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Cash

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I haven't bought into everything yet (doubt I ever will, a little too much tree hugging for me) BUT there is SOME GREAT information about auto immune diseases in this book and some really common sense things she says - I would recommend reading it if you suffer from one or more (it's based on a slew of scientific evidence- real doctor, not just a "diet" book at all): "The Autoimmune Solution" by Amy Myers, MD.

I'm learning a lot.
 

H20shed65

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I haven't bought into everything yet (doubt I ever will, a little too much tree hugging for me) BUT there is SOME GREAT information about auto immune diseases in this book and some really common sense things she says - I would recommend reading it if you suffer from one or more (it's based on a slew of scientific evidence- real doctor, not just a "diet" book at all): "The Autoimmune Solution" by Amy Myers, MD.

I'm learning a lot.
@Cash

Auto-immune disease is so baffling, diverse and seemingly more common now. My sister, just a few years younger than I am, had what appeared to be a chemical burn on her finger progressively moving up her arm. At that time, several physicians could not diagnose the issue and referred us to Hopkins for Grand Rounds. They correctly diagnosed Linear Morphia Scleroderma, which , as I recall , about 4 physicians in the U.S. knew anything about. She was referred to a Specialist in Manhattan, who put her on Dilantin for several years.

He more or less told us that the Dilantin was a "shot in the dark" and that it could continue to progress, go into regression, disfigure her if she was lucky or move internally and kill her. Fortunately, it stopped about 2/3 rds of the way up her arm when she was 18 or so. But even today, she lives in fear it could fire up again and while we certainly have better drugs at our disposal today, immunosuppressives bring theit own set of problems. Auto Immune Disease is complex and frightening,
 

Camel

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Thanks for this. I'm battling with a painful auto-immune condition which is still undiagnosed. I've given up with the doctors and try and be strict about diet and food. It helps, but sometimes, particularly under stress I'm bed ridden with pain.
 
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