Natural Health Partners
Working Together Toward Health
 

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

California Naturopathic Doctors Association

Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians

 

American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine

 

American Academy of Environmental Medicine

 
 International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists


IMMUNE ISSUES



Is your immune system functioning well? The immune system plays a very large part in all health problems.  Immune status is affected by many other seemingly unrelated processes (like the endocrine system, gastrointestinal health, emotional states, and metabolism).  


Once this inter-relationship is examined and understood, then the healing protocol can expand beyond basic immune support to address the underlying cause.


A Balancing Act


On the one hand, the under-functioning or delayed immune functioning in problems like Lyme Disease and cancer are apparent and make sense. 

However, there are also problems where the immune system's dysfunction is actually a situation of over-functioning.  These autoimmune situations are far more common than many people think.  They include conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, many thyroid problems, celiac disease, type 1 diabetes, and, by some counts, almost a hundred others.

The bottom line is that there needs to be a balance, or homeostasis, in the functioning of all systems, including the immune system.  When involved with an acute situation, the immune system may need some direct help, but it also needs tonification and balancing through proper nutrients and attention to the gastrointestinal health.

The key to treating any immune problem (commonly treated problems on the right of the page) is to add effective protocols to the existing basic treatment plan.  There are a number of ways that we work with imbalances related to the immune system; through the use of botanical antimicrobials, liver health and liver function optimization, stress reduction, and of course removal of causative agents.


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