Episode 128: Chronic Inflammation Lowers the Immune System’s Function

Dr. Jocelyn Strand

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Jocelyn Strand for a discussion about areas of the body that contribute to systemic inflammation, which can start in the mouth and continue on into the gut. Learn about the role of inflammation and how it decreases the body’s ability to defend itself.

Dr. Strand graduated from Bastyr University in 2005 with a doctorate in naturopathic
medicine. Following her graduation, she established her practice in the Seattle area, working at
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, as well as in a gastrointestinal specialty clinic. She returned to
Minnesota in 2008 with the vision of increasing the availability, affordability and awareness of
naturopathic medicine, and opened her private practice at Lake Superior Natural Medicine,
where she specialized in GI system disorders, Lyme disease, and auto-immune conditions as a
primary care provider through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.

In 2019, Dr. Strand became the Director of Clinical Education for Bio-Botanical Research, Inc.,
and continues to inspire others through research and lecturing around the world.

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What drives chronic inflammation (a common issue with Lyme patients) prevents the immune system from responding appropriately to pathogens
How does the microbiome influence immune development?
There is a microbiome in the lungs and it is altered 100% of the time with chronic lung disease-discussion.
What is the impact of the oral microbiome on the lung microbiome?
How does gut dysbiosis result in systemic inflammation, including neurological?