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2023 IHH-UCSF Symposium on Nutrition and Functional Medicine

April 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our 9th annual conference has been reimagined as a completely online event, but with the same cutting-edge information and engaging talks from some of the top health experts in the world!

Harvard Medical School professor Dr. William Li will discuss the surprising new science of weight loss and how to use therapeutic dosages of food to heal your metabolism, reduce unhealthy body fat, and prevent disease. He is contributing many copies of his latest book, Eat to Beat Your Diet, to be awarded as gifts for raffle prize winners (all those who purchase tickets are automatically entered into our raffle).

Dr. Akil Palanisamy will share insights from his new book, The Tiger Protocol, on how to address autoimmunity and chronic inflammation with an integrative medicine approach. He will share the key elements of the protocol, that target Toxins, Infections, Gut, Eating, and Rest in order to heal the root causes of immune dysfunction.

Nutritionist and sustainability advocate Diana Rodgers, producer of the popular film “Sacred Cow,” will bring nuance to the discussion of eating meat and review how grazing animals, when managed well, can be a vital and beneficial part of our food ecosystem.

Is H. pylori always bad? Naturopathic physician Asia Muhammad will dispel common myths and misconceptions about the oft misunderstood H. pylori, and present the 2 sides of this bacteria; she will share botanical approaches to treatment, and discuss when it is necessary to treat.

Integrative medicine physician Gina Serraiocco will discuss a holistic approach to cancer prevention. She will address misunderstandings about meat, dairy, soy, and HRT, review evidence-based natural preventive tools such as vitamins and fasting, teach you how to avoid hidden carcinogens in the environment, and much more.

Learn tips and tools for optimizing nutrition, how to strengthen health and resilience during times of chronic stress, and other tips for overall wellbeing.


William Li, MD, Harvard medical school professor and New York Times best-selling author of Eat to Beat Disease

Diana Rodgers, RD, “real food” nutritionist, sustainability advocate, and best-selling author of Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat

Asia Muhammad, ND, naturopathic physician and expert in GI health

Akil Palanisamy, MD, Harvard-trained integrative medicine physician with expertise in functional medicine and Ayurveda, and author of the upcoming book The Tiger Protocol

Gina Serraiocco, MD, integrative medicine physician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation