We have compiled information to help you become more informed about Autoimmune Disease and what you can do to improve your overall health.
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Patients have a growing interest in what they can do to improve their healthcare through educated self-care. (TLC) Therapeutic Lifestyle Change offers an integrative, functional and holistic medicine approach to your selfcare that is complementary to traditional medicine and often yields a variety of positive results. 1,2,3,4,5,9,19,22,23 (ref Therapy page) Ask your doctor to partner with you in TLC or locate a Holistic, Naturopathic, Functional Medicine or Lifestyle Medicine practitioner in your area to be your coach in educated self-care.8,9 (ref Therapy page)
Evidence based protocols supporting the prevention, arrest and even reversing disease through therapeutic lifestyle change continue to be published. Here we have listed a few protocols by leading experts in the therapeutic lifestyle change field.
Susan Blum MD: The Immune System Recovery Plan
‘A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease’
Susan Blum MD: Healing Arthritis ‘Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally’ (2017)
Amy Myers MD: The Autoimmune Solution
‘Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases’
Terry Wahls MD: ‘A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions…’ (2014)
Dean Ornish MD: ‘The Spectrum 2008.’
What are Biomarkers and Their Advantages
Biomarkers are those measurable substances in the body which associate with the intensity of a disease or other physiological states. Biomarkers can be used in many fields of clinical practice such as disease diagnosis, disease activity evaluation, and disease pathogenesis study.
Journal of Immunology Research, Volume 2017, Article ID 8702425, 2 pages
Editorial: New Biomarkers in Autoimmune Disease
Guixiu Shi,1 Zhixin Zhang,2 and Quanzhen Li3
Molecular Mimicry, the Hygiene Hypothesis, Stealth Infections and Other Examples of Disconnect between Medical Research and the Practice of Clinical Medicine in Autoimmune Disease
David M Brady University of Bridgeport
Autoantibodies as predictors of disease
David Leslie, Peter Lipsky, and Abner Louis Notkins
J. Clin. Invest. 108:1417-1422 (2001). DOI:10.1172/JCL200114452.
Michael Greger MD FACLM NutritionFacts.org
Dietary Treatment of Crohn’s Disease (Search archives for many videos on autoimmune diseases).
Mark Hyman MD: FOOD – What the Heck Should I Eat? 2018