Do you have an autoimmune disease or know someone who does? Want to learn more about treatment without immunosuppressant drugs?

Autoimmunity occurs when the body’s immune system fails to recognize the body as part of itself, resulting in organ damage. Different types of autoimmunity will affect different organ systems. Rheumatoid arthritis, Celiac disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Scleroderma, Type I Diabetes, Lupus, Crohn’s disease, Sjögren’s, and Ankylosing Spondylitis are all types of autoimmune disease.

Many times, prescription medication is provided to suppress the immune system. Unfortunately, the suppression of the immune system may increase the risk of infection and cancer. Alternative approaches exist that may be beneficial to reduce the imbalance of the immune  system. Remission may be possible.

Dr. Rodgers offers the following strategies to identify and treat the underlying causes of immune dysregulation.

Dr. Rodgers offers the following strategies to identify and treat the underlying causes of immune dysregulation.

  1. A thorough medical intake and physical exam including lifestyle, diet, stress levels, past medical history help determine cause and extent of the disease.
  2. Identify and remove any inflammatory foods, including those triggering the immune system. This includes food sensitivity evaluation and Celiac evaluation. Removing foods that trigger inflammation empowering you to take charge of your health on a daily basis.
  3. Digestive analysis to determine gastrointestinal health including inflammatory makers, immune status, and microbiome composition. The GI system is home to the largest amount of immune cells in the body. A compromised gastrointestinal system negatively influences the entire immune system. It is important to identify gastrointestinal bacteria as some bacteria have been known to trigger the onset of autoimmunity in susceptible individuals.
  4. Obtain a nutritional overview using an organic acid test to determine nutrient status, mitochondrial status, oxidative stress burden, detoxification function, and microbial-related products. This testing is highly informative and determines what nutrients are needed and if certain microbes need to be eradicated or supplemented.
  5. Blood sugar balancing. Both elevated and low blood sugar can have an impact on the immune and hormone systems.
  6. Hormone evaluation including cortisol, DHEA, testosterone. If needed a full hormone panel completed.
  7. Identify and remove environmental triggers such as fragrance, toxic metals, mold, etc.

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