Two months after I first saw Isabel, when I discovered and then treated the underlying causes of her inflammation — after, as she says, she “stopped eating gluten, dairy, and sugar and took some supplements” – she was symptom free. In less than a year, she was completely healthy, her blood tests were normal, and she was off all her medication.
Functional Medicine asks why that inflammation exists. When we identify the underlying sources, we can heal the body. Those causes include stress, hidden infections, food allergies or sensitivities, toxic exposure, genetic predisposition, nutrient deficiencies, and leaky gut.
In fact, there are just five root causes of all disease:
Microbes or imbalance of the bugs in your gut
All of these can trigger symptoms and create thousands of diseases, including autoimmune diseases.