Treating Autoimmunity

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Your body has an immune system designed to protect you from bacteria, viruses, toxins and allergens.  Thereby protecting you from disease and infection.  However, with an autoimmunity disease such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Coeliac Disease or Grave’s Disease, your immune system cannot tell the difference between your own healthy body tissue and potential invaders.  The result is an immune response that destroys normal body tissues.  Your body is producing an immune response against itself and therefore attacking itself.

You are more likely to develop an autoimmune disease if someone in your family has one.  The disease process may also be triggered by some infective microorganisms such as bacteria or viruses.  From a naturopathic point of view we also consider other factors that can contribute to the development and/or worsening of the condition;

  • Unbalanced immune responses
  • Poor digestive function
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Toxicity and exposure to certain toxic substances
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Hormonal imbalances

There are many natural remedies and treatment options to help manage autoimmune conditions and help minimise the incidence of flare-ups and reduce the amount of damage to tissues and organs.  Some of our favourite herbs include Turmeric and Boswellia.  Both have important immune regulating properties which work beyond helping to manage pain and chronic, unresolving inflammation for the management of autoimmune diseases. They also have potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties to protect against tissue damage.

At Feeling Healthy our recommendations go beyond herbs and vitamins for good health.  For our patients with autoimmune conditions we may also look at:

  • Dietary improvements – to restore good digestive function
  • Cleansing the body – to remove harmful toxins
  • Reducing stress – excess stress may worsen autoimmune disease progression
  • Getting enough rest and relaxation – to allow your body time to repair

For most health conditions, Naturopaths will include elements of gut work – soothing, repairing, restoring and cleansing the digestive system.  This is especially important for autoimmune driven conditions as the health of the gut can profoundly influence the immune system.

If you are suffering from autoimmunity, arthritis, allergies and chronic and recurrent infections call Feeling Healthy today.  Learn about our effective and natural treatment recommendations to suit your individual needs.   Remember, our bodies are designed to repair and recover.  Inflammation and autoimmunity can be significantly helped by using natural medicines and can interrupt the inflammatory network and allow the natural healing process to unfold.

Think that you may be suffering from autoimmunity conditions or other issues with inflammation? Follow Kirsty’s lead and book in today for a complementary discovery session with one of our Naturopaths, online or by calling 03 9687 5333. They can answer any questions you may have in regards to autoimmunity, inflammation and how they can help you specifically to help you feel your best.

‘Sow the seeds for good health, not disease’

Rebecca Screen – Naturopath & Health Coach

Feeling Healthy, 30 Schild Street, Yarraville, VIC, 3013