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Nicole Goode​

client@goodenutrition.clinic

Wilmslow, Cheshire

Autoimmune Disease

What is autoimmune disease

Autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system goes into overdrive and attacks its own tissue. This creates inflammation, and can damage the tissue. Autoimmune disease is a spectrum, damage isn't caused overnight. 

Healthy 

Autoimmune Activation

Pre Symptomatic Phase

Symptomatic Phase

Degeneration/ Deformation

Why autoimmune disease?

Nicole has a special interest due to personal experience (read more by clicking here) and further study in all autoimmune diseases, especially those linked to unexplained fatigue or pain such as chronic fatigue syndrome. Having studied neuroscience Nicole has a special interest in the gut-brain connection and using functional medicine and nutritional therapy to support brain health and neurological disease especially Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and fibromyalgia. 

Autoimmune diseases are a growing area of concern globally with more and more people suffering. Once a person has one autoimmune disease it is not unusual to find they develop others, with some people suffering as many as five or six autoimmune diseases. 

Which illnesses are autoimmune?

There are now more than 80 registered autoimmune diseases proven by scientific research and that total is more like 150 is we include the ones that are strongly thought to be autoimmune. You can see a full list of autoimmune disease by clicking here, some of the most common ones are listed below:

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Lyme Disease

  • Pernicious Anaemia

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Diabetes 

  • Coeliac Disease

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Chrons Disease

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Psoriasis

  • Dermatitis

  • Vitilgo

  • Hayfever

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