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Auto-Immune Treatment

Autoimmune treatment is for people with undiagnosed disorders or people with the following disorders:

  • Thyroid conditions
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Lupus
  • Sceroderma
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Grave’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Addison's
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Myasthenia Anemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Raynaud’s

On you initial visit our doctor with order all laboratory testing need to properly manage autoimmune disorders. After the labs have been received by our clinic your treatment will begin. It is essential that laboratory testing is performed prior to the beginning of treatment. This allows our doctor to determine the nature of the disorder and how to properly manage the disorder.

The optimal approach to treating any autoimmune disorder is to eliminate the trigger of the disorder, and to normalize the immune system.

The length of this program varies for each individual.

Our autoimmune management strategies follow the following process:

Specific blood tests such as:

#1: A thyroid panel
#2: A complete metabolic panel (CMP)
#3: A lipid panel
#4: A CBC (complete blood chemistry with auto differential)

We can assess your thyroid, adrenal glands, liver, kidneys, red/white blood cells and gut function with the above lab tests.All can be affected with chronic healthconditions. By addressing any problems with your thyroid, adrenal glands, blood chemistry, or gut function, we can help you to heal faster. The CMP also allows us to check your blood glucose levels since glucose and oxygen are needed by the brain to function properly.

#5: Sensitivity Testing:This test determines if you have sensitivity to gluten (wheat, rye, oats, and barley), milk, eggs, yeast, and soy. If you aresensitive to ANY of these food groups, it ISmaking your auto immune condition worse!If you have the following symptoms, you could be suffering from sensitivity to gluten, soy, milk, eggs, and/or yeast.
Here are some of the symptoms of these sensitivities:
Chronic pain or fatigue
Frequent indigestion
Bloated after eating
Frequent loose bowel movements
Constipation
Mouth ulcers or sores
Vomit often or nausia
The only way to find out of you are suffering from any of these sensitivities is the run the test!

#6: Adrenal Stress Index (ASI):We can further test your adrenal glands with a test called an Adrenal Stress Index.This is a salivary test much like DNA testing.Your adrenal glands are your “stress” organs meaning that they react to stress.If you have been or are currently under stress, this test is a must!
IF YOU SUFFER FROM INSOMNIA OR BLOOD SUGAR ISSUES, THIS TEST WILL MEASURE YOUR CORTISOL LEVELS. When your body’s cortisol levels are abnormal, you will suffer from insomnia and/or problems with your blood sugar. Cortisol levels can be corrected via specific nutritional protocols.

#7: Immune Panels:As you know, an autoimmune disease is where your immune system attacks a particular area of the body (nervous system, joints, connective tissue, thyroid, etc.) so we test for specific antibodies to determine if you suffer from an autoimmune condition.
Immune Panels:
A: Lymphocyte Subpopulation
B: Cytokine Panels—IL-2, TNF-Alpha, IL-4 and IL-10
C: Natural Killer Cell Activity
The immune panels give me an in depth picture as to what is exactly happening with your immune system.If you are suffering from an auto-immune disorder, it trumps everything and it must be the first thing to be addressed.
Your immune system has two parts….TH1 and TH2.
We need to find out which part is working and which one is not working.Only then, can we successfully treat your specific AI condition.

#8: H.Pylori:We can run a test for H. Pylori bacteria to determine any problems related to the gut function.

#9: Intestinal Permeability:Used to determine if the patient suffers from leaky gut syndrome (LGS).
LGS orLeaky gut syndromedescribes a condition of altered or damaged bowel lining, caused byantibiotics,toxins, poor diet, parasitesor infection can lead to increased permeability of the gut wall to toxins, microbes, undigested food, waste or larger than normal macromolecules. It has been proposed that these substances affect the body directly, while others postulate autoimmunereaction to these substances.

#10: NEUROTRANSMITTERS:We test for decreased brain neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are vital for proper brain function.Decreased neurotransmitters can cause increased pain.

#11: HORMONE PANELS:We can check hormone panels to determine if the patient suffers from low testosterone in males or low estrogen/progesterone levels in females. Symptoms related to decreased hormone levels may include depression, fatigue, mental fogginess, mood swings, hot flashes, sweating attacks, weight gain, and decreased physical stamina.

#12: INFLAMMATION:Finally, we may need to test for inflammation in your system by testing homocysteine levels and C - reactive protein (C-RP).Many patients suffering from chronic health conditions suffer from inflammatory processes.Just about every fibromyalgia patient that I have treated suffers from some form of chronic inflammatory process.

#13: GLUTATHIONE:We use Glutathione in our treatment of ALL AI conditions. Glutathione is the “mother-load” of anti-oxidants. Glutathione cannot be taken orally in pill form as the body will not absorb it.We have seen miraculous changes in our patient population as a result of our specific glutathione protocols.Glutathione is especially helpful with autoimmune diseases.

Autoimmune Management is the medical science that combines immunology, endocrinology, and nutrition to correct dysfunction in the metabolic system.