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COVID-19 Testing—How Much Do We Know?

Presenter: Aristo Vojdani, PhD

Event Details

Date: May 14, 2020 Start Time: 11:00 AM PT End Time: 11:45 AM PT

Webinar Summary


Author, teacher, and researcher Aristo Vojdani, PhD gives an overview of the immune system, including the steps involved in targeting a virus and the importance of mucosal immunity. He suggests protective measures that work by enhancing mucosal immunity, including vitamin A, vitamin D, and colostrum, which may help reduce viral entry. On the other hand, Dr. Vojdani suggests stress is the number-one enemy of the mucosal immune system. He also discusses the connection between food allergies and immune health. He then reviews the testing currently available for Sars CoV-2, particularly what is available for antibody testing.

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Presenter Bio


Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, CLS obtained his MSc and PhD in the fields of microbiology and clinical immunology from Bar-Ilan University in Israel with postdoctoral studies in comparative immunology at UCLA and tumor immunology at Charles Drew/UCLA School of Medicine and Science. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Dept. of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University in California and an Adjunct Professor at the Lincoln College of Professional, Graduate and Continuing Education at the National University of Health Sciences. His ongoing research focuses on the role of environmental triggers in complex diseases.

Dr. Vojdani’s research has resulted in the development of more than 300 antibody assays for the detection of autoimmune disorders and other diseases. He holds 17 US patents for laboratory assessments of immune disorders associated with the brain and gut, has published 200 articles in magazines and scientific journals, and published the book Neuroimmunity and the Brain-Gut Connection with Nova Science Publishers. His latest book is Food-Associated Autoimmunities: When Food Breaks Your Immune System. He is the CEO and Technical Director of Immunosciences Lab in Los Angeles, California, and is also the Chief Scientific Advisor for Cyrex Labs in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Vojdani sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and five other scientific journals. His many awards and honors include the Herbert J. Rinkel Award from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the Linus Pauling, PhD Award from the American College for Advancement in Medicine, the F. R. Carrick Research Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute Lifetime Achievement Award.

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