Immune Function & Autoimmune
Many of my clients experience either autoimmune (an over active immune dysfunction) or low immune function (sicker quicker). Our immune system act as the defense system in the body, protecting us from antigens, pathogens, and cell mutation.
If you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, it is likely you been treated for the organ or tissue that is under attack. In fact, an autoimmune condition is not a condition of the organ, but is a condition of the immune system. Autoimmune begins when your first line of defense (the immune system) has gotten so fired up, due to what it deems as dangerous invaders in the body, that it is now firing at anything it doesn’t recognize. In this chaos your body can start to mistake it’s own tissue for some of these invaders, and starts attacking those tissues.
You may already be diagnosed with an autoimmune condition like :
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Celiac Disease
- Chrohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
As well as any other autoimmune condition. Sometimes the diagnosis can be so specific, it seems as if they’ve named it just to encompass your symptoms.
*Important Note: I am not a doctor, and I do not diagnose or treat any specific disease. I would not take the place of any specialist you might be working with. However I do look beyond diagnoses and treatments that may include the long term use of corticosteroid drugs and immunosuppressants, and instead find the root causes that are contributing to the immune dysfunction. Together we would remove the interference and help your immune system reboot. This is how we can see life-long reversal of symptoms, and full body healing.
It is important to remember that your immune system is doing the very best it can for you. It WANTS to to be healthy. But at this point, we need to look at calming down the immune system, reducing inflammation, and supporting the functions of the body so that your body can heal.
Alternatively, a low immune system can actually be a precursor to autoimmune, or can exist in it’s own right when there is too much interference in the body to function optimally.
Because 80% of the immune system works from within the gut, a key player in immune health is gut health. The immune system is also directly impacted by the endocrine system function, so hormone balancing is a key player to autoimmune health as well.
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