What is autoimmunity? Autoimmunity happens when the immune system goes awry and attacks the body – as misdirected immune responses. This can be detected through the presence of autoantibodies or T lymphocytes.
What is Autoimmune disease?
Autoimmunity is present in some form in everyone. However autoimmune diseases are a progession from benign autoimmunity to pathogenic autoimmunity. Factors include genetic or environmental triggers. Examples of autoimmune diseases include Grave’s disease, Alopecia areata, Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, Multiple sclerosis, etc.
What is a holistic approach towards Autoimmune disease?
- Identify the cause of autoimmunity through functional testing or in depth case taking
- Remove food triggers or address food sensitivities
- Address gut dysfunction and inflammation
- Remove environmental triggers: e.g. chronic stress, heavy metal exposure
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