Environmental Triggers & Regression: What to Be Aware Of (Chiropractic Continuing Ed Track registrants only)


The prevalence of autism has been rapidly increasing over the past several decades.  There is now growing agreement that environmental factors are driving this epidemic.  Several toxicants and toxic metals have been identified as known causes of autism.  We will look at the changing environmental levels of these agents relative to the incidence of autism.  Our goal will be to develop strategies aimed at prevention but also to recognize concerning factors in a patient's history and clinical presentation in an effort to stave off any further regression and restore health and function.


Stuart Freedenfeld, MD

 Stuart H. Freedenfeld, MD, received his MD with honors from the College of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in 1975. He completed a 3-year residency in family practice at Hunterdon Medical Center and became board certified and a diplomate of the Academy of Family Practice in 1978. 

Dr. Freedenfeld served as clinical instructor at Delaware Valley Family Health Center until opening Stockton Family Practice in December 1978. In addition, he served as president of the Hunterdon County Medical Society from 1985-86, was chairman of the quality advisory committee of a major health maintenance organization from 1992-2001, and presently holds a position as clinical instructor with Rutgers Medical School. 

In 1988, Dr. Freedenfeld began studying herbal medicine, nutritional therapies, and homeopathy. Over the years, he has undertaken hundreds of hours of additional study to gain expertise in traditional herbalism, Chinese herbalism, homeopathy, nutritional medicine, and IV therapies such as chelation. He is an internationally respected lecturer in areas including autism, ADD/ADHD, detoxification and many afflictions associated with aging. Additionally, he is recognized as one of the leading experts on the integration of multiple forms of healing. 

Dr. Freedenfeld's forte is in the areas of autism, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, allergy, autoimmune disease, colitis, cancer, heart and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, detoxification, longevity, and health maintenance. He believes there are many avenues to health and healing and teaches integration of the direction most appropriate to the individual.