Stop autoimmune disease – Functional medicine solutions

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upset woman in bed(NaturalHealth365) One of the first questions a patient is asked when seeking medical advice is, “What are your symptoms?” Unfortunately, when medical advice is sought from someone in conventional medicine, the treatment typically starts and ends with that question. But that failure to address the cause of disease – whether lifestyle, environment, diet or even stress – is at the root of an epidemic of chronic illnesses that threaten the health of people around the world, according to Dr. John Dempster.

Discover why it is essential to know the causes behind disease and take action today. On the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. John Dempster will clarify what is behind a global epidemic in autoimmune disease – and demonstrate how treating any chronic disease without addressing the underlying cause fails to provide long-term relief, vibrancy or wellbeing. Join us for an amazing show – filled with practical advice on how to be proactive with your health and pave a pathway to long-term wellness.

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Functional medicine: A new approach to chronic disease prevention

Autoimmune disease affects up to 50 million Americans, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. Why are so many people struggling with these diseases? There are a number of factors that can cause your body to attack its own healthy cells. Unfortunately, conventional treatments focus on relieving symptoms, in the belief that there are no cures. Meanwhile, diseases continue to go through cycles of remission and flare-ups. According to Dr. Dempster, functional medicine looks at your entire health picture by addressing fundamental factors of your biochemical, physical, and emotional wellbeing.

Why is this important? Your body naturally wants to be healthy and in a state of balance. However, things happen to upset that balance. It is believed that autoimmune diseases can be triggered by a number of factors, including chemical irritants, poor diet, environmental toxins, pharmaceuticals, and bacteria or viruses – to name a few. Sadly, people unknowingly sabotage their health and that’s why it is important to take a proactive, functional medicine approach rather than only addressing symptoms with short-term solutions.

Find out how to eliminate the threat of autoimmune diseases and restore your physical and mental health. Join us for the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour with Jonathan Landsman and Dr. John Dempster, a licensed naturopathic doctor. Find out how focusing on a functional medicine model can help you avoid autoimmune diseases. Learn the practical steps you can follow to take control of your own health and embrace an “optimal aging philosophy” for a fulfilling life.

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3 factors that play a critical role in causing autoimmune disease

1. Diet: A quick glance at today’s supermarket shelves reveals that the American diet is overloaded with highly processed foods, most of which have very little nutritional value, but carry varying amounts of detrimental chemicals and other ingredients. Even so-called health foods are often lacking in essential vitamins and minerals.

2. Chronic stress: Mental health and stress have a direct impact on physical health. Today’s world provides more chronic stress than most other times in history. Television and other media provide a constant stream of violence, crime and threats of terrorism. Few people get enough sleep every night. Most are overscheduled, overbooked and overrun, with no time for meditation and rejuvenation.

3. Toxins: Pesticides, antibiotic overuse, heavy metals, EMF pollution, pharmaceuticals, GMOs, heavily processed foods, poor water quality, smog and pollution runoff are just a few of the components of our daily lives that regularly serve up a load of toxins and impurities. Over time, our bodies become less able to cope and fight off these effects.

The good news is that functional medicine offers a way to get at the underlying causes of disease using a systems-oriented approach, engaging patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. Functional medicine is a better approach to healthcare in today’s world, allowing opportunity for patients and healthcare providers to review lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors together. In this way, healthcare needs are addressed in an individualized manner, acknowledging the unique expression of wellness in each patient.

Join us for a program that will open your eyes to an evolution in the practice of medicine that can be used to better address the causes of autoimmune disease and other chronic illnesses.

This week’s guest: Dr. John Dempster, Licensed Naturopathic Doctor

Discover the real causes of autoimmune disease and how to naturally treat the causes through a systems approach – Sun. April 3

Dr. Dempster is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and is the medical director/founder of The Dempster Clinic – Center for Functional Medicine. His clinic, in Toronto, Canada, focuses on a functional medicine model to treat a variety of patients, ranging from high performance individuals to those wishing to treat or prevent chronic illness such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and autoimmune disorders.

He has a strong passion for helping patients embrace an “optimal aging philosophy” to achieve a long, healthy, vibrant and fulfilling life. In addition to his busy practice, he writes for a number of publications, speaks to corporations on a variety of health topics, and is frequently featured on national television, radio, newspapers and magazines.

About the author: Jonathan Landsman is the host of, the NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show and the NaturalHealth365 INNER CIRCLE – a monthly subscription to the brightest minds in natural health and healing.

Reaching hundreds of thousands of people, worldwide, as a personal health consultant, writer and radio talk show host – Jonathan has been educating the public on the health benefits of an organic (non-GMO) diet along with high-quality supplementation and healthy lifestyle habits including exercise and meditation.


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  • Janie Bartoli

    Looking forward to the show. I have one of the more common autoimmune conditions autoimmune thyroiditis known as hashimoto’s disease.

  • John Tyler

    My uncle was just diagnosed with an autoimmune disease one I never came across before. I am just wondering if autoimmune disease is a catch-all for what doctors can’t explain?

  • Katy808

    Is there a recording of this show, I wasn’t able to listen in yesterday??