Dr. Sajjad has considerable experience in helping patients with auto-immune conditions such as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis). Her goal is to identify the causes of inflammation and provide a holistic approach to prevent and reverse the progression of your disease. She will look carefully at your diet, exposures, and lifestyle to find ways to reduce inflammation. Often, the first step is to heal your gut, which carries your biggest immune system. A healthy gut translates to more regulation in the immune system. She may recommend functional gut microbiome testing to get a full picture of your digestive health.
Dr. Sajjad believes in using food as medicine. There are many anti-inflammatory foods and natural supplements that can make a tremendous impact on your symptoms. She will make sure your nutritional status and vitamins are optimized. She also acknowledges the role of hormones in your overall health. Her goal is to help your body achieve a state of balance, which allows it to heal itself!
Within 3-6 months on this protocol, most patients find their condition to be stabilized or improved. Many have been able to wean down immunosuppressive medications, and several have achieved complete remission both in symptoms and in lab markers!
Each patient with autoimmune disease is unique, so Dr. Sajjad can discuss it in more detail at your consultation.