Inflammation plays a large role within our body’s natural defense system, whether it is acting on behalf of a normal healthy immune system or a confused one in which Autoimmune Disease exists.   Look at the following list of COMMON INFLAMMATORY/IMMUNE RESPONSES.  Ask yourself:  What responses have you experienced or are experiencing?  


  • Abdominal pain
  • Acid reflux
  • Bloating
  • Blood or mucus in stool
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Food sensitivities
  • Nausea

Joints & Muscles

  • Inflammation
  • Joint pain, stiffness, swelling
  • Muscle aches, pains
  • Muscle weakness


  • Dry eyes, mouth
  • Dry skin, itching, rash
  • Hair loss
  • Inflammation


  • Anxiety
  • Blurry vision
  • Brain fog – lack of mental clarity, difficulty concentrating
  • Compulsions or hyper-focus (on food, germs, personal safety, etc.)
  • Depression
  • Disordered eating
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Lightheaded-ness
  • Memory problems
  • Migraines
  • Numbness and tingling

Urinary & Reproductive

  • Absent menstruation (amenorrhea)
  • Infertility
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Bladder pain
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Urinary difficulties

Whole Body & Other

  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Pain
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swollen glands
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Weight gain or loss

Have you ever or are you experiencing one or more of the common inflammatory/immune responses listed above?  If so, which ones?  

If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms does this mean you have an autoimmune disease?  No, not necessarily.  These responses can be just a normal inflammatory/immune response by your defense system.   The question is: do you know what is causing this response?

Check out our next blog post to learn what is causing these common inflammatory responses!