The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your BodyFebruary 3, 2014 at 12:40amSarah
Ballantyne, Ph.D., has written a comprehensive book, The Paleo
Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body, which discusses
the intricacies of the innumerable factors that contribute to the
development of autoimmune disease. We both share a love for the basic
sciences and the critical role that micronutrients–that is, vitamins,
minerals, essential fats, and antioxidants–play in maintaining health.
Sarah has presented a thorough discussion, including many
scientific details of how and why autoimmunity is linked to
environmental factors. Science changes quickly, making it very difficult
for doctors in clinical practice to keep up with the basic science. If
you read The Paleo Approach cover to cover, you will likely become much
more knowledgeable about the state of the current basic science of
autoimmunity than the physician who treats you.
provides a comprehensive list of helpful diet and lifestyle changes to
implement to begin your journey back to better health. If you’re looking
for the ultimate reference packed with the latest science and beautiful
illustrations, The Paleo Approach is for you.
This book is so
detailed, so comprehensive, that I will recommend it to the medical
students and physicians in training I work with. Both Sarah and I feel
that the more people understand the basic science of autoimmunity, the
more we can all make better choices that lead to more energy, less brain
fog, fewer gut problems and optimal health.
Terry Wahls, M.D.,
Author, The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo
Principles and Functional Medicine, due out March 13 from Avery, an
imprint of Penguin.