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Just turn on the TV.
Not NetFlix of course...but regular TV.
You're likely to see an ad for really expensive medications.
The chance that the ad is for an autoimmune disease is ridiculously high!
Some of the drugs run 50-70K per year.
That's thousands by the way. Not a typo.
Some scary stuff.
Risk of death is bad, right??
Autoimmune is everywhere. Everywhere!
What is going on with our immune systems?
We'll touch on that below but more importantly, what is research showing for CBD and the immune system?
Keep in mind that the autoimmune diseases share common pathways.
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Let's get right into it!
We would be dead without it.
You are swimming in a sea of hostile forces, some of which want to cause harm.
Trillions of bacteria on and inside of you.
They outnumber our cells by 10,000 to 1 and we have approximately 30 Trillion cells!
Fungi. Toxins. Contaminants.
Our poor immune system has to keep up with all of this and it's constantly changing.
It's thankless and maybe an impossible job.
The fact that we ever feel calm or at rest while this is going on belies just how sophisticated and dialed-in the system is.
Think about it...the immune system only comes in contact with the outside world (hostile territory) in a few ways:
The main way in for most foreign entities is the digestive tract.
Food immediately starts to break down and guess who's doing all that work?
The first line of defense.
They just found that the immune system has a "bar scanner" that reads simple sugars (glycans) on the surface of everything it comes in contact with.
With autoimmune diseases, it's "misreading" our tissue as foreign entities or it's just overworked and attacking indiscriminately.
Keep in mind that inflammation is the primary weapon AND collateral damage source of our immune response.
The enemy gets attacked but so does the surrounding tissue.
Let's look at what is going on these days in terms of our immune system as we enter an explosion of autoimmune disease.
Learn all about CBD and gut bacteria here.
That would hint at an environmental effect since genes don't change that quickly.
Women are getting hit especially hard: