An autoimmune disease occurs when you immune system starts attacking makes a mistake and instead of fighting bacteria, viruses and other invaders which is it supposed to do, it attached your own tissues.
Traditionally, autoimmune issues are treated by suppressing the immune system with medications such a prednisone to prevent the attack on your tissues. While it helps to slow down the response, the suppressed immune system unfortunately then can’t fight infections and other attackers.
From an integrative perspective, we look at autoimmune not by what organ is being attacked, but rather why the immune system is confused and attacking that organ in the first place.
After all, if someone has rheumatoid arthritis, it is not the joints fault they are being attacked, its because the immune system is confused. Same goes for Hashimoto’s where the thyroid is attacked or lupus where the attack is on the connective tissues which themselves are not at fault.
There are various things that can trigger the immune system such as specific food triggers and sensitivities, toxins such as heavy metals, environmental chemicals and pollutants as well as infections such as hidden viruses, bacteria parasites.
Cyrex Labs offers multi-tissue antibody testing for the early detection and monitoring of today’s complex autoimmune conditions. They offer 10 unique profiles to help find these triggers so that we can use this information to take the burden off the immune system and therefore help slow down the autoimmune attack.
In your initial consultation, we will decide which profiles are right for you and guide you through the process each step of the way.
The costs of the panels vary from $175-$580. Our prices are much lower than other companies’ because we do not up-charge for any of our tests. If your insurance carrier does not cover the test, you only pay the base cost directly to the lab. We encourage you to submit the lab receipt to your insurance carrier as many patients get fully reimbursed.
We do need an initial appointment first so that we can get a detailed health history and get to know you (we cannot legally run tests on people who are not our patients) but also we can customize the stool test that would be the most beneficial for you as there are a few different variations available. Depending on your specific digestive concerns, the panels that are best for you may be different than some other patients.
Furthermore, a big part of the initial consultation focuses on eating habits and food education so that you know not just what foods are best for your and how to combine them and time meals properly. This is essential because food is the foundation to everything that we do and needs to be used in conjunction with the information that shows up in your test. We look at the reasons why patients develop autoimmunity in the first place and work on not just fixing what comes up on the test but also healing your whole system to prevent these and future issues and optimize your overall health. This process of looking at the whole body guarantees the most success and the quickest results with your program.