Some common diseases considered autoimmune include, but are not limited to:
IBD - inflammatory bowel disease
MS - multiple sclerosis
RA - rheumatoid arthritis
SLE - systemic lupus erythematosus
There are over 100 autoimmune conditions classified, but we are learning that auto-immune component is often present in many other conditions like Autism Spectrum Disorders, infertility and many neuroinflammatory disorders. Autoimmunity is a tough puzzle and a lifelong journey, and in order to stand up to this challenge, you have to get EDUCATED, you have to foster PATIENCE, and you have to find COURAGE!
There is no treatment for auto-immune diseases yet, however, it is possible to reduce flair ups and lead a productive and fulfilling life!
The immune system is an amazing protective mechanism, defending our body from numerous exogenous offenders like viruses, parasites, toxins, or endogenous threats like malignant cells. GI tract represents almost 70% of the entire immune system!
GI Immunodeficiency, unfortunately, is becoming the next epidemic. A lot could be accomplished by keeping the GI tract healthy with natural methods and practices, boosting immune system with diet, botanicals, proper supplementation and lifestyle modifications!
Food Allergies and Loss of Oral Tolerance, unfortunately, accompany many autoimmune conditions.
Creating a diversity of GI Microbiome with dietary strategies could bring significant symptomatic relief.
Proper testing and elimination of foods that cause immune system to react are necessary steps for the management and reduction of flair ups. I cannot emphasize enough that Dietary changes could make a huge positive breakthrough in the management of autoimmunity!
These conditions are becoming ubiquitous in our modern society. Reasons are multi-factorial, which requires a practitioner who is up-to-date with new scientific information and protocols for these autoimmune conditions.
Read my Research Paper on the subject of Fibromyalgia and what Functional Medicine approach could offer!
Most autoimmune conditions are triggered by a specific environmental stressor or event which could include viral or bacterial infection, mold, Lyme disease with numerous bacterial and viral co-infections etc.
Before starting any Nutritional Protocol, it is imperative to properly test and identify infections/pathogens that could impair your ability to heal and detoxify.
I personally have spend years creating the right protocols for my own challenges in this category. It is certainly a life long journey!
It is difficult to navigate this rapidly growing field of science, but genetic predispositions (SNPs) and the way they are influenced by our immediate environments is profound!
However, we are not just a collection of genes, we are so much more! We now understand that diet, lifestyle and environment are the most important factors in gene expression or silencing.
I, myself, am a carrier of one of the most well researched FTO SNPs (I call it FATSO gene) which makes me 70% more likely to be obese. However, I will never be :o) Let me share how...
Herbal and Botanical products are certainly the most appreciated and most popular products in my practice. My Graduate degree included a course in Botanical Medicine, most powerful and intuitive field of healing that existed and nourished us for many centuries. We can now understand and build upon our ancestor's knowledge using the latest advances in human biochemistry and plant medicine.
Botanicals could be incorporated into our daily life in many forms: teas, foods, body care products, aromatics, supplements, tinctures etc.
I choose to work with a limited amount of clients so I could create a personalized and productive experience for each and every one.
Please make sure you have some recent (preferably within 6 months) basic blood work labs and/or recommendations/diagnosis/referrals from your primary care provider or other healthcare practitioner.
I would be happy to order additional advanced testing to evaluate Nutrient, Mineral and Vitamin Deficiencies, Hormone Status, Cortisol, Sleep and Stress Assessment, GI Assessment with Parasitology etc.
Testing kits will be shipped directly to you from the lab. You pay directly to the lab.
Please familiarize yourself with some advanced nutritional evaluation testing that I use:
Genova Diagnostics - Nutrient Deficiencies, Stool Analysis, GI with Parasitology Assessments
Precision Analytical - Hormones and Sleep Assessments
Also, please note the conditions that I specialize in. You can always schedule a 20 min consultation, and if I cannot be of service, I would be happy to refer you to the qualified nutritionist, physician or therapist who specializes in your condition.
The Heath Store Dispensary is available for all clients at 15% discount. I usually work on creating a specific protocol with supplement recommendations, which, upon your approval, will be shipped directly to your home. All clients have an option of auto shipments of all recommended supplements/botanicals in addition to all other items you choose yourself (clean cosmetic lines, food items etc).
If we decide to work together, please be ready for a serious commitment! Have an open mind, open heart, trust your intuition and know that human body is a very complex, intelligent and intuitive mechanism. It requires love, patience, self-care and more patience!
There are several plans and protocols to choose from. Please go to the booking page and check them out!
The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthCARE provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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