The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates up to 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease and that the prevalence is rising. Researchers have identified 80-100 different autoimmune diseases and suspect at least 40 additional diseases of having an autoimmune basis. Autoimmune disease is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in female children and women in all age groups up to 64 years of age.
Since conventional medicine does not understand the cause of autoimmune disorders, a person’s immune system often blamed as the culprit. Commonly used immunosuppressant treatments lead to devastating long-term side effects because they fail to address the cause of a person’s autoimmune disorder and weaken the person’s ability to fight infections.
Factors such as heavy metals, chemical toxicity, unhealed scars, food sensitivities, chronic infections (viral, bacterial, parasitical, fungal) must all be resolved in order to allow for the healing body’s immune system to recognize the difference between a foreign pathogen and its inherent self. In order to accomplish this, the innate immune system must be strengthened while the acquired immune system is balanced to prevent the over production of antibodies. The incorporation of specific whole foods can also prevent antibodies from targeting the body’s own tissues.
Resolution to any autoimmune disorder requires multiple organ strengthening. Investigate which of your organs require nutritional support.