“An empowering and actionable guidebook that simplifies the steps back to health. Highly recommended!”
—Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hashimoto's Protocol
Palmer Kippola is on a mission to make autoimmune disease history. When she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at age 19, she began a journey toward healing that resulted in a complete reversal of her symptoms. Now, with the help of leading medical experts, including renowned specialists in immunology and longevity from UCLA and Stanford medical schools, as well as leading practitioners in the field of autoimmunity and functional medicine, Kippola wants to help you find freedom from disease too.
This comprehensive book is the first to explore all six of the critical lifestyle factors that are the root causes of autoimmune conditions—and the sources of regaining health:
* Discover the foods that can trigger disease as well as healthy solutions to fit your personal nutritional profile
*Explore the impact of common, often-undiagnosed infections and ways to optimize your immunity naturally
*Learn how gut health is the key to recovery
*Gain insight on how hormone imbalances can disrupt healing and how to assess your hormone levels
*Eliminate environmental toxins in your home and body, and learn how to live a detox lifestyle
*Reduce stress and build resilience
Drawing on her own inspiring return to resilient health, as well as the healing stories of a dozen medical doctors and practitioners, plus years of research with autoimmune experts, Palmer Kippola gives readers the tools to beat autoimmune disease—and the hope that relief and healing are possible.
“An excellent resource for those who want to use an integrative and functional medicine approach to support their healing journey!”
—Terry Wahls, MD, author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
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About the Author
Palmer Kippola is an author, speaker, autoimmune recovery advocate and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC). When she was 19, Palmer was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Thus began her journey of self-healing. In 2010, she completely reversed her MS by addressing her root causes head on. She remains symptom and medication-free today. She founded www.beatautoimmune.com as an online resource to inspire, educate and empower people who seek to reverse and prevent autoimmune conditions so they can live their most vibrant lives.
Palmer has studied with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), Apex Energetics™ and the HeartMath® Institute. In addition, she has completed 100+ hours of neurofeedback brain training, and studied under leading experts in nutrition, holistic, energy and Functional Medicine.
Today Palmer collaborates with Functional Medicine practitioners and consults with people who seek to transcend autoimmune conditions. She also provides guidance to Documenting Hope, a scientific initiative to study and record the recovery of children with chronic illness.
When she’s not learning, writing, collaborating or speaking about finding freedom from autoimmune conditions, she might be found hiking in the hills, doing yoga or HIIT workouts, cooking healthy meals, connecting with friends and family, and laughing as much as possible.
Table of Contents
Foreword: You Have the Keys to Your Health Mark Hyman, MD xiii
Introduction: My Story 1
Chapter 1 Start with Food 17
Chapter 2 Heal Your Gut 73
Chapter 3 Clear Infections 109
Chapter 4 Minimize Toxins 139
Chapter 5 Address Stress 179
Chapter 6 Balance Your Hormones 217
Chapter 7 Keep Moving Forward 261
Appendix A 30-Day Food Vacation Recipes 271
Appendix B Food Symptom Tracker 299
Appendix c What's Your ACE Score? 301
Appendix D Advanced Considerations and Practitioners 304
Appendix E Find a Practitioner and Become a Practitioner Yourself! 312
Appendix F Resources and Recommended Reading by Chapter 315
About the Practitioners Profiled in the Book 325
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I too have a form of MS and other autoimmune diseases. I have a friend who has done lots of research in this area and tells me similar information. I'm finding this to be an excellent resource and recommend it for anyone battling MS or other autoimmune conditions such as Lyme, Hashimoto's, fibromyalgia, etc. After doctors told her the only treatment was to take medicine and she would be confined to a wheelchair, Palmer searched for other answers. Was a good thing, too, because she reversed her MS through nutrition and lifestyle. ( I must profess this is where I struggle, the diet and nutrition aspect) The author has carefully put all the research into one place which is very helpful. . The "toolkit" approach contained in this book is full of actionable steps you can take to figure out your root cause triggers and start to heal. I highly recommend adding this to your arsenal against Autoimmune disorders. I requested and received a digital copy from Kensington Books via Netgalley, all opinions are my own.
When the foreword of any health book is written by Mark Hyman, MD. I sit up and listen because he is a highly accredited physician in the health and nutrition field. He trusts what Palmer Kippola is talking about and he recommends this book. HE trusts this book. So, I trusted it as I read it. Palmer was diagnosed with MS while in college and he was determined to keep “living”. He asked himself all of the questions…Did he cause this? Could he fix it? Could he change anything? This book is about answering all of these questions. He lays everything out in a very clear and direct manner. This is definitely my go to book for my autoimmune and inflammation repair and I highly recommend it. I would like to thank the publishers for sending me an ARC of this Novel via NetGalley.
Chances are you or someone you know suffers from chronic disease. This is an unfortunate reality of the 21st century. Beat Autoimmune is written in a conversational, easy to understand manner. It includes important discussions such as how the environment, microbiome, infections, food allergies, epigenetics and toxins play a role in autoimmune disorders. I admire the author's autoimmune plight and her dedicated crusade to help herself and others, I fundamentally disagree with the correlation she proposes between childhood stress and autoimmune diseases such as MS. While I agree stress plays a role in managing autoimmune diseases, I don't agree that it plays a causative role, or in the author's words, is one of the "root causes." Having said that, this book was still worth the read. I appreciated the informative research, anecdotal evidence and positive messages.
nonfiction, health, nutrition ***** This book is not trying to sell you anything except itself and a better awareness of your own body and how you can help yourself to improved health. Many respected resources relate similar info to help avoid things like heart disease, but the info here hopes that you will adopt the foods imperatives that could change your physical health and thereby improve your present as well as your future. Just reading the book will not change much, but if the info is applied you will indeed see changes. I requested and received a free ebook copy from Kensington Books via NetGalley. Thank you!