Do you have an autoimmune condition? If so you are not alone.
Autoimmune conditions are increasing in prevalence, however since our genetics has not changed significantly in the past 50 years, it makes sense that there could be other drivers that are upsetting the balance of our immune systems. Certain environmental triggers, known as epigentics could therefore be involved in these complex conditions.
What are autoimmune conditions?
An autoimmune condition is where the body’s immune system “misfires” and wrongly attacks its own tissues. These diseases can affect different areas of the body and include common conditions such as:
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Coeliac disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis and many more……
Nutritional Therapy looks in detail at the triggers that could be causing the immune system to ‘over-react’ or ‘misfire’. If the immune system is in a heightened state, there is evidence to suggest that this can intensify some symptoms and that also our own immune system can also make mistakes while trying to protect us.
This means that things we are doing in our everyday life, could inadvertently be playing a role in our condition. Food intolerances, stress, hidden infections, lack of sleep and gut permeability can all be contributory factors that may exacerbate or overwork our immune system.
I offer CYREX™ testing to accurately test for food triggers in autoimmune conditions. Cyrex™ testing includes gluten and wheat intolerance as well as cross reactivity to wheat and a multiple food reactivity screen. CYREX™ is a specialist autoimmune laboratory offering revolutionary tests (called arrays) to identify many of the triggers that could be affecting our immune system.
Please note Nutritional therapy cannot ‘cure’ or ‘treat’ autoimmune conditions, but there is plenty of research to show that nutrition and lifestyle measures may be used to support your body, which may in turn, help modulate the way an autoimmune disease expresses itself.