Have you noticed lately that so many are being diagnosed with all types of an autoimmune disease? It seems every time I have a conversation about health with someone autoimmune comes up. To tell you the truth, I don’t think I stopped and thought about it until I was diagnosed.
But after all my researched I’m here to say — I think we are all one step away from having an autoimmune disorder. Our bodies were not made to digest the foods, chemicals, prescriptions and processed items that we consume at massive rates.
Go beyond that a step — think of all the chemicals we apply to our bodies: perfumed soaps, toothpaste, hair products, laundry products, perfume, etc.
And as well, we were not created to thrive on the accelerated stress levels that we have today. All of this is new within the last 6-7 decades and we’ve made it our new normal.
Think about what we are doing to our bodies? And how we are teaching our children to live? This is not good.
What is an Autoimmune Disease?
Autoimmune disorders come in many forms. There are the less severe to the extremely severe: Graves Disease, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Crohn’s Disease, Arthritis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and Fibromyalgia just to name a few.
And I would guess that some of the symptoms you have now are related to autoimmune problems.
As Amy Myers, MD writes in her book The Autoimmune Solution, “An autoimmune condition is one in which a disordered immune system begins attacking the body’s own tissue.” Basically your body becomes so inflamed that it begins attacking itself because it doesn’t know how to process the inflammation. If you haven’t read The Autoimmune Solution book, it’s a must read for everyone.
Maybe you don’t think autoimmune disorders are anything you should worry about, but let me ask you if any of these symptoms pertain to you?
Acid reflux, Acne, Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma
Vitamin deficiencies, Depression, Digestive Issues, Dry Eyes
Swollen painful joints, Muscle Pain, Headaches, Hairloss, or Fatigue
These are warning signs that your autoimmune system is compromised.
How Doctors Will Treat Your Autoimmune Disease?
When you go to your doctor because you are not feeling well, he will diagnosis your problem and prescribe medications to treat the symptoms. A disorder can never be reversed when you are treating the symptoms, you instead need to get to the root of the problem.
But what the doctor actually does by prescribing the medication is encourage you to put more foreign chemicals into your body that it has no idea how to process. In many cases the side effects from the medications make the matters worse.
That’s what happened in my case.
The doctors diagnosed the head trauma and mostly I needed time to heal from the concussion, but when I started losing hair that was different. The scalp biopsy showed it was Alopecia an autoimmune disorder. The doctor quickly prescribed a steroid cream for me to put on my scalp twice a day.
The steroids made me crazy! It was the worse kind of crazy I can’t explain. Depression. Anxiety. Insomnia. After researching steroids I realized they were not helping my immune system and I was applying it directly to my brain area which was trying to heal. But instead it was making me crazy. The side effects known for steroids are scary.
That’s when I knew I wanted to heal from the inside out. I didn’t want to treat symptoms. I wanted to address the cause of the problem. I dug in and researched deep. And The Autoimmune Solution book really helped me understand further and assured me I could ditch the steroids and prescriptions and reverse this from the inside out.
How I am treating my Autoimmune Disorder?
I’m just a simple girl, not a doctor, looking for healing. I decided to jump all in and go for a 30-day reboot to my immune system. I was strict and it was hard. My body was so use to just grabbing a package of this or that to eat. Those habits were hard to break. But my health (and hair) were on the line so I gave my all.
For 30 days I committed to eating only healthy organic foods. I stayed away from processed and even foods that could have been grown with chemicals. I wanted to alleviate anything foreign out of my body.
I ate mostly vegetables. And all my vegetables and fruits were organic.
I ate grass-fed beef and farm raised chicken.
I gave up all caffeine. Drank green teas and bone broth.
I took organic vitamins and supplements to boost my system that had deficiencies. I used essential oils for everything I needed.
And I drank a lot of water with lemon and grapefruit essential oil drops all throughout the day.
Five simple, but hard steps that we’ll talk more about here on the blog. But do you know that at the end of the 30 days I was feeling so much better. And the exciting thing was that little sprouts of hair were beginning to bud. That gave me hope that I can grow hair. It’s just a matter of time til my immune system is healed and not targeting my hair follicles. That’s totally worth the sacrifice of changing your diet habits.
It’s time we all get serious about our diets! This fast-paced society in America has served us a plate of poison. Please take time to rethink what you are ingesting. Research the ingredients. If you can’t pronounce the ingredients, you probably should’t eat it.
If you suffer from autoimmune disorder or are concerned about your health, I’d love to hear from you.