Autoimmunity

Autoimmunity refers to the variety of ways the body can attack or fight itself. When autoimmunity views a part of the body or a process as a disease, it will try to work against it.

An autoimmune disease can develop when your immune system, which defends your body against disease, begins to attack its own healthy cells and tissues, often causing prolonged systemic inflammation and subsequent tissue destruction.  Common autoimmune disorders include thyroid disorders, like Hashimotos, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Lupus, Multiple sclerosis and Celiac disease