Autoimmunity | Chris Kresser

Autoimmunity

Millions of Americans are currently dealing with autoimmunity. Autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and Hashimoto’s disease are marked by common factors: an overactive, chronically alert immune system and widespread inflammation. However, through diet and lifestyle changes, you can alleviate your symptoms or prevent autoimmunity from ever developing.   

What Is Autoimmunity, and What Causes It?

There are more than 80 different autoimmune diseases currently known. Multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis all fall under this category, and even thyroid disorders are usually attributable to autoimmunity.

A variety of health factors likely play a role in these chronic illnesses, including the gut microbiome and intestinal permeability. Find out more about autoimmunity below.

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How to Correct Autoimmunity

In the United States, more than 23 million people are suffering from autoimmunity. It’s likely that our hunter–gatherer ancestors didn’t experience this problem, so what’s changed? The short answer is nearly everything.

Our ancestors’ lives were well equipped to support a healthy immune system. They ate healthy diets, avoided toxins, and got plenty of sleep. By adopting some of those ancestral lifestyle habits, it’s possible to correct autoimmunity.

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