The best healthcare is always prevention
Diseases like autoimmune or cancer are categorized as Chronic Illnesses. They persist for a long time, lasting 3 months or more, generally cannot be cured by medication, and can put your life completely on hold. Studies consistently link chronic disease with preventable factors such as toxic diet, lifestyle, and environment.
Autoimmune Diseases cause the immune system to produce antibodies that attack normal body tissues. Essentially your body starts attacking itself. It sees a part of your body or a process as a disease and tries to combat it. The Autoimmune Disease type depends on the body part or process being attacked.
Studies show that genetics only account for roughly 30% of all autoimmune diseases. 70% is due to preventable lifestyle factors. At this time there is no known cure and it is an epidemic that has surpassed cancer and heart disease.
Our bodies are designed to thrive!
Maintaining excellent health should be possible without medications or surgery. We are not supposed to feel old and tired until we are actually REALLY old.
It is much easier than people think to get an autoimmune disease and the number of diagnoses is rising every year. Waiting until it’s too late to start preventive measures could take precious time from your life.
More scary stats: 😉
- 1 in 5 Americans, 75% being women, have an autoimmune disorder.
- Between 2001 and 2009, the incidence of autoimmune type 1 diabetes increased by 23%.
- Scientists and physicians have found that the environmental toxins and chemicals to which we are increasingly exposed to in our food, air, and water are interfering with the immune system’s ability to distinguish self from non-self.
- A 2003 study of blood and urine samples from Americans were tested for 210 substances, including industrial compounds, pollutants, PCBs, insecticides, dioxins, and mercury, and found detectable levels of 91 of these toxic substances. A later study found high amounts of these substances in umbilical cords.