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Autoimmune Disease & Your Immune System

Autoimmune Disease & Your Immune System

Autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Type 1 Diabetes, to name a few. These are all conditions in which the body's immune system, which is supposed to be defending the body against viruses, bacteria, and other invaders, is involved in causing or contributing to negative health effects (Janeway et al, 2001). 


If you suffer from an autoimmune disease, it can be a difficult road with unexpected flare-ups and generally knowing that your body is working against you. Having an autoimmune disease can leave you with a feeling that so much is out of your control.  


The good news is, you still have what we call “controllables” like, lifestyle habits, diet and supplements (like d.velopTM vitamin D). These are things you have the power to change for the better. Many nutrients play a role in maintaining the supporting the immune system, including vitamins A, C, D, E, zinc, selenium, magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid/folate, and Omega-3s.  


You might be thinking, “How am I supposed to eat all of those vitamins?” The good news is the meals you see in the app are customized to you and feature the immune-boosting nutrients mentioned above. 



  1. Charles A Janeway J, Travers P, Walport M, Shlomchik MJ. Autoimmune responses are directed against self antigens. Immunobiology: The Immune System in Health and Disease 5th edition. Published online 2001. 

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