How to Fix Autoimmunity in the over 50s

April 14, 2017

Deborah Gordon, MD is a doctor practicing in Ashland, Oregon. Her focus is real food and an active lifestyle which she integrates with gentle and targeted medicine.

You should listen to this interview to learn about the common problems that Dr Gordon encounters in her practice and the treatments getting the best results. We talk about the gut microbiota and gut health in general and the potential link to autoimmunity in its various guises. I was particularly interested in learning of a potential autoimmune connection with atrial fibrillation (afib).

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Here’s the outline with this interview with Deborah Gordon, MD:

[00:00:06] Sign up for our highlights email.

[00:02:31] Physicians for Ancestral Health.

[00:04:17] Dean Ornish.

[00:04:28] Weston A. Price Foundation, Gary Taubes.

[00:05:49] Pantheism.

[00:08:58] Midwifery.

[00:11:25] Acceptance from other doctors.

[00:16:55] That Mitchell and Webb Look: Homeopathic A&E.

[00:18:03] Dr Mark Cucuzzella jokingly sent us this infographic. Do the opposite and you’ll get great results!

[00:19:09] Podcast: Prof Tim Noakes.

[00:19:31] Autoimmunity in postmenopausal women.

[00:20:00] Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

[00:20:06] Coeliac and Sjögren's.

[00:20:19] Crohn's and Ulcerative colitis.

[00:22:51] Atrial fibrillation (Afib).

[00:23:07] Anticardiolipin antibody panel.

[00:24:07] The triad: genetics, stressor, leaky gut.

[00:25:41] Gluten and zonulin signalling.

[00:26:25] Exercise-induced leaky gut.

[00:31:16] Hs-CRP.

[00:33:22] Tools to relax: Brain Wave app.

[00:33:41] Dale Bredesen, MD.

[00:34:00] HeartMath, massage.

[00:34:34] Genova Diagnostic nutrition evaluation panel (NutrEval).

[00:34:56] Vitamin A.

[00:35:13] US Wellness Meats.

[00:35:58] Chicken Liver mousse recipe on Dr Gordon’s website.

[00:36:28] Denise Minger BCMO1 gene.

[00:36:58] B1 and B2 deficiency.

[00:37:32] We like the Multi-Vitamin Elite, Dr Gordon prefers the copper-free variants.

[00:38:56] Serum copper and zinc.

[00:39:40] Podcast: Anne Hathaway, MD.

[00:40:04] Chris Masterjohn's antioxidant masterclass.

[00:40:55] 8-OHdG.

[00:41:42] ClevelandHeartLab, Inc.

[00:43:10] APOE. Podcast: Dawn Kernagis, PhD.

[00:43:31] Podcast: Bryan Walsh.

[00:44:18] Bilirubin, GGT, uric acid.

[00:45:07] Fatty liver index.

[00:47:09] Paleo f(x).

[00:48:07] Doctor's Data.

[00:48:55] Lacto and bifido.

[00:49:21] Podcast: Dr Michael Ruscio.

[00:49:53] Gut microbiome diversity.

[00:51:52] Fermented foods.

[00:52:50] Podcast: Lauren Petersen, PhD.

[00:53:56] Low-carb Breckenridge talk on fibre was not online at the time of writing.

[00:54:37] Bill Lagakos: Animal Fibre.

[00:55:03] Dr Gordon’s practice is closed except for patients interested in the Bredesen Protocol.

[00:55:34] Her Physicians for Ancestral Health talk was not online at the time of writing.

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