Autoimmune disease is one of the fastest growing epidemics in America, second only behind type-II diabetes. Today, autoimmune disease affects more people than heart disease and cancer combined, and US women are four times more likely to develop autoimmune disease than breast cancer!
- 50 Million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease.
- Women are more likely to be affected than men, with some sources estimating that 75% of all autoimmune disease occurs in women.
- There are currently over 100 known autoimmune conditions.
- Autoimmune diseases are the 8th leading cause of death among women, shortening the average patient’s lifespan by 15 years.
Many people with autoimmune disease suffer for years before finally receiving a diagnosis. Even then, much of the conventional management for autoimmune disease involves immune-suppressing drugs that create additional problems of their own over time.
While much is not fully understood about this devastating set of diseases, more and more information is emerging that suggests the highly-processed standard American diet, environmental toxins and leaky gut syndrome may play a large role in triggering autoimmune disease.