Autoimmune Conditions

Do you suffer with an autoimmune condition?

Examples of autoimmune conditions include:

Celiac disease

Rheumatoid arthritis
Graves Disease

These conditions demonstrate a faulty immune function where the immune system mistakenly turns on itself and attacks cells and organs in the body. For example in Rheumatoid Arthritis, the immune system attacks the joints that causes pain, swelling, inflammation and deformities.

There are at least 80-100 different autoimmune diseases that have been identified.

Vital Health and Natural Medicine has identified the following triggers in autoimmunity:

  1. Genetics.
    Celiac disease is an example of a condition that has a genetic component where the immune system reacts to gluten in grains causing a myriad of symptoms.
  2. Nutrition.
    Food sensitivities to dairy, gluten and sugar can cause inflammation leading to immune complications.
  3. Gut Issues.
    Intestinal Permeability also known as “leaky gut” allows large protein molecules through the bowel wall, causing the immune system to become overwhelmed.
  4. Environmental factors.
    Occupational and chemical exposures, bacterial, parasitic or viral infections can induce and exacerbate autoimmune diseases.
  5. Stress.
    It is interesting to note that 80% of patients with autoimmune conditions reported high emotional stress before their disease and “flare ups” are very common at times of high stress.

Contact us today to start your journey to optimal health

Vital health and Natural Medicine has experience in treating Autoimmune Conditions by using specialised Functional Medicine testing and effective protocols to modulate the immune system and bring down the inflammation.