A healthy immune system is designed to act as armed soldier ready for battle and defend the body against viruses, bacteria, and foreign organisms.

It uses white blood cells like monocytes, lymphocytes, and neutrophils to hunt and destroy its target. When the white blood cell is healthy and strong enough it will even eliminate cancerous cells in a toxic environment. In a world filled with bacteria and viruses we are blessed to have this battle being fought for us without even having to think about it.

However, without knowing, this battle can turn on us. Our once healthy immune system will start attacking normal cells and tissues in any area of the body. So instead of the armed soldiers attacking just the bad guys they will begin to attack the very cells that keep us alive and allow our organs to function. This event is clearly abnormal but is exactly what occurs with an autoimmune disease.Autoimmune diseases are a result of the body unable to transmit the correct messages throughout the body.

There are over 200 diseases that fall into the category of autoimmune including but not limited to:

  • Addisons Disease
  • Celiacs
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Graves Disease
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sjogren Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Type 1 diabetes

This disease doesn’t crop up over night but is the result of a trigger or bucket tipper. It can include physical and emotional stressors. Common stressors can be auto accidents, traumas, pregnancy, and even aging. Many chemical stressors including foods, environment and lifestyle mimic the natural hormones our body produces. When this occurs, it can confuse the messaging system our body uses to make hormones and antioxidants to fuel our bodies immune system to fight cancer and even the common cold. As a result our body becomes more susceptible to diseases and premature aging. You could also experience a cascade of symptoms including, lack of energy, digestive issues, inability to handle stress, insomnia or trouble sleeping, irritability, and neurological symptoms just to name a few.

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