Are You Suffering From An Autoimmune Disease?
Do you suffer from weird, hard-to-classify syndromes like inflammation , pain, swelling, and general misery?
An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body.
Overall, autoimmune diseases are common, affecting more than 24 million Americans. They are a leading cause of death and disability.
When we can identify the underlying sources of inflammation, we can heal the body.
The underlying causes may include stress, hidden infections, food allergies or sensitivities , toxic exposure, genetic predisposition, nutrient deficiencies, and leaky gut.
Functional Medicine looks to find the root cause of the inflammation and asks why that inflammation exists
Common autoimmune diseases
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Type 1 diabetes
Autoimmune and Genetics
Studies indicate these diseases likely result from interactions between genetic and environmental factors.
The best treatment is eating a clean diet for your genetic make up and cleaning up your environment.
The good news is that you can turn off your genetic tendency to disease, which means you can control how your genes are expressed.
This process of turning genes on and off is known as epigenetics.
With the right tools, we can transcend our inherited tendencies to disease—including, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), birth defects, cancer, dementia, depression, heart disease, insomnia, and obesity—to create new and healthy lives.*
*ND., Ben Lynch. Dirty Genes