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Dr. Nesreen Hassan ND

The 5 R protocol for treating autoimmune diseases, 11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

There are many autoimmune diseases such as Thyroid, Lupus, Rheumatoid, Eczema, Fibromyalgia, Inflammatory bowel diseases, MS and many more. There are 5 steps to treat these diseases.

1. REMOVE the things that may be irritating your body, is the first step in the protocol. Gluten and food intolerances cause inflammation in your gut which creates permeability, promoting more molecules to irritate the immune system which will start to react differently attacking your own tissues. Furthermore, antibiotics, other medications, and infections (bacterial, viral, parasitic) will promote damage to your intestinal lining by killing the good bacteria and enhancing the growth of harmful organisms. Stress adds more burden on your systems which will weaken the immune system further. The first step in functional medicine protocol is to REMOVE any irritants to your immune system, we identify irritants and triggers using different lab tests.
2. REPAIR is the second step in the protocol through anti-inflammatory diet and specific healing supplements.

3. REPLACE is the third step towards treating your immune system dysfunction. Replace any deficient nutrients and hormones.

4. REINOCULATE is the fourth step towards your healing path. Using specific probiotic (that suits your case) will reinoculate the beneficial bacteria, this is extremely important to strengthen your immune system.

5. REBALANCE your immune system and the adrenals using different nutrients and adaptogenic herbs is the last step in our protocol. Detoxifying your body from toxins is very important to restore your health back.


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