The incidence of autoimmune conditions (where the immune system becomes unbalanced and mistakenly attacks the body tissues) has risen dramatically over the past few decades. These kinds of conditions can be debilitating and severely impact a person's quality of life. Autoimmune conditions are generally more common in women than in men.
The chronic nature of these diseases mean that conventional medicine uses an approach that is aimed at suppressing symptoms, often by way of strong medications that produce significant side-effects.
Linda regularly works with clients who suffer from autoimmune disorders. Naturopathy takes a whole-body approach - this includes providing symptomatic relief with targeted herbs and/or nutrients, as well as taking the time to work on the root cause (the underlying imbalance in the immune system, the impact of gut health, stress, and the body's levels of inflammation).
Natural medicine may play a valuable role in the management of autoimmune conditions such as:
- Autoimmune thyroid disorders including Hashimoto’s Disease & Graves’ Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Lupus (SLE)
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Coeliac Disease