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Autoimmune disease happens when the body's natural defense system can't tell the difference between your own cells and foreign cells, causing the body to mistakenly attack normal cells. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases that affect a wide range of body parts.

So what is this "gut" autoimmune connection I'm speaking about? The gut plays a vital role in transforming

and transporting substances we eat, digest, and use in our body. When our gut is inflamed little particles can move about the cells into our bloodstream. The gut becomes leaky in the sense that bacteria, fungi, parasites, undigested

protein, fat, and toxic waste normally not absorbed into the bloodstream in the healthy state, pass through a damaged, hyperpermeable gut membrane. We call these little particles "debris". The blood system gets clogged down with "debris". Our body realizes this and cleans up our blood, it removes the particles. As it cleans up the particles, a problem arises because now the body starts cleaning up/attacking all those same particles all over the body- it now views them as foreign to the body. It starts to mistake these particles as foreign invaders. It starts to see our ourselves and our tissues are foreign and this process doesn't stop!

To stop this process, we need to stop allowing debris into our bloodstream that isn't supposed to be there. We need to heal our gut. Autoimmune diseases don't need to be "forever."

Brad Whisnant

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, AC01151

PINPOINT CLINIC

51385 S.W. OLD PORTLAND ROAD, SUITE C

SCAPPOOSE, OR 97056

503-987-1410

www.pinpointclinic.com