An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system misidentifies your own body’s cells as foreign and launches an attack on them.
Autoimmune disease happens when the body’s natural defense system can’t tell the difference between your own cells and foreign cells, causing the body to mistakenly attack normal cells.
The kind of autoimmune disease you have, and therefore the symptoms you experience, depends on the kids of cells that the body is attacking. For example, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid cells, while rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease of the joint tissue cells.
Leaky gut is often a major contributing factor to the initiation of autoimmune disease, it’s at the root of almost every inflammatory condition, and it can also exacerbate the disease once it has begun. For this reason, both prevention and healing of leaky gut are critical. Our best defense against autoimmune diseases to which we may be genetically predisposed is to prevent or heal a leaky gut.
If you have already been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, your best bet is to live in a way that consistency supports healing a leaky gut, since your gut is already weakened. This continuous care is important; about 25 percent of those with a single autoimmune disease go on to develop others.
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