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Motivation: Autoimmune Disease Testing

In this Motivation - Dr. Fletcher wraps up our autoimmune disease series with a discussion on testing. Testing is important because there are over 100 types of autoimmune diseases that affect 50 million Americans today. Learn more in today’s motivational video + don’t forget to download our podcast for an in-depth discussion on autoimmune disease. https://vimeo.com/596561058  ...

A Functional Approach to Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune disease is the most common medical condition managed in our healthcare system, ahead of heart disease and cancer. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans suffers from some form of autoimmune condition yet it hardly gets the recognition it deserves. There are over 100 known autoimmune conditions and a significant number of them have increased over the past ten years. For example, Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory condition of the bowel, has increased as much as 300%. An NIH study done in April of 2020 showed that an increasing number of people have a positive ANA, signaling autoimmunity. In the study, they took blood samples of 14,211 individuals who were 12 and older and found that in 1988-1991 the incidence of positive ANA was 11%. This number rose...