Autoimmune Conditions

An holistic approach

Supporting your autoimmune condition

My primary objective is to facilitate the attainment of enhanced emotional equilibrium, resilience, and overall well-being.

It’s highly recommend arranging an appointment if you are encountering autoimmune conditions as:

  • Fibromyalgia (FM)
  • Addison disease
  • Celiac disease (CD)
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Hashimoto thyroiditis
  • Graves disease
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Well Naturopathy - Treating autoimmune conditions

Discover how
Naturopathy can help

Naturopathic medicine takes a holistic approach to healthcare, focusing on treating the underlying causes of illness and supporting the body’s innate healing abilities.

While it’s important to consult with a qualified naturopath for personalised advice, here are some general principles and approaches that may be considered in the naturopathic management of autoimmune conditions.

Well Naturopathy - Lake Macquarie Naturopath - Holly Thompson

Diet and Nutrition

A nutrient-dense, whole foods diet can support the immune system and reduce inflammation. I may recommend an individualised approach, such as an anti-inflammatory diet, elimination diet, or specific dietary modifications to identify and avoid trigger foods.

Gut Health

The health of the gut plays a crucial role in autoimmune conditions. I often focus on optimising gut health through strategies like probiotics, prebiotics, and addressing any underlying gut dysbiosis or intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”).

Stress Management

Chronic stress can exacerbate autoimmune conditions. I may recommend stress reduction techniques like mindfulness, meditation, deep breathing exercises, or therapeutic practices such as acupuncture or massage.

Herbal Medicine

Herbs may be used to modulate the immune system and reduce inflammation. Herbs for autoimmune conditions have anti-inflammatory properties and may be prescribed in appropriate forms and dosages.

Nutritional Supplements

I may recommend specific supplements based on an individual’s needs, such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, B vitamins, and antioxidants. These supplements can support immune function, reduce inflammation, and address potential nutrient deficiencies.

Lifestyle Modifications

Lifestyle factors like regular exercise, adequate sleep, and maintaining a healthy weight can positively impact autoimmune conditions. I can provide guidance on incorporating appropriate physical activity and optimising sleep hygiene.

Detoxification Support

We may focus on supporting the body’s detoxification pathways to reduce toxin burden and promote overall wellness. This may involve methods like sauna therapy, liver support, and targeted nutritional supplements.

FREE 10-minute
phone consultation

Still can’t decide if naturopathy is right for you? Take advantage of our 10-minute FREE discovery call for any questions.