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Evidence-Based Practice

Autoimmune  Disease  Prevalence

https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/conditions/autoimmune/index.cfm

 

http://pubs.sciepub.com/ijcd/3/4/8/

 

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

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4290643/#:~:text=Currently%2C%20studies%20have%20shown%20that,and%20infections%20(Figure%201).

 

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

https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/798029

Exercise

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29108826/

 

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 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4243532/

 

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 

https://bmcimmunol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12865-016-0187-3

 

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

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12865-016-0187-3

Mindfulness/Meditation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5472657/

 

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

 

Stress

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2685155

 

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

 

Toxicology 

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/tx9003787

 

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