Autoimmune Diseases, Allergies & Asthma

Tier Wellness

Chiropractic & Wellness Center located in Long Beach, CA

Autoimmune diseases, allergies, and asthma take a significant toll on Americans. It’s estimated that around 24 million Americans have an autoimmune disease, 26 million have asthma, and another 50 million suffer from allergies. Adam Sandahl, DC, CCEP, at Tier Wellness Center has extensive training in the close connections between toxins and all three of these problems, and he offers innovative treatments, such as nutritional detox. If you’re ready to explore treatment options that relieve your symptoms, call the office in Long Beach, California, or book an appointment online.

Autoimmune Diseases, Allergies & Asthma

What is an autoimmune disease?

Your immune system normally protects your health by identifying and destroying dangerous substances, such as germs and bacteria. When you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system mistakenly attacks and damages normal, healthy tissues in your body.

There are more than 100 autoimmune diseases, and these are a few of the most common:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Celiac disease
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Thyroid disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis

Autoimmune diseases are on the rise, and experts believe that toxins, such as heavy metals, are to blame. Normally, your body eliminates toxins by sending them to your liver, which in turn eliminates them through your urine.

However, excessive exposure to toxins places such a burden on your body, that it may trigger an autoimmune disease.

Autoimmune diseases also share a close link with gastrointestinal diseases, such as a leaky gut.

What is a leaky gut?

Your intestines are lined with a protective layer called the gastrointestinal barrier. The barrier lets beneficial nutrients and substance enter your bloodstream while blocking harmful substances from getting into your body.

When the barrier is damaged, it’s called a leaky gut. As toxins, bacteria, and other damaging substances get into your bloodstream through a leaky gut, they cause system-wide inflammation.

Harmful substances that sneak through a leaky gut can lead to autoimmune disease, allergies, and asthma. A leaky gut is also closely associated with celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and food allergies and sensitivities.

Is there an association between allergies and asthma?

Allergies develop when your immune system overreacts to a harmless substance like pollen. Then the immune system labels it as dangerous and triggers an allergic reaction when you’re exposed to the substance.

Asthma develops when airways in the lungs overreact to dust, toxins, and other airborne particles. As a result, the airways become inflamed, tighten, and make it hard to breathe.

People with asthma are more likely to have allergies, and both conditions are often triggered by the same substances.

What is vaccine injury?

Vaccine injury refers to any side effect caused by a vaccine. Although they’re not the most common vaccine injury, at least ten autoimmune diseases have resulted from vaccinations, including:

  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Vaccinations aren’t typically associated with common allergies and asthma, but they may share a genetic connection. The same gene may have a central role in the development of allergies, autoimmune diseases, and asthma.

How does chiropractic care help with autoimmune diseases, allergies, and asthma?

One of the most important ways to regain your health is to treat nutritional deficiencies and to promote gastrointestinal well-being with a nutrition detox.

Dr. Sandahl specializes in evaluating your diet, determining the nutrients you need, and providing holistic care that strengthens your immune system. In addition to a detox, he can help you find ways to relieve stress, get a good night’s sleep, and stay active.

To learn more about how the team at Tier Wellness Center can improve your allergies, asthma, and autoimmune problems, call the office or book an appointment online.