Is your autoimmune recovery program working for you?
The best way to gauge whether your autoimmune recovery program is working is how you feel. Another way is an improvement in antibodies.
Unfortunately, the autoimmune patients who come to me don’t feel better in spite of consulting with multiple specialists and taking tons of medication.
The reason for this is that conventional medicine hasn’t yet learned how to get to the root cause of autoimmune conditions. Most medical doctors only know how to treat the symptoms with drugs. They do not yet know how to find and remove the triggers for autoimmune recovery.
For instance, my client Gina went to the Mayo Clinic and consulted with four specialists. She was taking over 30 pills a day to treat her symptoms of lupus, lupus nephritis, psoriasis, and IBS. After nine months of medical treatment, her symptoms were only getting worse. She enrolled in my Total Recovery program and experienced an 80 percent improvement in her symptoms and was able to stop all her medication in just two months. After eight months of following the program she tested negative for antibodies and her rheumatologist declared her in full remission.
Another client Sarah came to me last year with a triple diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s and pernicious anemia. She had seen eight specialists (three of them were functional medical doctors) over a four year period and was at her wit’s end. She had been following the autoimmune paleo diet for a year and had spent thousands of dollars on testing, supplements and I.V. therapies but she was still as sick as ever.
Sarah was suffering because the core systems of her body were still out of whack. None of the treatments were addressing her root cause. With functional testing, we were able to find exactly what was stressing her immune system and create a personalized nutrition and lifestyle solution to bring her body back into balance. In just six months she was symptom and antibody free. Two of her doctors even told her that she probably never really had an autoimmune condition in the first place!
This isn’t a case of medical negligence. Each of her well-meaning doctors had done their best to get her well. What they lacked was the real-life experience of implementing a proven autoimmune recovery protocol.
If you’ve spent more than six months working an autoimmune healing program and you’re still experiencing symptoms and have elevated antibodies, you may not be on the right track.
But there is a better way.
Autoimmunity can be reversed and many times cured (especially if it’s caught early) by finding and removing the triggers burdening the immune system. I have healed from lupus and Hashimoto’s and I witness total recoveries in my practice every day.
I want everyone to have a chance to recover, so I will be writing a series of informational blog posts on how to reverse (and even cure) autoimmune conditions. Here is the first in the series: How to Cure Autoimmune Disease
In health and happiness,
Michelle Corey, C.N.W.C., F.M.P., is a Functional Medical Practitioner, Nutritionist, and Author. She studied holistic nutrition at Clayton College of Natural Health and completed a comprehensive 2-year practical program at Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics. Michelle is an advisor to the Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics and the Functional Medical University, and a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants.
In her groundbreaking book The Thyroid Cure, The Functional Mind-Body Approach to Reversing Your Autoimmune Condition and Reclaiming Your Health, (Vibrant Way Press) Michelle presents readers with the keys to reversing the full spectrum of autoimmune conditions such as Hashimoto’s, Graves’ Disease, Lupus, Celiac, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.
Michelle offers Total Recovery Programs at the Center for Immune Recovery for patients who suffer from complex autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. These Functional Mind-Body programs are designed to guide people to recover wellness by balancing the core systems of the body through optimizing nutrition and detoxification, practices to release stress, let go of the past, and connect more fully to a life of