Autoimmune Disorders

An autoimmune disorder is one in which the body's immune system attacks the body's tissues and organs. The symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening and women are more prone than men to develop autoimmune disorders. To read blogs and articles about people living with autoimmune disorders, browse the topics to the right.

Studies have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon and other fish may have anti-inflammatory properties that help treat many autoimmune diseases. Omega-3 can lessen joint pain and stiffness, reduce swelling, and lessen fatigue in those with autoimmune disease. It can be eaten in prepared fish or taken in Omega-3 fish oil supplements. If taking supplements, it is important to take pharmaceutical-grade fish oil that is free of dangerous levels of mercury.

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