Chronic : the hidden cause of the autoimmune pandemic and how to get healthy again
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Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.
xxiii, 263 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Phillips was already a renowned physician specializing in complex, chronic diseases when he became a patient himself. He experienced firsthand the medical community's ignorance about the pathogens that underlie a deep spectrum of serious conditions-- from fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus, to depression, anxiety, OCD and neurodegenerative disorders. Parish, too, watched her health spiral after top doctors missed an underlying infection that caused heart failure and other sudden debilitating physical and psychiatric symptoms. Here they work to change the current model of simply treating symptoms-- often with dangerous, lifelong drugs-- and shift the focus to finding and curing root causes of chronic diseases that affect millions around the world. -- adapted from jacket