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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book, April 8, 2013
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This review is from: The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor's 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease (Hardcover)
I read health books all the time and have never written a review but this book is so good that I decided to write one. Anyone with an auto-immune disease should read this. There is an extensive scientific literature review to support the recommended program. The information is up to date and extremely comprehensive -- it covers everything you need to know. I have learned so much (and have already read every book that is recommended in the appendix) and am inspired to add some of the new information from the book into my treatment plan. My only negative is that although Dr. Blum mentions and recommends the Paleo Diet as beneficial to some people with auto-immune diseases -- the recipes in this book are high carb and not paleo. Personally, the paleo diet makes a huge difference in my health. Also, along those same lines, she talks about type 1 diabetes but the recipes in the book are not appropriate for a diabetic -- too high carb as well. The best book on Diabetes and controlling it with diet is Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars-- it is really the bible for diabetes. The recipes aside, the nutritional information is most up to date and can be incorporated into your own recipes. Thank you Dr. Blum for writing such an inspiring, empowering and life changing book.
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Initial post: May 12, 2013 11:33:24 AM PDT
TruthSayer says:
There is a 2 star commentary by a Nurse under the Bernstein book reviewers... and what she has to say about his "no's" on food is valid... I am a Naturopath and a Master Herbalist, et. al. and the cons she listed stopped me from buying the book as the were valid.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2013 2:06:39 PM PDT
JC says:
It this Dr saying
"high" carb? Everything else I've read is lower carb. Thanks! ~ J

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2013 10:22:16 AM PDT
These types of comments are terribly unhelpful and annoying. This is the most nonsensical review response I've ever read. You do not provide any of your clinical experience to support your statements, which are not even relevant to the Immune System Recovery text. It sounds as though you are basing your decision to disregard Dr. Bernstein's work not on what a stranger and non-expert has to say about nutritional science and diabetes care, but your own preconceived ideas of what is truthful, TruthSayer. Maybe you should read Dr. Bernstein's book and work with a few hundred diabetics using ADA and other diabetes approaches and compare it to the results you see using Dr. Bernstein's approach. I can only guess what is your motivation to write what you did. Please elaborate or else retract this post.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 10:39:47 AM PDT
I have to agree with Truthslayer. She applies a very cookie cutter approach to healing. Everyone needs to follow her good food list as if we do not have individual needs. Also she tells you to get a bunch of testing but then offers no advice on how to interpret the results other than "talk to you doctor" and buy her blum supplements. Typical MD trying to cash in on the sick and desperate. shame on her.

Posted on Feb 15, 2014 8:42:11 PM PST
J. Nelson says:
I've been struggling with an autoimmune condition for some time with the symptoms of chronic fatigue, loose bowels, sinus infections, bronchitis, athlete's foot, leaky gut, and frequent colds and flus. Would you believe that I am intolerant to A1 casein in Holstein Cow's milk? I was addicted to cheese because my body would convert casein into casomorphin. The same also happened with wheat gluten in its conversion to gluteomorphin, which was also punching holes in my insides and ravaging my immune system. I've seen far too much bashing of calories, carbs, saturated fat, dietary cholesterol, and so forth. It's time to start fingering out the real toxic foods (such as soy), toxic vegetable oils (hydrogenated or not), toxic or problematic food proteins, and a whole array of FDA approved as 'safe to eat' toxic chemicals, preservatives, and various additives from heck. This has been a journey for me and the journey is not over. On my own, I have determined that my ideal way-of-eating is somewhere between the Weston A. Price nutritional approach and Paleo. For example, I have recently found out that I can eat Anasazi beans (as a source of dietary thiamine) without any issues, while I can not eat any pork (another source of thiamine) at all without seeing some kind of flare up of age old headache and chronic fatigue issues, and pork is supposed to be a safe food to eat on Paleo and the Weston A Price way of eating. Paleo would also have frowned on Anasazi beans in the fear of legume antinutrients. And while Paleo frowns on potatoes, as being high carb, and I have not observed a single ounce of weight gain when eating them with or without grass-fed butter (of which I still have to be careful with because of the casein). To date, I have observed no issues with either the lactose or the A2 casein in goats milk.

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 12:22:29 PM PDT
I think the author needs to do a bit more research before suggesting licorice for inflammation. With an unbalanced immune system, licorice can make one much worse. After reading that statement in the book review, I knew there was nothing that I would or could take from this book

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2014 12:25:17 PM PDT
J Nelson

Google GMO foods and you will understand what is going on this this countries food system and why everyone is ill and auto-immune diseases are at an all time high.
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