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Evidence-Based Practice

Autoimmune  Disease  Prevalence





Aaron Lerner, Patricia Jeremias, Torsten Matthias. The World Incidence and Prevalence of Autoimmune Diseases is Increasing. International Journal of Celiac Disease. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp 151-155. http://pubs.sciepub.com/ijcd/3/4/8

Autoimmune Paleo Protocol (AIP)

Abbott R D, Sadowski A, Alt A G (April 27, 2019) Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet as Part of a Multi-disciplinary, Supported Lifestyle Intervention for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Cureus 11(4): e4556. doi:10.7759/cureus.4556

Environmental Triggers



Vojdani, A., Pollard, K. M., & Campbell, A. W. (2014). Environmental triggers and autoimmunity. Autoimmune diseases, 2014, 798029.





Sharif, K., Watad, A., Bragazzi, N. L., Lichtbroun, M., Amital, H., & Shoenfeld, Y. (2018).  Physical activity and autoimmune diseases: Get moving and manage the disease. Autoimmunity reviews, 17(1), 53–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2017.11.010


Exercise and Inflammation 



Flynn, M. G., McFarlin, B. K., & Markofski, M. M. (2007). The Anti-Inflammatory Actions of Exercise Training. American journal of lifestyle medicine, 1(3), 220–235. https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827607300283

Gut Health 



Lin, L., Zhang, J. Role of intestinal microbiota and metabolites on gut homeostasis and human diseases. BMC Immunol 18, 2 (2017).





Buric, I., Farias, M., Jong, J., Mee, C., & Brazil, I. A. (2017). What Is the Molecular Signature of Mind-Body Interventions? A Systematic Review of Gene Expression Changes Induced by Meditation and Related Practices. Frontiers in immunology, 8, 670. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2017.00670





Song H, Fang F, Tomasson G, et al. Association of Stress-Related Disorders With Subsequent Autoimmune Disease. JAMA. 2018;319(23):2388–2400. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.7028





Pollard, K. M., Hultman, P., & Kono, D. H. (2010). Toxicology of autoimmune diseases. Chemical research in toxicology, 23(3), 455–466. https://doi.org/10.1021/tx9003787