Learn more about autoimmune disease and take your health into your own hands. We have compiled these resources to help you become more informed, so that you can make the best decision for your own personal wellbeing.
Find a Practitioner
Patients have shown a growing interest in what they can do to improve their healthcare through educated self-care. Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) offers an integrative, functional and holistic medicine approach to self-care that is complementary to traditional medicine and often yields a variety of positive results. 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. Below are organizations that offer a great starting point when finding these practitioners.
Evidence-based protocols supporting the prevention, arrest and even reversal of disease through TLC continue to be published. Below are some of these protocols from leading experts in the TLC 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.’
Scientific Articles on Biomarkers and Their Advantages
Biomarkers are measurable substances in the body associated with the intensity of a disease or other physiological state. Biomarkers can be used in many fields of clinical practice such as disease diagnosis, disease activity evaluation, and disease pathogenesis study. These scientific articles will help you understand the importance of biomarkers during diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune disease.
- 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.
Video resources are a great source of information on autoimmune disease and TLC. Below are some of our recommendations to increase your knowledge and help you on your path towards wellness.
- Michael Greger MD FACLM NutritionFacts.org
Dietary Treatment of Crohn’s Disease (Search archives for many videos on autoimmune diseases).
Nutrition is an important piece of TLC, with a huge impact on autoimmune disease symptoms. Below are resources to learn more about nutrition’s impact and healing potential.
- Mark Hyman MD
FOOD – What the Heck Should I Eat? 2018