Autoimmune Diseases, Immune System and Nutrition
The various immune disorders and autoimmune diseases (thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, eczema, vitiligo, celiac disease, etc.) have a significant surge in recent years in the Greek population.
It is estimated that 1 in 10 Greeks displays an autoimmune disease.
At the same time, more and more scientific information emphasize on the role of nutrition in the nature of autoimmune diseases, and the importance of dietary components in protecting the immune system and human health.
Nutritional discoveries occur every day and they confirm that certain nutrients can contribute, perhaps better than any medication, in rectifying damage caused by various chronic (autoimmune) diseases.
The book “Autoimmune Diseases, Immune System & Nutrition” introduces you in detail the concept of ‘immunoprotective’ nutrition and the importance of shaping better conditions of immune function, the effective treatment of autoimmune diseases and, ultimately, achieving a better health. In the first part the basic principles of the nutritional regulation of immune is being described.
The second part deals in detail with the individual nutritional care of the 21 most prevalent autoimmune diseases (and summary of 21 more rare) and the details governing the treatment. In this direction, all the newest research data are listed.
Moreover, the book answers to questions about the hereditary nature of autoimmune diseases, the truths and myths governing the management-treatment, the necessary tests that have to be carried out, food supplements and the wider protection measures that should be taken.
This book suggests that in each case the intervention in autoimmune diseases must focus on nutrition. It describes the disastrous triptych DEREGULATED IMMUNE SYSTEM – OXIDATIVE STRESS – INFLAMMATION, and recommends dietary solutions of effective treatment.
It is aimed at patients and their relatives, at people who are interested in protecting their immune system and preventing the presence of autoimmune diseases, and at health scientists: nutritionists – immunologists but also in all medical specialties involved in the therapeutic approach of autoimmune diseases.
MINOAS EDITIONS, Athens 2016