Q: What are natural ways to treat Scleroderma?
A: Scleroderma is an inflammatory disorder and signs of the immune system working against itself. I often begin patients with autoimmune conditions on an anti-inflammatory diet, lowering gluten and dairy, while increasing healthy fats found in nuts, seeds, and olive oil. My favorite anti-inflammatory supplements include, turmeric and high dose omega 3 fatty acids. Try starting these at initial doses of 2-3 grams per day after consulting with your doctor. Finally, fixing your digestive system is the key to reducing inflammation. Adding probiotics and digestive enzymes while eliminating food allergies or intolerances are the keys to good gut health.