The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease

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The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease

One of the most sought-after experts in the field of functional medicine shares her proven four-step program to treat, reverse, and prevent autoimmune conditions and repair your immune system.

• Are you constantly exhausted?

• Do you frequently feel sick?

• Are you hot when others are cold, or cold when everyone else is warm?

• Do you have trouble thinking clearly, aka “brain fog”?

• Do you often feel irritable?

• Are you experiencing hair loss, dry skin, or unexplained weight fluctuation?

• Do your joints ache or swell but you don’t know why?

• Do you have an overall sense of not feeling your best, but it has been going on so long it’s actually normal to you?

IF you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have an autoimmune disease, and this book is the “medicine” you need. Among the most prevalent forms of chronic illness in this country, autoimmune disease affects nearly 23.5 million Americans. This epidemic—a result of the toxins in our diet; exposure to chemicals, heavy metals, and antibiotics; and unprecedented stress levels—has caused millions to suffer from autoimmune conditions such as Graves’ disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, lupus, and more. In The Immune System Recovery Plan, Dr. Susan Blum, one of the most sought-after experts in the field of functional medicine, shares the four-step program she used to treat her own serious autoimmune condition and help countless patients reverse their symptoms, heal their immune systems, and prevent future illness.


• Using food as medicine

• Understanding the stress connection

• Healing your gut and digestive system

• Optimizing liver function

Each of these sections includes an interactive workbook to help you determine and create your own personal treatment program. Also included are recipes for simple, easy-to-prepare dishes to jump-start the healing process.

The Immune System Recovery Plan is a revolutionary way for people to balance their immune systems, transform their health, and live fuller, happier lives.


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tittasisa says:

GREAT RESULTS – A MUST HAVE for recovery I read this book as I suffered from complications due to Sjogren’s, Chronic Fatigue, Inflammation, Circulation and Nerve issues, Fybromialgia and Raynaud’s. I have read most of the books related to auto immune conditions and this book is very informative. Much of what Dr. Blum suggests in her book is what my current integrative rheumatoligist practices. However, most books, including this one, share stories of full recoveries without emphasizing that the healing process takes time as a weakened immune system is sensitive and it often feels like a maze to find what works and doesn’t for each individual with an auto-immune condition. Recovery is definitely a journey and there are setbacks through the process. I did get lost in all the supplements Dr. Blum recommends – many that I cannot tolerate but there are some that have been extremely helpful. A lot of the tests she recommends are also very helpful when you first are diagnosed and overwhelmed. I now no longer have to take prescription medications, antacids, Evoxac pills to make saliva daily and no longer have a running fever, neuropathy problems, severe inflammation, migraines, clotting, fatigue or joint pain and my chronic stomach problems are improving as I heal my gut which reacts to many foods and supplements. Along with a detox diet similar to what Dr. Blum recommends (but more defined towards low histamines) as well as, supporting my adrenals, supplements and test recommendations that are indicative to my recovery and deficiencies, I implemented homeopathy and acupuncture as well as the NAET allergy elimination treatments. I was so sensitive to supplements and any chemical, that I had to first start with homeopathy combined with acupuncture to start making my own saliva and stop the fevers, inflammation and fatigue (that took 3 months) and dryness, then testing and addressing my viral infections, vitamin/mineral deficiencies, genetic disposition (23andme website test results were helpful), toxic overloads, adrenals, bacterial/fungal overgrowth and so forth until my immune system started to improve and I had more good days than bad. Small Intestinal Bacterial (and “Fungal” Overgrowth) is tough to beat and causes many sensitivities, including to histamine, amines, fermented foods, sulfur, etc and Sjogrens fosters this condition. I wish I would have tested for viral infections first above all because this alone can drive the stomach and SIBO and other related issues. And you can be following a strict diet and still not make headway due to viral infections. If you are battling viral infections, SIBO/dysbosis/leaky gut and you have an autoimmune condition, look into checking for any type of viral, bacterial and fungal infection – also check high oxalate and histamine levels (ask for blood test or 24 hour urine test which in my case showed high histamine levels or AT organic acid test for oxalate levels), sulfur, ammonia levels and address that as well as undermethylation or a CBS enzyme deficiency issue (see heartfixer website by Dr. James Roberts – check out the section under methyl cycle nutrigenomics and many important diagnostic tests are listed – and also the geneticgenie website about genetic coding) and also the Facebook oxalate group by Susan Owens. Another good website with good info is the one by Dr. Jeremy Kaslow. I found the website by Dr. Vasilka Yurukova to be very helpful but speaking to her directly helped me pull the missing pieces together and simplify my protocol for recovery when all of this can be so overwhelming. She helped me zero in on the tests I was missing and then we were able to diagnose more in specific what was going on in my system and then proceed with the right supplements. Prior to speaking to her, I had all types of tests but kept missing the viral component and her treatments were less toxic on my system than others. My system is just that sensitive.Originally, stomach issues festered even after treatment because in many cases, the gut is still “fermenting” – meanwhile your gut needs the necessary enzymes and acids to break down foods. It wasn’t until I addressed the viral, that things started to calm down. Try to steer away from antibiotics. Rule out HPylori and parasites through testing. However, sometimes HPylori an other pathogens hide in the biofilm so this gets tricky. If you get tested for SIBO, also ask to have a test to discern fungal overgrowth. Sometimes SIBO is treated for bacterial overgrowth only when often fungal overgrowth is at the root as well. There are so many probable pathogens and for me the fungal, was the main culprit and often gets overlooked – I had to lower the yeast levels and increase the good bacteria in my gut. I was not able to tolerate many of the powder supplements that Dr. Blum sells but the good thing is that it raised a red flag of my intolerances and viral infections that this book does not fully cover, and that started the process of finding the…

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