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Living Well with Autoimmune Disease What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You... That You Need to Know

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ISBN-10: 0060938196

ISBN-13: 9780060938192

Edition: 2002

Authors: Mary J. Shomon

List price: $15.99
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A complete guide to understanding the mysterious and often difficult-to-pinpoint disorders of the immune system--and finding the keys to diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. An estimated fifty million people suffer from symptoms including fatigue, joint pains, depression, or heart palpitations - signs that the immune system has turned on itself, causing conditions such as thyroid disease, hepatitis, or multiple sclerosis. And while doctors may prescribe treatments to relieve these surface ailments, when asked about the life-long health implications of an autoimmune condition, they often just shrug their shoulders. Yet much like cancer, having one autoimmune disease puts you at high risk…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Mary Shomon is a thyroid sufferer herself and is the founder and editor-in-chief of several thyroid, autoimmune, and nutrition newsletters, as well as the internet's most popular thyroid disease website: www.thyroid-info.com

Acknowledgments
Understanding Autoimmune Disease
Introduction
The Immune System and Autoimmune Disease
Autoimmune Disease Causes and Risk Factors
Key Autoimmune Conditions
Multiorgan Syndromes
Endocrine Conditions
Pain/Fatigue Syndromes
Hair and Skin Conditions
Gastrointestinal Conditions
Joint and Muscle-Related Conditions
Neuromuscular Conditions
The Intersection of Autoimmune Disease: Prognosis and Treatment
Holistic Approaches
Herbal and Alternative Medicine for Autoimmune Disease
Dietary and Health Approaches
Attitude, Lifestyle, Mind, Body, and Spirit
Autoimmune Repair: Creating Your Plan
Autoimmune Disease Risk Factors and Symptoms Checklist
Finding and Working with the Right Practitioner
Putting Together Your Autoimmune Repair Plan
Resources
Featured Experts
References
Index