Autoimmunity is thought to be the leading cause of death in developed countries. An autoimmune condition is one in which a disordered immune system begins attacking the body’s own tissue. The most common and known autoimmune conditions include lupus, Celiac disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes or multiple sclerosis. Some research also suggest that cardiovascular disease, depression, autism, Alzheimer’s disease or cancer may have an autoimmune component.
But did you know that the following symptoms and/or diagnosis could signal either a full-blown autoimmune disease or an inflamed immune system that is at risk of becoming autoimmune?
- acid reflux
- B12 deficiency
- brain fog or difficulties concentrating/focusing
- digestive issues including gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, reflux or heartburn
- dry eyes
- joint pain
- hair loss
- muscle pain
- excess weight especially around the middle
- sleep problems
- excessive mucus
- poor memory
- ear infections
- excessive sweating
- dark circles under your eyes
Recent studies show that having even one autoimmune condition make you three times more likely to develop another. Unfortunately conventional medicine is yet to recognise the underlying immune and digestive imbalances. Most of conventional doctor’s only tool is prescription medication to mange your symptoms and often a specialist may confirm that there is very little to be done to slow the progression of the condition, let alone reverse it or even prevent it.
So here are my 5 strategies you can implement immediately to prevent or reduce the risk of autoimmunity:
- Have your inflammatory markers checked by your doctor, these include ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP (C-reactive protein), or homocysteine.
- Reduce or eliminate inflammatory foods from you diet. These include dairy products, processed and concentrated sugar such as in jams, cereals, juices, biscuit, cakes, pastries, pasta, conventional sweets; gluten containing grains such as wheat, rye or barley; hydrogenated and trans fats such as margarine and common cooking oils such as sunflower oil; commercial raised meat and processed meat; caffeine; and but not last alcohol.
- Increase anti-inflammatory foods in your diet. These include Omega 3 oils found in oily fish; nuts and seeds; spices such as ginger or turmeric; herbs such as rosemary, oregano or thyme; and dark coloured fruit and vegetables such as berries, broccoli, kale or watercress.
- Reduce toxic burden on your body. Buy organic food where possible, choose toxin-free cosmetics and personal-care products, go plastic free in your kitchen and toss the Teflon for start.
- Look after your digestion, eat in a calm and relaxed manner, chew your food well, reduce intake of over the counter medications, stay away from processed food, smoking and alcohol, supplement with good quality probiotics.
Do you suffer from an autoimmune condition and would like a natural approach to not only address the root cause but to heal you immune system? Or are you concerned that you or your family member may be in at risk of developing an autoimmune condition?
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