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5 Steps To Prevent And Treat Autoimmune Disease Today

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Millions of individuals worldwide are affected by autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, type-1 diabetes, hypothyroidism, psoriasis, and many others. Simply put, autoimmune diseases are conditions where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues rather than a foreign molecule like bacteria. This happens when something confuses the immune system. 

In this compilation episode, I talk to Dr. Cynthia Li, Dr. George Papanicolaou, Dr. Todd LePine, Dr. Steven Phillips, and Dana Parish about out-of-the-box ways to treat autoimmune disease. We also discuss the importance of healing your gut and optimizing your diet, treating hidden infections, and more.

Dr. Cynthia Li received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She currently has a private practice in Berkeley, CA and is the author of Brave New Medicine: A Doctor’s Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness.

Dr. George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health—a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. He joined The UltraWellness Center in 2017.

Dr. Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body. 

Dr. Steven Phillips is a renowned Yale-trained physician, international lecturer, and media go-to expert. Well-published in the medical literature, he has treated over 20,000 patients with complex, chronic illness from nearly 20 countries. Dr. Phillips experienced firsthand the nightmare of an undiagnosed, serious infection after nearly dying from his own mystery illness. He figured out how to save his own life when 25 doctors could not.

Dana Parish developed Lyme-induced heart failure as a result of being improperly diagnosed by some of the “top” doctors in the country—and had her life saved by Dr. Steven Phillips. A chart-topping Sony/ATV singer/songwriter who has written songs for artists like Celine Dion and Idina Menzel, she has become a major voice in the world of chronic illness. Her popular column on Huffington Post has been read by more than one million people globally.


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