Autoimmune disease is best described as an allergy to oneself. The body actually becomes allergic to its own tissue. When human tissue enters the blood stream, the immune system believes that the tissue is a “foreign protein” and creates an antibody to destroy and eliminate it.
This tissue enters one’s blood stream from some traumatic event. The “trauma” not only includes injuries such as slips and falls, but also trauma caused by overwork, infection, injurious chemicals in our environment and foods, heart attacks, ulcers, smoking, trauma to your mouth and other organ and glandular systems. When your body attacks its own tissue, you are the victim.” As your immune system is directed to protect you from this “foreign protein,” your own body is broken down. The result of this autoimmune reaction can be any number of conditions depending on which tissue is being attacked.
When antibodies to viruses cross-react with uninfected host cells this is called molecular mimicry. There are sequence similarities between microbial and human proteins.
The common factor in all autoimmune disorders is inflammation. Inflammation is the bodies attempt to heal. When you take an anti-inflammatory – you STOP the healing process in its tracks. The body does not heal.
Autoimmune reactions can be the cause of many common conditions. Low energy, impaired health and lack of vitality may be the result of your immune system spending its energy protecting YOU from YOU when it fact it does need to.
Do you or a loved one suffer chronic fatigue?
YOU MAY HAVE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AND NOT EVEN KNOW IT!