My Story (June 2017)

Story of my autoimmune battles the last 6 months. Not giving up on this war!

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AUTOIMMUNE ARSENAL: Antimicrobial + Antifungal Medication for Gut Dysbiosis

This is the first of a series of posts related to autoimmune disease and the 'weapons' we have against it. Hence the title Autoimmune Arsenal ;). There are numerous theories on the causes of autoimmune diseases from genetic predisposition to increased chemical use in the environment, drugs, emotional stress, heavy metals, bacteria, viruses, 'Leaky Gut', [...]

Comprehensive Stool Test to Find The Root Cause of Autoimmunity

Recently received the results of a comprehensive stool analysis done about a month ago based on the recommendations of my Naturopathic Doctor. Yes, I had to prod, poke, scoop, bottle, freeze and pass the 💩 to my doc who sent it to America for analysis.  It turns out I have a large amount of dysbiotic gut flora belonging to [...]

3-Day Juice Fast + Juice Recipe!

This is the juice recipe Dr. Kamat prescribed for me on the spot. It makes roughly 1 cup and I was told to drink as many as I needed during the day, up to 5-6 times. Ingredients (organic as much as possible): Kale - 2 stalks (use baby spinach if no kale) Celery - 2 [...]

Naturopathic Doctor Follow Up

15th Apr 2017 This post details my 2nd visit with Dr. Kamat, 3 weeks after the first consultation. Prior to this, I had an appointment with my rheumatologist at SGH. From the blood work, my ESR level was 22 mm/hr which he said wasn't as high as he'd expected since I was experiencing considerable pain in [...]

Consulting a Naturopathic Doctor for the 1st Time

25th Mar 2017 Its been 42 days since my 8th Humira injection and I am starting to feel the effects wearing off. Particularly in my right ankle joint and plantar fascia where the pain has been slowly building up these past few days. Today is also day 77 on the AIP protocol and I'm pretty sure the [...]