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Publisher's Summary

Autoimmune disease and chronic illness is a global pandemic. What is fueling it?

In this timely book, Steven Phillips, MD, and his former patient, Sony singer-songwriter Dana Parish, reveal striking evidence that a broad range of common infections, from COVID-19 to Lyme and many others, cause a variety of autoimmune, psychiatric, and chronic conditions. Chronic explores the science behind what makes them difficult to diagnose and treat, debunks widely held beliefs by doctors and patients alike, and provides solutions that empower sufferers to reclaim their lives. 

Dr. Phillips was already an internationally renowned physician specializing in complex, chronic diseases when he became a patient himself. After nearly dying from his own mystery illness, he experienced firsthand the medical community’s ignorance about the pathogens that underlie a deep spectrum of serious conditions - from fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus, to depression, anxiety, OCD and neurodegenerative disorders. Parish, too, watched her health spiral after twelve top doctors missed an underlying infection that caused heart failure and other sudden debilitating physical and psychiatric symptoms. Now, they’ve come together with a mission: to change the current model of simply treating symptoms - often with dangerous, lifelong drugs - and shift the focus to finding and curing root causes of chronic diseases that affect millions around the world.

©2020 Steven Phillips MD and Dana Parish (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“This book shines an alarming light on emerging infections that cause chronic illnesses. Brimming with bulletproof science, Chronic is an insightful clarion call for more attention to this plague of the 21st century.” --Sanjay Gupta, MD

“An informative guide to ‘the pandemic in plain sight,’ urgent without undue alarmism.” --Kirkus Reviews 

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  • Mike F
  • 15-03-2021

Excellent

overall fantastic review of the scientific literature and science behind tick borne illnesses. Definitely a must-read for anyone who is afflicted.

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  • Joan A.
  • 14-03-2021

Antibiotics may be a cure to autoimmune diseases

I think everyone who has been diagnosed with an autoimmune illness should listen to this book and see if their symptoms could possibly be due to chronic lyme disease.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-03-2021

A must read book

I learned so much from this book. It gives me hope for my condition. Everyone should read this book. Outstanding and easy to understand.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-2021

Informative, Heartwarming, Empowering

As a Lyme+ patient I found this book incredibly empowering. Very well explained & put together. Dr Phillips & Parish should be extremely proud of themselves. I write this with tears in my eyes — Thank you for speaking the truth. Let’s keep going.

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  • Aleksa Kaye
  • 14-02-2021

such important info

Especially liked the last few chapters. I understand how it is more relevant to Lyme sufferers.

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