I'd try removing all grains sugar and processed foods. Consult a functional doctor sounds very much like internal parasites or bad bacteria
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Might I suggest looking for the cause rather than focusing on diagnosing the issue. If you remove the cause the issue goes away. Our bodies are really good at healing if you feed them and treat them right. Doctors are trained to diagnose an illness or disease so they can prescribe the recommended drugs . Why not look for the cause instead and you probably already know what that might be. The problem is can you make that change.
One of the things the keto diet does is put you into ketosis. This causes a lot of changes in your body including a lot of cell regeneration. Old damaged cells are destroyed and replaced with new healthy cell. My choice personally is to use intermittent fasting in order to reach ketosis. I am currently doing daily 24hr fasts, where I only eat once a day. HGH gets a real boost towards the end of each fast.Then I eat a very broad based organic plant and fish based diet that I call JERF. Just eat real food. I try to eat foods that would naturally be in season, so don't eat grains and most fruits all year long. This is not always that simple, so what I do work hardest at is just eating lots of different foods throughout the year. The number one thing I avoid is any GMO, processed, or added sugar food. Basically anything produced by a corporation or backed by a politician. I also take no medications, or other drugs.
As I searched there were lots of these type articles, but Dr Mercola's and the organic consumers sites appear to cover the subject pretty well.
If they are doing this to animals, then what are they doing to humans. Roundup has been around 1972, but before Roundup other more dangerous(apparently) chemicals were used and since banned. If your living in a rural community your drinking water probably has glyphosate atrazine or some other chemical in it. I have installed RO water treatment in my home in the US since 2010. Atrazine was invented in 1958. So how long have these auto-immune diseases been so prevalent. Atrazine is the most commonly detected chemical of this type in drinking water.
See also: List of autoimmune diseases
For a disease to be regarded as an autoimmune disease it needs to answer to Witebsky's postulates (first formulated by Ernest Witebsky and colleagues in 1957 and modified in 1994):
Direct evidence from transfer of disease-causing antibody or disease-causing T lymphocyte white blood cells
Indirect evidence based on reproduction of the autoimmune disease in experimental animals
Circumstantial evidence from clinical clues
Genetic evidence suggesting "clustering" with other autoimmune diseases
Now we have evidence that it goes back to the early 1900's, I wonder what chemicals we had then.
Having read many books lIke this on various topics I'll leave it at it depends. My personal opinion is that yes some plant lectin cause problems. Some cause problems with some people more than others. Cooking soaking pressure cooking as Dr Gundry and several others explain can break down most lectins but not all types. Most all of the foods with suspect lectins can be replaced with other foods to provide all the nutrition for a healthy diet.
Now here's what my gut tells me and my psoriasis. Many of those really bad lectin demon foods are mostly GMO foods in the US. Those GMO foods not only have new more potent lectins but are also laced with glycosate gluphosinate and many others. Monsanto Bayer Syngenta have already been charged with livestock deaths around the world and many countries have banned their products but in the US theses same GMO products are in 100,000's of foods that stock or grocery stores.
Since going organic and avoiding the main gmo grains and fruits my health and fitness have improved and my psoriasis is very hard to see and I'm sure will totally go away. I've also used essential oils in the healing process, but believe the cause for me was mostly GMO foods, then lectins sugar processed foods. But most lectin sugar and processed foods are also GMO foods in the US.
Thanks John, removing GMO foods was one of the last things that I did and it could well have been the most important. Its incredible how different GMO foods are, they have so many more plant toxins, plus chemicals like glyphosate, and 2-24D. You are probably doing something similar as most all processed foods contain GMOs. Corporations add thousands of chemicals to processed food, and even more in the form of solvents, emulsifiers, and preservatives. Something like 10,000 chemicals are added or used in food processing according to the FDA. Once you read all the scientific data, it is absolutely criminal that the government allows this to continue. Many countries around the world have already began banning all GMO crops. My autoimmune issues began to become a problem once I moved to the US from Australia. Now Australia is not squeaky clean either, but it is much better. The grocery stores look totally different, and for me and others that I know, it was really hard to find the foods that we would eat in Australia in US grocery stores. Most of the food I remember looked and tasted artificial.
I would recommend concentrating on your gut health. Over the past 9 years I've seen so many people recover from chronic fatigue through removing bad stuff from their diets. Each person seems to be a little different, but the following is a summary of what people have reported that worked for them. The key was that it was generally something that they really enjoyed or craved that caused the most problems. The big ones have been sugar (soda, candy, milk chocolates), dairy, bread ( most grains), nightshades (tomatoes, pepper, chili). I'd recommend reading up on leaky gut. Essential oils have also been a good thing for some people, but this seems more in the healing rather than the cause side. Remove the cause and the gut will heal.