Find out why diagnosis and management of autoimmune disease can be flawed. Identify the full range of triggers of autoimmune disease. Once identified, these can give you action steps to help prevent or mitigate autoimmune disease.
What Triggers Autoimmune
Dr. Alexander Rinehart, DC, MS, CCN, CNS
What is Autoimmune Disease?
Environment + Diet + Lifestyle + Genes causing disruption
in immune balance.
Immune activators lead to immune imbalance, immune
imbalance leads to auto-reactivity or “friendly fire”
Triggers + Genetics = Probability of Autoimmune Illness
Why is Testing Flawed?
Focuses on just 1-2 Tissue antibodies ex/ TPO and TG with thyroid
Many antibodies have potential involvement:
Antibodies to Foods/Dietary proteins
Antibodies to toxic heavy metals, pesticides and more
Antibodies to Stealth infections to things like Lyme, Epstein Barre
Virus, Cytomegalovirus, and more.
Antibodies to Commensal bacteria due to changes in gut bacteria
and yeast such as H. Pylori or Candida albicans
Could test negative to narrow panel (ex./TPO and TG) but be positive
to other triggers such as gluten sensitivity (found in wheat, rye and
How to Read Results from Testing
Two patients with the same symptoms can have very
unique antibody profiles
Positive antibodies predict probability of future
symptoms, but do not guarantee them
The more positive array of antibodies, the higher
likelihood of future problems, or development of more
Why Test for Wide Array of
More specificity and sensitivity of testing
Gives you and your doctor more direction on how to
prevent symptoms, modulate current symptoms, and keep
symptoms from progressing into full-blown disease
Can predict potential for problems before symptoms even
develop, up to 10+ years before!
What Labs Should I Ask My Doctor
Others available as well.
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