Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise; Dr. Barbara Griffin Outlines Risk Factors and How Identifying Stressed Organs within the Body Can Help Circumvent Contracting an Autoimmune Disease

Barbara Griffin, NMD, CNC, Certified Gluten Practitioner, founder of Vital Health, Inc. has identified a critical connection between inherited genetic variations (DNA) to external triggers such as stress, viruses, food allergens and inflammation with the body to a rise in autoimmune diseases. By reducing inflammation within the body, accompanied by dietary and lifestyle changes and introduction of nutritional supplements can help circumvent contracting an autoimmune disease.

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Dr. Griffin preforms an EVA assessment on a client.

There is a critical connection between inherited genetic variations (DNA) to external triggers such as stress, viruses, food allergens/sensitivities and inflammation that cause a person’s immune response to turn on their own tissue.

Orland Park, IL (PRWEB) May 29, 2012

Autoimmune diseases affect more than 23.5 million Americans, with a disproportionate number of that affected being woman at 75 percent. In fact, autoimmune diseases are one of the top 10 leading causes of death among woman 65 and younger. (American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.) Barbara Griffin, NMD, CNC, Certified Gluten Practitioner, founder of Vital Health, Inc. has identified a critical connection between inherited genetic variations (DNA) to external triggers such as stress, viruses, food allergens and inflammation with the body to a rise in autoimmune diseases. By reducing inflammation within the body, accompanied by dietary and lifestyle changes and introduction of nutritional supplements can help circumvent contracting an autoimmune disease.

“Environmental allergens, poor dietary habits, the stress of being modern American, and the numerous chemicals that can be found on virtually every box, bag, and bottle at the grocery store all have led to the rising levels of autoimmune diseases,” began Dr. Griffin. “Your immune system is your body’s defense system, its way to protect you from potentially harmful invaders such as bacteria, viruses, and other potential dangers. Autoimmunity is a result of misdirected immune system that causes one’s own immune system to attack the self. There is a critical connection between inherited genetic variations (DNA) to external triggers such as stress, viruses, food allergens/sensitivities and inflammation that cause a person’s immune response to turn on their own tissue. There are over 80 known autoimmune diseases.”

Current medical intervention for a diagnosed autoimmune disease is based on alleviating symptoms. Inflammation is THE leading internal risk factor that can trigger autoimmune disease to develop in areas of the body which are genetically weakened. Autoimmune disease is marked when the body becomes significantly inflamed. At Vital Health, Inc,. Dr. Griffin has the capabilities to identify where the body is showing signs of inflammation. Through the EAV assessment, Dr. Griffin measures the body’s energetic system which will show which areas of the body are beginning to display signs of stress and inflammation. The EAV assessment is a non-invasive and painless test that can measure inflammation in all vital organs and body systems.

“When a client comes to see me they often have been living with symptoms, have been to their doctor and already been put through a battery of tests. For women especially, they often live with early symptoms and signs of a fatal autoimmune disease before they are diagnosed. The EVA assessment is an accurate tool that gives an abundant amount of information. The data the EVA assessment provides is often the missing link that can help put all of the pieces together,” exclaimed Dr. Griffin.

Once diagnosed with an autoimmune disease or if significant symptoms and risk factors are already present Dr. Griffin recommends the following:

  •     Eliminate food allergens such as wheat and gluten are essential
  •      Support the digestive system with enzyme therapy, probiotics, vitamins and supplements. Digestive enzymes will help to breakdown food and ensure proper absorption. Probiotics help to maintain an ever important balance between good and bad bacteria. Vitamins and supplements, such as B-12, vitamin D, and minerals like zinc and magnesium are critical.
  •     Watch to ensure your diet is not loaded with sugar and high-carbs. A high-carb diet unleashes a relentless and rotating barrage of sugar, then insulin, into the blood stream. This keeps the body in a state of alarm which can cause hormonal in balance, gut infections, and create nutritional deficiencies.
  •     Practice relaxation techniques such as regular exercise, biofeedback or yoga.
These suggestions should be reviewed and approved by your medical doctor before implementing. Dr. Griffin does not recommend discontinuing your current medications or medical treatments.

Dr. Griffin concluded, “Vital Health, Inc. is focused on actively helping our clients strength and balance their immune system. We try and help our clients take proactive steps in improving their health and avoiding the complete onset of an autoimmune disease. Education is key, as well as empowering them to becoming their own personal health advocates.”

About Vital Health, Inc.:
At Vital Health, Inc. Dr. Griffin integrates a whole body approach with the intention of facilitating wellbeing and optimal amongst her clients. Dr. Griffin’s specialties include: traditional naturopathy, nutrition, EAV Meridian Stress Assessment, Food Sensitivity Screening, Environmental Screenings, Iridology, SKASYS, Live Blood Cell Analysis as well as established integrative therapies such as Neuroemotional Therapy, Neuromodulation Technique, Cold Laser Therapy, Emotional Stress Integration and Neuro-link Technique. In addition, Jade Derma Ray Lymphatic Massage and BioCleanse Foot Detox are also available at Vital Health, Inc. For more information please visit Vital Health’s website at http://www.vitalhealth.org.