Reverse your negative health trajectory and start the journey towards healing and resilient health with Palmer Kippola’s groundbreaking plan to erase the effects of autoimmune disease. “An empowering and actionable guidebook that simplifies the steps back to health. Highly recommended!” —Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hashimoto's Protocol
Palmer Kippola is on a mission to make autoimmune disease history. When she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at age 19, she began a journey toward healing that resulted in a complete reversal of her symptoms. Now, with the help of leading medical experts, including renowned specialists in immunology and longevity from UCLA and Stanford medical schools, as well as leading practitioners in the field of autoimmunity and functional medicine, Kippola wants to help you find freedom from disease too.
This comprehensive book is the first to explore all six of the critical lifestyle factors that are the root causes of autoimmune conditions—and the sources of regaining health:
* Discover the foods that can trigger disease as well as healthy solutions to fit your personal nutritional profile
*Explore the impact of common, often-undiagnosed infections and ways to optimize your immunity naturally
*Learn how gut health is the key to recovery
*Gain insight on how hormone imbalances can disrupt healing and how to assess your hormone levels
*Eliminate environmental toxins in your home and body, and learn how to live a detox lifestyle
*Reduce stress and build resilience
Drawing on her own inspiring return to resilient health, as well as the healing stories of a dozen medical doctors and practitioners, plus years of research with autoimmune experts, Palmer Kippola gives readers the tools to beat autoimmune disease—and the hope that relief and healing are possible.
“An excellent resource for those who want to use an integrative and functional medicine approach to support their healing journey!” —Terry Wahls, MD, author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
About the Author
Palmer Kippola is an author, speaker, autoimmune recovery advocate and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC). When she was 19, Palmer was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Thus began her journey of self-healing. In 2010, she completely reversed her MS by addressing her root causes head on. She remains symptom and medication-free today. She founded www.beatautoimmune.com as an online resource to inspire, educate and empower people who seek to reverse and prevent autoimmune conditions so they can live their most vibrant lives.
Palmer has studied with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), Apex Energetics™ and the HeartMath® Institute. In addition, she has completed 100+ hours of neurofeedback brain training, and studied under leading experts in nutrition, holistic, energy and Functional Medicine.
Today Palmer collaborates with Functional Medicine practitioners and consults with people who seek to transcend autoimmune conditions. She also provides guidance to Documenting Hope, a scientific initiative to study and record the recovery of children with chronic illness.
When she’s not learning, writing, collaborating or speaking about finding freedom from autoimmune conditions, she might be found hiking in the hills, doing yoga or HIIT workouts, cooking healthy meals, connecting with friends and family, and laughing as much as possible.
"Now is the time to take back your health! Autoimmune conditions are reversible, but you need to address root causes head on. Palmer Kippola used to have MS and now she’s on a mission to help anyone who is eager to reverse or prevent any autoimmune condition. Beat Autoimmune is an empowering and actionable guidebook that simplifies the steps back to health. Highly recommended!" —Izabella Wentz,PharmD, FASCP and#1 New York Times bestselling author of Hashimoto's Protocol
"Palmer Kippola not only raises our awareness of the important mechanisms underlying the dramatic increase in autoimmune diseases worldwide, but in addition, Beat Autoimmune is wonderfully prescriptive, providing the reader with a powerful action plan to reverse and even prevent these issues." —David Perlmutter, MD, FACN and author, New York Times #1 bestseller, Grain Brain and Brain Maker
“It’s time for a root cause revolution! Beat Autoimmune is a fantastic field guide for anyone seeking real solutions to this modern-day epidemic. Palmer Kippola simplifies the steps to health so you can beat autoimmune and thrive.” —Frank Lipman, MDand New York Times best-selling author of How to Be Well “An excellent resource for those who want to use an integrative and functional medicine approach to support their healing journey!” —Terry Wahls, MD, clinical professor of medicine, and author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine “Beat Autoimmune serves up proven ways to address the root causes of autoimmune disorders. If you’re ready to reclaim your health, I highly recommend reading this book and following the steps that Palmer has laid out. It could transform your life.” —Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS,and author of Eat Dirt, Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure it. “Palmer offers easy, digestible nuggets blending her lived experience and insights with the science of functional medicine—a super accessible read and an important tool in the toolbox for patients facing autoimmune disease.” —Donna Jackson-Nakazawa, award-winning science journalist and author of Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal and The Autoimmune Epidemic: Bodies Gone Haywire in a World Out of Balance—and the Cutting-Edge Science that Promises Hope “This book may be your first introduction to health information that flies in the face of conventional wisdom and Western medical advice—that autoimmune conditions are “incurable.” The frenzied pace of modern scientific discovery has left many mainstream medical professionals in the past. As a scientist who has studied chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, and metabolism, I can attest to the staggering amount of research that gets published every month. It's no wonder that new discoveries take too long to filter into practice. But there’s good news about autoimmunity, and Palmer is here to share it. She’s not just writing about a topic from a knowledge perspective. She's lived with an autoimmune diagnosis and personally experienced the debilitating effects of the disease. Until she did something about it. Now you can, too.” —Steven Wm. Fowkes, organic chemist, biohacker, health educator and author "With the emerging field of research into the gut microbiome and repairing intestinal permeability, new avenues of treatment for autoimmunity will no doubt develop in the near future. In the meantime, Palmer Kippola’s common-sense suggestions to improve your autoimmune condition through lifestyle changes in diet, restorative sleep and other areas provides a welcome approach for many with these conditions." —Alessio Fasano, MD,Director of Center for Celiac Research and Treatment, Massachusetts General Hospital
“Palmer has done a fantastic job bringing to light the importance of food and a leaky gut in the rise of autoimmunity and giving us practical tools to reverse the equation!” —Jill C. Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, IFMCP
“This book provides just the right measure of hope and targeted healing protocols to overcome or ward off any autoimmune condition. Since autoimmune disease is currently an increasingly insidious epidemic, Palmer Kippola's book is loaded with exactly the right information we all need to support our immunity each and every day. The environmental and inherited challenges we all face don't stand a chance with Palmer's advice to guide us.” —Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, and award-winning New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books on health and nutrition including Radical Metabolism, The New Fat Flush Plan, and Guess What Came to Dinner. “Palmer takes a deep dive into the root causes of disease and disorder to provide us with an evidence-based, integrative approach to rebuilding our health and restoring our resilience as a result. A must-read!” —Heidi Hanna, PhD, Executive Director, American Institute of Stress and New York Times bestselling author of The SHARP Solution and Stressaholic "Autoimmune and chronic inflammatory conditions are on the rise and something needs to be done about it! In this book, Palmer Kippola lays out why we have an inflammation epidemic and what to do about it! This book is comprehensive and covers key lab tests to get to the root cause, diet and lifestyle strategies and key supplements to heal the gut and balance the immune system. I would highly recommend this book for anyone looking to improve their health and for practitioners who desire to get better healing results with their patients and clients." —David Jockers DNM, DC, MS
"Beat Autoimmune is an essential book for anyone with an autoimmune condition who wants to not only feel better but understand (and heal) their root causes. Palmer so elegantly combines cutting edge research with personal experience to create an approachable guide that’ll change your life." —Deborah Anderson, ND, functional medicine doctor and autoimmune disease expert “Doctors have failed patients by focusing on symptoms of chronic disease and not root causes. Thankfully, we now know how to treat and prevent autoimmune conditions at the source. Beat Autoimmune provides a clear path for people suffering with autoimmune conditions and a friendly approach that’s equal parts comprehensive and comprehensible. Palmer’s zeal and zest for life will inspire readers to change their long-held habits and finally achieve true wellbeing!” —Dr. Sarah Myhill, MB, BS and autoimmune expert “Autoimmune Illness Really Is Optional! In this superb book, Palmer Kippola gathers everything you need to know to make these diseases go away. Offering both her personal experience of recovering, and the guidance of numerous world-class experts, she puts it all together in an easy to read book. Autoimmune disease used to be rare. Now it’s an epidemic. With this book it can become rare again. And optional!” —Jacob Teitelbaum MD and author of The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution and Diabetes Is Optional “Millions of people deal with symptoms related to inflammation and autoimmunity, and just sifting through all the information on the subject is nothing short of daunting. With Beat Autoimmune, Palmer Kippola has created a resource with everything you need to know about healing your gut, reducing your stress levels, addressing hormone imbalances, and truly reclaiming your health—using action steps you can start today!” —Wendy Myers, FDN-P, NC, CHHCand founder of Myers Detox™
“Before working with Palmer, I had trouble just getting through the day. I had tummy pain and IBS-symptoms so bad I could barely leave the house. I was so tired I would frequently fall asleep at work, and I didn’t have the energy to exercise. My hormones were so out of whack I had debilitating monthly cycles and extra weight that wouldn’t budge. By following Palmer’s anti-inflammatory food plan, taking targeted supplements, and detoxing slowly, I was able to heal my gut and reverse all symptoms of celiac disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Now I’m running 5Ks with my daughter and enjoying life instead of dreading it. If I can beat autoimmune, you can too!” —Wendy McCarter, accountant/office manager, mom and horse lover “Palmer Kippola’s attack on autoimmunity in this comprehensive volume makes for a solid cover-to-cover read for those who seek the big picture while being a useful reference to return to in the future when a specific detail is needed.” —Ken Sharlin, MD, MPH, IFMCP neurologist, author of The Healthy Brain Toolbox: Neurologist-Proven Strategies to Avoid Memory Loss and Protect Your Aging Brain
“The power of lowering inflammation and healing autoimmunity is now in your hands! This book puts all together in an easy, concise, and evidence-based approach to healing disease from the inside out!” —Madiha Saeed, MD, “HolisticMom, MD,” and author of The Holistic Rx: Your Guide to Healing Chronic Inflammation and Disease
"Palmer's commitment to not let others suffer like she did is truly inspiring and certainly succeeds with this book. I would highly recommend this book to my patients." —Anna M. Cabeca, DO, FACOG, ABAARM, ABoIM and author of The Hormone Fix
“Palmer Kippola shares a moving and beautiful chronicle of how she learned to reverse her 26-year history of serious multiple sclerosis, a disease that is widely believed to be irreversible in traditional medicine. The nutritional and Functional Medicine approach that Palmer applied will be helpful not only for people suffering from MS, but for anyone grappling with chronic illness of any kind.” —Kat Toups, MD, DFAPA, IFMCP, Alzheimer’s researcher and author of the forthcoming book, Dementia Demystified “Working with Palmer changed my life. I was diagnosed with MS on Nov 1, 2016 and had the good fortune to begin working with her that same week. By following Palmer’s advice, I started to heal by removing inflammatory foods, gluten, dairy, corn, sugar and soy, and by following a Paleo template diet. Within weeks, my MS symptoms subsided, and I felt ready to address stress and childhood traumas that had been plaguing me for decades. Today, my family and friends view me as a role model for health and wellbeing. The approaches in this book changed my and my family’s lives, and I have every reason to believe they will change yours too.” —April Saenz, executive assistant, wife, mother of two, former MS sufferer
Beat Autoimmune is the perfect affirmation for how to take your health into your own hands and heal from autoimmune disease. Palmer offers practical, scientifically-based, safe, and effective approaches to recovery without the use of drugs. This book is a beacon of hope for the millions suffering from autoimmune disorders. —Michelle CoreyFMP, Founder and Director of The Total Recovery Center and the author of The Thyroid Cure
"Beat Autoimmune is a beautifully written road map for anyone seeking real solutions to this modern-day pandemic. Palmer presents both the historical context and science-based strategies for becoming resilient in the face of these devastating disorders." —Zach Bush, MD