Autoimmune Conditions

Autoimmune conditions develop when the body starts to not recognize and destroy its own tissue. There are many types of autoimmune conditions and they are routinely treated with strong immunosuppressive or anti-inflammatory mediations. These medications may be necessary to provide pain relief and slow disease progression but it is also important to try and understand what is triggering the autoimmune reaction and restore health.

Autoimmune conditions are rising at a rapid rate in Australia and other Western countries. Women are affected more than men and those with an autoimmune condition in their family are much more susceptible to also developing one over time. Once you have an autoimmune condition, you are also at an increased risk of developing another autoimmune condition.

Naturopathic and nutritional treatment often has great success in working with autoimmune conditions via a multifactorial approach that looks at genetics, nutrition, food intolerances and allergy, digestive health, environmental exposure and the way in which chronic and systemic inflammation can all play a role. The naturopaths at Seed Health and Wellness are experienced in autoimmune conditions and can help you to feel your very best.

Common autoimmune conditions treated include:

  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Graves disease
  • Coeliac disease
  • Lupus (SLE)
  • Sjogrens syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Natural Killer Cells
  • Psoriasis
  • Pernicious anaemia