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Dr. Carrie Jones
Dr. Kate Henry
June 18, 2024

Heal Your Autoimmunity In 5 Steps

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In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we explore using holistic methods to treat and heal autoimmunity with Dr. Akil Palanisamy. You’ll hear us discuss:

  • The need to understand and reduce toxins

  • Infection management for people with autoimmune disorders

  • The relationship between the gut and autoimmunity

  • How your diet can impact your autoimmunity

  • The importance of learning to rest and rebalance

Dr. Akil Palanisamy is a Harvard-trained physician, specialized in integrative medicine, currently acting as Physician Director for Community Education at the Institute for Health & Healing at California Pacific Medical Center. He blends his conventional medical expertise with holistic approaches, such as functional medicine and Ayurveda. He is the author of The TIGER Protocol: An Integrative 5-Step Program to Treat and Heal your Autoimmunity and The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease, both of which incorporate his integrative approach.

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02:12 - Dr. Akil’s journey to integrative medicine

03:01 - The potential to heal autoimmune disorders

03:40 - The TIGER Protocol

04:12 - Understanding and reducing toxins

08:49 - Screening for infections in people with autoimmune disorders

14:22 - The relationship between the gut and autoimmunity

18:17 - Eating to heal autoimmunity

22:35 - Learning to rest and rebalance

31:35 - What’s next for Dr. Akil and where to find him

33:26 - Hope for people with autoimmune disorders

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