Of or pertaining to the immune response of an organism against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components.
Celiac Bites Translation:
word that my doctors say a lot. Being sick as all get out.
Your own self gets a hankerin’ to beat the crap out of its own dang self when you eat Pop-Tarts.
Last week I posted a deeply scientific essay on the fact that Celiac Disease is not an allergy. This week, let’s take a closer look at what Celiac Disease really is – an autoimmune condition.
The concept of “autoimmune” is pretty simple. Basically, your auto-antibodies have a terminal crack habit. Either that, or they have spent too many days watching re-runs of Gilligans Island and have lost all short term memory as a result.
There’s really no other logical explanation. You see, unless you are a committed masochist, your own antibodies would have no real reason to attack their own home and the villi that live there in peace and harmony. So the only other explanation is that they don’t recognize their own kin, your villi. And there we are, right back to the crack habit or Gilligan’s Island theory.
Auto-antibody: “Have we met?”
Villi: “Yes, we’re related remember? We grew up together in Jersey City.”
Auto-antibody: “You’re full of it. I’m going to kick your @%#!”
There you have it. The Celiac autoimmune response happens simply as a result of your auto-antibodies failing to recognize their own relatives. So, being cantankerous fight club types, they commence beating the tar out of their own kin.