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Frustrated with not being able to find answers to your health concerns? Dr. David Boynton will determine the underlying root cause of your symptoms and create a personalized plan designed to restore you to optimal health so you can get back to enjoying your life and no longer have to continue to remain in despair and confusion.

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The sources of autoimmune

You might be thinking to yourself, “Why do you as a chiropractor treat autoimmune conditions?” For me, the answer is simple. My wife had something wrong with her that no doctor could figure out. I took it upon myself to figure out what condition she had and to try to help her. After hundreds of hours of researching, I discovered that she has an unusual autoimmune condition called dermatomyositis sin myositis. I know that is a mouthful. She had skin lesions on her face, chest and both hands, extreme fatigue, and horrible bowel problems. Today, if she takes her daily supplements and follows an anti-inflammatory diet, she is symptom free.

I am not an expert in autoimmune conditions because of schooling, but an expert out of necessity and love for my wife.

Autoimmune diseases affect more than 50 million Americans annually. Autoimmune disease affects children, adults, and seniors, Caucasians, Asians, African Americans and every other race and sex. There are more than 80 diverse types of autoimmune diseases, and the list is growing. An uncomplicated way to explain autoimmune disease is when the body attacks itself. My question as your doctor is why is your body attacking itself, and what triggered this assault on the body?

In my practice, I see similar triggers in women. Mostly life altering events such as childbirth, menopause, a major vial illness, or extreme moments of stress (i.e., death of a child, spouse, or parent). In men, autoimmune seems to be triggered by exposure to a large amount of environmental toxins or major life stressors as mentioned above. Regardless of the cause, once your gene has been turned on for autoimmune, that gene is always on. How much your autoimmune disease is expressing itself is completely up to you. Your disease can be expressing itself at 1% which means you are completely symptom free or expressing at 99% and you have extreme symptoms. This expression is completely up to you and your attitude, diet, and lifestyle.


Epigenetics is new field of study in science which looks at the study of changes in the gene expression that are not caused by the DNA sequence. These genes are turned "on" or "off" by your diet, lifestyle, stress, environmental factors and you parent's health. Genes take hundreds of years to change over many generations of family members. Epigenetics has found that people's DNA remains unchanged even though certain disease types and characteristics change in only one generation. What does this mean to you and me? This means we are in control of what happens to our body more than we ever thought was possible. Just because you have a predisposition to developing cancer doesn't mean you will get cancer. You need to be more proactive in your diet, lifestyle, etc, to make sure you don't get cancer.

Based on epigenetic studies, science has discovered if your mother had any autoimmune antibodies present when she was pregnant with you, you will be predisposed to developing an autoimmune condition. This is why I think Autism and ASD is on the rise in out population today. Many people have an autoimmune condition and are completely unaware because most doctors are not looking for autoimmune condition on blood work.

As I mentioned earlier, autoimmune disease can not be cured, but it can be kept to a minimal level of expressing itself. As a doctor, what I want to know is, "what is causing the body to attack itself?". This is where functional medicine testing comes into play.

Common Labs

Some of the laboratories we use are: Cyrex, Doctor's Data, Genova Diagnostics, Diagnos Tech Analytical Research Labs, Vibrant America, Diagnostic Solutions, Mosaic, and DUTCH just to name a few. We will also order traditional blood work using LabCorp.

These lab tests help me determine the underlying cause or trigger of autoimmune conditions. What is irritating your immune system? Typically, the main triggers are hidden food sensitivities, toxins, candida, fungus, bacteria, virus, nutritional deficiencies, genetic predispositions, stress, emotional or physical trauma. Most autoimmune sufferers will have one, many or all of these triggers. When patients cannot help themselves, they typically have more than one of these triggers. That is where my clinical experience helps me evaluate lab results and put together a plan of action to help the body heal as God intended.

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