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Addressing Autoimmune Disease

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2022 11:00:00 AM / by Winter Ninivaggi


There are so many things that can affect autoimmune diseases. 

Here are a few of the key factors. 

1. STRESS - "Up to 80% of autoimmune patients experienced excessive emotional stress before the onset of their disease. " (Meletis, 2022) Chronic stress can also cause dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota. 

2. ADRENAL FUNCTION - Adrenal gland dysfunction can manifest as either Addison's Disease or Cushing's Syndrome.  In adrenal fatigue a persons cortisol levels become dysregulated. 

3. NAD+ - Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. A metabolic intermediate used as a cofactor by many important enzymes. NAD+  regulates inflammation and immune system health and protects against inflammation that occurs during autoimmune conditions that can occur due to aging. 

4. Vitamin D - Maintaining adequate vitamin D levels plays an important role in health immune responses.  

We offer advanced immune panels at Second Nature! We treat patients with Celiac, MS, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune conditions. 

We offer environmental detoxification with I.V. chelation to remove heavy metals, I.V. ozone and ozone inhalation, formulas for specific exposures like: asbestos, PAH's, etc., medical foods to reduce systemic inflammation.

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Meletis, C. D. (2022, May). Quieting the Noise. Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, pp. 18–19.



Topics: Autoimmune Disease

Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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