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30: The Functional Medicine Solution for Autoimmune Disease | Dr. Amy Myers, MD

November 28, 2023 Jacqueline Genova Episode 30
30: The Functional Medicine Solution for Autoimmune Disease | Dr. Amy Myers, MD
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30: The Functional Medicine Solution for Autoimmune Disease | Dr. Amy Myers, MD
Nov 28, 2023 Episode 30
Jacqueline Genova

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Autoimmune diseases are conditions where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues rather than a foreign molecule like bacteria. Some of the most common autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and hypothyroidism, however, there are many more that affect the nervous system, joints and muscles, skin, and even heart. Today, I’m joined by Dr. Amy Myers, MD, a two-time bestselling author and internationally acclaimed medical and functional medicine physician, to discuss why autoimmune issues are on the rise and how we can treat them using a functional medicine approach.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Common root causes of autoimmune disease 
  • How functional medicine looks at environmental triggers, physical and emotional stress, and other lifestyle factors when it comes to addressing autoimmune disorders
  • The role of leaky gut in the development of autoimmune disease & how to heal it
  • How to use food as medicine, and the optimal diet for someone with autoimmune disease
  • Why you should be avoiding gluten & dairy
  • & So much more!


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Autoimmune diseases are conditions where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues rather than a foreign molecule like bacteria. Some of the most common autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and hypothyroidism, however, there are many more that affect the nervous system, joints and muscles, skin, and even heart. Today, I’m joined by Dr. Amy Myers, MD, a two-time bestselling author and internationally acclaimed medical and functional medicine physician, to discuss why autoimmune issues are on the rise and how we can treat them using a functional medicine approach.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Common root causes of autoimmune disease 
  • How functional medicine looks at environmental triggers, physical and emotional stress, and other lifestyle factors when it comes to addressing autoimmune disorders
  • The role of leaky gut in the development of autoimmune disease & how to heal it
  • How to use food as medicine, and the optimal diet for someone with autoimmune disease
  • Why you should be avoiding gluten & dairy
  • & So much more!


Resources:

Join the WellnStrong mailing list for exclusive content here!

Want more of The How To Be WellnStrong Podcast? Subscribe to the YouTube channel.


Follow Jacqueline:


Dr. Myer's personal story of how she ended up in the functional medicine space
What is autoimmunity?
The common case of multiple autoimmune disorders
Dr. Myer's mom's experience with conventional oncology
How we can influence our gene expression
Lifestyle factors that are contributing to the rise in autoimmune disease today
The link between leaky gut & autoimmunity
Triggers in disease development
Foods to avoid if you have a leaky gut
Should everyone be avoiding gluten?
Specific supplements to heal leaky gut
How to choose the right probiotic
How to properly test for SIBO
Addressing yeast overgrowth
The problem with fermented foods for people with SIBO
The 4 R's of healing a leaky gut
To take the antibiotic or not?
Can early usage of antibiotics contribute to the development of autoimmune disorders later on?