About Dr. Micah
Being an autoimmune patient is complicated. I’m here to make the journey more simple.
Hello AutoImmune Warrior!
When I changed my diet to more plant based in 2018, I experienced first-hand the power of food for healing diseases. This changed me not only as a patient, but as a doctor. Now I am fighting for autoimmune warriors all over the world and trying to find out “What else can I do to treat autoimmune diseases?”
Navigating autoimmune disease is hard.
Once you get diagnosed or have symptoms of an Autoimmune disease, it can be quite confusing. You are given medications by your doctor and that’s usually it. But Autoimmune disease is so much more than medications. Medications are just a part of the treatment, its not the whole treatment.
Autoimmune patients need a guide on how to navigate this space. When I first diagnosed, all I knew were medications. If I was both a doctor and patient that only knew about medications for treating my own Autoimmune disease, I wonder how many patients are stuck and lost?
It’s normal to be confused and overwhelmed.
I once was too until I took my education further beyond conventional medicine. Don’t get me wrong, conventional medicine is great and has a place in the treatment of patients. But deep down I knew that there was more to the treatment plan, the integrative treatment plan.
Here’s the thing:
There’s too much information on the internet and a lot of it is misinformation. You may have heard that a certain diet helped someone but when you try it, it doesn’t work. There’s a reason for that. We are all individuals made up of different microbiomes. Plus, diet is just part of the integrative plan, not the whole plan.
That’s why it’s my mission, as both a doctor and autoimmune warrior, to get you the best, evidence-based information out there in both the conventional and alternative space. I am here to not only help you survive your autoimmune disease but to also help you thrive.
Whats Dr. Yu’s story?
I woke up one day with severe joint pain and was diagnosed with gout. However, my joint pain transformed over the years and I was eventually diagnosed with spondyloarthritis as well. Because of my own diseases, I decided to go into a career of Rheumatology to help patients going through similar problems that I have. From one joint to multiple joints, I thought I was going to be disabled by my 30s. After going through multiple trial and errors, I used food as medicine and found how powerful plants were in my healing journey. Because of my fight with these autoimmune diseases, I knew I had to send a message to the world that there is hope to fight these painful diseases.
This is why I created MYAutoimmuneMD.
I wanted to create a home for you and I so that we can explore ways to fight autoimmune disease together. Medicine is lifelong learning and I wanted to bring you along with me so that my knowledge can be passed down to you. I believe that each field of healthcare has a role and place in the treatment of patients which is why I believe integrative medicine can be very powerful.
Dr. Yu’s Education and Credentials
I graduated with a Doctor of Medicine at Chicago Medical School in Illinois.
After medical school, I went on to complete my Internal Medicine Residency and Rheumatology Fellowship at Loma Linda University in Southern California.
Because I felt that my conventional medicine training wasn’t enough, I further educated myself on other forms of treatments.
I am a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Andrew Weil Integrative Medicine Fellowship.
I am also certified in Lifestyle Medicine from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and also certified in Functional Medicine from the Institute of Functional Medicine.
“You can find me at my private practice at the Dr. Lifestyle clinic where I see patients worldwide.”
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