AutoImmune Diseases

An autoimmune disease is any disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks and damages its own healthy tissues and organs. The name of the disease typically describes the location of the tissues being attacked, and almost any part of the body can develop an autoimmune disease. Some of the more commonly known autoimmune diseases are:

 

Rheumatoid arthritis

Crohn’s disease

Ulcerative colitis

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Grave’s disease

Celiac disease

Type I Diabetes

Lupus erythematosus

Myasthenia gravis

Pernicious anemia

Psoriasis

Vasculitis

 

While there are many other autoimmune diseases, the above is just a collection of the more common or well-known conditions. There are actually between 80-100 conditions that are classified as autoimmune disorders and perhaps another 40 that are suspected of having an autoimmunity component.

 

In fact, many people who have an autoimmune disease don’t know that they have one, much less that they’re symptoms are actually the result of their own body’s immune system attacking itself.

 

According to the National Institute of Health, approximately 24 million people suffer from an autoimmune disease in the United States. Anywhere from 65% to 75% are women. Women are much more susceptible to autoimmune diseases than men, in fact one of the top 10 leading causes of death in women of any age up to 65 is from an autoimmune disease.

 

Women seem to be most susceptible during the childbearing years and menopause when the body is undergoing major changes in the amount of hormones, many of which have a direct effect on the immune system, which may explain the increased susceptibility.

 

FAQ

 

What is an autoimmune disease?

 

It is any condition in which the body’s immune system no longer recognizes ‘self’ and attacks the healthy tissues of the body.

What causes autoimmune diseases?

 

There is a lot of debate, and the answer has not been conclusively proven, but it is currently agreed that it is some combination of genetics, diet, and environmental toxins.

 

Can you cure an autoimmune disease?

 

No one may claim to cure an autoimmune disease, but we have had tremendous success in bringing people into remission, greatly reduce their symptoms without risky medications, and improve quality of life in the majority of our autoimmune cases over the last 20 years. 

 

If you don’t use medications, how do you treat the disease?

 

Traditional medications for most autoimmune diseases have the risk of serious side-effects and can greatly reduce quality of life. We use a novel approach to autoimmune disease, in that we target the unwanted aspects of the immune system and seek to remove the triggers that cause the irrational immune responses in the first place without compromising the entire immune system.

 

Summary

 

We use a dynamic and highly individualized program that locates your specific triggers that activate your disease symptoms and design a program that will eliminate those triggers to reduce the symptoms of the condition and put your well-being back under your control.

 

We don’t believe that you have to sacrifice quality of life and be medicated forever all to treat a disease that is generated entirely within your own body. We believe in natural and effective solutions, and our track record of success speaks for itself.

 

We have a number of testimonials from many satisfied patients who wished to share their experiences and success with others.