The Obstacles of Autoimmunity
According to The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), there are approximately 50 million Americans suffering from autoimmune diseases. That equates to 20 percent of the population!
With over 100 known autoimmune diseases today, autoimmunity has become a major chronic health problem and diagnosis for these diseases are difficult, research is limited, and conventional treatment is often counterintuitive.
Many of the common obstacles found in diagnosing, researching, and treating autoimmune diseases include:
-Symptoms can affect several organ systems making it difficult to assign the proper specialists.
-Many of these diseases manifest differently depending on the individual.
-Often the disease is not completely recognizable until it has become acute.
-Initially, the symptoms of these diseases are usually nonspecific and sporadic.
-Research is generally disease-specific and lacks information-sharing among different autoimmune conditions.
-Immunosuppressants are the common measure of treatment for autoimmunity, which can lead to long-term side effects and ignore the root of the disease.
-Patients are expected to remain on medication to stay well without many alternative options.
During Combat Autoimmune Challenges Naturally, we will discuss strategies to overcome these obstacles with the help of functional medicine.
The Functional Alternative
Functional medicine serves as a combination of conventional medicine and complementary healthcare and is guided by the principles of individualized attention, holistic healing, and long term treatment.
Functional medicine focuses on:
-The individuality of each patient, based on their genetics, environment, and unique health history.
-A patient-centered approach, rather than simply treating the symptoms of the disease.
-The identification of health as a dynamic balance of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well being, rather than just the absence of disease.
-The complex mix of interactions of nutrition, physical activity, organ integrity, and stress management.
-A plethora of laboratory testing and diagnostic measures to ensure comprehensive care.
-An integrative, research-based method of healthcare combining both Western and Eastern medical practices.
-Prevention and treatment of complex, chronic conditions that need specialized care.
Join us to get clear on how you can reverse (and even prevent!) autoimmune complications at our next facebook class, Combat Autoimmune Challenges Naturally, on Friday, February 8th at 7:00 pm EST.
Claim Your Health Back
Are you ready to reach your optimal health?
Do you want to regain your vitality?
Have you been begging for your issues to be truly heard?
What is stopping you from getting the help you deserve?
As functional medicine practitioners, our job is to identify the underlying causes, imbalances, and dysfunctions within your body. We, then, work as a partner in your health to remove the issues, replenish your body’s specific needs, and instill the confidence in you to finally regain control of your health.
Will you be joining us for Combat Autoimmune Challenges Naturally?
This is guaranteed to be life changing!
Can’t Wait To Share With You On Friday, February 8th At 7:00 pm EST!