Integrative Rheumatology



Rheumatic diseases include disease processes that affect joints, soft tissues, and connective tissues. Many of these diseases are now known to be disorders of the immune system. Treatment strategies for all rheumatic diseases should include dietary intervention that supports the development of a healthy immune system. Since 70% of our immune system is found in the gastrointestinal tract, it is paramount to heal the gut in order to reverse inflammation and heal the body.


Colon & Rectal Surgery Consultants

2306 Knob Creek Road

Johnson City, TN 37604

(423) 610-1177

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911

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