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Help for Autoimmune Diseases

Over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disorders including Hashimoto’s and Graves’ disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. For many of these people, their quality of life has decreased dramatically. Many are suffering with exhaustion, digestive upset, sleep issues, pain, and more.

At South Bay Wellness, look at all of the different factors that can be contributing to the symptoms that you are experiencing. We aim to get to the root causes of autoimmune issues so you can allow your body to begin to heal. We take an in-depth look at diet, which can cause autoimmune issues and also help to heal autoimmune issues. We also look at other aspects of a person’s health that can also be contributing to their autoimmune issues. This includes toxin exposure, stress levels, digestion, past traumas, scars and surgeries, and more.

People who are suffering from autoimmune illnesses will often times experience a hopelessness and helplessness with regard to their illness. What you should know is that there are things that you can do to help your body heal and to achieve your optimal health.

What Are Autoimmune Diseases?

Autoimmune diseases include things disease such as:

  • Thyroid disorders (including Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Psoriasis
  • Lupus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Addison’s disease
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Celiac disease

Using science-based kinesiological testing, Dr. Danielle Zanzarov, PhD will work to pinpoint nutritional deficiencies, stressors and toxicities that may be impacting autoimmune issues. She has worked with many clients to help bring greater quality of life, more energy, better sleep, improved digestion and overall greater vitality.

When Dr. Zanzarov, PhD sees clients with autoimmune issues, she takes a whole person, root cause, functional approach. Science and research shows us that there are many contributing factors to autoimmune issues. Each of these issues are carefully examined including digestion, nutrition, gut microbiome, stress, toxin exposure, emotional trauma, physical trauma, toxic load, parasites, and more.

Our bodies are amazing things with self-healing abilities and they do everything for a specific reason. When autoimmune disease takes place there are underlying reasons for it. We aim to uncover what those underlying reasons are so that you can experience health and vitality and not have to suffer.

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What Causes Autoimmune Disease?

If you do a search on the internet for the causes of various autoimmune diseases, you will find a lot of “unknowns.” While we understand that autoimmune diseases are a result of the body attacking itself, the cause of why that happens is still widely speculated and still considered mystery.

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Danielle Zanzarov, PhD likes to explain illness in terms of a rain barrel. It is always filling up yet we don’t notice how full it is until it overflows. She explains that the rain barrel filling is the body’s exposure to stressors and toxins. Typically the body can manage these but as the body becomes overwhelmed or overloaded, it can no longer keep up with detoxficiation, healing and repair. As this happens the “rain barrel” begins to fill up until it gets to the point of overflowing, the point at which we begin to experience “symptoms.”  The way to bring the body back to balance is to begin to address the overload and empower the body to heal.

From a Functional Medicine perspective, everything in the body is inter-connected. A diagnosis is typically a label that is given to a collection of symptoms. That collection of symptoms however, has root causes. When we work clients, we seek to understand and try to identify the root causes of their issues so that their bodies can heal themselves and they gain relief from their symptoms.

Dr. Danielle Zanzarov, PhD has been working with clients with autoimmune issue for over 10 years and has seen time and time again how dietary, lifestyle and habit changes can transform a person’s symptoms and their life.

You can get started on your journey to achieving wellness by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Danielle Zanzarov, PhD today.


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