This story is about a 10 year old girl Isabel that at her first visit at the doctor’s office was diagnosed with a severe autoimmune disease that supposedly happened due to a mixed connective tissue disease. Her diagnose included rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Her situation included a lot other serious issues and her doctors concluded that her condition as un-treatable and without a cure.
This disease infested her whole body and affected her blood vessels, arteries, muscles, blood cells and her skin was extremely inflamed and swollen as well as her joints. When she first stepped into Dr. Hyman’s office she was already on steroids, aspirin and acid blockers and was already chronically tired and basically miserable.
Apart from the recommended medications the doctors recommended chemotherapy but sadly that was not a great option of Isabel since at her age this procedure was way too complicated and dangerous. Chemotherapy brings a lot of bad side effects and can even cause cancer.
In less than a year Isabel went to another routine checkup and she was not taking any medications as well. She was then free of inflammation, symptoms and her blood tests appeared normal.
A Natural Healing Approach
The first approach to all her doctors was to cover all the symptoms with drugs and pharmaceuticals. Dr. Hyman was a different one and requested a different treatment that eventually helped the most.
She discovered some underlying factors of her disease and decided that with some little changes in her diet she would feel much better. She told her to omit gluten, sugar and dairy products and to add some vitamin supplements like multivitamins, vitamin D, B12, folate and fish oil.
After trying this approach Isabel was feeling much better and this case once again proves that natural treatments and diet play a huge role in our general health.
All autoimmune diseases come in different forms and all depend from the individual that is afflicted and these diseases are very common nowadays. All the diseases have one thing in common and that is inflammation. These diseases should be approached not by suppressing but by removing dairy products, sugar and gluten from the diet.