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The author of the bestselling The Immune System Recovery Plan shares her science-based, drug-free treatment plan for the almost fifty million people who suffer from arthritis: an amazing 3-step guide to eliminate the disease naturally.Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the world—greater than both back pain and heart disease. One example, Rheumatoid ArthritThe author of the bestselling The Immune System Recovery Plan shares her science-based, drug-free treatment plan for the almost fifty million people who suffer from arthritis: an amazing 3-step guide to eliminate the disease naturally.Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the world—greater than both back pain and heart disease. One example, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), is the most common autoimmune disease, affecting 1% of the US population, and almost 68 million people worldwide. Conventional medicine tends to treat arthritis with strong, gut-damaging, immune-suppressing pain medications, temporarily relieving the symptoms of the disease without addressing its root causes. Now, in her groundbreaking new book, Dr. Susan Blum, a leading expert in functional medicine, offers a better approach to healing arthritis permanently. Dr. Blum’s groundbreaking three-step protocol is designed to address the underlying causes of the condition and heal the body permanently by: -Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and more -Healing your gut to heal your joints -Reducing inflammation without medication Dr. Blum’s innovative method includes a two-week plan to quickly reduce pain through anti-inflammatory foods and supplements; followed by an intensive gut repair to rid the body of bad bacteria and strengthen the gastrointestinal system for a dramatic improvement in arthritis symptoms and inflammation; and then addresses the emotional issues that contribute to inflammation, and eating a simple, Mediterranean inspired diet to maintain a healthy gut. Featuring detailed case studies, including Dr. Blum’s own inspiring personal story, Healing Arthritis offers a revolutionary way to heal your gut, repair your immune system, control inflammation, and live a happier, healthier life…arthritis-free....

Title : Healing Arthritis: Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally
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Healing Arthritis: Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally Reviews

  • Paromjit
    2019-03-12 07:49

    Susan Blum offers an alternative approach to the common suffering caused by the condition of arthritis in its many forms. Her thinking derives from her own personal experience with the disease which then goes on to inform how she developed her 3 Step Arthritis Protocol. The motivation for this book are the shortfalls in the conventional methods of treating arthritis which damage the gut, suppress the immune system and giving of pain medication that temporarily ameliorate symptoms but without addressing the root causes. Blum begins by looking at the different types of arthritis. She then goes on to explore the gut connection and what the options for treating it are. There is a strong focus on anti-inflammatory foods and supplements and how they can help. Recipes are included for those who need help in this area. The emotional link is outlined along with relaxation techniques to help. I should point out the approach offered by Susan Blum is not for those searching for a quick fix solution. It requires a shift to a permanent life style change that can help to manage arthritis and perhaps even reverse the condition. Highly recommended to those who suffer from arthritis and those who have an interest in the subject. Thanks to Scribner for an ARC.

  • Jane Shambler
    2019-03-12 13:49

    A book like this is really hard to rate. Obviously if it works I'd give it a 5 star without a second thought. BUT.... and it is a big ABUT does it work?I asked to review this book because I actually suffer from rheumatoid Arthritis for the past 16 years. I think I have had every combination of drugs possible. Now I take 42 different tablets daily and have and injection a week, an infusion every 4 weeks and various 3 month period for steroids. So yeah I was kind of hoping for the miracle I've been promised following each treatment. That miracle is to simply go in to remission.Now Blum encourages you to treat your gut by eating inflammatory foods. It would mean a total life style change and could take weeks before you feel any effects. Now I can not go 4 hours without my pain becoming unbearable. So if I were to start this regime how would I deal with the pain until my body alters to the new regime. Best way to describe Rheumatoid Arthritis is simply your immune system attacking healthy cells. So the treatment is to suppress your immune system. In this book Blum is attacking the inflammation.I would like to think I can beat arthritis but to be honest I don't think you can. You can however manage it. So what I have taken from this book is how to bring my disease under control and more manageable. But in order to do that much of my life style must be changed and adhered too.So I ended up giving the book 4 stars. Reason being I need to try this new regime out before I could ever give it 5 stars. Maybe I'll return and increase the stars but then again it may needd to be reduced. Who really knows?I would recommend it because honestly when you live with pain 24/7 you would sell your soul to the devil for relief. Maybe not the devil in this case maybe just Susan Blum.*ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley*

  • Vintage274
    2019-03-17 11:36

    This book should actually have been called Healing Rheumatoid and Other Auto-Immune Arthritis since the bulk of the book deals with these disorders. Ordinary run-of-the-mill osteoarthritis, not so much. Much of the advice is nothing new. Diet matters. Healthy living matters. Stress needs to be controlled. What's most interesting about the book is the new research findings on the link between gut bacteria and arthritis. Much of what is presented can be found in any reading about arthritis, including on the National Arthritis Association website. Blum provides a recommended diet and a huge list of supplements. The supplements alone would break my bank.

  • Dawn
    2019-03-13 12:27

    I gave this book a three because it is one that will take a little time to test out and see results but it is so worth the effort and the time to try. It is a great additional tool in the fight against this painful condition. This would me a great gift for someone else or yourself. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Eve
    2019-03-10 13:51

    Being a sufferer of arthritis herself and researching into the condition, Susan discusses how to hack gut health and heal inflammation key things which partly play into arthritis.A complex condition which can overlap greatly with other conditions, it can be hard to find which type you have. The book is in depth and highly informative with symptoms and tests to be aware of and ask for.Personally this book is amazing, as a sufferer of Fibromyalgia and other rheumatoid based issues, this is a guide that gives you everything about the conditions effecting you and hope of easing symptoms with simple changes.Many thanks to the publishers for allowing me to review this book for them!

  • KC
    2019-03-12 11:37

    This is a healthy guide for those who suffer with arthritis, like myself. Through diet; choosing the right foods and which of those you should avoid- inflammatory ones, to understanding your gut and how this may affect your pain, this comprehensive book can help those who suffer from this disease, begin to take control and ease their pain.

  • Book Lover
    2019-03-21 14:51

    I was disappointed in this book. It was really geared more toward rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune issues. Diet and healthy living emphasized, reduce stress. This is nothing new. I have heard a little about gut health, but it was interesting reading the research done and the correlation to arthritis. The average person, especially the elderly, would not be able to afford the supplements suggested.

  • Monica
    2019-03-15 06:51

    Healing Arthritis by Susan Blum is subtitled a 3 Step Process to Conquering Arthritis Naturally. Dr. Susan Blum, a leading expert in functional medicine, offers a better approach to healing arthritis permanently. Even more inspiring to me, she shares her own personal healing story in this book.I have osteoarthritis in an ankle that I broke when I was in my early 20s. I didn't really feel the arthritis until the last couple of years due to a combination of stress and a tendon tear in the same ankle. I don't want to take a lot of medication so I decided to read Dr. Blum's book to see if I could make a difference naturally. I received a copy of Healing Arthritis by Dr. Susan Blum from the publisher and NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.Dr. Blum gives a lot of information in an easy to read format. She first explains the various types of arthritis that one can contract. She also shares stories of real people who have those types of arthritis and how this program helped their lives improve and helped them to heal. As with many health issues, she shares how this issue is best helped by healing the gut first. To me, this makes sense, as I can tell that I have had some digestive issues this past year or two after facing so much stress. I especially like how her 3 step program includes a holistic program. Dr. Blum tells us how we can helps ourselves holistically by changing our diet, better handling our stress through various natural methods that she discusses, and by moving more. I like that this program looks at the person's whole lifestyle to make changes. The program she offers patients and has used herself also uses a variety of supplements. For me that is something I will have to budget into our household budget. Thankfully, I have a supportive spouse who wants to see me succeed. I have also done some health changes several years ago working with a naturopathic doctor and had good success with a different health issue, which gives me hope that I can succeed with this one.I have not gone through the Healing Arthritis program in the book yet. However, I believe that it will be helpful. I don't, however, think it will be overly easy. It will take time and discipline on my part to make the program work. At the same time, I think my health is worth it. Dr. Blum shares in this book her own challenges in making the program work through some large stresses in her life and how she worked through those challenges to do it. Her tenacity in working her own program, sharing stories from other patients who have done the program, and her complete outline of what to do, give me hope that I can also do this for myself and help myself to feel much better in the long run. I would recommend anyone with arthritis read the book and give it a try too. I will try to come back and update after working this program.

  • Marsha
    2019-02-27 12:42

    As a rheumatoid arthritis sufferer myself, I had great hopes for this book. Blum's medical background and her personal experience do provide some authority for the subject and she's certainly referenced a variety of sources, but it's irresponsible to create the expectation in readers that they can conquer something as complex and varied as arthritis with a three step program from a self-help book.Did she choose the three step concept so that her book would fit into the popular self-help genre? Is her goal to actually help people with arthritis or is it to be invited on daytime talk shows? That said, her emphasis on gut health is excellent and she does provide detailed information for readers who are unfamiliar with gut microbiome research.Some of her points are valid but there's an alarming emphasis on self-treatment. The first third of the book describes the various kinds of arthritis, then once you've determined what kind you have, you're to turn to that part of the book that deals with that kind of arthritis. Excuse me? Wouldn't it be better to have medical tests to determine this? I mean, arthritis isn't a facebook quiz. It's not that she doesn't have good information, it's just that she's chosen an inappropriate vehicle for a complex subject. I fear that some readers might avoid medical diagnosis and/or abandon their current care program and instead try to self-cure, using this book as a guide. The Arthritis Foundation has good information on diet and supplements, but they don't promise that you'll conquer it in three steps: you, Netgalley, for the e-review edition of this book.

  • Jess Macallan
    2019-03-18 14:29

    I received an e-copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I've been a fan of Dr. Blum's work for a while, and this book didn't disappoint. It's a fantastic reference for both patients and practitioners. Things I love about this book:1. She thoroughly outlines the different types of arthritis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and conventional treatments.2. She clearly and concisely educates the reader on gut health and how it's applicable to these conditions and inflammation in general.3. She offers a wealth of research to back up the information presented. I was especially impressed with the newer research on the possibility that we each have a gut bacteria enterotype that we might default to, depending on our diet.4. She outlines popular diets to give readers a better understanding of why these diets may or may not be the healthiest option for their condition.5. She offers a number of test recommendations and diet/supplement/mind-body protocols for different case studies, which practitioners and patients should find helpful.6. Her 5 simple principles are: reduce processed foods, improve the quality of fats, improve the quality of proteins, increase fiber, micronutrients, and phytonutrients, and limit salt, food dyes and preservatives. 7. She devotes a chapter to the impact of traumatic stress and ACEs on health. This topic needs more mainstream coverage, and I'm happy to see functional medicine practitioners taking the lead.This book is a comprehensive resource I'll refer to again and again, and I've already recommended it for pre-order to a few colleagues and clients. It's well organized, easy to read, and covers everything you can think of and plenty you'll be happy to learn.

  • Lara
    2019-03-16 07:37

    This book uses a functional medicine approach to helping people reduce and manage problems caused by arthritis. Blum is a physician who runs a functional medicine center that emphasizes the role of diet and nutrition in health. The book starts with an overview of different types of arthritis, their symptoms, causes, and typical treatments. It then goes on to discuss the role of gut health in inflammation and arthritis. Finally, there is a diet plan for people to follow, including recipes and a discussion of the ways supplements can and should be used to support the program. Most of the author's claims are supported by research, and she does recognize the limitations of many studies, including those that she uses to support her points.As someone who has recently been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, I found the book particularly interesting. Especially since I am allergic to NSAIDs. In addition, this book looks like a very good fit for problems my mother suffers from, and I intend to recommend she try the plan to see if it helps.The main reason I didn't give the book five stars was that at times the discussion was not clear or well supported. For instance, in the chapter that describes different issues related to certain foods, the section on vegetable oils doesn't actually say much about them. Later in the book there is a more specific statement about why they might be a problem. However, the section about them talked more about other issues than laying out the characteristics of vegetable oils that cause the author concern.I received a digital copy for honest review through Netgalley. Having read the book I am considering buying a copy as a gift.

  • Barbara
    2019-03-22 13:31

    I was very excited to read this book in the hopes that I would be able to do something to improve my osteoarthritis. It was very interesting to read that gut problems can play a big part in causing the inflammation that damages joints. This is not the first book that I have read that discussed this.The three-step protocol however, seems very daunting and restrictive. It requires the use of several supplements (which my doctor would give me a hard time about, especially if they skew my blood work or cause other symptoms to appear); a strict diet that you can modify after a while, but basically have to stay on to remain healthy; and strategies for mind-body. I guess if you are very sick with an inflammatory condition, you would do anything to improve your health. This protocol requires a lot of money, time and effort. The author sells her special protein powder mix on her website that she recommends at quite a high cost. She thankfully has given other options to use if you choose not to use her mix. I loved this book, but found it overwhelming and daunting. I believe that it really does work as per the testimonies and stories she included. I wish that our Western trained doctors would receive more education about this and teach their patients rather than give drugs. Another option is to go Vegan, Vegetarian or follow the Mediterranean Diet, which can be of great help. I have decided to follow many of her strategies, but not the full program and we will see what happens from there.

  • roxi Net
    2019-03-17 11:42

    Having been diagnosed with some lovely pain conditions, I was extremely interested in reading Healing Arthritis, and it provided a lot more information than I was prepared to deal with (I'm an 'ignorance-is-bliss' believer), but I'm very glad I read it. It has practical information about a holistic approach to dealing with arthritis (the several kinds of arthritis), and while I think that the title can be a bit misleading, I do think that there are very good points in changing a lifestyle to increase your physical and mental health to at least dial back the arthritic issues that can be crippling.

  • Liz
    2019-03-16 10:41

    http://cavebookreviews.blogspot.comSusan Blum's new book, Healing Arthritis, is a well researched, organized explanation of arthritis and how to alleviate inflammation and pain through diet and supplements. Dr. Blum gives the reader several examples in real life of patients with different types of arthritis and the steps she recommended for treating the disease, including herself and her mother. I appreciated the format of the book and the layout. Dr. Blum makes it easy to follow and gives complete information on where to get supplements and charts for daily consumption. Often, books like this are overwhelming and confusing to follow. This new book, Healing Arthritis, is straightforward and a very welcome addition to the efforts to help people who suffer from debilitating diseases.Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for the opportunity to read this advance copy.

  • Cynthia
    2019-03-19 14:48

    Excellent information regarding all the inflammatory illnesses and very clear overview of the causes, current studies and options for treatment. The diet is challenging to pin down regarding what you can eat and the supplements are difficult to pin down without using the "company products", although more information is provided as you read along into other chapters. My own results with the elimination diet portion of the program have been excellent. I have reduced my pain, lost some weight and am moving much easier.

  • Darin Ingels
    2019-03-27 11:31

    Dr. Blum provides practical guidance on how to overcome arthritis using safe, natural methods. She offers a great meal plan and nutritional supplements that help control inflammation and heal damaged tissue. I've been recommending Dr. Blum's book to all of my patients with arthritis and they've loved it! A must read for anyone suffering from arthritis.

  • Kenneth
    2019-03-05 12:40

    Great book over Arthritis. The prefect blending of scientific and holistic approaches. Hopefully, it will work.

  • Leanne
    2019-02-25 14:47

    There is good information about diet and supplements in this book.

  • Jim
    2019-03-05 08:48

    Much of this was familiar in another Susan Blum book, specifically the healing the gut. At the same I had read that i found a lot of that advice to be helpful, removing some inflammatory food and adding some healthier foods i had never tried some foods, drinks, which really help when you admittedly don’t love the taste of green vegetables on a twice daily basis, and i tried things like making my own almond milk. Its really hard to try the detox, but its well worth it in my case. I didn:t get quite as many new things out of this book as the previous book. The largest thing new i got was Susan’s thoughts and redefinitions on arthritis types and a focused approach. Post recovery from an Auto Inflammatory disease i was experiencing arthritis like symptoms, and quasi-diagnosed with Arthritis, a not so clear science, in which they spew maybe this is from too much prednisone, and throwing terms like mildly degenerative joint damage. I found great help from various vitamin, probiotic, supplements, and thanks to NSAID drugs I resumed some normal functions like plotting how to get from a to b with the least pain, to heavy exercise, and normal to exhaustive activities. Having said that i feel like ive conquered Arthritis some days and then I get a injury from walking and i feel kind of back at sqaure one at times. So like one day you walk miles, can do weight training, and you’re down, but not out. You try standing on one leg as often you can for 10-15 seconds and you find immediate pain. After a few times like that, i found that you need to stay on the positive, be persistant, be thankful for what you now have, and try new things like this book. Post a couple of weeks of the book, i’ve made some dietary and psychological changes and I’m feeling better.