Autoimmune Conditions

An auto-immune condition begins when the immune system begins attacking our own bodies.  Commonly this occurs in the thyroid, causing both Hashimoto’s hypothroidism and Grave’s Hyperthyroidism.  A number of joint related conditions are auto-immune in nature including Rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic Lupus (SLE), Multiple sclerosis, Scleroderma and others.  Unfortunately, the presence of one auto-immune condition puts a person at risk for developing multiple auto-immune conditions.  This is why Naturopathic doctors have studied the causes and effective treatments for auto-immune dysfunction, so that we can take a pro-active approach with our patients.

At Vitalia, we use a comprehensive approach to identify what the causes of the auto-immune condition are.  Depending on the patient’s health, work and environmental history, we may explore:

  • Digestive dysfunction, food sensitivities and the presence of dysbiosis
  • Nutritional assessment including antioxidant status
  • Detoxification abilities and the heavy metal detoxing
  • Adrenal imbalance and adequate levels of DHEA
  • Hormonal imbalance