The Autoimmune Epidemic: Bodies Gone Haywire in a World Out of Balance--and the Cutting-Edge Science that Promises Hope
"The Autoimmune Epidemic by Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an astounding book....It is the kind of book that will rivet you and scare you. It will make you angry. It will amaze you with the courage of some of the people described in the book...The Autoimmune Epidemic is every bit as comp...more
The number of people in the USA who have an autoimmune disease outnumber Cancer patients, or Heart disease patients. Research has confirmed that chemicals - industrial, man-made chemicals - are causing many if not all autoimmunity. I worked around a solvent that (as I found out later), that has been shown to trigger my disease.
A co-worker has the same disease (Maybe more, I'm not in touch).
But this sa ...more
This book needs editing, but contains some good facts. I wouldn't call it light reading, because the subject matter is not light... I recommend for people who don't mind overuse of bad metaphors, but want a very superficial understanding of autoimmune disease.
I fear its emphasis on medical research, especially genetics, detracts from the larger message that we have created a world full of plastic and chem ...more
But compared to another book I read on the same topic, as I began doing more research into my autoimmune condition(s), this one was much more researched-based. The narrative journalism style also made it much more of an engaging read --though not a fun one. I have to admit I skipped/skimmed several parts, too. But unlike other authors, this one actually convinced me to consider the possibility that diet, environmental toxins, and stress could poss ...more
Grāmatas nosaukumā minēts - Kā atjaunot pareizu imūnsistēmas darbību. Tā nu šķiet, ka grāmata ir sevišķi unikāla, jo slimības kas saistās ar traucējumiem ir ļoti smagas.
Kad tiec, līdz pēdējai lapai, tad saproti, ka tā arī neesi sagaidījis to visu kas solīts, bet tikai to, kas ir minēts uz oriģināldarba vāka angļu valodā. Grātamatā ir aprakstītas tikai slimību pieredzes, zinātnieku pētījumi un "piesardzības princips" par lietām, no kā būtu labi izvairīties. Grāmatas autor ...more
It was actually quite well researched. However, the footnotes are not annotated within the text, so while I was reading along, it SEEMED like an awful lot of generalities and assumptions and made-up statistics with no studies to back it up. Only after I finished did I find the footnotes, many of which do provide hard data to back up the somewhat esoteric claim ...more
With that said, I was interested very much in thi ...more
Donna Jackson Nakazawa's own experience suddenly becoming partially paralyzed (luckily for her it only lasted a couple months) and being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, led her to follow her journalistic instincts and training and delve into the murky and messy world of autoimmune disease, which now affects 24 million Americans (more t ...more
1 the wrong genes
2 to be female
3 to be exposed to chemicals
4 to be exposed to certain viruses
5. more stuff...
If Mr Occam was alive today, he'd take his razor to this pile of babel.
The one thing the author is sure doesn't cause AI disease,
is the Hygiene Hypothesis.
In a recent book: An epidemic of absence,
that author make a very compelling case that overly hygienic conditions in the 20th century is the main cause.
To discredi ...more
p.255: "Each day an average of five new chemicals are put out on the market in the United States without any testing as to whether or not they pose a ch ...more
The final chapter is a helpful tool that leaves people feeling that they could mitigate their chances of developing or worsening an autoimmune response in their bodies, through whole foods diet and nutrition. There's a chan ...more