Here is a very surprising fact:
The number of people living with cancer in the United states: 15 million
The number of people living with an Autoimmune disorder in the United States: 50 Million
That’s right, autoimmune disorders are 3 times more common than cancer. So why is nobody talking about them?
That’s because a diagnosis is slow to develop when symptoms seem minor. Tingling in the arms and fingers; frequent rashes on the face and body; sudden muscle weakness in the legs when climbing stairs, Aching joints; sudden hair loss; brain fog….all minor symptoms by themselves, but often they are the prelude to a life-altering illness.
So Just What Is An Autoimmune Disorder?
A List of Autoimmune Disorders & Their Symptoms
The Western Disease: A Rising Epidemic
Autoimmune is being called “The Western Disease” because of its astronomical rise in industrialized nations. In fact the number of autoimmune cases has tripled in the last 50 years. Here are some scary statistics:
What Does Autoimmune Mean?
Autoimmune diseases are born when your immune system is working hard to defend itself against something potentially dangerous, such as an allergen, a toxin, an infection, a food or other foreign substance.
Normally the immune system can tell what is dangerous and what is not. But when an autoimmune disorder is present, the body cannot tell and starts to attack ANY of the cells of the body, wreaking havoc on the organs.
What Causes an Autoimmune Disorder?
There are many underlying factors that contribute to the condition, and genes definitely play a role. Whether or not these genes get turned on is actually caused by a host of other factors, such as toxins from heavy metals or molds, infections like herpes, and from chronic inflammation tied to food sensitivities — particularly gluten intolerance. There is a significant link between autoimmune diseases and gluten intolerance.
How We Can Help an Autoimmune Condition
The most important step to stopping and reversing the disease is to identify and address the underlying cause. That is why drugs are not very effective, they only mask the symptoms. while they may be effective in the short term, they are not a long-term solution, and side effects can be severe. Our process is simple, yet effective:
Want to Feel Normal Again?
How about having more energy and less pain? Of course you do.
We know how overwhelming, confusing and scary a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease can be. We also know that conventional medicine is not going to make your condition any better.
Functional Medicine is the best way to identify, address and recover from an autoimmune disease. If you have been to multiple doctors and specialists for your problems and still don’t have an answer, we can help. We are uniquely qualified to help with autoimmune conditions.
Call us today and take control of your health. It’s one of the most important things you have.