Autoimmune Health

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Hashimoto’s Disease

  • Lupus

  • Grave’s Disease

  • Celiac Disease

  • Inflammatory Bowel disease

  • Sjorgens Disease

  • Type I Disease

  • Scleroderma

  • Psoriasis

Autoimmune Disease In America


Autoimmune diseases, specifically, now affect 24 million people and include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and more.


These are often addressed by powerful immune suppressing medication and not by addressing the cause. That’s like taking a lot of aspirin while you’re standing on a tack.The treatment is not more aspirin or a strong immune suppressant, but removing the tack.


If you want to cool off inflammation in the body, you must find the source.Treat the fire, not the smoke.Functional medicine teaches us to treat the cause, not only the symptoms, to ask the question WHY are you sick, not only WHAT disease you have.What are the real causes of your inflammation?


Autoimmune conditions are connected by one central biochemical process: A runaway immune response also known as systemic inflammation that results in your body attacking its own tissues.


Your immune system is your defense against invaders.It’s your internal army and has to clearly distinguish friend from foe- to know you from others.Autoimmunity occurs when your immune system gets confused with its own tissues get caught in friendly cross-fire.


Your body is fighting something — an infection, a toxin, an allergen, a food or the stress response — and somehow it redirects its hostile attack on your joints, your brain, your thyroid, your gut, your skin, or sometimes your whole body. This immune confusion results from what is referred to as molecular mimicry.

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