The Autoimmune Solution: Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases
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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.
been on—they’re standard treatment for advanced polymyositis. These drugs are often sadly ineffective against weakness and pain. Plus they bring with them a whole slew of side effects, including, in my dad’s case, weight gain and depression. However, the biggest concern was the fact that these drugs work by suppressing the immune system—and that made Dad way too vulnerable to infection. A couple of years ago he ended up with a bad case of pneumonia that turned into a significant lung infection,
that was challenging at best and pitiable at worst. These patients were told that they had no choice but to accept their fate: a dire, incurable disorder that could not be stopped and could barely be slowed. Yet I have seen these same patients after thirty days on The Myers Way glowing with health, full of vitality, their pain forgotten, and their lives restored. So why won’t conventional medicine recognize that there is an autoimmune solution? As I’ve pondered this question over the years, I
inflammation of the joints—the specialist will likely tell you that this disorder, like all autoimmune diseases, is irreversible. The joint pain that sent you to the doctor in the first place? Well, that was just the beginning. Eventually it will become so severe, so disabling, that you’ll be in more or less constant pain, and you’ll find it very difficult to move. Forget about enjoying a romantic walk along the beach or taking your grandkids to the amusement park. You’ll be lucky if you can
which has been tested through experimental research and has seen amazing results over my own years of practice as a physician: 1 Heal your gut. After all, 80 percent of your immune system is in your gut. The gut is the gateway to your health, so if your gut isn’t healthy, your immune system won’t be either. 2 Get rid of gluten, grains, legumes, and other foods that cause chronic inflammation. Inflammation is a system-wide immune response that, in small doses, can actually help you heal. But
equally dramatic boost of energy. For the first time in a long while, Claire told me, she felt “normal again—like the self I used to be. It’s so good to get that self back again!” “I wish I didn’t have to deal with all of this,” she said at the end of our last visit. “But since I do, at least I have the information and the resources I need. And it’s amazing how even small changes can make such a big difference.” CHAPTER 7 Heal Your Infections and Relieve Your Stress MY PATIENT JASMINE was