When it comes to being in a dark place in life, facing the demons of an autoimmune disease, Michelle Scogna knows this all too well… You wouldn’t know that from looking at her today.
Michelle is living-proof that you can reverse your autoimmune condition too! Her story is really inspiring:
“I was on Rheumatoid Arthritis medication for 10 years and was feeling worse. I remember going to the doctor’s office and instead of getting answers or feeling better, they would prescribe me more medications. It was sheer frustration that pushed me to find the answers and naturally reclaim my health. I have now been off my RA medication for a year!” *
* Testimonials are from individual patients and represent each individual’s experience. Results may vary.
Understanding the Autoimmune System
The first thing to understand about autoimmune diseases is that they come from a gut dysfunction (commonly called Leaky Gut).
In conventional medicine there is no cure for autoimmune disease. What this means is that there is no traditional ways or pills for the cure, only ways to manage the symptoms. Many of these diseases have similar symptoms, which makes them very difficult to diagnose. On top of that, managing the symptoms typically involves harsh medications that are aimed at suppressing your immune system. While these medications can be effective at reducing some of the symptoms of the disease, since they suppress the entire immune system, they are not without many unwanted side effects such as fatigue, weight gain, depression, increased infection rates and even cancer. Because conventional medicine don’t have a cure for autoimmune diseases, doesn’t mean you can’t be helped through holistic avenues, there is HOPE.
Functional medicine sees the body as a whole and works on the principle that the health of one system impacts the health and function of the others. Instead of focusing on disease symptom management, we focus on supporting and strengthening the immune system by getting to the root of why the immune system went rogue in the first place.
In our office we look into the root of the dysfunction by understanding the physiology and anatomy. In autoimmune disease we have gotten great results by looking into the inflammation response from foods which your body attacks as if they were a virus, creating antibodies. This makes your defense mechanism go rogue and begin to attack your own tissues in which can cause over 80 autoimmune diseases. In some cases it is your Thyroid under attack (Hashimoto’s, Grave’s), your Intestinal (Crohn’s…), your Joints (RA, Lupus), your Nerves (MS), your muscles (Fibromyalgia) or another organ. For a list of Autoimmune Diseases you may go to www.aarda.org
Through the cleaning and repairing of the gut, we decrease the attack to your system consequently reducing the number of your antibodies. In our Imagine Wellness Centre, we have been able to successfully help hundreds of patients lower and reverse antibodies, get off their harsh medications, and become symptom free by dealing with the four underlying causes of Autoimmune Disease: Food Sensitivities, Toxins, Infections and Stress.
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* Video Testimonials are from individual patients and represent each individual’s experience. Results may vary.