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What Causes Autoimmune Disease?

This is a question that is often ignored by much of the medical community.  The diagnosis of autoimmunity is given on a regular basis, but doctors often fail to discuss the root cause of these conditions.  The traditional treatment for most autoimmune problems is to treat the symptoms with medications.  For example, in painful inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, doctors give medicines that suppress inflammation and the immune system.  And although these medicines can be helpful in reducing symptoms, they do not resolve  what causes autoimmune disease in the first place.

In the following special presentation, Dr. Osborne breaks down the known mechanisms and causes of AID.

According to the American Autoimmune Related Disorders Association (AARDA)

  • An estimated 50 million Americans suffer with autoimmune disease (AID) compared to 9 million with cancer and 22 million with heart disease.
  • AID is the #1 cause of death in women under the age of 65
  • There are more than 100 forms of AID currently recognized by research.
  • Symptoms cross many specialties and can affect all body organs.
  • Medical education provides minimal learning about autoimmune disease.
  • Specialists are generally unaware of interrelationships among the different autoimmune diseases.
  • Initial symptoms are often intermittent and unspecific until the disease becomes acute.
  • Research is generally disease-specific and limited in scope. More information-sharing and crossover among research projects on different autoimmune diseases is needed.

What Are The Mechanisms That Trigger Autoimmune Disease?

trigges of autoimmune diseaseThere are several scientifically recognized mechanisms behind autoimmunity.  The following three are the most well recognized:

  1. Excessive hygeine
  2. Molecular mimicry
  3. Intestinal permeability (AKA Leaky Gut)

All three of these issues can lead to chronic inflammation.  It is the chronic inflammation that medicines try to target.  But the bigger questions to ask are – What causes autoimmune disease, and what activates these three mechanisms?

There are 5 categorical causes of autoimmune disease.  These 5 causes help to trigger the three mechanisms above.  Simply put, these causes are:

  1. Food (especially gluten)
  2. Chemical exposures (including things like pesticides, vaccines and other medicines)
  3. Infections and microbiome imbalances
  4. Nutritional deficiencies – vitamins and minerals
  5. Chronic or severe acute stress events

If you struggle with autoimmune disease and find yourself frustrated with the current model of treatment, it is highly recommended that you find a doctor who understands these mechanisms and triggers.  A doctor who can help you identify which of these categorical causes you might have, and what you can do to overcome them.

References: All scientific references are included in the video above.

Has Diet & Lifestyle Change Helped Heal Your Autoimmune Disease?

If you have followed No Grain No Pain or similar dietary and lifestyle guidance and recovered from an autoimmune disease, please share below.  Your story might someone else navigate their health in the right direction. #Save100MillionLives

Always looking out for you,

Dr. Osborne – The Gluten Free Warrior

 

 

Gluten Free Warrior Commentary

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5 responses on “What Is The Root Cause Of Autoimmune Disease?

  1. Kimberly Moore says:

    I’m not healed, but my symptoms have become more manageable with a grain free diet. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about 8 months ago after years of suffering with no answers as to why!!!

  2. Gerda says:

    Hello Dr,
    I watched your video on outo imune desease. I have some sintoms assosiating with what you described…Osteo arthiritis, leaking gut, irritable bowel sindrom, stiffness in my joints, hypertention, underactive thyroid, itching and dry sculp, getting blisters when Im too much in the sun.

    Please give me advice how to treat my problems. What type op breakfast and food I can eat to heal my body from all this simtoms pls. I appreciate your knowledge and shared your video on my Fb and sent it also to fam and friends to watch. Many blessings forward.

  3. Nirmala says:

    Thank you for this.
    I have osteoarthritis/rheumatoid arthritis/IBS. I have been struggling with my diet. Breakfast is a struggle. I would appreciate advice.
    I have had 8 surgeries including bilateral knee replacements etc, etc.
    I live in London, UK

  4. Faith Inourselves says:

    Just watched your video and learned a lot more. Thank you for giving us the information we need to take charge of our bodies. I always try to spread this knowledge but so often are looked at as fanatical and obsessed. I am none of these and have so much room for improvement with myself. It’s a lot of work and is tiring to practice what you say and what I know but my healing and constant learning is what is moving me there. Please keep sharing your knowledge. Some day in the distant future your name will be in the literature just as Dr. Semmelweis is credited for the idea of hand washing but your contributions will be even greater.

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