INFLAMMATORY & AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS
Inflammation is a common feature of auto-immune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and Celiac disease. Modification of eating patterns play a major role in helping the body to heal.
Celiac disease is a serious auto-immune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage of the small intestine. As a result, nutrients cannot be properly absorbed into the body. It is a hereditary condition that can develop at any age.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting, immune-driven inflammatory skin disease. However, beyond the skin, psoriasis is also associated with a total body inflammatory state that has been linked to obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease in which a compromised immune system makes a misguided attack on the joints. Its cause is unclear, however, onset is usually during middle age and women are 3 times more likely to be affected than men.