It is by no accident that Autoimmunity is listed directly after Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The connection between integrity of the intestines and over-activity of the immune system is a deeply involved area of research in medicine. The current approach to treating autoimmune disease with immune modulators, while ignoring the underlying causes is overly simplistic and out-dated.
The Integrative Medicine approach to immune disease involves consideration of intestinal integrity, food allergies, adrenal function, hidden infections, and toxic heavy metal burden. We employ a host of different therapies including immune modulating herbs, diet modification, chelation, and oxidative therapies to aid in the body’s ability to clear out compounds that could be driving the immune system into over-activity. Although curing an auto-immune condition is a very hardy task, one can obtain more control of their body by embracing the above mentioned principles.