A Naturopathic Perspective on

Immunology and Autoimmune Disorders

By Dr. Margaret Philhower N.D.
Naturopathic Doctor | Immunology Expert

Do you have a hypersensitive reaction to common substances? In patients with an autoimmune disorder, the immune system is unable to distinguish between healthy body tissue and antigens. For such patients, much of the healing process is simply supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself, so the body can repair itself automatically.

Sleeping at least eight hours a night is one of the best immune supportive things you can do for yourself.  Eating whole foods and avoiding sweets also helps tremendously. Exercising, especially early in the day outdoors (in the sun if possible), increases our immunity and is a great antidepressant.

To understand more about the Naturopathic perspective on immunology and autoimmune disorders, read some of our experts’ blog posts:

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»Naturopathic Seasonal Allergy Relief

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