A study in autoimmune & inflammation

A study in autoimmune & inflammation

Optimal health and a look at inflammation. 

Dr. George Piligian, MD, MPH
 Assistant Clinical Professor at the Selloff Centre for Occupational & Environmental Medicine gave a talk about Possible Environmental Triggers Associated with Autoimmune Disease 

He said:

"The first part of protecting one’s body from triggers in the environment is also being protective of what you feed your body. Good nutrition is important - specifically anti-inflammatory foods, which are found in nature. Overly processed foods may add unhealthy ingredients or strip away nutrients that are naturally present.

Inflammatory disease statistics:

CANCER

In 2017, the ACS estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases would be diagnosed and close to 700,00 cancer deaths will happen in the US alone. 

Cutting edge research suggests that 95% of cancers are diet and lifestyle related.  Putting toxins in the #1 spot for cancer and the #1 reason to detox in our book of thought.

MS

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation estimates that more than 400,000 people in the United States and about 2.5 million people around the world have MS. About 200 new cases are diagnosed each week in the United States. 

RA

About 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Nearly three times as many women have the disease as men. In women, RA most commonly begins between ages 30 and 60

CFS

According to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report published in 2015, an estimated 836,000 to 2.5 million Americans suffer from ME/CFS – Many are undiagnosed.

FIBROMIALGIA

Fibromyalgia is one of the most common types of chronic pain disorders. It is estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States have fibromyalgia.

PARKINSONS

An estimated 7 - 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease. Incidence of Parkinson's increases with age, but an estimated four percent of people with PD are diagnosed before the age of 50. Men are one and a half times more likely to have Parkinson's than women."