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May 27, 2015

Interview with Amy Myers

by Dr. Dan Kalish

Recently, Dr. Kalish Interviewed Amy Myers about her book The Autoimmune Solution. AmyMyersMD_headShot_Teal Did you know?
  • Once you have one autoimmune disease you are 3x more likely to get another one
  • There are 50-75million Americans and 125million people worldwide who have an autoimmune disorder (and that is a low estimate)
  • Antibodies for autoimmunity show up 5 years before there’s enough tissue damage to get a diagnosis and treatment

So, why is this the case? According to Dr. Myers this is because we live in a stressed-out world that is the most toxic world we have ever had. Further, conventional medicine is not good at preventative medicine. It treats autoimmune disorders according to a person’s symptoms where the patient is sent to multiple doctors only after the onset of an autoimmune condition.

What are some myths about autoimmunity? One BIG myth Dr. Myers debunks is that diet does not affect autoimmune disorders. In fact, her Myer’s Way Elimination Diet is the first tool she uses with patients and has seen incredible results just from eliminating gluten and dairy from their diets. So, can you reverse autoimmunity?

Conventional medicine says that autoimmunity cannot be reversed, but it can be. You are not doomed to a life of pain and medication.

What does Dr. Myers define as recovery in her practice?

While you can’t cure anyone of autoimmunity, she has been able to get patients symptom-free, and even lowered their antibodies to nonexistence. She has kept newly diagnosed diabetes patients off insulin and Hashimoto’s patients off medication.

What You Can Do: Eliminate Toxins

There are hidden toxins everywhere that people with autoimmune conditions are especially reactive to. Toxins get into the body through the skin, breathing, and ingesting them. To curb the effects of these ever-present toxins she recommends water filter for the showerhead and HEPA air filters for the home and office.
Dr. Dan Kalish

Dr. Dan Kalish

Founder of the Kalish Institute
Dan Kalish, DC, IFMCP, is founder of the Kalish Institute, an online practice implementation training program dedicated to building Integrative and Functional Medicine practices through clinical and business courses.