Autoimmune Conditions

Diabetes • Heart Disease • Thyroid • Lupus • Chron’s • Hormone Health • IBS • Colitis

There is a huge disconnect between what actually causes autoimmunity and how conventional medicine treats it.

The first thing to understand about autoimmune diseases is that they are a disease of the immune system. If you have an autoimmune disease, somewhere along the way your immune system went rogue and began attacking your own tissues. In some cases it’s your thyroid under attack, in others it’s your intestines, your skin, your brain, your pancreas, or another organ. But no matter what part of your body is under siege, the culprit is your immune system. This means that in order to treat, prevent, and reverse autoimmune disease you’ll need to get to the primary root cause of the concern.

Typically if you are diagnosed with a autoimmune disease you will see a specialist who focuses on the organ system that is being affected: a rheumatologist for rheumatoid arthritis; an endocrinologist for Hashimoto’s and diabetes, a gastroenterologist for celiac, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s; a dermatologist for psoriasis; and so on. If you have multiple autoimmune conditions, as many people do, you will see several different specialists, each of whom will likely prescribe a different medication. And, there is a good chance that none of these specialists will look at how to strengthen and support your immune system.

In conventional medicine, the belief is that once you have an autoimmune condition, there’s nothing you can do to reverse it, only ways to manage the symptoms. Managing the symptoms typically involves medications that are aimed at suppressing your immune system. While these medications can be effective at reducing some of the symptoms of the disease, since they suppress the entire immune system, they are not without many unwanted side effects such as fatigue, weight gain, depression, increased infection rates and even cancer.

In contrast, wholistic medicine sees the body as a whole and works on the principle that the health of one system impacts the health and function of the others. Instead of focusing on disease symptom management, we focus on supporting and strengthening the immune system by getting to the root of why the immune system went rogue in the first place. 

When you connect with one of our holistic professionals, you get healing that looks at all of you – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Most importantly we help you work at the primary root cause of your concern and dis-ease and develop a plan and therapies that will benefit you the most.

Allison Barlow

Allison Barlow

Holistic Health Support Specialist

When was the last time you had the opportunity to speak to someone about your health for any length of time and really felt ‘heard’?

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