Understanding Autoimmune Disease from a Nutritional Perspective with Dr. Bob Rakowski [Podcast Episode #78]

By: Ben Brown

Are we being attacked from the inside out?

There are more than 80 diseases that occur as a result of the immune system attacking the body’s own organs, tissues, and cells. Some of the more common autoimmune diseases include type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and inflammatory bowel disease, to name a few.

It's estimated that up to 50 million Americans* have an autoimmune disease. In comparison, cancer affects up to 9 million and heart disease up to 22 million.

Today on the show I interview one of my long-time nutrition mentors, Bob Rakowski. “Dr. Bob” as he’s affectionately known, is a Chiropractor, Kinesiologist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Biological Terrain Instructor, and the clinic director of the Natural Medicine Center in Houston Texas. In addition to running a busy practice, Dr. Rakowski has lectured internationally for over 24 years on various topics in Natural and Lifestyle Medicine.

He has appeared on numerous television programs and international radio talk shows. He is a recognized expert in functional endocrinology and in-office diagnostic procedures to assess nutrition status. His clinical experience ranges from treating elite professional athletes to critically ill patients with a variety of cancers and autoimmune diseases.

In this episode, we discuss the numerous impacts of our lifestyle on our immune system, including sleep, hydration, nutrient deficiencies, as well as stress management.

Dr. Bob RakowskiClinic Director of the Natural Medicine Center in Houston Texas

“Eat food -- not too much, not too often -- as clean as possible, every color, every day in a way that honors your genetics and your physiologic goals. Mostly plants.”



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