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What is Autoimmune Disease?

Your immune system defends your body (autoimmune response) against attack from viruses, harmful bacteria, pathogens, or diseases that you come in contact with. But this complex system of defense can be compromised or imbalanced by many lifestyle factors, including stress, food sensitivities, toxins, and sudden illness or viruses.

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Autoimmune disease occurs when an overburdened immune system becomes hypersensitized, attacking healthy tissues along with foreign invaders. This is a chronic, complex condition, which requires special attention. Our functional medicine clinic in Tulsa can provide the personalized care you need.

How do you become so sensitized in the first place? Normally, your immune system is already very busy fighting off a wide variety of invaders – including allergens, toxins, bacteria and viruses.

Unfortunately, many people overload their immune systems every day, in a wide variety of ways – from poor food choices, to absorbing toxins from their environment, water and even cosmetics.  Apart from toxic overload, gut issues are a major catalyst for compromised immune functions.  In particular, leaky gut (when cracks or holes in the lining of the intestinal tract allow toxins to leach into your blood) is considered a precursor for many if not all autoimmune illness.

As a result, your immune system stays on “high alert” all the time. This can cause it to start to attack healthy tissues as well and even entire organs. Various systems in your body can suffer from your joints, brain, skin, and glands to your thyroid.

There are hundreds of autoimmune illnesses, each of which have their own unique symptoms. Symptoms of autoimmune thyroid diseases (like Hashimoto’s) can include depression, fluctuations in weight, difficulty sleeping, and anxiety. Celiac Disease manifests itself through digestive problems and/or neurological issues, rashes, and the sudden loss of control of your body’s movements. Those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will often notice symmetric joint problems in the wrists and hands.

The conventional approach to treat autoimmune disease centers primarily around prescribing powerful immune-suppressing medication such as injection biologics like Humira, Remicade and Enbrel – rather than identifying and addressing the root cause like toxins or gut issues.

Sadly, many of these medications are extremely expensive – even if you have health insurance – costing thousands of dollars a month and in some cases upwards of $80K a year!

What’s worse is that people still report feeling poorly on these medications which do nothing to address the inflammation and underlying imbalances that caused autoimmunity in the first place. Functional Nutrition Resources offers an alternative approach in Tulsa.

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The Functional Medicine Approach

Staying on medication for the rest of your life also means that your gut dysfunction and immunity will steadily get worse – while you adjust the medication and continue to eat foods and maintain habits that worsen inflammation.

That is why it’s so important to partner with a functional medicine and nutrition practice in Tulsa trained to untangle these chronic issues at the gut and immune level: Running the correct lab tests to figure out what’s amiss, and then crafting a custom blueprint and plan specifically for your situation.

Addressing autoimmune illness involves a special blend of changes to your diet, stress levels, and incorporating natural medicines and lifestyle adjustments, to restore and retrain your immune system, so that you can experience vibrant health again.

At Functional Nutrition Resources in Tulsa, our team is aware of the most advanced natural methods to identify and address autoimmune illnesses through an in-depth program and get your body back on track.

Following advanced lab tests and a detailed discussion of your symptoms and history, our team can map out an effective plan of action that we will execute together with plenty of support and guidance.

If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with autoimmune diseases and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Functional Nutrition Resources today!

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