There are multiple ways to address autoimmune conditions including leaky gut syndrome. Mainstream medical processes consist of medications, management with no true long-term solution other than dosage increases. For most people with autoimmune conditions or, those who think they may have one, this is not your only choice. Individuals whose tissues are irreversibly destroyed by their autoimmune disease may never fully recover, but we can certainly have a better outlook on life by making some changes.
Autoimmune disease can have many facets – from blood sugar handling, infections, chemical toxins, and pollutants – that can all turn on autoimmune genes. If you are gluten intolerant, it, unfortunately, was genetic and a high probability those you are related to are also gluten intolerant whether they know it or not.
If you have a leaking gut (also known as intestinal permeability), it can be a hindrance to recovery or a precursor to autoimmunity. We offer laboratory testing in our office to show how long your treatment plan should be. This allows for a proper assessment of the inflammatory condition.
The immune system is run neurologically by the parasympathetic nervous system. This system is responsible for urination, defecation, procreation, digestion, and immunity. This is why most autoimmune patients have difficulty in these areas. It’s all connected. While one person can take supplements or medication it is unfortunate that rarely do any oral recommendations have any effect on your parasympathetic nervous system. It is more important to perform balance or slow-movement exercises, gargling, and combination movements to connect the musculature, organs, and nervous system.
The most important thing that can be done for the nervous system is to seek a professional, like me, who utilizes specific techniques to monitor your system for the eight influential factors of inflammation and find their hidden sources. You would be shocked to find out how influencing a balanced pelvis or muscles in the neck are on the nervous system thus dampening leaky gut and other autoimmune conditions. In fact, there are numerous research articles on Pub Med that show this may be even more beneficial than nutrition and diet alone!
Although most structural physicians require two to three visits each week, slowing down to weekly, I have found that initially when someone is very inflamed, two to four times each month is adequate. However, I do remind patients what the literature states. Because of the profound effect of the immune system communicating with the nervous system, the best outcome for a 15-minute structure appointment is four weeks. After this time period, the tissue begins to decay and cause inflammatory and joint destruction. Eight to 12 weeks is when you begin to lose momentum so I recommend all of my patients make an appointment for structure no longer than 12 weeks. Otherwise, you are starting over on your recovery and maintenance.
Yours in health,