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!
Give your body its best chance to do so. Autoimmune is a growing epidemic that is easily preventable with healthy lifestyle choices and reducing toxic triggers in your environment. As stress and toxicity exposure have increased over the past 20 years, so have the rate of illness.
- 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 discovered that environmental toxins and chemicals are interfering with the immune system’s ability to distinguish self from non-self.
- A 2003 study of blood and urine samples from Americans was 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.