The author of the bestselling The Immune System Recovery Plan shares her science-based, drug-free treatment plan for the almost fifty million people who suffer from arthritis: an amazing 3-step guide to eliminate the disease naturally.
Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the world—greater than both back pain and heart disease. One example, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), is the most common autoimmune disease, affecting 1% of the US population, and almost 68 million people worldwide. Conventional medicine tends to treat arthritis with strong, gut-damaging, immune-suppressing pain medications, temporarily relieving the symptoms of the disease without addressing its root causes. Now, in her groundbreaking new book, Dr. Susan Blum, a leading expert in functional medicine, offers a better approach to healing arthritis permanently.
Dr. Blum’s groundbreaking three-step protocol is designed to address the underlying causes of the condition and heal the body permanently by:
- Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and more
- Healing your gut to heal your joints
- Reducing inflammation without medication
Dr. Blum’s innovative method includes a two-week plan to quickly reduce pain through anti-inflammatory foods and supplements; followed by an intensive gut repair to rid the body of bad bacteria and strengthen the gastrointestinal system for a dramatic improvement in arthritis symptoms and inflammation; and then addresses the emotional issues that contribute to inflammation, and eating a simple, Mediterranean inspired diet to maintain a healthy gut.
Featuring detailed case studies, including Dr. Blum’s own inspiring personal story, Healing Arthritis
offers a revolutionary way to heal your gut, repair your immune system, control inflammation, and live a happier, healthier life…arthritis-free.
About the Authors
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, is the founder of the Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, New York, an advisor to the Institute for Functional Medicine, and serves on the Medical Advisory Board for The Dr. Oz Show. An assistant clinical professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she has been treating and preventing chronic disease for more than a decade. She lives in Armonk, New York, with her husband and three sons.
Michele Bender is an award-winning freelance writer who has coauthored bestselling books such as Believe Me
with Yolanda Hadid, The Immune System Recovery Plan
with Dr. Susan Blum and Curly Girl: The Handbook
. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Real Simple,
and Family Circle
, among other national publications.
Mark Hyman, MD, is the editor in chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
, the most prestigious journal in the field of integrative medicine. After ten years as co-medical director at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, he is now in private practice in Lenox, Massachusetts. He is the coauthor of the New York Times
"Finally, a book that delves into the root causes of arthritis...and the practical food-based solutions necessary for healing."--Kathie Madonna Swift author of The Swift Diet and Co-Author of The Inside Tract "Dr. Susan Blum has made the complexity of arthritis simple to understand through a clinical program she developed in her practice that really works. This is a "news to use" book for all people looking for solutions to the pain and inflammation of arthritis."--Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., author of The Disease Delusion "What a fine book! Dr. Blum is crystal clear, authoritative, and kind. Her therapeutic plan for relieving the symptoms and addressing the causes of arthritis is scientifically-grounded, comprehensive, and wonderfully easy to follow. I am delighted to be able to recommend Healing Arthritis to my patients."--James S. Gordon, MD, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression "Dr. Blum is that rare breed of medical doctor that we so desperately need--she keeps her M.D. thinking cap on while knowing that there's more to healing than conventional medicine has to offer. Please, let Dr. Blum help you get off of the hamster wheel of medications and start healing the underlying causes. Healing Arthritis can turn your health around, and may just turn back the clock ten or more years on how you feel, too!"--Aviva Romm M.D. Medical Director of Thrive Health, Founding Member of the Yale Integrative Medicine Board and author of the bestselling book The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution "Healing Arthritis leverages the most leading edge medical research. This book will pave the way for dramatic improvement for countless individuals suffering from arthritis."--David Perlmutter, M.D., author, #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain and The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan "Dr. Blum has done it again! Healing Arthritis is a ground-breaking, science-based, easy-to-follow prescription for restoring your health and treating your joint pain. Read it for yourself and then give it to the people you love!"--Amy Myers M.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution and The Thyroid Connection