The Autoimmune Solution 2021
A scientifically proven plan for preventing and reversing the full spectrum of autoimmune diseases, including allergies, obesity, asthma, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, lupus, IBS, chronic headaches, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Most people use medication to suppress their overactive immune systems, but there are natural, more effective ways!
Author explained some tough concepts very well and with simplicity for understanding. The book was very engaging and was a quick read. L.C. 3/2020
I thoroughly enjoyed this self-study. This study helped me to change my diet and my environment. Wished more doctors would practice some of these interventions for patients as they do compliment conventional medicine (and they are effective). VHK 2/2020
Level 1 & 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 2.1.3, 4.1.2, 4.2.7, 6.1.2, 6.1.8, 6.2.3, 6.3.8, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.5, 8.3.7, 10.2.9
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Identify three possible reasons for the growing prevalence of autoimmune diseases in the U.S.
2. List the names of at least six autoimmune diseases.
3. Explain the metabolic pathway where foods, nutrients, and poor diet influence the development of autoimmune propensity.
4. Describe the main functions of immunoglobulin A (IgA) and IgG.
5. Discuss the role of zonulin in leaky gut and how it occurs.
6. Explain two functions of serotonin and identify where it is produced.
7. Explain the proposed role of gluten in the creation of leaky gut as well as the physiology of a leaky gut.
8. Describe four interventions used to heal a leaky gut.
9. Explain the function of lectins and name four foods that contain them.
10. Discuss two ways environmental toxins may affect autoimmunity.
11. Name three minerals known to interfere with iodine use in the body.
12. Explain two functions of glutathione and why it is important in the body.
13. Discuss the relationship between cortisol and inflammation.
14. Explain four important goals of the Myers Way protocol.
15. Name three supplements taken to detox and reduce inflammation.
16. List two concerns of the author and others about consuming GMO foods.
17. List two concerns about mold exposure and how it can affect a person’s health, especially for those who are sensitive.
Why we chose this book
Dr. Myers is a traditionally trained physician who tried all therapies traditional medicine had to offer for her autoimmune disease. She was determined to identify what factors contributed to her disease and found the answers in her food and lifestyle—and integrative/functional medicine therapies.
About the author
Dr. Amy Myers, MD is in private practice in Austin, TX, working with a dietitian on staff and specializing in autoimmune diseases and functional medicine. Dr. Myers is a sought-after speaker and medical practitioner.