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Dr. David Friedman offers a cutting edge approach to achieving optimal health by incorporating entertainment, shock value and solutions to everyday health and wellness issues. Each week he interviews world-renowned doctors, celebrities, sports figures and New York Times bestselling authors who all share a common goal of helping others get healthy in the sickest developed country in the world… good ole USA.

Treating and Healing AutoImmune Diseases

Summary: Autoimmune disease is on the rise, and it can be frustrating for those struggling to find a diagnosis and effective treatment. Dr. Akil Palanisamy, author of "The TIGER Protocol," offers a holistic approach to managing autoimmune disease that focuses on five key areas: toxins, infections, gut health, eat right, and rest.
Air Date: 5/25/23
Duration: 23:06
Guest Bio: Dr. Akil Palanisamy , MD
Akil Palanisamy, MD, is a Harvard-trained physician who practices integrative medicine, blending his conventional medical expertise with holistic approaches including functional medicine and Ayurveda. "Dr. Akil" attended Harvard University and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in biochemical sciences. He earned an MD from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and completed family medicine residency training at Stanford University. He then graduated from a fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona, and received certification in mind-body medicine from the Georgetown University Center. He is the Department Chair for Integrative Medicine at the Sutter Health Institute for Health and Healing (IHH). He also serves as IHH Physician Director for Community Education and leads their educational initiatives and programs. Dr. Akil has been a consultant with the Medical Board of California for many years.

A widely known speaker and educator, he is the author of THE TIGER PROTOCOL and The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease. As he has done for over two decades, Dr. Akil sees patients and conducts clinical research studies in the San Francisco Bay Area. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

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Treating and Healing AutoImmune Diseases
In this podcast episode, Dr. David Friedman interviews Dr. Akil Palanisamy, author of "The TIGER Protocol," about his integrative approach to health and wellness, focusing on autoimmune disease and the five key areas of the TIGER Protocol: toxins, infections, gut health, eat right, and rest. They discuss the impact of environmental toxins on autoimmune disease, the importance of addressing leaky gut, and the role of good food in combating autoimmune response. Dr. Palanisamy shares his background in integrative medicine and what inspired him to write his latest book. They also discuss the role of stress in autoimmune disease and the prevalence of autoimmune disease in modern times.

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