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Dr. Nik Hedberg, DC DABCI DACBN BCNP is a Functional Medicine expert, board-certified Chiropractic Internist, Nutritionist, Herbal Medicine Fellow, and author of The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide. He is the founder of the Immune Restoration Center in Asheville, NC.
Dr. Hedberg is an expert in the autoimmune-infection connection and I’ve been looking forward to interviewing him on this topic for a long time. In this interview we discuss why autoimmunity is on the rise; how infections trigger autoimmune conditions; common infections he sees underlying autoimmune disorders; and the hope of clearing infections to beat autoimmune.
01:40 Why is autoimmunity on the rise?
05:40 Big factors: sleep apnea and oral health
06:56 Should you use mouth tape?
08:27 An overview of autoimmunity and clues that you might be moving in that direction
15:27 Never get sick? Is that a good or bad thing?
17:04 The infection-autoimmune connection
22:08 Examples of molecular mimicry
30:57 How are we becoming more friendly hosts to infections?
35:34 The hope: How we can turn the ship around.
48:08 Busting common autoimmune myths
Dr. Hedberg’s website and resources: https://drhedberg.com/