There are over 100 distinct autoimmune diseases identified affecting nearly every organ system and tissue in the body. The prevalence of autoimmune disease is increasing at an alarming pace. One of the top 10 causes of death in women and the elderly.
Who it affects?
Affects 1 in 10 people world wide.
Each autoimmune disease manifests differently but all share the same underlying mechanism: The body inappropriately recognizes some part of itself as foreign and initiates an immune attack against that tissue or organ system.
Factors that trigger, perpetuate and exacerbate autoimmune disease: modern Western diet, chronic stress, changes in gut microbiota, environmental toxins, sleep deprivation, vitamin D deficiency, reduced sun exposure, and other unidentified aspects of the modern lifestyle.