Autoimmune diseases are conditions where the immune system creates a hyper-immune response attacking normal healthy body tissue. There are a number of different autoimmune conditions including hashimoto’s disease, grave’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), scleroderma, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, sjogren’s syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, polymyositis and others. Conventional treatment for most autoimmune diseases usually involves prescription drugs that suppress the body’s immune system.
We approach autoimmune diseases in a different way than conventional medical care. We address the underlying cause of autoimmunity in the body, not just palliate the symptoms. Underlying causes of autoimmune diseases are often found in the gastrointestinal tract. There is a wealth of new information out about specific diets, such as the Paleo diet, that can greatly reduce the autoimmune disease process. Our natural approach for autoimmune diseases focuses on removing specific foods in the diet that can make symptoms worse, healing the gastrointestinal tract, decreasing overall inflammation in the body, and supporting the body’s adrenal glands which regulate immune function and inflammation.
Depending on your specific symptoms, you will receive a specific naturopathic protocol including diet recommendations, lifestyle changes, and herbal, homeopathic, vitamin and/or nutrient supplementation that work together to decrease autoimmune flare-ups, calm inflammation and prevent additional autoimmune diseases in the future.
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