Thyroid autoimmunity is commonly found in fertility patients and can dramatically interfere with conception, increase the risk of first trimester miscarriages, and result in poor fetal development. These risk factors can be significantly reduced through appropriate patient management of both thyroid hormones and the immune system. This 6 hour course will examine the Western / functional medicine lab diagnostics used to identify both autoimmune thyroid disorders, and other factors that can aggravate the immune system, such as food sensitivities. An accurate and comprehensive diagnosis can set the stage for an effective treatment protocol that results in a successful pregnancy outcome. Our training in TCM gives us a fantastic infrastructure on which to build a working knowledge of functional medicine. The focus in this course will be on functional medicine, including lab testing and nutrition, with less emphasis on straight TCM.