What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Autoimmune Disorders

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Dr. Edelson discusses the most common types of autoimmune diseases, outlining their symptoms, causes, and risk factors. He describes his own revolutionary program for treating the root of all autoimmune disorders--without drugs--providing readers with new hope for getting back on the road to better health.
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Overview

Dr. Edelson discusses the most common types of autoimmune diseases, outlining their symptoms, causes, and risk factors. He describes his own revolutionary program for treating the root of all autoimmune disorders--without drugs--providing readers with new hope for getting back on the road to better health.
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Forty million American suffer from autoimmune disorders such as MS, lupus, thyroid disease, chronic fatigue, Crohn's disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Not well understood and hence not consistently treated, these diseases continue to plague sufferers decades after diagnosis. Autoimmune specialist Dr. Stephen Edelson has developed drug-free regimens that will be especially welcome to those who have been misdiagnosed or told that their symptoms are "all in your head."
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The immune system is a scapegoat for a variety of ills in this wide-ranging but tendentious guide to approaching diseases like lupus, Crohn's disease, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis. The author argues that autoimmune disorders, in which a malfunctioning immune system attacks healthy tissues, are caused or triggered by environmental toxins, especially heavy metals and free radicals. Drawing on his experience treating patients for the above disorders as well as chronic fatigue syndrome and autism, he recommends a variety of unconventional regimens to purge toxins from our bodies and surroundings, including chelation therapy, herb, vitamin and anti-oxidant supplements, an organic diet free of additives and allergens, sauna and massage, and the systematic use of air and water filters. Edelson provides detailed information in chapters covering specific autoimmune disorders, but his claims of a "fantastic" treatment record for some of them rely on anecdotal case studies of diseases that sometimes go into spontaneous remission. By the tenets of "clinical molecular medicine," he claims, "I don't need to know the specific autoimmune disorder a patient has, because the label doesn't matter." Since no specific disease label need be applied, such widespread and indeterminate "symptoms" as "fatigue," "depression," "muscle and joint pain," "frustration," "sparse hair," "brain fog" and "general malaise" can be construed as signs of the immune dysfunction. While this book offers information on conventional treatments and physicians, its orientation is decidedly elsewhere. (Mar.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Part I Understanding Autoimmunity
Chapter 1 What Is Autoimmunity? 3
Chapter 2 The Evaluation: How Do I Know If I Have an Autoimmune Disease? 27
Part II Common Autoimmune Diseases
Chapter 3 Autism 59
Chapter 4 Lupus 75
Chapter 5 Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders 98
Chapter 6 Rheumatoid Arthritis 117
Chapter 7 Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis 141
Chapter 8 Multiple Sclerosis 163
Chapter 9 Miscellaneous Autoimmune Disorders 185
Chapter 10 Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome: A "Partial" Autoimmune Disease 207
Part III Treating Autoimmune Diseases
Chapter 11 Biodetoxification: How to "Clean Your House" 235
Chapter 12 Nutritional Therapies 266
Chapter 13 Immunotherapy 297
Closing Comments 317
Glossary 320
Appendix 326
Worth Reading 337
Index 339
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2008

    Nothing new or exciting.

    The book did touch on a number of diseases, however it was brief and served little valuable information. The cover says 'The Revolutionary Drug-free Treatments' but this does not mean you won't need a special doctor of some type in order to have any idea of helpful treatments or to have access to most of them. This is not a self help or improvement guide.

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