September 3, 2018

Autoimmune Conditions

Auto Immune conditions are conditions where the immune system mistakenly thinks a tissue or tissues in the body are foreign and the immune system starts to attack its own tissue. 

Some of the common Auto Immune conditions are Hashimoto’s Thyroid, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease.

Andrew Amigo, Founder of The Accomplished Brain has very effective approach to working with Auto Immune Conditions.  He looks at Brain, Gut and Immune approach to help clients try and put their Auto Immune System into remission.  Andrew takes the gut and digestion and immune approach through food and supplements.  With his food approach, Andrew is trying to figure out what foods the client reacts to then puts them on a very targeted antigen elimination nutrition that limits that amount of exposure to foods that can cause the immune system to react.  Andrew then recommends specific targeted supplements like fish oil, vitamin d, curcumin and glutathione that helps to create balance in the immune system.  He also looks at specific foods that create a balance in the gut microbiome as well as supplements to help improve digestive function.

Andrew’s effective approach also looks at activating the brain and ultimately stimulating the vagus nerve in the brain stem.  The vagus nerve is responsible for stimulating the digestive system and research shows that activating the vagus nerve can help suppress the immune’s inflammatory response.  His approach looks at different types of stimulation for the vagus nerve through different breathing exercises, humming, gargling and using a TENS Unit to activate the auricular branch of the vagus nerve.

Andrew’s approach has helped many people improve from their Auto Immune Condition. “I came to Andrew Amigo because I have Multiple Sclerosis.  I had trouble walking up the stairs and I would often be very fatigued.  Working with Andrew, he put me on a nutritional program to decrease common food sensitivities, he helped balance my immune system with specific supplements and he explained it was important to stimulate and exercise my brain because my brain helped communicate with my digestive system and getting my digestive system “moving” was extremely important”.