Yes. There are a great many autoimmune diseases, but the core issue is that the body is mistakenly recognizing its own tissues as harmful, so it gets 'caught in the crossfire' and the body attacks itself. Every autoimmune disease becomes connected by one central biochemical process: A runaway immune response resulting from your body attacking its own tissues.
In conventional medicine, patients are typically treated with immuno-suppressants which are very strong drugs and have undesirable side-effects. In Functional Medicine we look fo the underlying causes of the inflammation which may be stress, hidden infections, food allergies or sensitivities, toxic exposure, genetic predisposition, nutrient deficiencies, and leaky gut. At Barefoot Medicine we send out lab tests to your home which are usually urine, stool or breath test (sometimes a blood test kit that you will need to take to a phlebotomist near you to draw the blood) then the sample will be sent by courier to the lab. While that is being done, Simone will conduct an in-depth consultation with you which wil be written up in a very detailed report and combined with your lab test results. This health report will become a working document that will be used to build upon as your treatment progresses during your 3-, 6- or 12-month programme.