The Immune System Recovery Plan

The Immune System Recovery Plan

A Doctor's 4-step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease

Book - 2013
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Simon and Schuster
Now with all-new bonus material on healing your gut, the proven, authoritative, revolutionary plan to repair your immune system for better health and treat, reverse, and prevent autoimmune conditions—this “groundbreaking book lays out a clear road map to recovery for millions of people needlessly suffering” (Mark Hyman, MD).

Among the most prevalent forms of chronic illness in this country, autoimmune diseases affect nearly 23.5 million Americans. This epidemic—a result of the toxins in our diet, our exposures to chemicals, heavy metals, antibiotics, and unprecedented stress levels—has caused millions of people to suffer from conditions like Graves’ disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, lupus, and more. Are you constantly exhausted? Do you have trouble thinking clearly? Are you experiencing hair loss, dry skin, or unexplained weight fluctuation? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, your immune system may be compromised or you might have an autoimmune disease and 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 used to treat her own serious autoimmune condition. Dr. Blum’s innovative method shows how to use food as medicine; understand the connection between stress and health; heal the gut and digestive system; and optimize liver function. Including a workbook to help you design your own personal treatment program and forty recipes for dishes that work to repair the immune system, The Immune System Recovery Plan is an “insightful” (Publishers Weekly), revolutionary way for people to transform their health.

Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2013
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
Description: xii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781451694994
Branch Call Number: 616.978 Blu
Additional Contributors: Bender, Michele.


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Oct 24, 2015

If you're not willing to change what you've been doing which led to disease, don't expect to heal. The increasing amount of research shows evidence, both scientific and anecdotal, that removing specific foods from the diet is crucial, but also being intentional about healing leaky gut. So it does include, but not limited to, eliminating certain foods for a time, then reintroducing things one at a time. I did not like it either, but it made a huge difference! I believe gluten (and most or all grains) and dairy from the diet for a time is beneficial to ALL people who suffer from leaky gut, allergies, or autoimmune disease. It may not be forever, but during the healing period it IS crucial.

Oct 01, 2014

If you're not willing to give up gluten and dairy, then don't bother with this book. The author bangs on this throughout the book, which detracts from whatever other useful advice she gives. Gluten and dairy free diets help a lot of people, but they are not the answer for everyone.

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