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Auto-immune disorders

An auto immune disease arises from an overactive immune system, whereby the body attacks its own cells. In these circumstances the body mistakes some part of itself for a pathogen and attacks it. There are more than 80 different auto-immune diseases, examples include: Coeliac disease, Diabetes mellitus type 1, Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Hashimotos thyroiditis, Grave's disease, Ankylosing spondilitis, Crohn's disease, Psoriasis, Ulcerative colitis, Vitiligo.

Normally the immune system's army of white cells protect the body systems from harmful substances called antigens. Examples of antigens include; viruses, bacteria, toxins and cancer cells. The immune system produces antibodies to destroy these substances. In a person with an auto-immune disease, the body can't distinguish between antigens and healthy body tissue. The result being an immune response that destroys healthy bodily tissue.

An autoimmune disorder may result in:
• The destruction of one or more types of body tissue
• Abnormal growth of an organ
• Changes in organ function

An auto immune disease may affect one or more organ or tissue type, most commonly affected by auto-immune responses are; red blood cells, blood vessels, connective tissues, endocrine glands such as the thyroid or pancreas, muscles, joints and skin.

At Nutrition Mission we aim to control the auto immune response, maintain the body's ability to fight disease, address nutritional deficiencies as well as addressing the individual symptoms which present with the disease.
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Nutrition Mission have been invaluable in giving me nutritional advice and sorting out any nutritional problems I have. Also they looked at my lifestyle and have gone out of their way to get advice and publications to me. I have had problems with insomnia, weight-gain problems and general lifestyle, so my nutritional therapist has given great information as to how to look at my daily diet coupled with my ailments, which supplements to take and while the laymen guesses at a lot of this Nutrition Mission have clearly shown me the way forward!
Paula McCarthy
19 January 2010