Dr. Mary Galloway • Newberg, Oregon

Autoimmune Disease

  • Posted on May 25, 2018

Have you been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease?

Are the symptoms keeping you from living life to the fullest?

Is your health care professional really helping you feel better?

Autoimmune diseases are a result of immune system dysfunction. Your immune system may be too weak or too active or a combination of both. Once you have one autoimmune disease, you are susceptible to other autoimmune diseases. So what are the root causes of autoimmune disease?

Immune system dysfunction can be caused by one or more triggers. These triggers could be an illness, a trauma or an exposure to toxins. When the cause is illness, too many antibodies are created and they attack diseased and healthy cells. The illness may be eradicated, but the antibodies remain in a heightened state and continue to attack healthy cells.

If the cause is trauma, cells are killed instead of dying a normal death. Cell fragments are released into the blood stream, triggering the immune system to destroy them. Then those antibodies look for similar cell fragments and find only healthy cells, which they attack.

If the cause is toxin exposure, the cells are again killed instead of dying a normal death. The trained antibodies attack both damaged and healthy cells.

The goal of natural medicine is to find the root cause of the immune system’s dysfunction, such as trauma, illness or toxicity.

At Joy of Health, I take a comprehensive approach to treating autoimmune diseases naturally. I will take a thorough history and exam to understand your illness and its impact on your life. I will run tests to check for organ, body system, hormone and neurotransmitter dysfunction. Together we will set goals and create a plan using natural remedies, whole food supplements, hydrotherapy, microcurrent therapy, and detoxification to normalize the immune response, reduce inflammation and support the body’s ability to heal.