An autoimmune disorder is a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disorders.
Some of the more common autoimmune disorders treated in our clinic include:
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Type I Diabetes
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
A Functional Medicine Approach is in Order:
A person suffering from autoimmune disease typically has several stressors happening at once.
These often include unregulated inflammation from food intolerance, stress, and malabsorption -which can lead to what is known as “Leaky Gut issues.” The more severe the autoimmune disease the more severe the gut issues. In a self-perpetuating vicious cycle leaky gut flares up autoimmune conditions, which in turn further damages the gut lining.
Among our goals of working together clinically is to remove immune triggers from your diet that promote inflammation and yeast overgrowth in the gut, and intestinal permeability. By calming inflammation systemically and in the gut, you will be able to better calm inflammation throughout the body, including autoimmune flare-ups to thyroid tissue, joint tissue or whichever system is under autoimmune stress. Naturally, we also use botanicals and nutrition to restore balance and enhance recovery.
Our goals of treatment are to:
- Reduce symptoms so you can enjoy life more
- Control the autoimmune process & slow down the disease progression process – often by years or decades
- Maintain your body’s ability to fight disease to enhance well-being
- Lower your risk of other chronic diseases associated with a dysregulated immune system