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!”
Understanding the Autoimmune System
There are as many as 80 types of autoimmune diseases. Many of them have similar symptoms, which makes them very difficult to diagnose. For a list of Autoimmune Diseases go to https://www.aarda.org/autoimmune-information/list-of-diseases/
The first thing to understand about autoimmune diseases is that they are a disease of the immune system. If you have an autoimmune disease, somewhere along the way your immune system went rogue and began attacking your own tissues. In some cases it is your thyroid under attack, in others it’s your intestines, your skin, your joints, your muscles, your brain, your pancreas, or another organ.
In conventional medicine, the belief is that once you have an autoimmune condition, there’s nothing you can do to reverse it, only ways to manage the symptoms. 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.
In contrast, 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 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. For more information Sign Up for one of our Free Dinner-Seminars.