The Silent Epidemic: Autoimmune Disorders – with Dr. Susan Blum

The Silent Epidemic: Autoimmune Diseases - with Dr. Susan Blum

In this episode Dr. Susan Blum shares how autoimmune disease has quietly grown to epidemic proportions, how it might be affecting you and her proven four-step program to repair your immune system and transform your health.

Susan is a sought after expert in the field of functional medicine, author of The Immune System Recovery Plan and a regular guest expert on the Dr. Oz show.

Episode Highlights

• 1:45 – What the heck is autoimmune disease​ anyway?
• 2:44 – 23.5 million people: an epidemic caused by poor diet, chemical exposure and stress
• 3:00 – How our immune system works (in language a 6th grader can understand)
• 3:55 – Why food is medicine
• ​4:11 – Gut health = good health​ (how to heal your gut)
• ​6:10 – Why wheat is a troublemaker when it comes to good health​
• 8:30 -The danger of genetically modified soy, corn and wheat
• 11:30 – Dr. Blum shares her four step program to heal your immune system
• 18:40 – How stress affects our immune system (and a mindfulness trick to help)
• 28:21 – Which diets are fads and which are based in science and medicine?
• ​34:​05 – Why she recommends using a Mediterranean diet as a base, an elimination diet as part of it
• 35:40 – Why women’s bodies are especially sensitive to toxins and stress
• 41:10 – How she got on the Dr. Oz show
• 47:50 – Advice for mom’s who want to help their kids eat clean

1. Favorite book for women?

2. Favorite self-care hack?

  • Morning meditation, green tea and regularly schedule acupuncture therapy.

3. Best piece of advice and who gave it to you?

  • Her mother told her, “No matter what, go out with your husband on a date every Saturday night.” It’s been a solid foundation for her marriage.

4. Female CEO or thought leader you’re into right now?

  • Pioneer of Functional Medicine and Naturopath, Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

5. One piece of advice you’d give your 5 years younger self?

  • “Relax a little more and you’ll get there.”

Resources and People Mentioned

• Dr. Susan Blum’s: website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
• The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s Four Step Guide to Treat Autoimmune Disease by Dr. Susan Blum
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight by WIlliam Davis, MD
• Dr. Jeffrey Bland – He specializes in functional medicine and disease prevention
• Dr. Mark Hyman – author of Eat Fat, Get Thin and The Blood Sugar Solution
Environmental Working Group – nonprofit dedicated to protecting human life and the environment

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