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The Hidden Role of Infectious Agents in Autoimmune Diseases with Antony Haynes
Episode 2919th February 2024 • The Goode Health Podcast • Nicole Goode
00:00:00 01:24:06

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Antony Haynes is one of the most experienced registered nutritional therapists in the UK and has been in private practice for over 32-years. He is also one of the first practitioners to implement the principles of functional medicine in the UK, since 1992. 

In this episode, Nicole invites Antony onto the show to discuss the role of various infectious agents, such as viruses and bacteria, in causing autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s, Multiple Sclerosis and more. This episode delves into a holistic approach to health, focusing on a nutrient-dense diet, avoiding inflammation-triggering foods, and other lifestyle changes you can make to manage autoimmune conditions. 

*The slide Anthony refers to in this episode is linked below. 

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  • [04:51] - The impact of modern living and toxins on health
  • [09:48] - Understanding autoimmune conditions and their causes
  • [20:05] - The connection between viruses and autoimmune diseases
  • [33:45] - The importance of personalised treatment in autoimmune diseases
  • [43:43] - The challenge of testing for autoimmune triggers
  • [44:47] - The complexity of autoimmune conditions and the need for further research
  • [45:59] - Navigating treatment options in autoimmunity
  • [56:42] - The role of diet in autoimmunity
  • [01:07:02] - The importance of strengthening the immune system in autoimmunity


  • Understanding the connection between viruses and autoimmune diseases
  • The challenges that come with testing for autoimmune triggers
  • Why individualised treatment is so important when addressing autoimmune diseases
  • The diet and lifestyle changes people can make to manage autoimmunity





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