There is good news when it comes to autoimmune disease – in many cases, it is possible to completely reverse autoimmune conditions. Sometimes there are ways to live with an autoimmune disease so that it causes minimal interference in your life.
Autoimmune disease treatment looks different for everyone, but one place we always start is with your gut health. Because the gut is largely responsible for your immune system regulation, we must start the healing process there first.
First, we check for any underlying gut conditions and work to heal things like leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut happens when the junctions of your gastrointestinal lining become loose and allow particles to flow into your bloodstream. This causes widespread inflammation and immune system dysregulation. As you can imagine, for us to restore balance to your immune system we must restore balance here first.
We also take a full history and find areas where we can reduce stress on the body, while maximizing healing processes. Again, this process looks a little different for everyone, which is why functional medicine is a great approach for battling autoimmune disease. Next, we work to rebuild gut health. This usually includes a specialized diet, supplements, treatments, and therapy.
Together we will make sure you completely understand what’s going on every step of the way so you feel supported and never lost.