Autoimmune Thyroid Disease is the most common cause of thyroid dysfunction in Australia, affecting around 10-15% of the population. The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) is used to identify dietary triggers, reduce inflammation, and improve thyroid symptoms.
Author: Vicky Ellenport
The Autoimmune Protocol has been shown to be an effective adjunct to medical treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. While autoimmune diseases such as UC and Crohn's cannot be cured; the right diet and lifestyle management can help to improve symptoms, reduce the severity of IBD flares and maintain longer periods of remission.
The Hair 500 Bio-Compatibility Test analyses over 500 different foods and household items to determine what items are compatible with your body on a cellular level. Once the incompatible items are removed, the cells are able to repair and function normally and the body can begin to heal itself naturally.
Not all Autoimmune Diseases cause symptoms immediately. It is possible to live with an AID for many years before symptoms become apparent or before an incident occurs that leads to an AID diagnosis.
Inflammation can be both the cause of a health condition or else it may be a symptom, but either way, reducing inflammation is crucial to managing and overcoming chronic illness.
Research shows that the digestive condition known as leaky gut (or intestinal permeability) is a common factor in the biological mechanism that leads to the onset of autoimmune disease.
The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) is a comprehensive program which focuses on diet and lifestyle factors known to be important modulators of immune function. Healing is supported by the removal of inflammatory stimuli to reduce the chronic inflammation that causes tissue damage.
For centuries we ate for energy and survival. Now we eat predominantly for pleasure. The difference in this mindset has come about through the enormous changes in the food industry over the past 50 to 100 years.