Simply put, autoimmune diseases are conditions where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues rather than a foreign molecule like bacteria. This happens when something confuses the immune system. Increasingly, that “something” appears to be the enormous load of environmental toxins to which we are all exposed.
The incidence of autoimmune disease has tripled in the last few decades. 24 million Americans are now affected. In fact, it affects more women than heart disease and breast cancer combined. Autoimmune diseases are one of the top ten leading causes of death for women under the age of 64. But autoimmune disease isn’t just one condition.
You’re probably familiar with the most common autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, Lyme, inflammatory bowel disease, type-1 diabetes, hasthimoto’s thyroiditis and psoriasis. But there are many more autoimmune diseases that affect the nervous system, joints and muscles, skin, endocrine gland, and heart.
Unfortunately, the most common medical methods of treating autoimmune diseases can have serious side effects: These include immunosuppressive drugs which decrease the immune response. When the immune system is suppressed, the body is more likely to be challenged with infections. Another traditional way to treat autoimmunity is with chemotherapeutic agents (similar idea to chemotherapy for cancer). While these medications may be lifesaving or symptoms relieving in the short run, they do not get to the root cause of the autoimmunity and may not bring long term benefit to the person.
Yes there IS a better way! And the help comes from a holistic – minded Nutritionist that understands autoimmune because she lives it everyday!
Here at Nutritionally Yours, our holistic – minded Nutritionist provides clear solutions for changes in diet, supplements, and our environment that can help people deal with and even reverse autoimmune conditions and symptoms. By addressing the root causes of the autoimmune and stopping the “triggers” for the symptoms, you can start feeling better and getting well quickly. Our head practitioner (Alane) has dealt with the autoimmune condition Lyme Disease since the 1980’s, reversed Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis all through supporting herself with nutrition.
Numerous studies have shown proper nutrition to be an effective and safe support for autoimmune diseases sufferers. Proper nutrition removes toxins while simultaneously providing nutrients that normalize malfunctioning immune responses. Autoimmune diseases, similar to cancer and heart disease, are a result of inadequate early-life nutrition and yes, genetics play an important part in autoimmunity. While it is always preferable to prevent autoimmune conditions through diet in the first place, recovery through proper nutrition and other natural means is very possible in most cases. We see people suffering from autoimmunity improve drastically in just a short time. You can too!
Depending on your autoimmune disease, there are different approaches to addressing your situation.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know that a simple change in your diet can bring about healing from autoimmune. Our nutritionist at Nutritionally Yours can help.
Nutritionally Yours serves Atlanta, GA, as well as across the country and world, and has successfully helped our clients to overcome many autoimmune conditions.
It can work for you too!
The staff at Nutritionally Yours knows that more and more people are looking for other options to traditional medicine via alternative ways to better health. We believe that what nature has provided to us can be utilized to remind the body to wake up and start healing from the inside out.
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Appointments are done in office, over the phone or via skype for people not able to visit our clinic. We are located in Roswell GA, just 45 minutes north of Atlanta, GA.
Just a note: Nutritionally Yours is a holistic health practice. We have a naturopath, nutrition counselor (nutritionist), wellness chef, life coach, and medical doctor on staff.
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By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC