A true pioneer in Functional Medicine, Susan Blum MD, MPH has been treating and healing chronic diseases for nearly two decades. Her passion and dedication for identifying and addressing the root cause of chronic illness through the groundbreaking whole body approach known as Functional Medicine, has helped thousands of people and is transforming our healthcare system.
We are excited to announce her new book, Healing Arthritis, a roadmap that looks beyond medication with a simple 3-step blueprint to treat chronic pain and inflammation at it’s root cause. No matter what kind of arthritis you have, Dr. Blum shows that by healing the gut, using food as medicine and by addressing stress, you can break the vicious cycle of inflammation once and for all. To help better illustrate how she’s used this program successfully with thousands of people in her clinic, Dr. Blum shares many patients’ stories and treatment plans, so that you can see clearly how to follow this program for yourself. With so many misconceptions about arthritis pain and treatment, we asked Dr. Blum to explain her insights on treating arthritis naturally.
In the past decade, we have learned that the influence of the gut microbiome (a.k.a. gut flora, beneficial bacteria) goes way beyond the walls of the digestive tract. In fact, the health of your gut, is probably the most important determinant of your immune health and the levels of inflammation in your body. In recent years, published research has shown us the direct connection between these microbes and arthritis, and have also shown that by healing your gut, you can reduce inflammation and heal your joints. I have successfully been treating the gut for almost two decades and wrote Healing Arthritis to show this connection. In fact, repairing the gut is the foundation of the simple 3-Step Arthritis Protocol that is presented in the book and in our online Simply Arthritis Program.
Source: Dr Frank Lipman