Autoimmunity as a Sequelae of Infectious Disease

Autoimmunity as a Sequelae of Infectious Disease

What You'll Learn

  • What bacteria can trigger autoimmune diseases
  • The role of dysbiosis in encouraging pathogenic triggers
  • Homeopathic remedies and lifestyle choices used to treat autoimmune diseases
  • The impact of sleep and melatonin production on an autoimmune disease


Infectious disease can trigger the development of autoimmunity. Viruses, parasites, mycobacterium, bacteria, and mycoplasma have all been shown to trigger autoimmune disorders. Dr. Heather Moday will discuss the immune mechanisms underlying autoimmunity, the role dysbiosis plays in promoting pathogenic triggers, and how to diminish infection-driven autoimmunity.

This presentation will explain the relationship between bacteria and autoimmune disorders by describing how bacteria can trigger an autoimmune response. It will also address the effect of cumulative bacteria when developing an autoimmune disorder. It will define the specific types of bacteria that can trigger these kinds of autoimmune responses.

She will also discuss targeted anti-inflammatory treatments for pain caused by autoimmune disorders, along with the manipulation of the helper T cell in order to improve the outcome of an autoimmune disorder. She will introduce various substances and remedies that can be used to lessen or treat the symptoms brought on by these diseases. This course is recommended to anyone looking to improve their treatment of autoimmune diseases in their homeopathic practice by helping you understand the root of these diseases.

Please Note: this course was originally recorded for an event held by the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association; as such, you may hear mention of this event during the presentation. Proceeds from this course benefit the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association.

Course Content

  • Autoimmunity as a Sequelae of Infectious Disease 1h 01min


Dr. Heather Moday is an Allergist and Immunologist, Integrative and Functional Medicine Physician. She is also the owner and medical director of the Moday Center for Functional Medicine in Philadelphia. She offers comprehensive programs for adults, which focus on reversing chronic disease and creating optimum wellness. She has a special interest in immune system dysfunction, including autoimmunity, allergy, and the stress immune connection.

Dr. Moday received her MD from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Montefiore/ Albert Einstein Medical center in In New York City.

After years of working as an allergist and immunologist in private practice, she completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine and is board-certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). She is also a certified practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Dr. Moday is part of the Mindbodygreen “Collective” – the wellness website’s curated group of 50 experts in the wellness space, and she is the author of an upcoming book on immunity to be published by Little, Brown, Spark in December 2021.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    0.5 CEU total (up to 0.5 CEU Category B) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    1 CEU total (up to 1 CEU General) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    1.0 hour total (up to 1.0 hour General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    0.5 CPD total (up to 0.5 CPD Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    1 CME total (up to 1 CME General) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    1 continuing competence credit total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    1 hour total (up to 1 hour Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    1 credit total (up to 1 credit Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    1 PDA total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    1 hour total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    1 CEU total (up to 1 CEU Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    1 hour total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    1 CE total (up to 1 CE General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    1 hour total (up to 1 hour General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    1 CEU total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    1 hour total (up to 1 hour General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    1 hour total (up to 1 hour Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    1 hour total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    1 contact hour total (up to 1 contact hour General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    1 hour total (up to 1 hour General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    1 credit total (up to 1 credit General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    1 hour total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    1 hour total (up to 1 hour Category C) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    1 CE total (up to 1 CE General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    1 hour total (up to 1 hour Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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