Food, Pharma and Autoimmunity: Pharmacists at the Frontline of an Epidemic
Nearly 1 in 6 Americans experience autoimmunity symptoms. Between 75-80% of those afflicted are women. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 25.3 million Americans currently live with an autoimmune disorder. This figure doesn’t include people who are pre-autoimmune, go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed. More than 70% of autoimmune disorders can be traced back to consuming the wrong foods, making each person’s diet and gut-immune barrier function, a critical battleground for achieving and maintaining health. We cannot drug ourselves to health! In fact, we must reduce unnecessary pharmaceutical usage, rebuild nutrient and metabolic reserves, and take our health back through lifestyle changes.