The Immune System Recovery Plan

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ISBN: 9781451695007
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Number of pages: 384
Author: Susan Blum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Immune System Recovery Plan in PDF and EPUB One of the most sought-after experts in the field of functional medicine shares her proven four-step program to treat, reverse, and prevent autoimmune conditions and repair your immune system. • Are you constantly exhausted? • Do you frequently feel sick? • Are you hot when others are cold, or cold when everyone else is warm? • Do you have trouble thinking clearly, aka “brain fog”? • Do you often feel irritable? • Are you experiencing hair loss, dry skin, or unexplained weight fluctuation? • Do your joints ache or swell but you don’t know why? • Do you have an overall sense of not feeling your best, but it has been going on so long it’s actually normal to you? IF you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have an autoimmune disease, and this book is the “medicine” you need. Among the most prevalent forms of chronic illness in this country, autoimmune disease affects nearly 23.5 million Americans. This epidemic—a result of the toxins in our diet; exposure to chemicals, heavy metals, and antibiotics; and unprecedented stress levels—has caused millions to suffer from autoimmune conditions such as Graves’ disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, lupus, and more. In The Immune System Recovery Plan, Dr. Susan Blum, one of the most sought-after experts in the field of functional medicine, shares the four-step program she used to treat her own serious autoimmune condition and help countless patients reverse their symptoms, heal their immune systems, and prevent future illness. DR. BLUM’S INNOVATIVE METHOD FOCUSES ON: • Using food as medicine • Understanding the stress connection • Healing your gut and digestive system • Optimizing liver function Each of these sections includes an interactive workbook to help you determine and create your own personal treatment program. Also included are recipes for simple, easy-to-prepare dishes to jump-start the healing process. The Immune System Recovery Plan is a revolutionary way for people to balance their immune systems, transform their health, and live fuller, happier lives.


The Immune System Recovery Plan

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ISBN: 9781451694970
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Number of pages: 370
Author: Susan Blum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Immune System Recovery Plan in PDF and EPUB Outlines a four-step program for treating, reversing, and preventing autoimmune conditions and repairing the immune system, arguing that autoimmune disease occurs as a result of environmental toxins..


The Immune System Recovery Plan

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ISBN: 1451694997
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 400
Author: Susan Blum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Immune System Recovery Plan in PDF and EPUB Do you frequently feel sick? • Are you constantly exhausted? • Are you hot when others are cold, or cold when everyone else is warm? • Do you have trouble thinking clearly, aka “brain fog”? • Do you find it nearly impossible to lose weight? • Do your joints swell but you don’t know why? • Do you have an overall sense of not feeling your best? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, this book is the medicine you need. In The Immune System Recovery Plan, Dr. Susan Blum, one of the most sought-after experts in the field of functional medicine, shares the four-step program she developed to treat her own serious autoimmune condition and which she now uses to help countless patients revitalize their health. The Immune System Recovery Plan includes an interactive workbook and forty recipes for easy-to-prepare dishes that will jump-start the healing process. The Immune System Recovery Plan shows how to: Use food as medicine • Reduce the harmful effects of stress • Repair your digestive system • Optimize your liver function And how to treat a wide array of immune-related illnesses and autoimmune diseases including: Allergies • Inflammation • Frequent infections • Celiac disease •Multiple sclerosis • Lupus • Rheumatoid arthritis • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis • Graves’ disease . . . and many more


The Autoimmune Solution

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ISBN: 9780062347497
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Number of pages: 400
Author: Dr. Amy Myers
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online The Autoimmune Solution in PDF and EPUB Over 90 percent of the population suffers from inflammation or an autoimmune disorder. Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure. Minor irritations like rashes and runny noses are ignored, while chronic and debilitating diseases like Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that fail to address their root cause. But it doesn't have to be this way. In The Autoimmune Solution, Dr. Amy Myers, a renowned leader in functional medicine, offers her medically proven approach to prevent a wide range of inflammatory-related symptoms and diseases, including allergies, obesity, asthma, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, lupus, IBS, chronic headaches, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.


The Autoimmune Fix

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ISBN: 9781623367008
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Number of pages: 352
Author: Tom O'Bryan
Publisher: Rodale

Download and read online The Autoimmune Fix in PDF and EPUB Do you have crud in the blood? Millions of people suffer from autoimmunity whether they know it or not. The root cause of most weight gain, brain and mood problems, and fatigue, autoimmunity can take years--or even decades--for symptoms and a clear diagnosis to arise. Through years of research, Dr. Tom O’Bryan has discovered that autoimmunity is actually a spectrum, and many people experiencing general malaise are already on it. And while autoimmune diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, osteoporosis, diabetes, and lupus, have become the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer, many people affected are left in the dark. The good news is that many autoimmune conditions can be reversed through a targeted protocol designed to heal the autoimmune system, 70 percent of which is located in the gut. The Autoimmune Fix includes two comprehensive 3-week plans: In the first 3 weeks, you’ll follow a Paleo-inspired diet during which you cut out gluten, sweets, and dairy--the three primary culprits behind autoimmunity. Once the dietary changes have been addressed, The Autoimmune Fix focuses on the other causes of autoimmunity such as genetics, other dietary issues, and microbiome. The Autoimmune Fix provides a practical and much-needed guide to navigating these increasingly common conditions to help you feel better and develop a plan that works for you.


Healing Arthritis

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ISBN: 9781501156489
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Number of pages: 368
Author: Susan Blum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Healing Arthritis in PDF and EPUB The author of the bestselling The Immune System Recovery Plan shares her science-based, drug-free treatment plan for the almost fifty million people who suffer from arthritis: an amazing 3-step guide to eliminate the disease naturally. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the world—greater than both back pain and heart disease. One example, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), is the most common autoimmune disease, affecting 1% of the US population, and almost 68 million people worldwide. Conventional medicine tends to treat arthritis with strong, gut-damaging, immune-suppressing pain medications, temporarily relieving the symptoms of the disease without addressing its root causes. Now, in her groundbreaking new book, Dr. Susan Blum, a leading expert in functional medicine, offers a better approach to healing arthritis permanently. Dr. Blum’s groundbreaking three-step protocol is designed to address the underlying causes of the condition and heal the body permanently by: -Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and more -Healing your gut to heal your joints -Reducing inflammation without medication Dr. Blum’s innovative method includes a two-week plan to quickly reduce pain through anti-inflammatory foods and supplements; followed by an intensive gut repair to rid the body of bad bacteria and strengthen the gastrointestinal system for a dramatic improvement in arthritis symptoms and inflammation; and then addresses the emotional issues that contribute to inflammation, and eating a simple, Mediterranean inspired diet to maintain a healthy gut. Featuring detailed case studies, including Dr. Blum’s own inspiring personal story, Healing Arthritis offers a revolutionary way to heal your gut, repair your immune system, control inflammation, and live a happier, healthier life…arthritis-free.


The Autoimmune Epidemic

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ISBN: 9780743277761
Release Date: 2009-02-10
Number of pages: 352
Author: Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Autoimmune Epidemic in PDF and EPUB Why do our bodies rebel against themselves? Why are autoimmunine disorders on the rise? What role do everyday environmental toxins play in triggering onset of these diseases? The author answers these questions with personal stories and sound scientific research and offers ways to combat the problem.


Women and Autoimmune Disease

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ISBN: 9780061736957
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Number of pages: 304
Author: Robert G. Lahita
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Women and Autoimmune Disease in PDF and EPUB A cutting-edge examination of the mysterious world of autoimmune disease—and the new discoveries made daily that may save women's lives Autoimmune diseases—including chronic fatigue syndrome, vasculitis, juvenile diabetes, alopecia, Graves' disease, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis—are among the most devastating conditions afflicting women today and the most resistant to diagnosis and treatment. In all of them, the body's immune system begins to attack healthy and normally functioning cells. And one of the biggest puzzles is why 80 percent of autoimmune disease sufferers are women. In this groundbreaking book, world-class immunologist Dr. Robert Lahita brings years of intensive research, patient care, and diagnostics to shed light on the mysteries of these conditions, with a particular focus on how they affect—and how he treats—women. Through case studies, he reveals the early warning signs, symptoms, diagnostic processes, and the most innovative treatments for all the most common—and many of the less well known—autoimmune diseases. He offers a scientifically sound and sensitive work that is the best resource available to help understand these perplexing and debilitating diseases.


The Fibro Fix

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ISBN: 9781623367114
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Number of pages: 304
Author: David M. Brady
Publisher: Rodale

Download and read online The Fibro Fix in PDF and EPUB Chronic pain affects nearly 100 million Americans. Ongoing fatigue affects even more. The combination of fatigue and body-wide chronic pain, often called "fibromyalgia," remains mysterious and confusing, and an alarming 66 percent of sufferers are misdiagnosed. Now, leading naturopathic medical doctor and nutritionist David Brady is here with the answer in his comprehensive book The Fibro Fix. For more than 23 years, Dr. Brady has treated many thousands of patients seeking relief from fibromyalgia. In The Fibro Fix he distills his life-changing prescription into an integrative 21-day program to help you determine if, in fact, you're suffering from fibromyalgia or from one of the conditions commonly misdiagnosed as the fibromyalgia. The plan begins with three simple steps--detox, diet, and movement--to start relieving those symptoms for good and then offers deeper long-term solutions specific to the real cause in each person. The Fibro Fix is your groundbreaking guide to resolving fibromyalgia, and uncovering the mystery behind chronic pain and fatigue.


The Swift Diet

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ISBN: 9780698169999
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Number of pages: 352
Author: Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Swift Diet in PDF and EPUB “Kathie Swift [is] a leader in the functional nutrition and functional medicine revolution.” —Susan S. Blum, MD, MPH, author of The Immune System Recovery Plan The latest research on the gut microbiome, the bacteria that lives in the gut, confirms what Kathie Madonna Swift has known for years: when we eat in a way that soothes our digestive problems, we address weight issues at the same time. A leading holistic dietitian/nutritionist, Swift noticed that women who want to lose weight generally suffer from a host of annoying digestive issues—and seemingly unrelated ailments such as joint pain and troublesome skin. Changing their gut bacteria by changing their diet, Swift has helped thousands of women lose weight without going hungry. In The Swift Diet, she shares the meal plans, recipes, and lifestyle changes that will help readers shed those stubborn pounds—and improve their overall health.


My Kitchen Cure

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ISBN: 9781483500027
Release Date: 2013-04-04
Number of pages: 388
Author: Tracy Mee McCormick
Publisher: BookBaby

Download and read online My Kitchen Cure in PDF and EPUB My husband and I raised our glasses and said yes to adventure, moving ourselves and our two very young children to the Mexican jungle. After a year there, I became deathly ill, so we returned to our family farm and cattle ranch outside of Nashville, Tennessee, where I embarked on my greatest quest. I went from being a clueless kitchen woman, having lived on only processed foods, to becoming a REAL FOOD master cook. I then began healing my body, shifting our cattle ranch to grass fed and creating an organic bio-dynamic produce company in the process. What started out as a Mee thing became a We thing, as I launched community kitchens throughout the city of Nashville and now Malibu, inspiring people to return to a healthy farm-table lifestyle. This book is the story of my journey, the food facts I came to understand, and lots of healthy, healing recipes to share. An Introduction Every day I seem to learn more and more about food, cooking, and healing. When I first embarked on this grand cooking adventure, I thought it was only to heal my own body . . . to get well enough to live pain free and to be able to eat whatever I wanted. I had no idea that I would not only learn to heal my intestines but also unveil the great secret to healing and preventing disease. This secret is that our intestines and their wellness are the key to balancing our immune systems. Therefore, everyone would do well to embark on a REAL FOOD DIET that strengthens the digestive tract, balances healthy bacteria versus unhealthy bacteria, and produces healthy, whole, and long shadoobies daily. As I began to share with the world what I’d learned, the e-mails began to pour in from all over the country via my website, www.meetracy.com. I found myself digging for answers for folks who were suffering from autoimmune diseases and cancer. I knew that if food could heal a hole in my intestines, then for certain it could help others get well from an array of different illnesses. What I found were tons of stories of food miracles. This hunt to understand our health and what makes us well expanded my own healing, and I found the “red thread” that connects all of us on the road to better health—REAL FOOD. I hope my journey inspires you to shift your relationship with life and know that you have a choice in what you eat and how you feel. Mee McCormick believes that when we are armed with information and education, we can choose who we become. And this starts with the food we choose to eat. She knows firsthand how true this is and has made it her business to share and educate others on the healing power of foods. My Kitchen Cure opens with a chronicle of her struggles and eventual victory over the hereditary autoimmune dysfunction that had evolved into a life-threatening health crisis without any effective treatments or cures from traditional medicine. This book is Mee’s story, but My Kitchen Cure is also chockfull of her tireless research and health-restoring strategies. It is a complete how to guide to living a Real Food Life, and using the healing properties of foods to regain control over your health and your life. Having traveled down the Real Food healing path, Mee shows you the way—step by step, meal by meal, and recipe by recipe. My Kitchen Cure is a book about overcoming chronic autoimmune disease, preventing cancer, and transcending a hereditary setup for a life of illness and a diminished existence. My Kitchen Cure is about foods for healing, cooking for cures, and eating your way to wellness. And, finally, My Kitchen Cure is a book about recovering strength, regaining balance, reclaiming empowerment, and restoring vitality.


Attacking Myasthenia Gravis

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ISBN: 9781603062671
Release Date: 2013-08
Number of pages: 296
Author: Ronald Henderson
Publisher: NewSouth Books

Download and read online Attacking Myasthenia Gravis in PDF and EPUB Using his insight as a longtime physician, Dr. Ron Henderson describes the productive life he lives despite having a rare autoimmune disease known as myasthenia gravis (MG). He also provides a forum for three other MG patients to share their inspirational stories. A disease unfamiliar to many, myasthenia gravis means "grave muscle weakness" and causes severe weakness and loss of strength in voluntary muscles in various parts of the body. Often debilitating, MG falls into the category of "autoimmune" diseases, which all involve problems related to the immune system. Explaining MG symptoms, treatments, research, and disease-management tips, this book becomes a useful guide for MG patients, their families, and their physicians. And the book goes further. Using MG as an example, Dr. Henderson and others provide tips to all who suffer from chronic health problems for which there are treatments but no cures. Forced by MG to retire eight years ago as an obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Henderson now enjoys improved health but realizes he can never expect to be well unless a cure is found for MG. In this book, he announces plans to expand research into MG and other autoimmune disease through his founding of the International Autoimmune Disease Research Foundation.


The End of Pain

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ISBN: 9781771640190
Release Date: 2014-03-29
Number of pages: 304
Author: Jacqueline Lagacé
Publisher: Greystone Books

Download and read online The End of Pain in PDF and EPUB For years Jacqueline Lagacé suffered from debilitating chronic arthritis pain in her hands, spine, and knees. Conventional medicine failed to provide any relief, and Lagacé, a medical researcher, began searching for alternatives. That search brought her to the work of Dr. Jean Seignalet, an expert in nutrition therapy, who used targeted nutrition to treat patients suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases. His approach was called the hypotoxic diet, and he achieved an 80 percent success rate with it. By following his dietary regime, Lagacé experienced alleviation of the pain in her hands within ten days and regained the use of her hands in 16 months. Her severe back and knee pain were also greatly reduced. In The End of Pain, Lagacé explores how our bodies are at war with our modern Western diet. She thoroughly investigates the science behind treating inflammatory disease with nutritional therapy and explains why consuming wheat, dairy products, and animal proteins cooked at high temperatures disrupts the balance of intestinal flora and spurs the growth of pathogenic rather than beneficial bacteria, citing recent scientific studies showing how and why these foods are potentially pro-inflammatory. The End of Pain is where relief begins.


Healing Autoimmune Disease

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ISBN: 1936609398
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Number of pages: 240
Author: Sandra Cabot MD
Publisher: SCB International

Download and read online Healing Autoimmune Disease in PDF and EPUB Autoimmune disease affects approximately one in 20 people and is one of the most significant health problems in the USA. There are more than 80 different autoimmune diseases, ranging from skin conditions such as psoriasis, to potentially life threatening diseases such as lupus, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis.An autoimmune disease occurs when a person's immune system launches an attack against their own cells, tissues and/or organs. This results in inflammation throughout the body, and potential damage to specific organs. Conventional medicine states that there is no cure for autoimmune disease, and the patient is usually placed on a cocktail of powerful immune suppressing drugs. Although in the short term these drugs can be life saving, in the long term they have significant side effects that are sometimes worse than the original disease, and they can even increase the risk of cancer.In this book, Dr Sandra Cabot and naturopath Margaret Jasinska give the reader a step by step plan for healing autoimmune disease, reducing inflammation, alleviating symptoms and halting autoantibody production, thereby stopping tissue destruction. This book offers a medically proven approach to assisting immune system disorders.In this book, the reader will learn:* The role of specific foods and supplements in reducing inflammation and healing the immune system.* The detrimental effects of gluten on the immune system, inflammation and intestinal health of people with autoimmune disease.* How common nutritional deficiencies can raise the risk of developing an autoimmune disease.* How leaky gut syndrome is a factor in triggering autoimmune disease.* The role of hormones in influencing autoimmune disease.* How vaccinations and environmental chemicals can trigger autoimmune disease in some people.* Which specific foods to avoid and which foods to eat more of.* Recipes for healing autoimmune disease


Living Well with Autoimmune Disease

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ISBN: 9780061748547
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Number of pages: 544
Author: Mary J. Shomon
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Living Well with Autoimmune Disease in PDF and EPUB A complete guide to understanding the mysterious and often difficult-to-pinpoint disorders of the immune system--and finding the keys to diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. An estimated fifty million people suffer from symptoms including fatigue, joint pains, depression, or heart palpitations — signs that the immune system has turned on itself, causing conditions such as thyroid disease, hepatitis, or multiple sclerosis. And while doctors may prescribe treatments to relieve these surface ailments, when asked about the life-long health implications of an autoimmune condition, they often just shrug their shoulders. Yet much like cancer, having one autoimmune disease puts you at high risk for developing another, and understanding the underlying immune process can reverse a patients approach to a dysfunction--for the author, it changed the way she ate, the vitamins and supplements she took, and the types of doctors she visited. Living Well with Autoimmune Disease is the first book that goes beyond the conventional treatments by showing you how to work on your underlying autoimmune dysfunction with natural and alternative therapies.