Actually, no I don’t. I hate autoimmunity. But I love learning about it!
Autoimmunity is something I have been aware of for a while, since I started combating my eczema with food and since my mom was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. This semester, I have learned hypothyroidism, which I am at risk for, can be related to autoimmunity, I’ve started reading about the paleo autoimmune protocol, and I am taking an immunology class.
An assignment for my immunology class was to write a paper, about any topic, geared towards a non-science audience. I immediately knew I wanted to write about autoimmunity. But the topic was so huge! I didn’t know where to start.
I ended up writing a paper on rheumatoid arthritis. I hit 4 pages without even trying. The paper was supposed to be 3-5 pages, and I usually struggle to hit the minimum page requirement. I was really excited to write about this topic! I wrote a huge section on natural treatments, but really I only scratched the surface.
The research is something I do for fun. Right now I am learning about topics I am interested on a surface level, but my immunology class forces me to go deeper into the mechanisms. While I am not about to make my whole blog turn into an immunology class, I do hope to share more about what I am learning, starting with posting my paper (in two parts) in a week or two.
Are you interested in any aspect of autoimmunity or immunology that you would like me to address? I would hate to bore you with my geeking out. 🙂