We are experiencing an Autoimmune Epidemic. It is becoming the “norm” to have at least one autoimmune disease, if not more. There are more than 140 different types of autoimmune diseases, some more familiar than others, including: Hashimoto’s, Eczema, Psoriasis, Asthma, Celiac, Diabetes type 1, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis. Although all of these diseases present themselves differently, they all manifest from the loss of tolerance of self where the body is attacked by it’s own immune system.
Our genetics, food, environment, stress, beliefs, bacteria and viruses are some of the core reasons the body feels the need to attack. It may be trying to protect you from a bacteria, a virus or heavy metals, or it may be the body’s attempt to self correct. Whatever the trigger, it often takes some digging to locate the source of the autoimmune condition.