Cyrex in the USA (www.cyrexlabs.com) have produced a range of functional tests (they call them Arrays) to help unravel the complexities of the autoimmune disease process and identify potential triggers and mediators (such as specific food antigens and toxic chemical exposure). For an overview of Cyrex testing please click on this link: Cyrex Testing Overview
There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases (including coeliac disease, type 1 diabetes, alopecia areata, multiple sclerosis, Graves disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and Hashimoto’s) affecting an estimated 360 million people globally and the numbers are rising fast. Research suggests that women are 2.7 times more likely to develop an autoimmune disease than men and to present with multiple autoimmune conditions. The science also clearly links specific environmental triggers that can cause an inappropriate immune response, as being a key factor associated with the perpetuation of the autoimmune process.
I specialise in autoimmunity (loss of self tolerance), working in a complementary capacity with modern medicine to help the client achieve their specific health goals. I do this by applying the principles and approaches that are continually being unearthed in the scientific literature. Cyrex testing is a fundamental tool that I use in this respect, as it facilitates the formulation of the most appropriate intervention for the client and can help build a clearer picture of what might be perpetuating the disease process and provide invaluable information to the client’s medical team. Cyrex testing is best of breed as it tests for an immunological response across a number of different arms of the immune system (IgG, IgA and IgM) to a large number of scientifically validated antigens (food and environmental).
Please contact me if you require any further information.