Autoimmune Disease

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Autoimmune diseases result from an breakdown in the regulatory aspect of the immune system. In cases of autoimmune disease the body does not recognize self and attacks normal cell processes.

Autoimmune Conditions

Article Autoimmune disease heterogeneity: decoding pathogenesis to better guide treatment, Vital Link; 2008 Winter/Spring
Article Establishing the Mind-Body Connection in the Treatment of Autoimmune Illness ,2011 March NDNR [1]
Article The role of vitamin D3 in autoimmune disorders ,2008 Winter/Spring Vital Link

The most common autoimmune conditions include:[1]

Sjogren syndrome is characterized by dry eyes and dry mouth resulting from immune-mediated lacrimal and salivary gland destruction.
  • Scleroderma
Scleroderma involves excessive systemic fibrosis, most commonly in the skin (where it may be confined for years) but also eventually in the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, heart, muscles and lungs.
Article Autoimmune Disease, Paradigm Change in Disease Management, NDNR; 2012 April
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
This autoimmune disease may actually b a subgroup of other autoimmune diseases as it has symptoms of SLE, polymyositis, Scleroderma, Raynaud's and others.


  1. Robbins Stanley, Cotran Ramzi, Kumar Vinay, Collins Tucker (1999) Pocket Companion to Robbins Patholoical Basis of Disease, 6th Edition W.B. Saunders.