Autoimmune Disease

In essence, autoimmune disease is the body’s immune system attacking the body instead of pathogens (bad-guy invaders like viruses). The naturopathic approach tries to focus on the diet, lifestyle, environmental exposure, physical and emotional stress, etc. Naturopathic medicine takes a more “upstream” approach to try to understand what may be triggering the body’s auto-immune reaction and the necessary steps to restore health.

Commonly seen autoimmune diseases include Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and others. Naturopathic treatment usually includes investigating food allergies, beginning an anti-inflammatory diet, and healing the gut.