Genetics, Environment & Leaky Gut
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Food Sensitivities, Parasites & Candida are not things that often come up during a routine visit to your doc but functional medicine and holistic nutrition sees these as being triggers for chronic health conditions and autoimmune disorders. In fact according to Dr. Mark Hymn these 3 factors must always be considered when addressing health conditions.
Some of these guys are nasty little critters that can cause a lot of problems to our health. Not only can they be robbing us of nutrition and burrowing little homes into the sides of our intestines (causing a lot of gut integrity damage), they are also considered a trigger for some chronic health conditions and especially autoimmunity.
Now this one tends to raise the eyebrows of GP’s and mainstream medical professions! Any mother who brought up the idea of candida as a problem for her child would have been very quickly poo -pooped by her physician. However, I think that we are making some progress here thanks to the incredible work of many talented functional medicine doctors who have shone their light on the issue of candida and chronic health conditions.
What Can You Do As A Parent?
Understanding all of this science and the integrative view of chronic illness and autoimmune disease is all well and good…but what can to doabout it? Any functional medicine doctor, naturopath or holistic practitioner will start you off with changes of diet to help your child’s body find balance.
Still not sure this is the right fit for you and your family? Book a 15 minute consult appointment with me and we can chat about your concerns and help you make the decision that is right for you.
I am not a medical doctor. I am a certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, certified GAPS practitioner and certified Counsellor. My experience and personal research in order to help my son has taught me a lot about autoimmune and chronic illness from this holistic and functional medicine perspective and I want to share that information with you. This information is just that. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace medical advice.