Your immune system protects your body’s healthy cell tissues by attacking any viruses, bacteria, pathogens, or diseases that enter your body.
Simply put, it prevents you from getting sick and helps you feel better if you fall ill. However, in autoimmune diseases, the immune system acts differently; your immune system gets confused and attacks your body’s healthy cells instead of the diseased ones. This complicates the medical issue because your body’s defense systems are working against it. If left untreated, serious medical problems may occur.

There are several autoimmune illnesses, each of which has its own unique symptoms. Symptoms of Autoimmune Thyroid diseases can include depression, fluctuations in weight, difficulty sleeping, and anxiety. Coeliac Disease manifests through digestive problems, neurological issues, rashes, and the sudden loss of control of your body’s movements. Those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis often detect symmetric joint problems in the wrists and hands.

There are hundreds of autoimmune diseases and they can affect almost any part of the body. This is the list of the most common types and we see them at our practice quite frequently:

  • Alopecia (areata)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Pernicious Anaemia
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Scleroderma
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Grave’s Disease
  • Mulitple Sclerosis
  • Hashimoto’s
  • Lupus
  • Psoriasis

At Livingspring Wellbeing, we partner with you to investigate these common possible
triggering factors.

  • Nutrient Insuffiencies
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Food Allergies, Sensitivities and intolerances
  • Toxins (example: heavy metals, mould, chemicals & more)
  • Chronic Infections
  • Overuse of Antibiotics/Drugs
  • Increased Intestinal Permeability (Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Poor Digestive Function (up to 80% of the immune system is located in the gut)