Auto-immunity - what you need to know.

The body is very good at having checks and balances in place - it has innate wisdom and is always doing what is in your best interest.

According to a 2014 study, women get autoimmune diseases at a rate of about 2 to 1 compared to men — 6.4 percent of women vs. 2.7 percent of men. Often the disease starts during a woman’s childbearing years (ages 15 to 44).

With auto-immune diseases, the body mistakenly attacks normal cells rather than a foreign body and when this happens, you know that something has gone wrong.

From a functional nutrition lens, rather than looking at the type of auto-immune disease, we focus on the underlying process that has led to imbalances and confusion in the body.

Through our decade of work, we’ve discovered that stress has consistently played a huge role on the onset of auto-immune conditions.

The body has innate wisdom and is not designed to make mistakes

And we’re not just talking about emotional stress. Physiological stress; pain in the body, infections, lack of sleep, and eating the wrong things can often trigger an auto-immune response. The other aspect we work on is the gut - with auto-immune conditions, there is almost always a gut related issue.

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