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Why is Nutrition Important for Autoimmune Disease?

Updated: Apr 4

Autoimmunity occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissue, creating a cycle of inflammation and further immune dysregulation; damaging tissues in the body, causing pain and loss of function. Any illness that involves this improper immune response is called an autoimmune disease.

Currently more than 80 autoimmune diseases have been classified by the National Institutes for Health, but the mechanism involved in autoimmune disease is present in 100+ diseases, which are not officially classed as autoimmune diseases, such as Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (known as PCOS).

Here Are Some Of The Most Common Autoimmune Conditions:

  • Endometriosis

  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

  • Graves Disease

  • Psoriasis