Hi, glad that you are here!
I’m Lisa, the person behind immunoloco.
Since May 2018 I am a state-certified naturopath, since 2019 a certified fasting counselor and in 2020 I completed my training as a hypnotherapist and hypnocoach.
I am a strong believer in lifelong learning and I am still devouring medical literature and scientific studies. My knowledge helps me to better deal with my own illnesses and to constantly develop as a therapist.
Among other things, I am vice-chair of the Association for the Promotion of Allergy and Endoscopy Research in Humans VAEM e.V. and I am an active member of MCAS Hope e.V Germany.
I was a guest speaker on NSAID intolerance (salicylate intolerance) at the 2nd Endoscopy and Allergy Congress at the Waldkrankenhaus Erlangen. Furthermore, I co-moderated the patient-centered track of the 4th & 5th Allergy and Endoscopy Congress in October 2020 & 2021, which was broadcast online.
I want to create awareness for people with chronic, invisible illnesses, and encourage fellow sufferers. I write about living and obstacles with chronic illness as well. (If you would like to join in, feel free to contact me). I am also available for presentations, speeches and coaching.
About immunoloco & My Philosophy
I believe in science and evidence-based medicine and I have developed a strong interest in the research of lifestyle impact on health and the course of many diseases. I believe it is best to adjust one’s lifestyle and diet to best support one’s body, especially in the case of MCAS and autoimmune diseases.
Therefore, immunoloco is my baby. I want to share knowledge and experiences about living with an immune system gone crazy and explain medical backgrounds. As I frequently collaborate with other health professionals, you will find articles of guest authors as well on this website.
Education in detail
12/2020 – now:
Buteyko Clinic International, Certified Buteyko-Breathing Instructor Training with Patrick McKeown
Lange Institute, Alfeld, Certified Hypnotist, including additional qualification: Hypnoanalytics, trained Hypnocoach
01/2019 – 07/2019:
Heilpraktikerschule Isolde Richter, Kenzingen, certified fasting counselor
IHK Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Certificate of Competence according to § 50 German Medicines Act (AMG) for over-the-counter medicines.
Heilbronn Health Office, passed exam as State-certified Alternative Health Practitioner/Naturopath.
09/2017 – 05/2018:
Dt. Heilpraktiker-Institut, Laub, Further Training in Dx and Examination Methods.
05/2016 – 05/2018:
Heilpraktikerschule Dr. Jung, Kronberg/Taunus, Intensive Training as a Naturopath
01/2016 – 05/2018:
Heilpraktikerschule Isolde Richter, Kenzingen, Naturopath-Training
09/2014 – 03/2015:
University of Witten-Herdecke, Witten, MSc studies in Family Business Management – discontinuation due to illness
10/2009 – 9/2013:
PFH – Private University of Applied Sciences, Göttingen, BWL-Studium, General Management, B. Sc.
Schwerpunkte: Entrepreneurship, Int. Accounting/Controlling (200 ECTS)
High School Schloss Torgelow, Torgelow
General university entrance certificate (Abitur Ø 1,0)
1/2006 bis 4/2006:
Truro High School for Girls, Truro/Cornwall (GB) – term in GB
Advanced Training (Selection)
Interdisciplinary workshop on gastrointestinal immunodiagnostics and endoscopically guided segmental intestinal lavage, Waldkrankenhaus Erlangen
Andrea Thiem (MD): “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – Diagnostics and Therapy in Functional Medicine”.
Prof. Dr. med. Martin Raithel (MD) & Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Gschossmann (MD): “Current medicine between prevention, cost pressure & therapy offers: What is the role of healing clay in gastroenterology?”
Kyra Kauffmann, Naturopath: Advanced training series Neurotransmitters I – III. (06-07/2020) &
“Histaminosis – safe diagnosis – effective therapy” (02/2020)
Dr. med. Volker Schmiedel (MD): “Autoimmunopathies – what to do for patients with MS, rheumatism, Hashimoto’s disease and neurodermatitis”
annual attendance of the Endoscopy and Allergy Conference, Waldkrankenhaus Erlangen
My Personal Story
While studying for my BSc in general management, it became more and more apparent, that my immune system behaved somewhat differently from that of other people, giving cause to all sorts of problems which more often than not left my doctors puzzled. Around that time, I found myself more and more fascinated by the complexity of the human body, especially the inner biochemical and physiological workings and I seriously considered switching to study medicine.
However, my immune system had a mind of its own and after a nice and sunny vacation, it decided to cause havoc and I found myself confined to my bed for six months.
I was lucky that I managed to complete my Bachelor’s degree successfully beforehand, but the career that I dreamt of now seemed unachievable, considering the constraints my body kept imposing on me.
Nobody really knew what kind of disease I had, even though the symptoms were severe enough to keep me confined to my bed for months. Had it not been for an attentive nurse who helped me to find a caring and experienced physician, who diagnosed me and took over my treatment, I might as well have died.
but the downside is, that if you really happen to have one of those rare “zebra diseases”, finding appropriate treatment can be very challenging and the way until the correct diagnosis is established can feel like an odyssey.
At this point, I like to extend a huge “thank you” to those doctors and therapists, who have chosen to work tirelessly for us “zebras”!
In 2015, I was diagnosed with autoimmune hypophysitis, an inflammation of the pituitary gland caused by my own body attacking itself. This gland controls – among other things – thyroid and adrenal functions as well as sex hormones. Only later it became clear, that this was not an isolated problem but was actually part of and associated with a much larger pattern of other autoimmune diseases.
A year later in another relapse, it became apparent that I had suffered from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) for quite some time without this being appropriately noticed. Additional diagnoses added even later included Samter’s disease (AERD) and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) which finally explained the unexpected but severe anaphylactoid complications I had experienced during and following operations and the strong increase of allergic symptoms over the years.
The last diagnosis added to my growing list of rare diseases I call my own was small fiber neuropathy and dysautonomia as part of my rheumatic condition, finally explaining some of the other symptoms I have to deal with in my daily life.
To this day, I live with my wonderful partner and an immune system gone wild as well as disturbed mast cells near Würzburg/Bavaria and work as a naturopath in my own practice.
Although restrictions and medications are part of my daily life, I am better and much happier than I could have dreamed of being confined to my bed in 2014.
You will find contributions from interesting personalities and guest authors here, for instance:
If you want to contact me, just head to the contact page. If you would like to book a consultation, feel free to check my calendar here.