You’ve been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease- now what?
“You have an autoimmune disease” …the dreaded diagnosis by your doctor that leaves you feeling overwhelmed, scared, and completely lost. You’ve spent months or even years in an exhausting cycle trying to figure out what is going on in your body and constantly being told by doctors that “you’re fine”, even though you knew something was wrong. Sometimes getting a diagnosis can feel like that’s all you need and that when you have that you can fix it but with autoimmune it is so much more complicated than that.
According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (aarda), there are an estimated fifty million Americans suffering from autoimmunity, making it one of the most prevalent categories of disease even surpassing cancer. Regardless if your autoimmune disease is Lupus, Chron’s Disease, Celiac, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc., the experience of autoimmune sufferers has an underlying similarity. Autoimmune sufferers typically go years without a diagnosis because many doctors don’t fully understand the category of diseases and especially because the fluctuating symptoms go through periods of remission and flare-ups. You may think to yourself, “wow I feel like myself again!” and soon after the life hindering symptoms sneak up on you and you feel awful yet again. These fluctuations are frustrating, exhausting, and miserable.
Once you finally hear your diagnosis, you’re not even sure where to begin and the world wide web sure doesn’t make it any easier when trying to research and understand the diagnosis. There are many recommended protocols out there telling you what foods to cut out and avoid when the truth is every body is extremely unique. What might work for someone else, may not be best for your body.
You just finally want to feel like yourself…end the suffering…the guessing game…and the cycle of being misunderstood. Know that there are things you can do to live again, and an autoimmune disease isn’t a life ending diagnosis. You can take back the reins and finally be in control of how your body feels.
Your Body is Unique – Get a Guide to Foods that Work for You
The Mediator Release Test is very accurate and specifically recognizes and classifies foods that are prompting negative reactions within the body. Rather than giving a broad spectrum of possible culprits of your symptoms, the test will give you a guide that is designed entirely for your unique body. It is essential to listen to your body and not ignore reactions to the foods we eat. By identifying and eliminating the inflammation triggering foods, you can focus on incorporating more of the healing and nourishing foods that will bring your body back to health.
Does Your Gut Have the Answers?
Another great testing option for those suffering from autoimmune conditions is the GI Map test. Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus (GI-MAP) tests the microbiome and identifies microbes which could be causing abnormal microbial balance, contributing to a variety of different symptoms. The microbiome is an intricate system that has trillions of bacteria which can affect everything from immunity, mood, and metabolism. Each person’s microbiome is very unique, and this test identifies specific pathogenic bacteria, commensal bacteria, opportunistic pathogens, fungi, viruses, and parasites within the individual’s gut. GI Map is a comprehensive test that uses DNA technology to measure levels of both the “good” and “bad” bacteria in your gut, a crucial and delicate balance for overall health. Once we’re armed with the information gathered from the test, we can develop a protocol to help you safely eliminate these unhealthy imbalances and work to repair, replace and reinoculate your gut with the right mix of nutrients.
We Can Help
At Cambiati Wellness we are here to help navigate you on your journey back to wellness. We will work with you to uncover a plan designed for your body and your body only. This isn’t a one size fits all approach like many recommended protocols out there for autoimmune sufferers. We’ve helped many autoimmune sufferers to not only feel better physically but mentally. If you may be struggling to come to terms with your disease that’s ok, be gentle and patient with yourself as you begin this process to healing and know that Cambiati Wellness is a resource to your transformation.
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