The Nurse Practitioners' Guide to Autoimmune Medicine: Reversing and Preventing All Autoimmunity (Paperback)
This book is for every NP who wants to change the world. Not only changing your local community and the world of the patients seen in your clinic every day but the world as a whole. How does one NP change the world? By being part of a revolution.
The epidemic that is autoimmune disease is changing the world. The 50 million Americans alone with autoimmune disease (AD) already need a revolution. Now. The people who will get ADs, need a revolution. The next generations need a revolution.
The revolution? Reversing and preventing AD. Holistically treating the person with the disease (and those who will get them), rather than only putting a bandaid on a specific symptom. So many chronic diseases are now known to involve immune dysregulation as well. Osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, seizures, and even pain itself for example. Plus, the causes of AD tend to be the cause of all chronic disease. Reverse and prevent AD is reversing and preventing all disease. This will therefore also change the world that is the NP's own family. Parents, spouse, children, and grandchildren. Keeping your family as healthy as possible to allow you to more easily do your work as an NP. Every community needs practitioners that are experts in reversing and preventing AD.
There are already plenty of people who are willing to prescribe medications with profound side effects (including cancer, life-threatening infections, and new ADs) for no more benefit than a short term control of a few symptoms. As more communities have this "expert" the revolution builds. Imagine reversing autoimmune disease. Imagine preventing 90% of Type 1 Diabetes, 50% of multiple sclerosis, and 82% of breast cancer (yes, cancer is an immune system issue as well).
David Bilstrom, M.D. is a fellow of the American Academy of Integrative Medicine and American Academy of Medical Acupuncture as well as an advanced fellow in anti-aging, regenerative, and functional medicine. Dr. David Bilstrom is quadruple board certified in Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Medical Acupuncture.
Dr. Bilstrom is the director of the International Autoimmune Institute and the Bingham Memorial Center for Functional Medicine-the first medical center in the country associated with a teaching hospital to treat all types of autoimmune diseases. It is also the first to use nature and its ability to improve human health and well-being as an integral part of a wellness program.
Dr. Bilstrom is devoted to educating medical professionals on the effectiveness of treating and preventing autoimmune disease rather than just symptom controlled medications that cause additional illness. Improving the patient's experience and quality of life.