Autoimmune disease affects 1/6 Americans– MS, Parkinson’s, Dementia, Diabetes (type 1, 1.5, and 3), Rheumatoid arthritis, Celiac, Hashimoto’s, Graves, and Lupus to name a few. These conditions don’t happen over night and are only diagnosed when the affected tissued is ~75% compromised. Decades before the official diagnosis and treatment a person may suffer many symptoms unaware of their potential ominous link. Common symptoms experienced are depression, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, weight gain, dizziness, vertigo, numbness and tingling, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, easy bruising with little by way of options than over the counter or alternative medicine therapies to control symptoms. Predictive antibody testing allows Dr. Joe to determine if you are in Phase I (asymptomatic) or Phase II autoimmunity (symptomatic but not diagnosable/treatable in the medical model). We can look at lifestyle factors like industrial and environmental toxic exposures, history of infections like Mono, Strep, Candida, and Lyme, food reactions, adverse childhood events, adult traumatic events, genetic predisposition, and even a concussion. Yes a concussion even decades prior and out of memory can be connected to autoimmune reactivity and affect your quality of life. We can work with your lifestyle and support the health of your immune system to re-capture function before you get diagnosed. And if you are being treated in the medical model the same approach can be used to help support your treatment.