Autoimmune conditions

The list of autoimmune conditions is huge, and continues to grow. Celiac disease, endometriosis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Lupus, Lyme disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Type 1 Diabetes and Vitiligo are among the most common.

These diseases happen when your immune system attacks a tissue in your body, leading to inflammation, pain and dysfunction. Medications can suppress the symptoms of your autoimmune disease but they don’t address the root causes. Did you know that your genes account for only one third of your risk of developing an autoimmune disease? The other two thirds come from your lifestyle. In a recent study, 15 patients with an autoimmune bowel condition followed a special diet for eleven weeks. By week six, 73% were in remission (their symptoms went away)!

 

There is no quick fix, but by finding and addressing the underlying problems in your immune system, you can gain some control. Supporting the gut to do its job in digesting your food and so allowing your body to put the nutrients where it needs to is vital.

Autoimmunity tests

Candida antibodies (IgG, IgM & IgA)
Coeliac: gluten sensitivity screen (GSA)
Copper: plasma
Fatty Acids: erythrocytes
Ferritin
Glutathione peroxidase
Haematology profile and ESR
Hair mineral and toxic elements
Infections (recurrent or severe) profile
Infections (recurrent or severe) profile: additional tests
LDL: low density lipoprotein (oxidised)
Organic acids profile
Phospholipase A2 Activity (PLA2): urine
Streptococcus antibodies profile with DNAse B (PANDAS)
Superoxide dismutase (SOD)
Vitamin A (retinol)
Vitamin B1 (thiamine): transketolase activity
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
Vitamin D (25-hydroxy) profile
Zinc: plasma