As I am introduced to more people through the IN.FORM program, I am finding the subject of autoimmune conditions coming up at an increasing frequency. I have had conversations with women who are suffering with a cascade of symptoms and findings of new conditions at nearly every follow-up appointment. Their fear grows with each new prescription. If you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, know that there is a reason your body is attacking itself. You will not find an explanation to that by taking another medication to suppress symptoms. Many physicians who practice Western Medicine are quite proficient at matching a prescription to a symptom. Unfortunately, symptom relief is not the same as restoration of health and balance. The growing practice of functional medicine seeks to understand WHY a condition is happening in the first place. Before I go on, this would be a good time to state that I am not a physician and the purpose of this post is not to prescribe treatment. The purpose of this post is to encourage anyone reading it to educate themselves about their body. The more you understand the more proactive you can be in your own health care. In the last few years, I have profoundly increased my knowledge on a number of topics through summit learning. If you are not familiar with this format, a summit host interviews a number of thought leaders on specific topics relevant to the subject at hand. If you find that a speaker was particularly pertinent to your interests, additional information is provided to take your learning further. Below you will find information about an opportunity to greatly increase your knowledge on the subject of autoimmune illness. The summit is free, but you must register to attend. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this learning opportunity. If you would like to work with me to explore a functional wellness options, please fill out a contact form to get the process started.
Autoimmune diseases and the physical, chemical and emotional pain they create impacts millions around the world. The primary way doctors treat these diseases today is to prescribe immune suppressing drugs. Unfortunately, this approach has failed to achieve a meaningful outcome and has created an even greater health crisis — what Dr. Peter Osborne calls “The Prescription Pain Trap” — which you will learn more about during this event.