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The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook: A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness
     

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook: A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness

by Mickey Trescott, Angie Alt
 

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The way autoimmune disease is viewed and treated is undergoing a major change as an estimated 50 million Americans (and growing) suffer from these conditions. For many patients, the key to true wellness is in holistic treatment, although they might not know how to begin their journey to total recovery.

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, from Mickey Trescott

Overview

The way autoimmune disease is viewed and treated is undergoing a major change as an estimated 50 million Americans (and growing) suffer from these conditions. For many patients, the key to true wellness is in holistic treatment, although they might not know how to begin their journey to total recovery.

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, from Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt of Autoimmune-Paleo.com, is a comprehensive guide to living healthfully with autoimmune disease. While conventional medicine is limited to medication or even surgical fixes, Trescott and Alt introduce a complementary solution that focuses on seven key steps to recovery: inform, collaborate, nourish, rest, breathe, move, and connect.

Each step demystifies the process to reclaim total mind and body health. With five autoimmune conditions between them, Trescott and Alt have achieved astounding results using the premises laid out in the book. The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook goes well beyond nutrition and provides the missing link so that you can get back to living a vibrant, healthy life.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/31/2016
"With five autoimmune diseases between ," Trescott (The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook) and Alt (The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook) searched online for answers and became guinea pigs for paleo diet pioneer Loren Cordain's autoimmune protocol, a prescriptive eating plan. Both Trescott and Alt found relief, and a new goal: "to make this easier for the next person." They turned the protocol into a holistic seven-step program: inform, collaborate, nourish, rest, breathe, move, and connect. The eating plan, the most important component, sets out foods to avoid and include, and provides detailed shopping lists for four weeks of menus using the recipes provided. Recipes are paleo-level protein-rich; merely reading a suggested Tuesday breakfast-lunch-dinner lineup of double-pork pesto patties, hidden liver chili, and curried chicken salad will be enough to make some swoon. The liver isn't even the most dubious thing about the chili: it also calls for two cans of pumpkin puree and no chili peppers whatsoever, as capsicums are part of the nightshade family, whose members are all firmly in the "avoid" column.This volume will be of greatest interest to followers of the paleo diet. (Nov.)
From the Publisher

"The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook will help you understand exactly what steps to take to help you achieve health and wellness. Mickey and Angie are two autoimmune warriors speaking from the heart, and with years of practical experience, to their community."
--Terry Wahls, M.D., author of The Wahls Protocol

“Autoimmune wellness advocates Mickey and Angie have created a must-have resource for each and every one of the estimated 60 million Americans battling autoimmune disease, an epidemic now spread across the globe. This comprehensive guidebook not only brims with compassion and understanding but also gives you all of the information, tools and inspiration you need to live your best life with autoimmune disease.”
--Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Approach

“The road to recovery from autoimmune disease can feel like an overwhelming expedition full of twists and challenges. Autoimmune disease is not a quick fix and often times patients need multiple interventions to get themselves well. Mickey and Angie have created a comprehensive and practical handbook that will guide you down the path to recovery from autoimmune disease.The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook is a roadmap that can accelerate the journey to health for autoimmune patients!”
--Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP New York Times bestselling author of Hashimoto’s the Root Cause

“Packed to the gills with applicable solutions, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook is my new favorite resource for today’s #1 emerging health challenge. If you or a loved one suffers from autoimmunity, and aren’t sure where to begin--START HERE.”
--Russ Crandall, The New York Times bestselling author of Paleo Takeout and The Ancestral Table

“It is normal to meet an autoimmune diagnosis with a tremendous sense of confusion, loss, and betrayal, and the information overwhelm can leave the initiate tumbling in its wake. This is where Mickey and Angie’s book comes in. The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook is an elegant and encouraging guide that not only succinctly reviews the nuts and bolts of autoimmune disease management, but also leads you through an often tumultuous inner journey with loving wisdom. In its own unforgiving way, autoimmune diseases forces us to honor human design, not society’s (often shaming) version. The autoimmune patient must learn to rest, self-advocate, love and be loved, self-nourish, move appropriately, release toxic people and situations, and lift the veil on buried shadows. Like all of life’s best rewards, autoimmune management is hard won. But, as this handbook shows you, the autoimmune journey can also be an enriching path to a more authentic you.”
--Dr. Datis Kharrazian, author of Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? and Why Isn’t My Brain Working?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781623367299
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2016
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
30,691
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

MICKEY TRESCOTT, NTP, is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, chef, blogger, and author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook. She is the creator of AIP Batch Cook, a video-based cooking program that teaches users how to prepare allergen-free meals in their own home. She teaches cooking classes online and at seminars around the country, as well as at Bastyr University. Mickey is on the board of directors for Hashimoto’s Awareness, an advocacy organization for sufferers of Hashimoto’s disease. In 2012, Mickey founded Autoimmune-Paleo.com, a website with recipes and resources for those suffering from autoimmune diseases. She lives in Willamette Valley, Oregon.

ANGIE ALT, NTC, CHC, is a Nutritional Therapy Consultant, Certified Health Coach and author of The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook, a recipe and guidebook for the Autoimmune Protocol. She is the creator of SAD to AIP in SIX, an online coaching program that has helped over a 1,000 members on the path to wellness, teaching them how to transition their diets and lifestyle over a six-week period. In 2015, Angie became a partner at Autoimmune-Paleo.com. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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