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Autoimmune Diseases

Updated: Jun 15, 2023


More than 80 diseases occur as a result of the immune system attacking the body’s own organs, tissues, and cells.


Why does this happen?


Often it's due to a person's genetic makeup (but, not always). Epigenetic exposures are generally required to trigger the expression of the autoimmune disease process. Cross-reactivity (foods or other environmental exposures and or bacteria, virus, etc).


Epigenetic exposures include:

  • Diet

  • Physical activity

  • Medications

  • Aging

  • Sleep

  • Environmental Chemicals

  • Hormonal Imbalances

  • Trauma

  • In Utero Environment

  • Light Exposure

  • Microbiota

  • Viruses

  • Stress

  • Smoking

  • Lack of Oxygen

  • Inflammation

There is a LOT that can affect our immune system, but you can control a lot with nutrition (and remember, it needs to be a bio-individual approach).


As always, “Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine and Thy Medicine Be Thy Food.” -Hippocrates


In Strength,

Charlene Richardson

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