lead mobilization test.
- Define the physiological roles of glutathione, and use GSH intravenously in cases of excessive exposure to environmental/occupational toxicants.
- Recall the roles and safe use of intravenously administered alpha-lipoic acid and glutathione in patients presenting with specific diseases and persistent illnesses.
- Describe and select the different applications of intravenous vitamin C as an anti-oxidant and pro-oxidant for patients with cancer verses hepatitis C.
- Justify and apply appropriate laboratory testing for a variety of persistent health conditions, and recall appropriate interpretation of results towards planning patient-specific intervention protocols.
- Discuss Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, identify patients who are suspect for clinically significant exposure to mold, and apply appropriate testing for both the home and the patient.
- Explain the pathophysiological implications regarding Lyme disease and the position statement of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society.
- Recognize when to consider chronic infections in differential diagnosis, and perform appropriate testing for Lyme and co-infections.