What are Autoimmune Conditions?

autoimmune conditionsWhat we can do about them.

There are about 100 different autoimmune conditions that plague 5-9% of the adult world population. Lab testing shows that an increasing number of Americans have positive antibody results that indicate autoimmunity. The presence of these autoantibodies can be detected in the blood years before the actual appearance of clinical symptoms.

These Immune system disorders cause abnormally low activity or over activity of the immune system. In cases of immune system over activity, the body attacks and damages its own tissues (autoimmune condition). Immune deficiency diseases decrease the body’s ability to fight invaders, causing vulnerability to infections.

The Medications for Autoimmune Problems

I’ve noticed a lot of the remedies advertised on TV are those which are designed to lessen the symptoms of various autoimmune conditions. One of the side effects on Ad mentioned is “more likely to get an infection” and “less likely to fight infection”. That was alarming during the flu pandemic. Another Ad said that the remedy worked because the person had a higher number of eosinophils (they didn’t say these are white blood cells and part of the immune system response). The Ad said the remedy would lessen the amount of these cells in the blood.

What are some of the Autoimmune Conditions?

When autoimmune is talked about it is usually leaky gut and the reaction then to foods due to the food getting in the blood system.

However, there are many autoimmune diseases. The better known diseases are:

  • Celiac Disease
  • Graves’ Disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Psoriasis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC)
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Hashimoto’s Disease
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)

So, do you suppress the immune system, so you don’t get a bad reaction? Or should you enhance the immune system, so it isn’t reacting to its own cells.

This is called building a healthy immune system and can only make things better.


You would think that suppressing the immune system so that you don’t get a bad reaction would be the way to stop these symptoms. Thus, you might not want to take an immune boosting formula.   However, a better solution would be to modulate the immune system so it isn’t attacking the body’s cells.

Beta Glucan is one ingredient that is recommended because it builds the immune response and protects you from infections that can hurt you especially when you have an underlying health condition that can threaten your ability to fight infections or taking any medications or remedy that suppress the immune system.

Read more about Beta Glucans and formula that actually modulates the immune system so that it can both fight infections and build a healthy immune response.

Beta Glucans


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