Autoimmune disorders – One thing leads to another
What is an auto immune disorder? Immune System malfunctions and starts troubling a part of the body instead of protecting it. One autoimmune disorder leads to another. While the count is finite, it might still be worth stopping another feather in your cap. Meaning, let’s start with diabetes followed by thyroid malfunction whether it is hypo or hyper which are all well tied with your endocrine system. Pancreas and the thyroid. Siblings are these glands?
It is no rocket science to understand that high blood glucose increases the run rate expectation by various parts (glands) in the body tiring them in the long run which adds up to the already developed autoimmune disorders.
These are all connected and a classic progression is into arthritis. The most possible precursor to this is a possibility of psoriasis which inturn is tied up to our list of autoimmune disorders. Now what’s important is to observe in some cases, how well these two autoimmune disorders are linked via colitis. Why is CRP level (C reactive protein) higher with people affected with arthritis and colitis if they are not connected?. Why is oatmeal prescribed as a choice of diet while treating ulcerative colitis which is also an autoimmune disorder? What is the connection with musculoskeletal disorder such as Ankylosing spondylitis or Sacroiliitis, which are arthritis of upper and lower spine respectively?
These are all connected systems for a perfect harmony of human body. We tend to pay attention and start connecting the dots when an external or internal mutation of the genes occur effecting any of the part in our connected system topology. Eating foods that affect your genetic structure of an underlying cause? In this case, oatmeal to cure colititis that in turn helps with arthritic joint damage. Nutrigenomics is an emerging field of the gut and soon we could have our genome scanned and understand if we are susceptible to gluten intolerance which reduces your chances of getting into allergies of the skin or the brain! We are not talking about herbal medications such as milk thistle, midnight primrose oil which have been there for a while that is somewhat based on the paradigm of what you eat is supplemented with an extra dose of a specific mineral. However, the natural food consumption process in order to tackle a pre-disposed ailment or an existing ailment is similar to a vitamin C tablet that does miracles to your common flu instead of drinking multiple glasses of lemon juice or a dozen pine apples.