The Autoimmune Answer

The Autoimmune Answer

Using Functional Medicine to address the cause, eliminate symptoms, and optimize quality of life

Autoimmune diseases are now more common than cancer in the US. This book & course cover at least 8 of the most common auto immunities and how to control symptoms naturally to optimize a person’s quality of life. Diet type, food allergies, and food variations are all individual depending upon the person and their diagnosis. Evidence-based. 


This book shines light into the way of thinking that is required to create health and to change chronic illness rather than just treating symptoms through medication.  Russell Hulbert, DC, Premier Family Healthcare, LLC

Using the world around us and within us, he explains how everyday decisions, big and small, influence how we feel and heal! Amy Cross, RN, MS, Medical Relations Coordinator

A perfect example of what Functional Medicine is all about—completing the puzzle. Mathieu Bouchard, ND, CFMP, Member, International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

I started the diet 5 weeks ago and already feel 70% better. The book itself has both clinical data and language, and also breaks it down so it’s easy to read and understand. I have recommended it to so many people... Amazon Shopper 9/2023

Dr. John Bartemus, DC
Course Expiration Date: Nov-28-2026
Course Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 4.2.4, 8.1.2, 10.2.3
Product Name

Book Only (2720)

Regular price $19.00 $19.00

12.75 CE Online Test Only (2721)

Regular price $111.00

12.75 CE Book & Online Test (2722)

Regular price $125.00

Book Details

Author Dr. John Bartemus, DC
Year Published 2020
Edition 1st
Publisher Independently Published
ISBN 978-8655266438
Format Paperback
Page Count 270
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 12.75 CE Online Test Only: 180097
  • 12.75 CE Book & Online Test: 180097

Course Objectives

Level 1, 2 & 3 CPE

CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based

Upon completion of this course, users will be able to:

1. Describe the normal immune response and what goes wrong when autoimmunity occurs.

2. Discuss the role of genetics in the development of autoimmunity.

3. Describe three known contributing factors to Parkinson’s disease.

4. Identify which three foods contribute to worse psoriasis symptoms and which nutrient supplements improved the condition.

5. Describe how a person’s gut, its microbiome, and immunity interact.

6. Discuss four consequences of neuroinflammation.

7. Describe three consequences of celiac disease and wheat allergy.

8. Discuss the physiological process that can lead to thyroid autoimmunity.

9. Describe the TSH, Free T3, and Total T4 functions and the functional medicine interpretations for normal and abnormal functions.

10. Describe the influence of vitamin D and selenium in thyroid autoimmunity.

11. Identify which two nutrient deficiencies are associated with MSG sensitivity.

12. Identify the four nutrients required to promote differentiation of naïve T-cells into anti-inflammatory T-regulatory cells.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional

Why We Chose This Book

Autoimmune diseases can be a debilitating problem that very negatively affects people, especially women. Having one autoimmune disease increases the chances of developing another one. Lifestyle decisions, especially nutrition choices are being recognized as effective in giving relief. Since food is integral to better health outcomes, nutrition counselors need this information.

About the Author

Dr. John Bartemus, DC, is a clinician, author, and speaker, specializing in Functional Medicine and education. He has over 600 videos on his YouTube Channel covering a broad range of health topics from a Functional Medicine perspective.