Autoimmunity is a highly frustrating condition because there are over 100 known distinct autoimmune conditions and most doctors are not thoroughly trained in diagnosis and management of complex immune system disorders.

Over 100 Autoimmune Diseases

Our specialty is autoimmunity. Whether you know or suspect that you have an autoimmune condition, we can help you achieve your wellness goals. All autoimmune diseases develop through very similar patterns and we are very familiar with these processes.

Immunology, rheumatology or endocrinology specialists may have training in specific disorders, but they lack any tools except pharmaceutical or surgical and typically down-play natural medicine as a viable alternative.  Here is a list of autoimmune conditions we have worked with in our 12 years of autoimmune specialization:

  • Stiff person syndrome (SPS)
  • Primary biliary cholangitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyositis
  • Cardiolipin induced cardiomyopathy
  • Mixed connective tissue disorders
  • Scleroderma
  • Optic neuritis
  • Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalitis
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Inclusion body myositis 
  • Lichen planus
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Meniere’s
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitiligo

Common Autoimmune Triggers

Your DNA loads the gun, but your environment pulls the trigger. What are some of the most common triggers for autoimmune disease?

  • Gluten sensitivity or other food triggers
  • Viral infection such as Epstein Barr virus (EBV)
  • Plastics like BPA, phthalates, parabens
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • Mold toxicity
  • Low glutathione status
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Leaky gut
  • Blood sugar dysfunction
  • Low vitamin D

How Can Dr. Autoimmune Help?

It can be frustrating trying to find help with chronic and complex conditions, which is why we have chosen to dedicate our practice to exactly that. Instead of treating the symptoms, our functional medicine approach focuses on finding the causes.

All autoimmune diseases start in the gut. We design custom plans of dietary intervention, supplements and lifestyle recommendations to help heal the gut and support the immune system. In supporting these fundamental functions of the digestive tract we can reduce inflammation and see dramatic changes in symptoms.

Finding the Root Cause

We know that autoimmunity requires 3 things to develop:

  1. Genetic predisposition
  2. Leaky gut (a.k.a intestinal permeability)
  3. An environmental trigger

It All Starts in the Gut!

Our small intestine consists of 25 feet of tubing, the inside surface area being equivalent to that of a doubles tennis court! 

Proteins called “tight junctions” prevent a flood of material into the gut. Low vitamin D levels coupled with inflammation in the gut starts to widen the space between cells, allowing materials (bacteria and food) to start seeping through.  This triggers inflammation and as antibodies are formed they begin to target organs.  This is why medication may help symptoms but it can never resolve your condition. 

Ian really knows A LOT about thyroid problems! His knowledge and confidence convinced me to make the lifestyle changes -including no gluten, no sugar, and more exercise-that are essential to healing hormonal imbalances and to staying well. Several months later, I feel stronger, more energetic, and am happier than I have felt in a long time. Many thanks for all your help!

- Anonymous

I initially started seeing Dr Ian for intense tiredness, digestive problems, low thyroid and a slew of other symptoms. He has been so amazing in supporting me to continuously make improvements and the results have been incredible. I highly recommend him, he is intuitive, wise and a high integrity person that I respect and value!

- Susie

Dr Ian helped me overcome many health problems. When I initially went to see him, I was suffering from hypo-thyroidism. With his help, I am no longer hypo-thyroid. Amazing Results! He is highly recommended!

- Mary

Using adjustments, blood analysis, supplements, suggested diet and exercise, Dr. Hollaman has been able to recreate the proper function of my endocrine system and I feel like a new person! I’ve lost weight and feel good about myself again. I know that my health is better than it has been for many years and I am no longer taking thyroid supplementation.

- Joetta

Start Your Health Consultation

We’ve set up a comprehensive new patient special that includes everything necessary to determine the root cause of your condition and start you on the journey to getting your life back.

✓ 1-Hour Comprehensive Physical and Neurologic Exam
✓ Advanced Brain Mapping
✓ Complete Blood Panel – Examining Over 80 Unique Markers (Includes lab fees)
✓ Follow Up Session to Review Findings and Develop Customized Care Plan

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