The Root Cause Of Autoimmune Disease & The 10 Steps To Help Reverse It | Dr. Mark Hyman

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Simply put, autoimmune diseases are conditions where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues rather than a foreign molecule like bacteria, and they are a huge problem both in this country and worldwide. You’re probably familiar with the most common autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, hypothyroidism, and psoriasis. But there are many more autoimmune diseases that affect the nervous system, joints and muscles, skin, endocrine gland, and heart.

In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I talk about the main causes of autoimmune disease, the conventional medicine approach versus the Functional Medicine approach to treating autoimmune disease, and how to reverse the course of these devastating illnesses.

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Mentioned in this episode
The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet:

Diagnostic tests and biomarkers mentioned in this episode
Gluten antibodies
Anti-gliadin antibodies*
Tissue transglutaminase antibodies*
*IgA and IgG recommended for both

Dave McKinnon

  • Dania Arrons says:

    *Let’s just take a moment to appreciate how many hours and work he put into this video?* *It’s amazing, and I think they deserve way more than that* 💛❤

  • Trudy Hattendorf says:

    Such a great video, he’s so interesting too

  • Sheila G says:

    ACE’s – that’s where I think autoimmune disease starts.

  • Greatest Ever says:

    2 words…shots & diet

  • Melissa says:

    I think a big contribution to these autoimmune diseases too is childhood 💉

  • Nancy Kuehn says:

    Sounds great. All my $ goes to insurance and there’s nothing left.

  • Emma Ghasparian says:

    You talk too much and you do not go right to the points

    • First Last says:

      Would you understand if he did not hold your hand?? He is laying down a foundation so that people like you might grasp these concept!

  • Lisa Hause says:

    I blame the food manufacturers industries & household cleaning products (manufacturers)

  • diana Marie says:

    Great video. But most people don’t have thousands of dollars or insurance to see people like you dr Hyman. I interviewed with a dr of functional medicine like in my area and the lab work was outrageous. Iam 63, hypothyroidism and wanted to see why iam still tired all the time. But limited funds.

    • Mike Jackson says:

      Neither do the people of Mongolia! My point I have applied Dr. Hyman’s principles without spending a dime! I just go to YouTube and search for autoimmune diseases! I’m 74 and hardly ever see a doctor because I have improved my immune system!

    • diana Marie says:

      @Mike Jackson awesome! I have a dr but she’s very pro pharmaceutical meds. I too have done what dr Hyman says, and has help a lot. If I didn’t have thyroid issues I would not see a dr, but again I could not afford to see a functional dr to get labs to get proper diagnosis. 😔

  • Emma Ghasparian says:

    You make up many , many cases and you laugh so. sarcastically without you helping the patients.

  • Amanda Weiss says:

    I’m suffering from autism mercury poisoning from the childhood vaxx what should I do to heal the inflammation?

  • Emma Ghasparian says:

    Bla,Bla, and more Bla Bla that all you do. You talk too much

  • Mark Rice says:

    😀 😃

  • First Last says:

    We must start training doctors differently! This affects everyone and nothing is being done about it and most doctors are completely lost with what is happening to our bodies!

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