Autoimmune diseases are really strange diseases. There are currently over 80 identified and that number is expected to increase by about 50% in the next 10 years. These diseases range from Celiac Disease, to M.S., to Type 1 Diabetes, certain types of cancer and even certain types of anemia. Chances are, someone you know either has already been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease or has one but has not yet been diagnosed.
Autoimmune diseases are strange because they are more or less an internal fight within your body that includes the body destroying itself. Take a celiac patient for instance. Some where along the line, the human body recognizes gluten within the body as “DANGER”, and an invader. The body sends out it’s little solders to locate, attack, and destroy. That natural process is all fine and dandy until you realize that the gluten molecules are usually attached to something else whether it be nutrients or body cells. And the result is a human body destroying itself whether by destroying it’s one food fuel or killing off it’s own cells.
Sadly, the percentage of American’s suffering from Autoimmune diseases is increasing at a rapid rate. And generally speaking the treatment for Autoimmune disease is usually minimal. Now, not all autoimmune diseases kill but they do definitely alter life in a negative way.
This post today is just to say to anyone who is or knows someone suffering from an autoimmune disease that nutrition makes a different in the body being able to heal and maintain balance. If you are interested in more information please contact myself via email, do some of your own research, or contact a person with a background in nutrition concerning disease.
Food brings us together as individuals, it connects us and brings hope. Whether it is because you are able to share a meal and commune with someone who can relate to your current circumstances, or because you find healing physically… food does in fact heal us. Spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally!