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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Autoimmune Disorders

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Autoimmune Disorders

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by Stephen B. Edelson, Deborah Mitchell
     
 

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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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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."
Publishers Weekly
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446679244
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
02/07/2003
Series:
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Series
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,140,001
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Autoimmune Disorders 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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