We know that autoimmune disease—a condition when the body’s immune system attacks its own healthy tissue and cells—affects about one in ten Americans, or 24 million people, with prevalence increasing worldwide. Some of the most common autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, celiac disease, vitiligo, alopecia areata, and post-COVID syndrome (or “long COVID”.) But as New York Times bestselling 

author Dr. Sara Szal Gottfried explains in an eye-opening new book—THE AUTOIMMUNE CURE: Healing the Trauma and Other Triggers That Have Turned Your Body Against You (March 2024)—autoimmune disease may be even more pervasive than we realize—and its root cause may surprise you.

Conventional medicine falls short when it comes to both diagnosing and treating autoimmune disease. Many people suffer from mysterious symptoms—like severe fatigue, brain fog, aches and pains, feelings of tingling and numbness, stubborn weight gain, abdominal pain, digestive problems, hair loss, insomnia, and even anxiety— and don’t realize their immune system is at the root of their symptoms. In her precision medicine practice, Dr. Szal Gottfried noticed a seemingly unusual pattern: many of her patients who suffer from autoimmune disease and symptoms have a history of trauma. Emerging research shows that up to 80% of patients with autoimmune disease experienced significant emotional distress before getting sick.

With THE AUTOIMMUNE CURE, there is hope on the horizon for the tens of millions of people who suffer from autoimmune disease. Dr. Szal Gottfried explains the connection with trauma and autoimmunity and has created a powerful program designed to break the vicious cycle of autoimmune disease, reset your immune system, andrestore your health, with advice on:

  • Elimination Diets—A diagnostic tool to identify foods that trigger the immune system 
  • Nutritional Modulation—Four areas to address for the long term: nutrient gaps, poor digestion, toxic backlog, and blood sugar spikes 
  • Sleep—How to measure your sleep and the eight steps to better sleep 
  • Toxic Stress—How to manage stress and regulate cortisol with stress resilience techniques 
  • Supplements—Immunumodulators such as black cumin, polyphenols, curcumin, resveratrol, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and more 
  • Breathwork—Reclaim the breath as opposed to breathing on autopilot 
  • Microbiome Restoration—Optimize the microbiome through nutrition, supplements, and more 
  • Somatic Therapy—Therapies such as Hakomi, a form of mindfulness-based somatic therapy, also described as assisted self-study 
  • Psychedelic Therapies—Research backed, medically sound therapies working with trusted and experienced clinicians, such as ketamine-assisted treatment, microdosing psilocybin, MDMA-assisted therapy and others

THE AUTOIMMUNE CURE offers a roadmap to lasting relief from autoimmune disease by addressing the root cause of the condition and healing the body, mind, and spirit

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--Jennifer Longmore, Founder of, Internationally acclaimed host of "Soul Purpose Central"

"It was wonderful doing fierce femme radio with Dr. Sara Gottfried on NPR's 51%, my Alive and Kicking segment, and my local KVYN morning show, Wednesday Wellness Wakeup, here in Napa, CA. She is not afraid to talk openly about the whole spectrum of issues surrounding women's health and wellness. Sara has connected the dots between hard science and the divine feminine. This sacred balance makes her an incredibly unique and amazing woman. Best of all, this gutsy integrative physician is fun, fun fun!"

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Sara Gottfried MD is a board-certified physician who graduated from Harvard and MIT. She practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and functional medicine. She is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University, and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. Her three New York Times bestselling books include: The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger. Her new book coming out is called WOMEN, FOOD, AND HORMONES.

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