Natural Treatments from Autoimmune Doctors in Colorado Springs
The body has a biological process for identifying toxins and ridding the body of unwanted disease. However, autoimmune diseases happen when the body uses these natural defenses to attack itself instead. According to recent studies, autoimmune diseases seem to be on the rise, and over 80 different diseases are recognized and diagnosed.
Hashimotos, lupus, Grave’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis are just a few types of autoimmune diseases that attack the body. Autoimmune diseases affect just about every area of the body—the muscles, joints, nerves, skin, and digestive tract to name a few.
Depending on the specific autoimmune disease, a person may experience some (or a combination of) the following symptoms:
- Hair loss
- Brain god
- Weak muscles
- Joint pain
For more about autoimmune disorder symptoms, read Five Autoimmune Disorder Symptoms You Should Not Ignore.
If you or a loved one is battling an autoimmune disease, you may have been told that there’s no hope beyond keeping symptoms at bay. As autoimmune doctors in Colorado Springs, we’re here to tell you that there is in fact a way to treat autoimmunity naturally.
Beyond Treating Symptoms
Having an autoimmune disease is one of the most frustrating health positions to find yourself in.
Traditional autoimmune doctors will tell you that the only thing to do is manage your symptoms and avoid any flare-ups. An autoimmune physician will likely prescribe medications, such as immunosuppressants, to treat autoimmunity. On paper, this approach does work for many patients.
But what if we told you that your body is capable of complete or near-complete healing and restoration? What if you could stop your body from having autoimmune attacks in the first place instead of responding to symptoms caused by these flareups?
Your body didn’t wake up one day and suddenly decide to attack itself. There’s a root cause behind autoimmune diseases, and functional autoimmunity doctors seek to find and cure that root cause using the body’s natural ability to heal.
There’s normally not a single cause behind autoimmune diseases; however, several core health problems have been linked to autoimmunity:
- Chronic infections (i.e. chicken pox or the flu)
- Leaky gut
- Food sensitivities
- Being deficient in key nutrients
After an autoimmune disease has taken root, the body may experience other triggers that result in a “flare up” of symptoms:
- Season changes
- Gluten, sugar, and/or diary
Every patient is different, which is why functional medicine isn’t a “one-size-fits-all approach” to healthcare. A functional medicine autoimmune doctor will help address your unique health situation and come up with a plan that’s right for you.
Working with a Functional Autoimmune Doctor in Colorado Springs
At True Life Medicine, we use a straightforward system to understand your situation, crafting a healthcare plan and working together to help the body heal itself.
First, you will schedule your free 15-minute discovery call to connect with us. We’ll learn more about your health problems and health goals and tell you more about our approach. You’ll walk away with a clear path forward for how we can address your autoimmune disease..
Next, you’ll have an in-depth consultation with Dr. James. We want to help you build a thriving partnership with your doctor, and we’ll help you in every step of your journey. Dr. James may discuss past health concerns, family history, and your current autoimmune symptoms. Also, he’ll seek to understand what you most want to get out of the health partnership.
Finally, True Life Medicine will create a plan to get you started on your path to recovery. Our facilities house diagnostic testing and cutting-edge labs, helping us understand your situation quite literally from the inside out. Along the way, we’ll be here to answer questions, encourage you, and provide you with education and strategy to help you achieve your health goals.
Natural Treatment for Autoimmune Disease
What exactly does treatment from an autoimmune doctor in Colorado Springs look like?
Diet and nutrition are important pieces to address. Inflammation accounts for many autoimmune diseases, and anti-inflammatory foods can help the body get back in balance. We recommend a diet high in healthy grains, protein, and fats as well as fruits and vegetables. Also be aware of the amount of processed foods, sugar, trans fats, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Your doctor may also recommend vitamins and supplements such as Vitamin D, Vitamin C, fish oil, and Quercetin.
Gut imbalance is another huge contributor to autoimmunity, as the gut impacts both physical and mental health. As you work to eliminate inflammation, your doctor will also help you restore gut bacteria. Probiotics, prebiotics, collagen, and L-glutamine all help the gut.
Food allergies and toxins may also result in an autoimmune disorder, so it’s important to do proper testing and eliminate what’s causing your body to inflame and attack itself. At True Life Medicine, we provide adequate testing to help get to the bottom of your autoimmunity.
Autoimmune Doctors in Colorado Springs
Are you ready to enter into a partnership with a functional medicine doctor and live your true life free of autoimmune disease? That’s what True Life Medicine is all about. Schedule a free discovery call with autoimmune doctors in Colorado Springs to get started.