We are taught to think of each individual autoimmune condition as a completely different and separate disease. The truth is that all autoimmune disorders have more in common than they have differences when it comes to their cause. It is only by discovering what drives and fuels an autoimmune condition that one can hope to overcome it and restore an improved state of health.
WHAT IS AUTOIMMUNE?
Autoimmune reactions are when the immune system is mistakenly attacking your own body. The attack can occur on ANY tissue in your body such as your central nervous system in MS, cartilage as in rheumatoid arthritis, etc. The initiation of the disease process can take place for many years before the autoimmune process gets to the point when tissue destruction is great enough to have SYMPTOMS. When symptoms appear, then the process is now classified as a DISEASE, even though the process started many years before. It would be extremely beneficial to detect these reactions early on BEFORE they get to the tissue destruction phase.
The standard medical approach to autoimmune disease is a "one size fits all" approach that has serious negative side effects to your health AND does NOT address the underlyiing causes as to why the immune system is acting up. It is their perspective that if the immune system is "misbehaving" then let's give the patient pharmaceuticals to suppress it, (such as Prednisone, Humira, Enbril, etc.) In most cases, this will help temporarily with symptoms because it is shutting down the immune system and halting autoimmune attacks. The problem is that YOU NEED YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM!!! In addition, it is not addressing the underlying triggers to the attacks. Many of the drugs prescribed have side effects such as increasing the risk for lymphomas and other types of cancer.
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
1. WE HELP TO REMOVE THE IMMUNE TRIGGERS:
Gut and other Infections
Identification of Food Sensitivities
Repair the Gut
Identification and Correction of Dysbiosis (good bacteria or flora balance in your gut.)
Abnormal Blood Sugar
Abnormal Thyroid Function
Abnormal Liver and/or Gallbladder Function
Poor Brain Function
2. WE BALANCE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
The TH-1, also known as T-helper-1 cells are the defenders of the immune system. They attack the germs, also known as antigens, or what the immune system perceives as a germ.
The TH-2 cells identify or "tag" the intruder and form antibodies, also known as immunoglogulins, so that if we are ever exposed to the intruder again theses cells can get rid of it more efficiently and less violently. These are the antibodies that we test for to see if you are autoimmune or have food sensitivities. If functioning correctly, you should NOT have high amounts of antibodies against your own tissue or against food.
In autoimmune disease it is well known that the TH-1 and TH-2 systems are out of balance and that one side (either the TH-1 or TH-2) has become over active.
The TH-3 system is composed of the regulatory immune cells. It is their job to maintain the proper communication between the TH-1 cells and the TH-2 cells. It is the breakdown of the TH-3 system that leads to autoimmune reactions and ultimately autoimmune tissue destruction and disease.
We use a specialized diet along with individualized supplementation and brain based therapies to help keep your immune system balanced.
- Hashimoto's (Low Thyroid)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Celiac Disease
- Chronic Fatigue
- Irritable Bowel
- Menieres Disease/Chronic Vertigo