What is Autoimmune Disease?
Autoimmune disease is a condition in which your body mistakenly attacks itself rather than foreign cells. A healthy immune system will send out fighter cells to defend itself against foreign invaders such as germs and bacteria. Normally, the immune system can tell the difference between foreign cells and your own. In the case of autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakes part of your body as foreign then releases auto antibodies that attack healthy cells. Research points towards a “Western Diet” as a suspected risk factor for developing autoimmune disorders.
Common Autoimmune Disorders:
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
- Celiac Disease
Common Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease:
- Achy Muscles
- Low-grade Fever
- Trouble Concentrating
- Hair Loss
- Skin Rashes
- A period where symptoms arise is called a “flare up”. When symptoms alleviate, it is called “remission”.
Are you interested in learning how your nutrition can be a key defense against Autoimmune Disease?
Join us THIS TUESDAY, July 2, 6:00-7:00 PM for our FREE health seminar. Our doctors will be covering the topic of autoimmune disorders and offering each attendee a mini-evaluation after the workshop.
To reserve your seat, call us at 281.616.3816 or email Jessi at: [email protected].