There are many illnesses that now fall under the category of ‘Autoimmune Disease’. Around 8% of Americans are affected by this syndrome, which amounts to more than 24 million people in this country.
Currently, there are around 80 diseases that are considered autoimmune, and the number keeps growing.
Included in the autoimmune category are:
• Celiac disease
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Thyroid disease
• Multiple sclerosis
• General inflammation
An illness is considered an autoimmune disease when your immune system gets confused, can’t tell what it is fighting, and can’t decipher between the good cells from the bad ones. It will turn on your body and attack your brain, joints, skin, and even your entire body.
While there are medications that can bring autoimmune diseases under control, they often come with serious side effects. Most doctors don’t bother taking the time to determine what is causing the problem but instead, fill the patient with more and more medicine.
A breakthrough has come about in a new way of treating this disease.
Functional medicine is where doctors first try to locate where the illness is coming from and then find out what is causing the issues that result in the symptoms.
Here are 7 ways you can heal your autoimmune disease naturally:
1. Go on an anti-inflammatory diet.
Make sure you eat foods such as leafy greens, wild fish that are rich in anti-inflammatory properties and omega-3 fatty oils, and turmeric.
Stay away from foods that will aggravate your inflammation such as sugar, corn oil, night shades, soy, eggs, dairy, factory farmed beef, poultry, pork, seafood.
Holistic Movement will guide through this and provide food lists, recipes, pantry tours and cooking classes.
2. Make sure you don’t have any infections.
Cleanse your liver to eliminate the existence of Lyme disease, a yeast infection, any viruses, parasites and or any bacteria.
Step one as a client of Holistic Movement is a liver cleanse, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and anti-bacteria therapies.
3. Check for food allergies and celiac disease.
Celiac is the inability to digest wheat and gluten.
Step two will be the elimination diet to identify food triggers, Celiac and allergies.
All too often traditional blood tests give false negative results and you are sent away with the diagnosis of IBS, better known as “We don’t know”.
4. Deal with problems in your gut.
It has been discovered that up to 70% of the immune system is located directly underneath the thick lining of the gut.
When this area breaks down, it gets your immune system involved and it begins to react to any toxins, bugs, or foods that are in your gut.
5. Exercise every day.
You do not have to join a gym, but you do have to begin an exercise program and stick to it. Even just a walk 20-30 minutes each day will make you feel better.
Exercising regularly is known as a natural type of anti-inflammatory. Heated therapies such as Hot yoga and sauna are extremely beneficial for the deep detoxification of the body.
6. Make sure you get 8 hours of sleep nightly.
Another easy way you can cut down on inflammation and reverse your health issues is to get enough sleep every night.
When you don’t get at least 8 hours of sleep, you will ruin your metabolism, create sugar and carbs cravings, and increase your chances of getting any number of autoimmune diseases.
7. Learn deep breathing and relaxation techniques.
You will improve your health and your immune response if you learn to relax.
Some of the best techniques you can do are to learn yoga, practice deep breathing exercises, practice meditation and get a massage regularly.