AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE: THE WAR WITHIN US
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Over the years of training patients and clients, my focus has become more on women’s health, pre/post natal health and children. Focusing on how important a role what you put into your body plays. When my eldest son was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at age 4 (and another autoimmune disease 2 years later), I turned my pain into passion. I was driven by motivation to help my son as much as I could with a natural, holistic, functional approach, as conventional medicine said there was nothing to be done.
Today I have a great passion to help, guide, support and inspire other women, kids and families that struggle with their health issues. We live in Dubai, UAE, however I consult online with clients from South Africa, Singapore & the UK.
What is autoimmunity? Or an autoimmune disease?
These days everyone around us seems to have an autoimmune conditions. There are over a 100 recognized autoimmune conditions, with common ones like Hashimoto’s, Hypothyroidism, Crohn’s, Celiac Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 1 diabetes, Lupus, MS, Vitiligo and even Alzheimer’s. Women more than men tend to develop autoimmune conditions. Certain autoimmune diseases, like Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus, run in families. Not every family member will necessarily have the same disease, but they inherit a susceptibility to an autoimmune condition. While you cannot reverse autoimmune conditions, it can be put in remission (like cancer). The immune system has memory cells, so any trigger can off-set the immune system again. If you have one autoimmune condition it increases your risk for another one.
70% of our immune system resides in our gut lining, the rest is distributed in our body.
The immune system protects us from viruses, bacteria, foreign substances, and even cancer cells, but does so with a delicate balance. Without a good immune response (an under active immune system), even minor infections could be deadly. That said, an overactive immune response (as with autoimmune diseases) can lead to illness.