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At the International Autoimmune Institute & Center for Functional Medicine, we are dedicated to a singular vision: the comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of autoimmune and chronic diseases. We hold a firm belief that maintaining health is an active and ongoing process requiring your commitment. By embracing a holistic approach that considers the mind, body, and spirit, we appreciate the significant advantages that integrated medicine offers our patients.

Our approach to functional medicine is deeply personalized and systems-oriented, designed to empower both patients and practitioners. Together, we strive to attain optimal health by collaboratively addressing the root causes of illness. Under the leadership of David Bilstrom, MD, our center integrates both traditional and functional medicine practices to enhance health outcomes and restore hope where it might have once seemed elusive.

Dr. Bilstrom emphasizes the limitations of conventional treatments, stating, “Autoimmune disease medications typically address only the symptoms, not the underlying causes of the disease. This oversight leads to more doctor visits, additional medications, and much unnecessary pain. It’s common for me to encounter patients who have been trapped in this cycle for years, often arriving with prescriptions for 5 to 10, sometimes even 30 different medications, most of which merely treat the side effects of other medications. Living this way is not only painful but also deprives individuals and their families of both quality time and financial resources.”


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Dr. David Bilstrom, MD

Dr. David J. Bilstrom


Dr. David Bilstrom, MD, is the Director of the International Autoimmune Institute & the Center for Functional Medicine, the first medical center in the western United States to treat all types of autoimmune diseases. It is also the first to use nature and its ability to improve human health and well-being as an integral part of a wellness system.

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Jody Bilstrom, LCSW



As a behavior health therapist, Jody offers long- and short-term therapy for children, adolescents, and adults dealing with psychiatric issues as well as those struggling with complex medical issues. Jody takes great care in individually tailoring treatments to meet the specific needs of each client. *Participates in the Bingham Direct Program.

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Bradly K.L. Brown, PA-C

Bradly K.L. Brown


With more than 10 years of medical experience, Bradly Brown is involved in all aspects of patient care and works with people suffering from autoimmune diseases. He also has clinical experience in behavior medicine, emergency medicine, urgent care, family medicine, pain management, and orthopedics and sport medicine.

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Episode 1: Dr. David Bilstrom “What is an Autoimmune Disease?”

Episode 2: Dr. David Bilstrom, What Causes an Autoimmune Disease?

Episode 3: Dr. David Bilstrom “Other Countries and Autoimmune Disease”

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