Autoimmunity is a disorder of the immune system that causes the body to attack itself.
This is the largest cause of morbidity in modernized countries. Morbidity is not mortality, or death. It is when you simply feel dreadful. Symptoms could be: brain fog, chronic inflammation, digestive issues, lethargy, anxiety….and the list goes on.
A common source for this condition is a “leaky gut”.
The intestinal tract is meant to have a barrier that allows you to absorb food and keep out toxins. Over time, the barrier can be broken down – for example a sensitivity (not necessarily an allergy) to wheat, can cause inflammation which can lead this barrier to be compromised. When that happens, gluten or other toxins may pass directly into the body.
Part of gluten’s protein structure can look similar to the proteins of your organs, for example your thyroid. The body starts to attack the gluten’s protein. But it may also trigger an attack on the thyroid gland – causing many other symptoms.
Once an autoimmune response starts, it cannot be directly removed. But it can be managed. At Innate Chiropractic we work with you on several levels:
1. Trigger Identification We work with you figuring out what is the trigger. It could be gluten, broccoli, fish, stress hormones, etc. Once we identify the trigger we can decrease the amount of the attack.
2. Healing From the trigger source and your body we identify which nutrients are needed to heal the gut and tighten the openings.
3. Balance off future responses Additional nutrients can be consumed to reduce the body’s responses and make you feel better.
We are not autoimmune doctors. However we have sufficient knowledge to help people with autoimmune issues that are connected to inflammation and the digestive tract. We figure out what’s good for you, and what’s bad for you. We then coach you on how the avoid the bad, and consume the good.