Autoimmune Disease is a broad term to encompass diseases that involve the immune system attacking itself. The reason why the body starts to attack itself is complicated and has many causes. Some possible causes of autoimmune disease are food sensitivities, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, increased intestinal permeability, oxidative stress, hormonal imbalances, heavy metal toxicity, and many others. Once the causes are found great improvement in the autoimmune disease is achieved. The causes can be found with an extensive history and specialized lab tests.
"It wasn’t that long ago that I could barely move my body, and wondered if I would be able to continue to use the toilet myself. I was in a lot of pain every day. It was a difficult thing for both me and loved ones. "
— MANDY J
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" Early last summer I experienced a four-week long bout of diarrhea. I first visited an urgent care clinic and they were unable to find the cause of my symptoms. My next step was to make an appointment with a gastroenterologist. One colonoscopy later, I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis. I was offered medications aimed at reducing symptoms and controlling flare-ups. I respectfully declined the meds and made an appointment with Dr. Schmutz. "
— MARK D
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MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
" My search for answers to restore my health began after illness caused me to quit my job and lose my quality of life. I have been healthy most of my life until I found myself working to the point of exhaustion due to under-staffing at work. I began having a lot of symptoms. I was experiencing frequent episodes of severe weakness and pain in my lower back that made it difficult to stand. The pain was so strong that I had to take extra breaks at work and even leave early some days. I had no energy to do anything at home or for my family. "
— DENISE M
Nutrition Services Specialist