Naturopathic Causes and Treatment of Autoimmune Disease
Type 1 Diabetes is classified as an autoimmune disease. The pancreas can't make insulin because the immune system attacks it and destroys the cells that produce insulin. From a naturopathic perspective the causes of autoimmune disease are modern living. Immunosuppressant drugs are often used to treat autoimmune disease but these can have harrowing long-term side effects. Rather than suppress the immune system naturopaths look to modulate immune response and decrease inflammation naturally. Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle advice can help retrain your immune system so it learns not to overreact and attack itself. Please read also Naturopathic Alternatives to the Antidiabetic Drug Avandia. Please see also Carahealth Blood Sugar.