The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
The Main Causes Of Autoimmune Disease And How To Reverse It
Autoimmune disease is an extremely common and growing issue in our global population, affecting millions of people worldwide. Autoimmune diseases vary in symptoms and severity, but they all have one thing in common: the body is attacking itself. Typically, when someone has one autoimmune disease, it’s likely they have more than one. Examples of autoimmune diseases are type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and Crohn’s, Hashimoto’s, and Graves’.
This episode is the first in a new series I’m calling masterclass, where I am interviewed by my good friend and podcast host Dhru Purohit about popular health topics including inflammation, autoimmune disease, brain health, sleep, and much more. Today’s episode explores the five main root causes of autoimmune disease—toxins, allergens, microbes, diet, and stress—and the Functional Medicine approach to treating them.
Dhru Purohit is a podcast host, serial entrepreneur, and investor in the health and wellness industry. His podcast, Dhru Purohit Podcast, is a top 50 global health podcast with over 30+ million unique downloads. His interviews focus on the inner workings of the brain and the body and feature the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.
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In this episode, we discuss (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):
- Five causes of autoimmune disease (0:30 / 1:00)
- Autoimmune disease: the single biggest threat (3:43 / 4:15)
- Using the Functional Medicine matrix to treat patients (4:52 / 5:26)
- The difference between conventional vs. Functional Medicine treatment (7:34 / 7:49)
- The tie between inflammation and autoimmune disease (13:03 / 13:32)
- How to start right now to heal yourself at home (16:48 / 17:18)
- Recommended supplements for autoimmune conditions (24:21 / 24:56)
- The importance of high-quality sleep (27:47 / 28:12)
- Questions from the community on allergies, alcohol consumption, celiac disease, and more (29:05 / 29:47)
- Diet, lifestyle, and supplement tips to start healing right now (35:10 / 35:33)