If you suffer from an autoimmune disease, you’ll know that they can be a massive burden. Some of these diseases are things like thyroid disease, Celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, and even diabetes. In fact, there are more than 80 diseases that fall within the autoimmune classification and that list is steadily growing larger.
Millions of Americans, as well as millions more people around the world, suffer from these diseases and get autoimmune treatment when they can. These diseases often include strange, difficult to classify symptoms such as swelling, pain, inflammation, and even general misery.
But what are autoimmune diseases really? Your immune system is your first line of defense when it comes to health and wellness. It can be thought of as a sort of army that has to distinguish friends from foes. Autoimmunity happens when the immune system of the body becomes confused and attacks your own tissues. Your skin, brain, joints, and entire body can be impaired as a result.
One strategy for fighting these conditions is by eating an anti-inflammatory, whole food diet. Focus on things like nuts, leafy dark green veggies, purple and red berries, and fish or other sources of omega-3 fats. You might even want to mix in a few anti-inflammatory herbs such as rosemary, ginger, and turmeric. Get rid of foods that can be inflammatory, such as safflower oils, soy, and corn oils, as well as anything with omega-6.
A natural anti-inflammatory is exercise. This doesn’t require visits to a gym, running on a treadmill, or even pumping iron. Just begin to move more. Go for a walk with your family or friends. Play a game of Frisbee with your children. Pick up that old tennis racket and hit a few balls. Anything that you can do in an effort to get your body moving is considered exercise. Don’t have the mindset that getting fit requires a well-used gym membership. Just move your body.
Stress can worsen the response of your immune system. Try one of the many calming techniques, like massage therapy, biofeedback, deep breathing exercises, or yoga to promote relaxation while reducing your anxiety and stress.
Did you know that most of your immune system lies directly under that single-cell layer of lining in your gut? If for some reason this surface happens to break down, your immune system will be activated and begin reacting to things like bugs, toxins, and food in your gut. The simplest method of healing your gut has to do with having that anti-inflammatory diet we talked about earlier, as well as removing food sensitivities such as gluten.
Another strategy for dealing with autoimmune diseases is to check for any hidden infections. These can include things like Lyme disease, bacteria, viruses, and even yeast infections. You’ll need to work in conjunction with a medical professional in order to both identify and get rid of these infections.
The strategies you’ve read about here today are simple, yet also fundamentally different, methods of solving medical issues associated with a vast array of autoimmune diseases. It’s important to work with your chosen medical professional in order to figure out where the disease is coming from and to identify any disturbances in your physiology that can and will lead to symptoms.
If you or someone you love suffers from an autoimmune disease, it’s highly recommended that you work with an immunity therapy professional in order to both identify and deal with the root causes. At times, this means a bit of detective work, along with trial and error, but with patience, it’s worth it in the end.