Autoimmune diseases are an increasing issue in our country, with over 80 million Americans dealing with some form or another. Type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto’s, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, colitis, and Crohn’s disease are just some of the more than 70 identified forms of autoimmunity that leave people feeling sick, lost, and powerless.
Conventional treatment for autoimmune conditions gives little hope to those who are suffering, determining them a lifelong illness that often requires medication to manage symptoms. Through the lens of Functional Medicine, though, we’re able to see things differently; we’re able to see there are many underlying factors that contribute to autoimmune disease, which vary from person to person, even for the same disease.
By identifying the specific type of immune dysfunction that’s occurring (autoimmune doesn’t always equal overactive) we’re able to identify the best course of treatment for optimal results. That can even mean remission.
In today’s mini-episode, I speak with Dr. Elroy Vojdani and Dr. Terry Wahls about why there is an explosion of autoimmune diseases, and how to prevent and treat autoimmune conditions.
Dr. Elroy Vojdani is the founder of Regenera Medical, a boutique Functional Medicine practice in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Vojdani has co-authored over 20 articles in the scientific literature and continues an integral role in research related to autoimmune, neurodegenerative, and autoinflammatory conditions. He is also the co-author of a medical textbook entitled Food Associated Autoimmunity.
Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. Dr. Wahls was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, and was confined to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. She didn’t buy into the limits defined by her diagnosis and restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain, and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life.
Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elroy Vojdani here: https://lnk.to/dhru-232/
Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Terry Wahls here: https://lnk.to/dhru-237/
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