Tag Archives | Autoimmune Disorders

How Hidden Food Sensitivities Make You Fat

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Think food allergy and you might conjure the worst-case scenario, like a child going into anaphylactic shock after exposure to peanuts. No doubt, a severe food allergy is scary. But it’s also relatively rare. A much more common scenario is an adult with a low-grade food allergy to, say, gluten who never pinpoints the cause […]

How to Fix Our Broken Health Care System

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SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENED while I was flying back from Seattle to Philadelphia recently. I was there teaching other doctors about Functional Medicine at The Institute for Functional Medicine . The course was called Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice — a course that every doctor in America should attend. On that flight, I read a […]

Gluten: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You

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SOMETHING YOU’RE EATING may be killing you, and you probably don’t even know it! If you eat cheeseburgers or French fries all the time or drink six sodas a day, you likely know you are shortening your life. But eating a nice dark, crunchy slice of whole wheat bread–how could that be bad for you? […]

Your Health is a Stewardship: An Interview with Rick Warren

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Food Addiction: Could It Explain Why 70 Percent of America Is Fat?

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OUR GOVERNMENT AND FOOD INDUSTRY both encourage more “personal responsibility” when it comes to battling the obesity epidemic and its associated diseases. They say people should exercise more self-control, make better choices, avoid over-eating, and reduce their intake of sugar-sweetened drinks and processed food. We are lead to believe there is no good food or […]

Dr. Hyman Speaks about Omega-3 Fats on the Dr. Oz Show

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The Failure of Decoding the Human Genome and the Future of Medicine

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THE DECODING OF THE HUMAN GENOME at the dawn of the millennium carried the hope and promise of the beginning of the end of human suffering. However, after more than a decade of intense exploration of the human genome the burden of human disease and suffering has only increased across the globe. Heart disease, cancer, […]

Why Functional Medicine?

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OVER THE YEARS I HAVE SHARED with many of you my passion for an emerging health care model based on systems medicine — functional medicine — that can reduce the global burden of chronic disease, improve patient outcomes, create healthy communities, and avert an economic crisis from escalating health care costs. Welcome to my first e-newsletter created […]

Is there a Cure for Autoimmune Disease?

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ISABEL, A CUTE 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL FROM TEXAS who loved riding horses, walked into my office a year and a half ago with one of the most severe cases of autoimmune disease I had ever seen. Her face was swollen, her skin was inflamed, her joints were swollen, her immune system was attacking her entire body—her […]

5 Steps to Kill Hidden Bad Bugs in Your Gut that Make You Sick

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DOCTORS ARE TRAINED TO IDENTIFY DISEASES by where they are located. If you have asthma, it’s considered a lung problem; if you have rheumatoid arthritis, it must be a joint problem; if you have acne, doctors see it as a skin problem; if you are overweight, you must have a metabolism problem; if you have […]

5 Simple Steps to Cure IBS Without Drugs

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IMAGINE HAVING A CONDITION with symptoms so severe that you can’t leave the house, yet your doctor calls it a “functional,” or “psychosomatic,” disease — meaning that it’s all in your head. But it’s a very real problem for the 60 million people — that’s 20 percent of Americans — who have irritable bowel syndrome […]

How to Stop Attacking Yourself: 9 Steps to Heal Autoimmune Disease

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INFLAMMATION IS A “HOT” TOPIC IN MEDICINE. It appears connected to almost every known chronic disease — from heart disease to cancer, diabetes to obesity, autism to dementia, and even depression. Other inflammatory diseases such as allergies, asthma, arthritis, and autoimmune disease are increasing at dramatic rates. As physicians we are trained to shut off […]