Autoimmune Disease

Reigning in your immune system naturopathically.

There are many types of autoimmune diseases. But, putting it simply-- it's a rogue immune system that has decided to attack YOU instead of foreign invaders. I always like to talk about autoimmune disease in this way, as it suggests a 'confused' immune system that needs to be retrained. 

Every person, and therefore every presentation of autoimmune disease, is different and needs targeted treatment. What does this look like? I will first learn about the history of your autoimmune disease (or be assessing you for autoimmune disease or predisposition), order comprehensive labs, follow-up imaging, and start you on naturopathic protocols to optimize immune function.

This often entails investigating any gastrointestinal issues, as much of your immune function is influenced by the health of your gut. I will also discuss dietary interventions that offer great success to my autoimmune patients, as well as, ways to decrease systemic inflammation to reduce pain and symptoms (especially for conditions with joint involvement).

Common autoimmune diseases seen: Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Lupus, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Multiple Sclerosis

 

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