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An autoimmune disorder is a condition which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own healthy tissues. Normally, the immune system is designed to recognize and protect against foreign invaders, microorganisms, virus,es or bacteria, by making and releasing antibodies against these unwanted guests. However, in an autoimmune state, the body creates a defense system against its own host and wages war against itself, thereby causing compromised health. For more information about autoimmune wellness in Temecula CA contact our team today.

What are some autoimmune disorders and conditions?

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Ulcerative Colitis/Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS)/Crohn’s/Celiac
  • Eczema/Psoriasis
  • Fibromyalgia (or widespread musculoskeletal pain, tenderness or fatigue)

How does this happen?

Genetic predisposition has been shown as a contributing factor. However, just because it is in your genes does not mean that you will absolutely have an autoimmune condition. Sometimes, external triggers cause it to manifest. Some of these triggering factors may include the following:

Diet: When our diet is comprised heavily of carbohydrates and sugars, including grains, gluten, legumes, dairy, excess nuts and seeds, non-organic fruits and vegetables laden with pesticides, and farmed, antibiotic, and hormone-filled meats and fish, it may cause inflammation. If one has a genetic predisposition to developing an autoimmune condition, this type of diet can potentially trigger its onset.

Environmental toxins: The air we breathe is mostly polluted. There are chemicals and heavy metals in our household cleaning products, self-hygiene products, cosmetics, dental fillings, and canned foods, which release toxins and are absorbed by our bodies. An accumulation of these toxins over time could trigger an autoimmune condition.

Stress: When we are stressed, our bodies naturally release a hormone called cortisol. It is our “fight-or-flight” hormone. Our “run-for-your-lives-there’s-a-mountain-lion-ready-to-pounce-at-you” hormone. It allows us to react and respond, think and move fast, in times of threat, anxiety, nervousness, fear, and anger. It causes our hearts to beat faster, eyes to get wider, mouths to get drier, and breathing to get harder. Certainly, it would be a beneficial hormone to have when you’re about to fight or flee from a wild hungry animal. But, when you’re just sitting at your desk, lying in bed, watching TV, or scrolling through your social media accounts, having a release of cortisol often due to everyday stressors, could be detrimental to your health. It may cause chronic inflammation and potentially induce an autoimmune condition.

Leaky Gut: A great proportion of our immune system is housed within our gut or digestive tract. Therefore, it is not surprising that if our gut is out of whack, so could our immune system. Also known as intestinal permeability, the leaky gut syndrome is when the normally tight junctions of our small intestines become damaged and cause undigested food, bacteria, yeast, parasites, and toxic waste products to leak out into the bloodstream. A leaky gut can potentially cause a chronic inflammatory response in the body, which can elicit an autoimmune condition. There are many causes for leaky gut which may include gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol, and infections due to Candida overgrowth, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and intestinal parasites. It is now known that many with an autoimmune condition have the leaky gut syndrome.

Infections: Certain viruses, bacteria, parasites, and infectious pathogens have been shown to trigger an autoimmune condition. Most infections either heal on their own or are treated and no longer affect the body. However, the pathogen that caused the infection can stay in the body at low levels and cause no obvious symptoms. Many times symptoms only appear when the infection has spread or has grown stronger. These types of infectious organisms include H. Pylori, Borreli Burgodorferi, Yersinia Enterocolitica, E. coli, Epstein Barr and Herpex Simplex 1 and 2, and Coxsackie.

How can we help your autoimmune problems In Temecula CA?

Through our holistic clinical approach, we can help you discover the underlying causes and triggers of your autoimmune problems, with a comprehensive history and functional diagnostic laboratory tests. When these are identified, we can effectively provide you guidance and support with nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle modifications, along with chiropractic therapies to help you optimize your health. We have various specialized programs, depending on your personal health conditions and needs. A few months of your life can potentially change the rest of your life!

To find out if you are a good fit for our Autoimmune Wellness Program, call us now for a FREE Introductory Visit at (951) 208-7711. Let us help you reclaim your health!

*Disclaimer: The contents in this website are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. There is no claim to treat or cure any medical condition. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Any questions or concerns about, or changes to any medications should be directed to your medical doctor or prescribing physician.

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