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Monday, September 10, 2018

An Alternative Approach to Autoimmune Diseases

An Alternative Approach to Autoimmune Diseases

An autoimmune disease is due to a dysfunctional immune system that attacks its own cells, mistaking them for foreign invaders. For example, an autoantibody attack on the receptor responsible for the communication between the nervous system and voluntary muscles triggers the onset of myasthenia gravis, which is one of the many autoimmune diseases. One of the hallmark characteristics of myasthenia gravis is muscle weakness, which results from the miscommunication of the nervous system and voluntary muscles.

Any autoimmune disease is problematic in that its cause is relatively unknown. In general, there are multiple causes of autoimmune diseases.

Environmental agents can trigger the onset or deterioration of an autoimmune disease.

Another important factor in the causes of autoimmune diseases is the genetic factor.

Lifestyle and diet may also initiate an attack or worsen existing conditions. For example, insufficient vitamin D from the sun may be implicated in the disease; however, too much ultraviolet from the sun may not be beneficial to the immune system. A diet rich in gluten, which is a protein, may cause inflammation in the small intestine, resulting in pain, and thus blocking the absorption of nutrients.

According to conventional medicine, there is no cure an autoimmune disease because it is caused by not just one factor but a combination of several factors. Due to the complexity of the disease, it is important to have a holistic approach to treating the autoimmune diseases. Using medications alone is an inadequate approach to autoimmune diseases. 

A holistic approach means an alternative approach to disease. In the past two decades, many people have sought alternative medicine after they have exhausted all treatments of conventional medicine with respect to autoimmune diseases. Thousands of research studies on plant nutrients and herbs, and vitamins and minerals performed in university laboratories and clinical settings have attested to the effectiveness of alternative and complementary medicine. 

To cure any autoimmune disease you may have, you must empower yourself with knowledge and information before you can embark on a holistic and alternative approach to your health and wellness. Do not just think out of the box; create your own box. 

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Stephen Lau
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