Recently watched the film (you tube) by Dr. Tom O'Bryan regarding the negative way most traditional medicine doctors treat auto-immune disorders. There are over 80 million people with these disorders right now in America. They stem from RA to lupus, chronic fatigue, IBS, MS, Myasthenia Gravis and up to 81 others. The five known causes are diet, stress, allergens, microbes and toxins. Yes, mold!
I had a bout of RA back in 2005 and dealt with the whole Prednisone, Celebrex, Plaquenil, methotrexate and Enbrel thing for 5 years. Then I found a functional medicine doctor who literally cured (normal RF, ANA and CCRP antibodies for 6 years.)
This past month, however, pain returned in knees hands and feet. Plus, fatigue, depression, and now I question what is the best method of cleaning out my gut! I went on an elimination diet (as recommended by the institute for functional medicine) now in my fourth week- no gluten, dairy, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, beef, corn, soy or peanuts. Lots of organic fresh veggies, lamb and buffalo, chicken and will caught fish. Plenty of water and herbal teas.
Saw a FM doctor last week and he put me on a rigorous protocol to rebuild and close my leaky gut and stop the auto immune cascade. I am hoping this will work as effectively as it did six years ago. If anyone has any questions about functional medicine I strongly urge you to watch Betrayal, or look up the IFM, or Dr.tom O'Bryan website. This is the new paradigm in treating auto immune disorder, among a host of other diseases.
Thank you for listening.
When was your last flare?