According to American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, up to 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases, and this number is on the rise. Putting this in perspective, heart disease affects 22 million and cancer affects 9 million. So there are more Americans suffering from autoimmune disease than heart disease and cancer combined.
Conventional medical treatment for autoimmune disease is limited to powerful immunosuppressant drugs that have serious side effects. In fact, most autoimmune patients are not prescribed these drugs because the risk outweighs the benefit. This approach, however, does not address the root cause.
Autoimmune disease is a multifactorial condition.
There is no one smoking gun, but rather a complex interplay between genetics and our environmental. However, by addressing the key leverage points in the body that affects the immune system the most, we can tip the odds in our favor. Since at least 70% of your immune system resides in the gut, focusing on gut health will give us the biggest bang for the buck in terms of improving gut-immune axis function and reducing inflammation.
Leaky gut is a state where your intestinal lining becomes too permeable. Undigested protein and toxins may leak out of the hyper-permeable intestinal tract on a cellular level, leading to malabsorption and inflammation. This can become a vicious cycle of immune over activation and sets the stage for autoimmune disease. Leaky gut can be healed by removing processed foods, sugar, gluten, among other reactive foods. Nutrient deficiencies such as Vitamin D and glutathione may also need to be supplemented. Finally, environmental toxins and underlying infections may need to be identified and eradicated so they do not continue to trigger autoimmune flare ups.
There is a better way!
Proper autoimmune management requires first identifying the root causes such as food sensitivity, leaky gut, environmental toxicity such as heavy metal toxicity and pesticides, chronic infections such as viral infections, gut infections, SIBO, candida and parasites, and stress.
An effective program includes nutrition counseling and coaching to create sustainable nutrition intake, specific supplementation based on lab tests, targeted detoxification to reduce toxic burden, and lifestyle strategies to modulate stress response and enhance physical fitness.
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