Learn how to support immune health naturally using diet, supplements and more.
Autoimmune diseases such as autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease) or Celiac disease are very common and can affect most organs.
They impose enormous burdens on the health care system not only in cost, but in quality of life for millions who suffer from them.
Autoimmunity results when insults from our environment, diet, and lifestyle interact with our genes to disrupt normal immune balance. They can take years to develop as the body becomes increasingly frustrated and tired of the insults it may be experiencing internally.
The body is like a rubber band, and autoimmune illness can result when the body starts to lose its ability to return to normal. But if you remove some of the factors that keep stretching it to its limits, you can increase the life of the rubber band and at least push back the time it takes for it to lose its elasticity.
Immune activators eventually lead to immune imbalance. Immune imbalance then leads to auto-reactivity to one’s own tissues, proteins and organs – eventually causing damage to those components.
What if you could predict autoimmune disease 10 years earlier than when your symptoms develop?
Cancer patients who had higher levels of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D were linked with better survival rates and longer remission than those who are vitamin D-deficient.
The findings were published in July 2014 in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
The meta-analysis reviewed 25 studies that measured vitamin D levels at or near the time of diagnosis in 17,332 cancer patients. The authors found that patients with higher vitamin D levels were linked with better outcomes in a several cancer types.
Strongest connections were found for breast cancer, lymphoma and colorectal cancer, and less strongly for patients with Merkel cell carcinoma, prostate cancer, gastric cancer, leukemia, lung cancer, and melanoma.
Every 10 nmol/L increase in 25(OH)D was linked to a 4% increase in cancer patient survival […]