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5530 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1125, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Auto Immune Nutrition by Tavicare Medical Practice in Chevy Chase, MD
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Auto Immune

When it comes to auto immune disorders, it is important to follow an eating regimen that calms down the immune system so it becomes less reactive and less likely to attack body systems. At Tavicare, we do this by addressing digestion and food sensitivities as well as by recommending a specific protein and specific carbohydrate diet that gives the body all the tools it needs to heal. Our health coach has developed a booklet that makes the dietary piece easy to understand and follow, and that includes recipes and menu recommendations.

Auto Immune Episodes

Two other important components of supporting the body during auto immune episodes which we focus on at Tavicare include:

  1. Making sure the body is given as nutrient dense a diet as possible within the parameters of allowed proteins and carbohydrates.
  2. Switching the body over to fat burning rather than glucose burning if there are neurological considerations, as with multiple sclerosis.

Although we have experience in treating all kinds of auto-immune disease, the auto-immune diseases that we treat most frequently at Tavicare include:

  • Alopecia
  • Celiac Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hashimoto’s/Grave’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Chrohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren’s
  • Vitiligo

The good news

The good news with auto-immune disease is that with the proper approach, its progression as well as the development of additional auto-immune diseases can be stopped. Patients can be made more comfortable, and in some cases, it is even possible to stop antibody production altogether.