Autoimmune Conditions

Autoimmune Condtions

A Functional Medicine Approach to Autoimmune

Autoimmune diseases affect hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland and they are on the increase globally  on a yearly basis. There are over 120 different types of auto-immune diseases including  Psoriasis, Lupus, type 1 diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Graves disease and so many more. Autoimmune diseases have complexity, however, like many diseases, systemic inflammation is at its core. With no one cause, it can often begin from allergens, environmental stressors, pathogenic infection or a toxin overloading the body causing an abnormal immune response. We know from research that autoimmune disease often has a leaky gut component to it triggering responses to foreign proteins that should not be in the bloodstream.


There can be many causes to autoimmune disease and we look at various aspects of a patients health history to identify a trigger for the disease. There can be a strong genetic component but lifestyle, diet and environemnt play a bigger part. We look at infections, especially viral and bacterial, which can undiagnosed to many if you don’t what to look for or how to look. The stomach infection from the H pylori bacteria  has shown to cause  thyroid autoimmunity. Epstein Barr Virus, which is notably hard to detect, has been linked to Hashimoto’s. Chlamydia pneumoniae, Epstein-Barr and Human Herpes virus 6 are associated with Multiple Sclerosis.  Other factors that can cause autoimmune diseease are mold toxicity, hormonal imbalances and mitochondria dysfunction . Once the underlying condition or trigger is resolved and imbalances are corrected, we are able to support and manage the conditon successfully

Common Symptoms.

Treatment Approach

At the Dublin Centre for Functional Medicine we always look to understand the imbalance, dysfunction or trigger that caused the body to illicit an abnormal immune response. We work very closely with patients and do a deep dive into their health history, as this often uncovers various pointers on what caused the disease.

Unlike conventional medicine, we have range of treatment protocols that will change from patient to patient. Treatments can include treating hidden infections through botanical herbal treatments, correcting a leaky gut, addressing hormonal imbalances, cleaning up environmental toxins, improving immune function, and addressing stress and the associated HPA imbalance. Nutrition is at the core of most of our protocols and we will look to ensure you are eating foods that are nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory and are feeding the good bacteria in your microbiome.

Our Approach to Healing Autoimmune

Personalised Nutrition Approach

We’ll explore anti-inflammatory diet plans like the AIP diet. Additionally, we’ll assess for nutrient deficiencies, including zinc, vitamin D, and selenium, as they play a role in regulating immune function.


Utilize natural immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory compounds to diminish the inflammatory response and lower the occurrence of flare-ups.


Our philosophy revolves around testing rather than guessing, proving to be a more efficient and cost-effective approach in the long run. Our practitioners can suggest targeted tests, including assessments of gut health such as leaky gut testing, SIBO breath tests, and Candida testing. Additionally, we can explore DNA testing to reveal genetic susceptibilities you may have.

Targeted Treatments

Our practitioners can suggest additional treatments or lifestyle interventions, such as protocols IV drip therapy or heavy metal detoxification.

Why Choose the Dublin Centre for Functional Medicine?


Once you start the process, we will guide our collaborative process with a practitioner, We will gather the required information we through detailed intake forms so we can understand you better and help support and motivate you through the process.


Our practitioners have years of experience dealing with multiple conditions. The functional medicine approach focuses on the route cause and addresses the imbalance.

Personalized Approach

Every one of us is unique and has a set of circumstances. Everything about you including symptoms, lifestyle, diet, genetics and capacity to heal is different and will require a personalized approach.

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