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Autoimmune disorders have many possible root causes. They are often linked to gut permeability, gluten and other food sensitivities, inflammation and chronic infections that fly under the radar.

Have a look at some of the resources in this section, including those from the Gut Microbiome collection where there are disease-specific resources. Also consider the Autoimmune Protocol in the Nutrion and Wellness collection. Articles. How to Address the Root Cause of Your Asthma. Autoimmune Disorders / The Immune System and the Gut Microbiome. Leaky Gut / Endotoxemia. Chronic Infections. Gluten Sensitivity and Autoimmune Disorders. Autoimmune Diets. Our Immune System - Pfizer - Cortical Studios / Glow Studio. Road Back Foundation - Rheumatic Disease Treatments. Dr. Datis Kharrazian News - Dr. K. News. 3 Reasons for Autoimmunity and How To Manage It – Real Food Forager.

The million dollar question is why does autoimmunity happen to some people and not others?

3 Reasons for Autoimmunity and How To Manage It – Real Food Forager

We are coming much closer to an understanding of how and why autoimmunity happens and who is at risk. The First Reason: Leaky Gut, Dysbiosis and the Microbiome Leaky Gut Syndrome has become a common term that is used to describe a condition where the lining of the intestinal tract has become porous, allowing large food particles entry into the blood stream causing immunological reactions. Leaky gut is now believed to be the most basic cause of allergies and asthma as well as many autoimmune conditions.

It is also associated with autism and is the focus for the emergence of current research. Dysbiosis refers to a gut that has an imbalance in the microbiome. The Hygiene Hypothesis postulates that we are so clean that we have killed off some of the beneficial commensal parasites such as helminthes that have evolved within our bodies and help to damp down the immune response. Grains contain gliadin. The 7 Major Factors Causing AutoImmune Conditions - 7 Major Factors Causing AutoImmunity Autoimmune conditions, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and MS, affect more than 250 million people worldwide.

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In the United States, they are the 3rd leading chronic disease behind cardiovascular disease and cancer. Have you, a friend, or family member been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease? Do you have a family history of autoimmunity and want to learn how to prevent it? Autoimmune Disease. What causes allergies and autoimmune disease? /  Getting Stronger. Allergies and autoimmune disease are reaching epidemic proportions — not just in the U.S. and Europe, but in the rest of the industrially developing world.

What causes allergies and autoimmune disease? /  Getting Stronger

Asthma, celiac disease, Type 1 diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus — all are on the rise. Even certain conditions not previously considered immune disorders, such as autism, metabolic syndrome and obesity, are now seen as manifestations of immune dysfunction. What caused all this? Can the epidemic be reversed? Researchers Identify Potential Trigger for Autoimmune Disease. Th1 and Th2 Dominance in Immune Health – Does it Really Matter? – Victoria Fenton. One of my regular discussions with educated clients is about Th1 and Th2 dominance.

Th1 and Th2 Dominance in Immune Health – Does it Really Matter? – Victoria Fenton

It’s another one of those things (like “Adrenal Fatigue” – article linked here, and “MTHFR” – article linked here) which people google and begin to self-diagnose and panic about. What Is Th1 and Th2 Dominance? To break down the science of the immune system in one blog article is not only not possible – it is part of the problem which gives people the wrong idea about our immune health. Healing Autoimmunity with Dr. Susan Blum. Cooling Inflammation: Enteroviruses, Autoimmunity, Diabetes. Insulin-producing cells of the pancreases of diabetics have been found to harbor viruses common to the gut.

Cooling Inflammation: Enteroviruses, Autoimmunity, Diabetes

Antibodies to the virus coat proteins also bind to pancreas proteins. A recent paper, referenced below, shows that in a collection of samples from the pancreases of individuals that had been diagnosed with type I diabetes less than one year prior to the sampling, insulin producing cells are also infected with enterovirus. The same association between enterovirus infection was found to a lesser extent in type II diabetics, but not in non-diabetic controls. Cooling Inflammation: Cause of Autoimmunity and Allergies. Inflammation-Induced Presentation by Mannose Receptor Speculation on how innocuous proteins become the targets of our immune systems, and result in allergies, asthma, celiac, arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory autoimmune diseases.

Cooling Inflammation: Cause of Autoimmunity and Allergies

Inflammation It all starts with chronic inflammation. In most cases diet is the predominant source of inflammation, but infections (bacterial, viral, fungal) may also contribute. Inflammation sets the stage for faulty processing of proteins at the focal location where lymphocytes and antigen-presenting cells are congregating.

Antigen Presentation At this point a major mistake occurs. Autoimmune Disease Symptoms You Need to Know About. The following is an adapted excerpt from my book “Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It” (Harper Wave) Autoimmune disease symptoms don’t always announce their arrival loudly.

Autoimmune Disease Symptoms You Need to Know About

Many people slowly develop autoimmune conditions like leaky gut syndrome without even realizing anything is wrong. And the road to a diagnosis can be long and frustrating. Autoimmune diseases affect over 50 million people! Click here for a free download on common symptoms of the diseases. The Prevalence of Antibodies against Wheat and Milk Proteins in Blood Donors and Their Contribution to Neuroimmune Reactivities. Study: Yeast In Vaccines Linked to Auto-immune Diseases. Low Levels Of Vitamin D In Patients With Autoimmune Disease May Be Result, Not Cause, Of The Disease. Deficiency in vitamin D has been widely regarded as contributing to autoimmune disease, but a review appearing in Autoimmunity Reviews explains that low levels of vitamin D in patients with autoimmune disease may be a result rather than a cause of disease and that supplementing with vitamin D may actually exacerbate autoimmune disease.

Low Levels Of Vitamin D In Patients With Autoimmune Disease May Be Result, Not Cause, Of The Disease

Authored by a team of researchers at the California-based non-profit Autoimmunity Research Foundation, the paper goes on to point out that molecular biologists have long known that the form of vitamin D derived from food and supplements, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-D), is a secosteroid rather than a vitamin. Like corticosteroid medications, vitamin D may provide short-term relief by lowering inflammation but may exacerbate disease symptoms over the long-term. The insights are based on molecular research showing that 25-D inactivates rather than activates its native receptor - the Vitamin D nuclear receptor or VDR. 25 Ways to Reduce AutoImmunity - 25 Ways to Reduce AutoImmunity Conditions of autoimmunity, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and MS, affect more than 250 million people worldwide.

25 Ways to Reduce AutoImmunity -

In the United States, they are the 3rd leading chronic disease behind cardiovascular disease and cancer. Autoimmunity is classically known to have a 3-legged stool. This means that the 3 major factors that contribute to the development of any and all autoimmune conditions include 1. 2. 3. Keeping your gut healthy is absolutely vital to controlling auto-immunity and chronic inflammation. 1. Processed foods contain dangerous environmental chemicals that alter the microbiome and favor the development of bad bacteria and yeast species.

5 Steps to Heal Autoimmune Disease - 5 Steps to Heal Autoimmune Disease With the growth of chronic inflammatory conditions, we need more information on strategies to heal autoimmune disease.

5 Steps to Heal Autoimmune Disease -

We live in a world that puts high demands on our bodies to perform and produce all day long. Joovv Red Light Therapy for Autoimmune Disease. 5 Ways to Hack Your Autoimmune Condition – Real Food Forager. Contrary to what medical doctors tell patients, there are plenty of ways to manage an autoimmune condition without dangerous medications. You just need to be proactive and you need to get informed! Our modern lifestyle has fostered a way of living that is damaging to human physiology.

We live in a fast paced world where instant gratification is expected. This translates into eating fast food or processed food, not getting enough good quality sleep, not practicing proper breathing and having no down time. 4 Key Players in Managing Autoimmunity. 10 Steps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease. I am often asked if there is a way to deal with autoimmune disease — the most common chronic disease – the most common question being “Is there any way to deal with this without taking powerful anti-inflammatory drugs that often have serious side effects?”

Autoimmune diseases are a huge problem in this country. As a whole, autoimmune diseases affect over 80 million Americans and five percent of the population in Western countries. They include type 1 diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and dozens of others, but they all have one thing in common: The body attacks itself. Autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis or RA, often include challenging symptoms such as pain, swelling, fatigue, and disability. At their root, one central biochemical process connects these seemingly disparate diseases: A runaway immune response, called systemic inflammation, inevitably results in your body attacking its own tissues. Glutathione recycling for autoimmune disease. New Therapeutic Modality that May Conquer Inflammation in Autoimmune Diseases. I was astonished and excited to read about a completely new therapeutic modality that may conquer inflammation in autoimmune diseases.

It is under investigation right in my own backyard. A press release posted May 15, 2015, by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the research arm of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and SetPoint Medical Inc., a biomedical technology company, revealed their experimentation into a new therapeutic modality focused on vagal nerve stimulation to reduce inflammation! Dr. Dr. Gundry: Turning off Autoimmunity with a Lectin Avoidance Diet. I’ve been looking forward to speaking to Dr. Gundry ever since I came upon his study regarding lectins and autoimmune disease. I had already been suspecting lectins as a cause of inflammatory problems and autoimmunity but had little evidence before seeing Dr. Gundry’s study. In my subjective experiments, I’ve found food to have the most significant impact on my health – in particular, dietary lectins and other plant toxins.

Note that this is not the case for many others, which is why people have to do their own experiments. Since the limbic system has a profound impact on so many bodily functions including the circadian rhythm, motivation, wakefulness, memory, mood, sexual desire, etc…it’s dysregulation has seriously impacted my life. Due to frequent queries about how to implement a lectin-free diet, I have released the Lectin Avoidance Cookbook. In the Lectin Avoidance Cookbook, we have 51 84 recipes and counting. Dr. Currently, Dr. Dr. Cooling Inflammation: Celiac Causes Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases. Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase Can Lead to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Celiac, gluten intolerance, causes intestinal inflammation and immunological presentation of the common intestinal protein, tissue transglutaminase (tTG).

The result is anti-tTG autoantibodies that stimulate an immune attack on intestines and other tissues. Heparan-Binding Proteins Involved in Autoimmunity and Allergy Those familiar with my blog know that I am obsessed with heparin-binding protein domains. The reason that I am focused on these parts of proteins, is because most cells rapidly sweep heparan sulfate polysaccharides across their surfaces from sites of secretion to sites of internalization. Glutathione recycling for autoimmune disease. Cooling Inflammation: Autoimmunity, Allergies and Basic Triplets. Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for Autoimmunity. Low dose naltrexone (LDN) for autoimmunity is an emerging therapy that is safe and cheap, but many doctors will not prescribe it for this off label use. New discovery may 'impact treatment of autoimmune diseases' Vitamin D is a powerful tool in taming autoimmunity and inflammation.

Regular joy and happiness are necessary to tame autoimmunity and inflammation. Cooling Inflammation: CIDP, Inflammation and Autoantigens. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) is chronic, relapsing autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the insulating myelin sheaths of nerves in the limbs. The result is numbness and pain. An acute version of this myelin compromising disease is Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) typically initiated by Campylobacter jejuni infection. A related disease of brain tissue is multiple sclerosis (MS). In each of these cases antibodies bind to protein or glycolipid antigens unique to myelin and target the attack by lymphocytes. Autoimmune diseases represent a disruption of the normal function of the immune system that arises from a breakdown of the self/non-self tolerance process. The self antigens that are the typical targets of the CIDP, GB and MS are gangliosides, myelin glycolipid also produced by C. jejuni, and basic proteins such as peripheral myelin protein 22.

The three basic amino acids, RKR, are at the end of the protein amino acid sequence. Cooling Inflammation: Arthritis, Autoimmunity and Arginine Deimidation. The immune system: Cells, tissues, function, and disease. 24 Surprising Health Benefits of Melatonin - Sleep, Brain, Gut Health, Antiaging, Cancer, Fertility. Melatonin's Role in Inflammation, Autoimmune Diseases and Immunity (part 2) Aside from other health benefits of melatonin, it also has many important roles in the immune system. Ways to Increase or Decrease Melatonin Levels and Food/Drug/Supplement Interactions (part 3) Although melatonin is known as a hormone that helps you sleep, it has many other health benefits.

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Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis? Could vitamin D help to keep rheumatoid arthritis at bay? Dr. Kharrazian's new research links BPA with multiple sclerosis; neurological autoimmunity. 21 Strategies to treat multiple sclerosis naturally. Multiple sclerosis: Novel immunotherapy reverses paralysis in mice. Cooling Inflammation: Cytstic Fibrosis Overproduces Tissue Transglutaminase and Contributes to Celiac.