Autoimmune disease arises from an inappropriate immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. In other words the immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen and attacks its own cells.

There are over 70 classified auto immune diseases and frequently treated are,

Celiac Disease
Crohn’s Disease
Diabetes Type 1
Grave’s Disease
Hashimoto’s Thyroditis
Multiple Sclerosis
Raynaud’s Phenomenon
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sjogren’s Syndrome

Symptoms of Auto- immune Disease

The symptoms with auto immune syndromes are often quite varied. Often, there is genetic predisposition, environmental insult, low stomach acid, which  can then lead to inadequately digested proteins in the gut or inflammation associated with food sensitivities, this in turn leads to increased intestinal permeability and then an increased load on the liver and detoxification pathways.  This can then lead to tissue specific symptoms, which were determined by genetics and the above mentioned antecedents and then ultimately the development of auto immune syndromes.

How can nutripharm help?

The most common approach  we take are assessing gastro intestinal health, looking at leaky gut undetected bacterial or viral infections and very commonly, undiagnosed gluten sensitivity.  It is this gluten sensitivity that is driving many inflammatory and auto immune conditions currently and there is now specific testing available from Cyrex labs in the USA that can accurately measure this gluten sensitivity.  An autoimmune disease diet will normally consist of the avoidance of foods that trigger symptoms.