Stress Management

Autoimmune diseases affect hundreds of thousand 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. Auto-immune diseases bring a complexity to them, 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 overoading 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.


Autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s normal immune defences is imbalanced.

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.


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 a normal 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, clearning up enviromental 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.

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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.

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.


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