Autoimmune disease in America is epidemic. There are a few diseases that cause a person more frustration and suffering than autoimmune diseases whether it’s rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s, or MS. Many people who suffer from autoimmune disease don’t realize that there are a variety of areas that need to be addressed in order to reclaim their health. Sadly, many people are told "there's nothing that can be done" by their well-meaning doctors, but functional medicine doctors view the body through a different lens and have something to offer.
To develop autoimmune disease, there are usually three things present or that have occurred:
1) A triggering event such as stress or infection
2) Hyper-intestinal permeability or leaky gut syndrome of the small intestine
While dealing with an autoimmune condition can be devastating for some people, a functional medicine approach which focuses on gut health, inflammation, and other contributing factors such as hormones, brain health, and sleep provides relief through a natural approach which strengthens and heals rather than further suppresses.
“My 9-year old’s three previous doctors, including the specialist, had told me “Her TSH is normal and there’s nothing else we can do.” Dr. Gorla knew exactly what to do, and diagnosed her with Hashimoto’s. Now she is well on her way to recovery. Most of her symptoms have disappeared and the few remaining are much less intense and much less frequent. We thank God for bringing us to Dr. Gorla.” – a Thankful Mom in Lenoir
“I initially consulted Dr. Gorla about my declining health due to rheumatoid arthritis, exhaustion, and weight gain. I was on the medicine for rheumatoid arthritis, which I considered managing my symptoms, not addressing the cause, and was concerned about long-term side effects, and it was not managing my pain. These drugs masked the symptoms briefly; however, this left me dependent on a medication for RA for the rest my life, leaving me susceptible to all of the potentially severe side effects. After following Dr. Gorla‘s plan, my pain is dramatically reduced; I can move freely; my energy is greater than it has been in years, my pain is significantly less and I’ve lost 30 pounds! Prior to following Dr. Gorla‘s program, just getting out of my car after a simple one hour ride was strenuous due to pain. However, now I can look forward to completing every day activities without pain, exhaustion and soreness.
Because of my visible results, many family and friends asked me what changes I have made. I am extremely excited about sharing this process with anyone. Dr. Gorla and his team have become part of my extended family, and I highly recommend them to anyone seeking to improve their health through a safe,natural process!"