When the body mistakenly attacks itself and causes tissue and organ damage, we can this process autoimmunity.
A person can go a lifetime with the early signs of autoimmunity, without ever receiving a diagnosis.
Depression and mood disturbances
But when you have a diagnosis, what can be done?
We used to think an autoimmune process, where the body attacks itself, couldn’t be slowed down or stopped. And while, it is not possible to cure an autoimmune disease, it is certainly possibly to prevent it worsening and to reduce the severity of flares. By using nutrition and Functional Medicine, we can make effective changes that can decrease inflammation, lower autoimmune antibodies and help you feel better.
We can do this by removing all sources of inflammation including infections and trigger foods (such as gluten). We also consider the impact of toxins, and trauma/stress, and gut health including leaky gut (increased intestinal permeability).
When working with an autoimmune disease, working with a practitioner over several months is normally the best option. Some people prefer to start with lab testing alone, and so I also offer this service..