What I Learned: I Love Autoimmunity!

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. 🙂

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2 Responses to What I Learned: I Love Autoimmunity!

  1. samanthatimms1 says:

    I have just started in a new found interest of this subject too, immunology. Since having a immune diseases and yet still waiting to get better with ideas of another Immune diseases on the way, I have found a love for understanding our magnificent body, the immune system. What I have found most fascinating because of the links it holds towards my ill health is the overactive immune system. The point of when the immune system attacks itself and damages parts of the system and orgasm along the way. Id love to hear anything you have to say on the subject matter.

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