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Autoimmunity: Treating its root cause



What is Autoimmune disease?


The immune system normally guards against germs like bacteria and viruses, but with

autoimmune disease, the immune system attacks healthy cells - mistakenly attacking your body as a mode of defense.


The body is very good at having checks and balances in place - it has an innate wisdom and is always doing what is in your best interest. But when the body starts attacking itself, you know that something has gone wrong.

In other words, the body doesn't know who its enemies are or what to attack. Autoimmunity can affect nearly every part of the body and has been linked to an extensive list of diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Hashimoto's thyroiditis (also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease), celiac disease (CD), Lupus and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD).



Tackling autoimmune conditions


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. A functional medicine approach to autoimmune disorders has the possibility of reversing the disease process by enabling your body to heal itself.






Stress is a major factor in autoimmune conditions


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

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