Discovering Wellness Together: A Fresh Approach to Autoimmune Healing

Hey there! I’m Dr Micah Yu , and I’m all about getting to the heart of autoimmune healing. If you’re tired of just managing symptoms, let’s dive into a more complete path.

I’m not your typical medical professional. I’m a firm believer in the power of integrative and functional medicine. My goal? To help you live your best life, despite those autoimmune curveballs.

You won’t find cookie-cutter solutions here. I’m all about personalized care that digs deep. Let’s find out what’s really triggering those flare-ups and get you back on track.  You can see me in person or virtually through my clinic called Dr. Lifestyle in the link below.

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What are the potential root causes of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)?

CFS is often associated with
➡️ immune system dysregulation,
➡️ chronic inflammation,
➡️ mitochondrial dysfunction,
➡️ hormonal imbalances, and
➡️ disruptions in the gut-brain axis.

Psychological factors, such as
➡️ stress and trauma, can also contribute to the onset and perpetuation of CFS symptoms.

Environmental toxins and genetic predispositions further add complexity to the understanding of this condition.

By embracing an integrative approach, we can address these multifaceted root causes through
➡️ lifestyle modifications,
➡️ nutritional support,
➡️ stress management, and
➡️ personalized treatment plans.

#chronicfatiguesyndrome #fatigue #rootcausesoffatigue #environmentaltoxins #heavymetal #limedisease #mycotoxin #nutrientdeficiency #leakygut #electromagneticfield #trauma

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is a complex and debilitating condition characterized by persistent and unexplained fatigue that is not alleviated by rest.

Individuals with CFS often experience a range of symptoms beyond fatigue, including
➡️ cognitive difficulties
➡️ sleep disturbances, and
➡️ pain.

The exact cause of CFS is not well understood, making diagnosis challenging.

It is believed that a combination of factors, including ➡️ viral infections,
➡️ immune system dysfunction, and
➡️ genetic predisposition,
may contribute to the development of CFS.

The impact of CFS on daily life can be profound, leading to significant impairment in work, social, and personal activities.

Management typically involves a multidisciplinary approach, addressing symptoms and improving overall well-being through a combination of medical, psychological, and lifestyle interventions.

However, there is no specific cure for CFS, and treatment plans are often tailored to the individual’s unique symptoms and needs.

Research into the underlying mechanisms and effective treatments for CFS continues, aiming to improve the quality of life for those affected by this challenging condition.

#fatigue #chronicfatiguesyndrome #myalgicencephelomyelitis #pain #sleepdisturbance #cognitivedifficulties #viralinfection

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Does Diet and Supplements help in managing Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Diet can play a significantly role in managing Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA). While there isn’t a specific diet that can cure RA, certain choices may help to
➡️ reduce inflammation
➡️ alleviate symptoms
➡️ improve well-being for individuals with RA

While diet can be a helpful adjunct to RA treatment, it’s important to note that dietary changes alone may not be sufficient to control RA symptoms.
➡️ Proper medication,
➡️ exercise,
➡️ stress management and
➡️ other lifestyle factors
Also play crucial roles in managing RA effectively.

What’s your favorite diet that help your health journey? Don’t forget to share it in the comment section!

#diet #rheumatoidearthritis #supplements #inflammation #RA #mediterraneandiet #vegan #paleo #paleodiet #dietarysupplements

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What are the Top 3 Therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Based on the Integrative Medicine Guidelines for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rehabilitation or therapies for rheumatoid arthritis focuses on improving joint function, reducing pain, and enhancing overall quality of life.

It typically involves a combination of exercises, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and lifestyle modifications.

Exercises help strengthen muscles around the affected joints, improve flexibility, and maintain range of motion.

✅ Occupational therapy focuses on adapting daily activities to reduce joint strain and improve function.

✅ Physical therapy may include modalities such as heat or cold therapy, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation to relieve pain and inflammation.

✅ Hand therapy plays a crucial role in managing rheumatoid arthritis, especially when the condition affects the hands and fingers.

It aims to reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness in the hands, enhance grip strength, and promote independence in daily activities.

Additionally, lifestyle modifications such as weight management and joint protection techniques are often recommended.

Overall, rehabilitation aims to empower individuals with rheumatoid arthritis to manage their symptoms effectively and maintain an active lifestyle.

#rehabilitation #therapy #rheumatoidearthritis #arthritisawareness #jointpain #joints #occupationaltherapy #physicaltherapy #handtherapy #swelling #inflammation

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Exercises plays a crucial role in managing Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) by improving
✅ Joint Flexibility
✅ strength
✅ and overall function
While reducing pain and stiffness

In this video, we discussed the American College of Rheumatology’s Integrative Medicine Guidelines for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

While it’s important to tailor exercise routines to individual abilities and limitations, some general recommendations include low-impact activities like
✅ swimming
✅ running
✅ and tai chi to name a few.

Additionally, flexibility exercises such as yoga and stretching can help improve range of motion and reduce stiffness.

Regular physical activity not only helps manage RA symptoms but also promotes overall health, cardiovascular health and mental well-being.

However, individuals with RA need to consult with their healthcare providers or a physical therapist to develop a safe and effective exercise plan suitable for their specific needs and abilities.

Follow @rheumissionhlth to learn more about a new virtual integrative rheumatology clinic that I am a Director for.

Thank you for watching!

#rheumatologist #rheumatoidarthritis #RA #exercise #guidelines #joint #jointhealth #swimming #walking #taichi #yoga #running #flexibility #inflammation #antiinflammatory

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Ultra-processed foods have become a staple in modern diets, but their impact on health extends beyond just convenience.

These foods, laden with
⛔️ additives,
⛔️ preservatives, and
⛔️ refined ingredients,

have been linked to a range of health issues, including autoimmune diseases.

Research suggests that the high levels of
⛔️ sugar,
⛔️ unhealthy fats, and
⛔️ artificial additives
in ultra-processed foods can contribute to chronic inflammation, a key driver of autoimmune conditions.

Follow @rheumissionhlth and check out to check out a new virtual integrative rheumatology clinic where I’m the lead integrative rheumatology director!

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Happy national RA awareness day friends!! I`m here to learn and grow with you all!

#rheumatology #rheumatoidarthritis

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NAC or N-Acetylcystine has emerged as a subject of interest in the context of lupus, an autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation.

Studies suggest that NAC, known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, may have potential benefits in mitigating symptoms associated with lupus. It is believed to:

➡️ modulate the immune response
➡️ oxidate stress which are key factors in the pathogenesis of lupus.

As scientist understands the interplay between NAC and lupus, there is optimism about discovering new avenues for enhancing the health of individuals affected by this challenging autoimmune condition.

PMID: 36810107

#N-Acetylcystine #nac #lupus #lupusawareness #supplements #inflammation #lupussupplements #autoimmune #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunehealth #antioxidant #antiinflammation

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