Hashimoto's thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and other autoimmune conditions all share a common root cause:
an overactive, confused immune system that is
mistakenly targeting your own organs and tissues.
Autoimmunity is an increasingly common phenomenon with more than
100 recognized conditions,many of which are
very poorly understood.
The variety of symptoms an individual suffers from depends on what body systems are involved in the autoimmune process, but often include
Debilitating fatigue - Brain fog - Fever
GI disturbances - Widespread pain
in addition to those specific to their autoimmune conditions.
These frustrating problems unfortunately become part of the daily life of an person with autoimmunity.
Conventional approaches to autoimmunity are powerful, immune suppressive drugs like steroids (prednisone), DMARDs (Enbrel, Imuran, methotrexate, etc), and biologics (Humira.) These medications often come with an array of side effects that many people find intolerable including insomnia, weight gain, depression, increased risk of infection, debilitating fatigue, vertigo, nausea, anxiety, joint pain, and more. For some autoimmune conditions, like Hashimoto's thyroiditis, conventional approaches do not address immune system over-activation at all, and instead simply replace thyroid hormone with drugs like levothyroxine, while immune attacks on the thyroid itself go unchecked.
While conventional medicine seeks to simply reduce the symptoms associated with autoimmunity, Naturopathic medicine aims to dampen the overactive immune response by
identifying what caused it to become overactive.
Our first goal is to determine the root cause of your symptoms through an
extensive intake interview.
Then, based on your personalized wellness plan,
we will begin working with you to
Remove inflammatory, trigger foods from your diet
Improve sleep quality
Restore gut integrity
Reduce daily toxin exposures
Address adrenal health and mitigate daily stress
Assist the body’s inherent mechanisms for healing with targeted
nutritional and botanical supplementation
As Naturopaths we recognize that our clients with autoimmune conditions have an especially challenging path toward complete wellness.
We promise to be with you every step of the way.