Immune & Lymphatic System Disorders

What are auto-immune diseases?

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  • ADr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Integrative Medicine, answered
    Our body's immune/defense system is trained to tell what is not a part of our body and to attack it. Unfortunately, with over 80,000 chemicals now being added to the environment without any significant safety testing, our body's defense systems are being overwhelmed and confused. When this happens, it can mistake a part of our body for an outside invader and attack it. This is what autoimmune illness is.
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