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Bacteria, viruses, cancer, parasites --  they pose an ever-present threat in our lives; so how does your body protect itself from threats from both the outside and the inside?

The immune system. It’s like the police and armed forces of the body.

It shields you from invading armies of the outside world (e.g. bacteria and viruses) and protects you when your internal cells go rogue (e.g. cancer). 

Like everything in the body, it must be kept in some form of balance. If it is weakened, we are obviously going to be more susceptible to various conditions and infections, but what happens when it betrays you? 

When the police are a bit too heavy-handed? When there is a communication breakdown in the body and we experience “friendly fire” from our armed forces that are supposed to protect us, not hurt us?

Almost anything. 

Showing up as a diverse set of symptoms that vary from person to person and described under the umbrella of “autoimmune disease”, they are quite difficult to treat with an overly simple “take this for that” kind of medicine. 

This group of diseases, in particular, reminds us of the wisdom of Sir William Osler’s quote, “The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”

Join us on the front lines as Dr. Tanya Lee ND evens the battlefield on this sneaky set of diseases.

NOTE: We had a lot of technical issues on this recording (resulting in us interrupting each other quite a lot!). WE hope you can hear the great content despite the suboptimal quality of the recordings

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