There are more than 80 different autoimmune diseases, some are very common and some rare. The range from annoying to life threatening and can attack almost any part of the body. They result from a normal process in the body ‘the immune response’, which is there to protect us from bacteria and viruses getting confused and losing self tolerance. The body literally becomes its own enemy. Multiple factors are involved in the development of auto immune conditions but it is now widely accepted that genetics and environmental interactions play a large part in their development.
Many autoimmune diseases have overlap conditions and are quite difficult to diagnose.
Some of the most common conditions are:
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Type 1 diabetes
Natural therapies can help many of the symptoms experienced with disease. Dietary changes such as eliminating processed foods, sugars and grains can all work towards your body functioning better and aid the healing process.