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Title:
The autoimmune solution : prevent and reverse the full spectrum of inflammatory symptoms and diseases
Author:
Myers, Amy (Physician), author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
viii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Myers offers a medically proven approach to prevent and reverse a wide range of inflammatory-related symptoms and diseases, from allergies and IBS to Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Language:
English
Contents:
Part I. The autoimmune epidemic. My autoimmune journey and yours -- Myths and facts about autoimmunity -- Your enemy, yourself: how autoimmunity works -- Part II. Get to the root. Heal your gut. Get rid of gluten, grains, and legumes -- Tame the toxins -- Heal your infections and relieve your stress -- Part III. Learn the tools. Putting the Myers way into practice -- Your thirty-day protocol: meal plans and recipes -- Part IV. Live the solution. The Myers way as a way of life -- Navigating the medical maze -- A world of hope: success stories -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix A: Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- Appendix B: Heavy metals -- Appendix C: Toxic mold -- Appendix D: Biological dentistry -- Appendix E: Detoxifying your home -- Appendix F: Improving your sleep -- Appendix G: The Myers Way Symptom Tracker.
ISBN:
9780062347473

9780062347480
Format :
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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 and reverse 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 Myers Way is built on four pillars:

Eliminating toxic foods, such as sugar and caffeine, and inflammatory foods, like dairy, gluten, and grains, which disrupt our digestive system. Introducing restorative ingredients and sup-plements, such as quality proteins, healthy fats, and probiotics, to repair the gut. Identifying environmental toxins in everyday products like shampoo, soap, cosmetics, detergent, and other household products. Healing autoimmune-related infections while relieving the mental, emotional, and physical stress that exacerbate the immune system's response to external toxins.

Through this program, Dr. Myers has suc-cessfully treated thousands of patients. Whether you're battling multiple sclerosis or Graves' disease, or you simply want to put an end to nagging minor symptoms, The Autoimmune Solution is a medical breakthrough, a prescriptive and easy-to-follow program designed to fight and defeat the full spectrum of autoimmune diseases.


Author Notes

Amy Myers, MD is a leader in Functional Medicine and New York Times Bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution: Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases. Myers received her Doctorate in Medicine from LSU Health Sciences Center and spent 5 years working in emergency medicine before training with the Institute of Functional Medicine. She has helped thousands around the world recover from chronic illness through her dietary-based program The Myers Way®.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Americans who suffer from psoriasis, type 1 diabetes, and other autoimmune diseases and want to treat them without conventional medicine will find many alternative ideas in this guide from medical doctor Myers. Having struggled with Graves' disease, she vividly describes how the harrowing symptoms of autoimmune conditions leave one feeling as if some alien presence has taken over your body. Myers' extensive suggestions for combating these chronic assaults include eliminating gluten (the protein in wheat), buying organic food and not storing it in plastic containers, letting go of sugar and caffeine, buying cotton or wool rugs, skipping nightcaps, and even getting rid of vinyl shower curtains. She can get too technical, trying to explain, for example, how the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene helps rid the body of heavy metals, and supplement skeptics may raise their eyebrows at her suggestion that people take a slew of products. But her recipes for dishes like a salmon avocado bowl seem healthy and tasty, and her bibliography is thorough, making this is a good addition to integrative medicine collections.--Springen, Karen Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Functional medicine physician Myers, who once suffered from Graves' disease, claims that conventional medicine has failed the more than 50 million Americans with autoimmune diseases, which include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis. The "Myers Way" relies on the "four pillars": healing the gut (80% of the immune system, she notes, is located there); cutting out gluten; detoxifying the body; and dealing with infections (e.g., Epstein-Barr) and stress. Gluten, says Myers, causes inflammation and encourages leaky gut syndrome: avoid it, she advises, "like the plague" (in its hybridized state this is not the gluten, she explains, of our ancestors). Myers includes a 30-day meal plan for readers with autoimmune problems, replacing "inflammatory" ingredients like sugar, legumes, eggs, grains, and dairy with protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. In an appendix, she also includes a symptom tracker to help readers chart their progress. Though Myers's protocol requires discipline (particularly difficult for vegetarians), those with autoimmune issues should welcome this helpful and hopeful resource from a physician who walks her talk. Agent: Stephanie Tade, Stephanie Tade Agency. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Table of Contents

Part I The Autoimmune Epidemic
1 My Autoimmune Journey-and Yoursp. 3
2 Myths and Facts About Autoimmunityp. 31
3 Your Enemy, Yourself: How Autoimmunity Worksp. 45
Part II Get to the Root
4 Heal Your Gutp. 69
5 Get Rid of Gluten, Grains, and Legumesp. 91
6 Tame the Toxinsp. 119
7 Heal Your Infections and Relieve Your Stressp. 149
Part III Learn the Tools
8 Putting The Myers Way into Practicep. 175
9 Your Thirty-Day Protocol: Meal Plans and Recipesp. 193
Part IV Live the Solution
10 The Myers Way as a Way of Lifep. 283
11 Navigating the Medical Mazep. 299
12 A World of Hope: Success Storiesp. 307
Acknowledgmentsp. 322
Appendix A Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)p. 324
Appendix B Heavy Metalsp. 329
Appendix C Toxic Moldp. 331
Appendix D Biological Dentistryp. 335
Appendix E Detoxifying Your Homep. 340
Appendix F Improving Your Sleepp. 344
Appendix G The Myers Way Symptom Trackerp. 347
Resourcesp. 349
Selected Bibliographyp. 358
Notesp. 380
Indexp. 381