How Conventional Medicine Got Autoimmune Diseases All Wrong
I love this article. It summarizes the reasons why autoimmune conditions do not respond well to conventional treatment and things we need to think about as we pursue our own treatment. Lifestyle, diet, stress, gut, and toxins are highlighted.
Article Written by Amy Myers, M.D.
I believe conventional medicine has it all wrong when it comes to treating autoimmune conditions.
Autoimmune conditions affect over 50 million Americans, a large percentage of whom are women. Autoimmune diseases are now the third leading chronic disease in the country right behind heart disease and cancer. They are a top ten leading cause of death in women under the age of 65, and they come in more than 80 different varieties, including rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, Lupus, thyroid disease, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and more. Yet, it takes an average of six-to-ten doctors and five years to receive one of these autoimmune diagnoses. What is conventional medicine doing wrong?