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Page 48 | Abby's Magazine - Inflammation is one of the immune system's responses to infection or foreign substances. However, in autoimmune diseases, the immune system incorrectly triggers an inflammatory response even in the absence of infection or foreign substance. Instead, it mounts a defense against the body's own tissues. This explains why autoimmune diseases are primarily characterized by inflammation. Autoimmune disorders all involve the abnormal function of the immune cells, causing them to attack different parts of the body. In many cases, having one autoimmune disorder increases the risk of developing another. This is hardly surprising because these diseases occur when antibodies, or immune cells, mistake the body's own tissues as foreign objects. Since many immune cells, particularly T helper cells, have overlapping functions, it is inevitable that some people will be afflicted with two or more autoimmune disorders. For example, a person with psoriasis, a Th1 dominant disease, will also tend to have other Th1 dominant diseases like RA (rheumatoid arthritis) or ankylosing spondylitis. Autoimmune diseases are related to hormones, particularly estrogen. In particular, diseases such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Grave's disease and Hashimoto's disease occur more frequently in women than in men. Although the exact mechanism is not clear yet, numerous studies do show that varying levels of estrogen can either promote or lessen the symptoms of autoimmune diseases. Psoricaid by Chi Enterprise Psoricaid is an herbal formula that has been shown to reduce inflammation in vivo. Its inhibitory effect on many inflammatory mediators such as TNFa, IL-1, IL-6, PGE2, and NO suggests a multitude of applications on various inflammatory autoimmune conditions. It is especially effective in inhibiting TNFa, so it is beneficial for diseases that overexpress this cytokine such as psoriasis, RA, Crohn's disease and more. For autoimmune disorders that do not respond to Psoricaid, the supplement Autocin can be used instead. This formula has immunomodulating properties, making it effective for many autoimmune diseases like RA, Psoriasis, glomerulonephritis, lupus and more. Autocin Anti-inflammatory effect – Immunoregulatory role – Analgesic effect Autocin by Chi Enterprise contains the herbs Phytolacca esculenta, Scutellaria baicalensis, Smilax china, and Polygonum cuspidatum. Studies have shown it to be effective for various autoimmune diseases. It is important to note that Autocin should not be taken with steroids, cytotoxins or anti-inflammatory products because it will enhance their effect. Autoimmune Disorders

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