Autoimmune

Autoimmune conditions are among the most prevalent chronic health issues in the U.S. and 75% of those are women. The reality is that the immune system can target any organ, tissue or gland in the body.

The symptoms can appear up to twelve years or more prior to a diagnosis. The most common autoimmune condition is autoimmune thyroiditis. If you have already been diagnosed as hypothyroid (low thyroid function) there is up to a 90% chance that you have an autoimmune condition. You are prescribed medication but may still have symptoms.

In our Comprehensive Bio-Screen blood profile we run at least nine thyroid markers including the autoimmune antibodies. Undertaking a nutrition, diet and lifestyle program provides the most hope for improving your condition. Since there are many hormonal, stress, immune and dietary triggers that can lead to and exacerbate any autoimmune condition, we assess each aspect of your health along with identifying the triggers to be addressed as well. Triggers such as gluten grains, dairy, infection, digestive health, blood sugar imbalances, stressors, toxicity, other food reactions and inflammation from other metabolic issues are all taken into consideration when designing your customized diet, nutrition and lifestyle program.

Array 5 Multiple Autoimmune Reactivity Screen

This is a blood test that measures IgA+IgM antibodies to various tissues, organs and enzymes in the body. It is predictive of possible autoimmune reactivity prior to the diagnosis of various autoimmune diseases.

Research shows that these antibodies may be present up to 12 years prior to a diagnosis. This allows the health professional to recommend dietary and lifestyle changes to lower the immune reactivity and alter the possible potential for autoimmune disease.

It can also help to identify those tissues and organs that are potential targets for autoimmune antibodies such as the pancreatic islet cells in Type I Diabetes or the Myelin Basic Protein in multiple sclerosis along with Ovarian antibodies in premature ovarian failure. This screen consists of twenty-five different target tissues.