Autoimmunity is the loss of immune self tolerance. It takes place mainly in three stages.
Stage 1, Silent Autoimmunity
This is the onset of self tolerance but without noticeable changes because the immune system has not destroyed any significant tissue.
Stage 2, Autoimmune Reactivity
This is when the immune system has progressed into tissue destruction.
Stage 3, Autoimmune Disease
The final stage is when there a significant loss of self tissue.
Adapting certain lifestyle and nutritional strategies can make a profound impact on health. This in turn can slow down the progression of the disease.