Truth #2. You CAN make lifestyle changes to support your immune system and REVERSE your autoimmunity.
This truth gets to the heart of the difference between conventional medicine’s approach to autoimmunity and the functional medicine approach I have used to help tens of thousands of people take back their health.
Conventional practitioners treat autoimmune conditions by medicating the symptoms and suppressing the immune system. My approach treats autoimmune conditions by supporting the immune system.
The frustrating fact is that conventional medicine often goes for the quick fix: an acid-blocking medication rather than a change in diet to overcome acid reflux; immunosuppressants rather than a diet and lifestyle that promote health.
This medication-first approach results in more side effects, which require more medications, which in turn produce more side effects – a vicious circle that often seems to get worse and worse.
In contrast, my approach creates a “virtuous cycle”. By supporting your immune system using dietary and lifestyle changes, you increase vitality and achieve optimal health. Your mood, mental health, cognitive abilities, and overall energy levels improve. As your inflammation subsides, your skin glows and even your hair gets healthier. You look better, feel better, and function better. Now you are creating positive side effects, rather than negative ones, in an ongoing upward spiral of health.
My approach is fundamentally different. I feel hope every day I go into my office and see the patients whose lives have been changed. I experience it every time someone emails me another remarkable success story of how they reversed their condition by following my program.
I want to share that hope with you, so you can let go of the myths that surround you and embrace the promise of taking back your health. I want to empower you to reverse your symptoms naturally, restoring your energy and vitality.
Getting your autoimmune illness under control takes some people longer than others, and everyone’s journey is different. But ultimately, if you commit to the lifestyle changes that are proven to reverse your condition, you can look forward to an excellent quality of life.