Immune Boosting for Health & Cold and Flu Prevention
Whether you’re just wanting to avoid getting sick this cold and flu season or you have an autoimmune condition, we can help. There are so many factors that influence this intricate system of defense and natural therapies, sleep, nutrition, vitamins, minerals, diet and lifestyle choices are some of the many ways to boost your immune system. This system keeps us well and fixes us when we’re not. Using the body's innate abilities, we try to support this process to optimize its function.
Our immune system protects us from viruses, bacteria, parasites, yeast and cancer. Once and a while, however, it can be confused and attack ‘self-tissue’ resulting in auto-immunity. Our immune system’s headquarters are in the gut and thus, most protocols addressing immunity also address digestion and gut health.
Immune Conditions Treated:
Common Cold and flu (including influenza, Norwalk, Epstein bar virus, etc.)
Cough, bronchitis, sore throat, pneumonia
Lyme disease and other co-morbid infections
Auto-immunity (including: lupus, Sjogren's, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis, sarcoids etc.)
Complementary Cancer Care
What to Expect from an Immune Boosting Treatment Protocol
Getting to the root of your condition may take time, as the immune system is very complex and draws on information from your digestive tract, your endocrine system (hormones) and neurology primarily. If you’re dealing with something complex, and you have been for a while, it may take time to get to the root of the issue - but we have the time and the knowledge to help.
Diagnostic Tests For Immune Function may include:
Testing with conventional labs is useful to establish your blood cell counts, deficiencies (Vitamin D3) and many other nutrients. We can also check for certain auto-immune markers and cancer markers.
Specialized testing for Lyme, Ehrlichia, and other pathogens is available through labs in Germany and the U.S
Stool testing (GI MAP, culture or SIBO testing, etc.)
Treatments may include:
How To Get Started With Addressing Your Immune System Complaints
Book in with one of our Naturopathic Doctors to get started in understanding how to support your immune system function whether for a specific condition or as a preventative measure. Book with either Dr. Lia Sonnenburg or Dr. Aranka Jones today to get started!
Not sure if we’re the right fit? Come have tea with us and let us answer any questions you may have - free of charge!