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Auto Immune Disease success rate new string to bow


Auto Immune Disease success rate new string to bow for Diane Stride Dietitian

Havelock North Dietitian Diane Stride has added a new string to her list of treatments for patients now offering help to patients with Auto Immune Disease.

An auto-immune disease is where the body sets up an inflammatory response to its own cells and/or organs. It affects approximately 1:20 people.

Diane’s approach is to remove the potential triggers from the diet, challenging with the specific foods to determine the triggers and a sound maintenance diet.

Diane says the minimum time she has seen an improvement in patients is as little as two weeks and the maximum is three months.

She has helped patients significantly with lupus erythematosus, fibromyalgia (although isn't truly an auto-immune disease), rheumatoid arthritis (including a child), and spondyloarthropathies.

Diane did her training via dietitians in America who were having lots of success with dietary changes and Auto-immune conditions. There is a lot of research backing the role of diet.

“The reason I did the training was that I had lots of people asking me whether diet played a role in fibromyalgia.”

“At the same time, I had been on significant medications (immune-suppressant) for my own auto-immune disease and I wanted to know if diet/food was a trigger.”

“For a large percentage of people, food does seem to be a trigger. In my experience other triggers can be stress and physical exercise.”

Diane says dietary changes don’t cure the disease, but if it is a food trigger, it can significantly reduce the inflammation, the progression of the disease and often result in reduced medications or stopping them completely.

“One rheumatoid arthritis patient had a noticeable reduction in the swelling on her hands. The success rate is approximately 80%. For the other 20%, diet doesn't seem to be a trigger.

“The approach I use doesn't involve any additional supplements - it purely involves making dietary modifications.”

Diane is available for consultations at her clinic in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay she treats patients nation-wide.

For more information www.dietitianconsultant.co.nz


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