Improved sanitation and decreased exposure to infectious agents may play a role in the surging incidence of autoimmune disorders, but that is not the whole story. Certain infections increase the likelihood of autoimmune conditions, and the role of tolerance in the immune system may be the key to understanding the pathophysiology of autoimmune conditions.
_________________________A Better Approach to Treating GERD
Approximately a quarter of the North American population suffers from GERD, yet the common medications used to treat GERD carry significant health risks. What can you do to help GERD patients without worsening their health in the long term?