What is Autoimmune disorder?
Autoimmune disorders are caused by the immune system attacking healthy cells in the body. They are also called autoimmune diseases, and they can affect different parts of the body (source).
Autoimmune diseases can be genetic or occur as a result of environmental factors or diet (e.g., gluten, wheat, dairy intolerance).
Autoimmune diseases occur when the body's immune system, which is designed to protect the body from harmful substances like viruses and bacteria, mistakenly attacks healthy cells and tissues in the body.
This can lead to inflammation and damage to various organs and tissues, depending on the specific autoimmune disease.
There are over 80 different types of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and celiac disease, among others.
Symptoms can vary widely depending on the specific disease, but may include fatigue, joint pain, skin rashes, fever, and digestive problems, among others.
The exact cause of autoimmune diseases is not yet fully understood, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Treatment may involve medications to suppress the immune system, as well as lifestyle changes to manage symptoms and promote overall health.
Dr Shawn Baker has experienced immense joint pain, and fatigue which was cured by following a meat-based Carnivore Diet. Although there is no one size fits all method, a zero-carb diet might be just what you need to heal and completely cure autoimmune disease.
Common autoimmune diseases
The most common chronic illness we see in our modern day are (source):
- Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.
- Type 1 diabetes are a chronic condition in which the body doesn't produce enough insulin or becomes resistant to its effects.
- Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect many organs and systems in the body, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain and heart.
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your thyroid gland.
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): a chronic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects the joints, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness.
- Multiple sclerosis (MS): a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, leading to a range of symptoms, such as muscle weakness, coordination problems, and cognitive impairment.
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): a group of chronic conditions that cause inflammation and damage to the digestive tract, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Psoriasis: a chronic skin condition characterized by patches of red, scaly skin that may be itchy or painful.
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis: an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and damage to the thyroid gland, leading to an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).