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Ask The Blood Detective - Environmental Chemicals, Your Immune System & Autoimmunity

April 5, 2019

Every single day we are exposed to a large number of environmental chemicals, known as xenobiotics, that slowing chip away at our immunity - that may shorten our lives and ruin our quality of life.

a result, our immune systems become dysfunctional increasing our susceptibility to a large number of autoimmune diseases. Strangle, it is not the mere exposure to your body that causes the xenobiotics to adversely affect your health and immunity - there are other factors that will determine ultimately how your health is impacted including genetics and the strength of the environmental toxic insult(s). Triggers are substances, compounds or agents that cause a reaction in your body, and in this case, we are talking about triggering a destructive and strong immune reaction. Various chemicals, microbes such as fungi, bacteria, viral, parasites and others trigger what is known as autoreactivity and ultimately autoimmunity. Exposure to triggers begins an inflammatory reaction through the body releasing self-antigens which causes more and more destruction to various body tissues. Join Dr. Michael Wald as he explores the ins and outs of how autoimmunity happens from exposure to various environmental triggers - and how medicine often does not appreciate environmental triggers as causative agents in virtually all autoimmune diseases. As the aging process is also an autoimmune disease, Dr. Wald will discuss how abnormal aging and high risk of disease is preventable if not at least delayable. Dr. Wald is in private practice in Katonah New York located in Westchester county - an hr north of New York City. Dr. Wald can be reached to schedule a new patient appointment either in person or by phone: 914-552-1442. Email Dr. Wald at: info@blooDDetective.com. His website is: intmedny.com.