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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.

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,and%20infections%20(Figure%201).


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.


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.

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.




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.



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