Autoimmune Epidemic "New Book"

    • Anonymous
      March 30, 2008 at 8:25 am

      I have not yet read this book. It does sound interesting.

      The Autoimmune Epidemic: Bodies Gone Haywire in a World Out of Balance and the Cutting Edge Science That Promises Hope by Donna Jackson Nakazawa, nonfiction, 4.5/5: Brace yourself. With more than 23 million Americans suffering from a widening variety of autoimmune diseases (such as Lupus, Crohn’s Disease and Guillain-Barre syndrome and a hundred – yes, a hundred — others) scientists are looking at what’s different today than a century ago when such lifelong disabling afflictions were rare. One thing they’ve noted is the heavy proliferation of manufacturing additives, by-products and emissions. Indeed, even though each manufacturer claims the chemicals they use are harmless (at least not proven to be cancer-causing), the problem may be the sheer number of toxins we ingest or inhale every minute of everyday. Even long-ago banned substances such as DDT still linger in the soil that grows our food. Just because we stopped using it doesn’t mean it has gone away. While this book may sound like a major buzz-kill it’s not; well, not entirely. Nakazawa does offer hope in the form of dietary supplements, interventions and new studies that promise a better tomorrow.