For those that want to better understand what it’s like to have an autoimmune disease or learn more about them and if you can reduce your chances of getting one. It’s NOT like a cold or a flu, for many there is no cure, a nap won’t help and for many medicines can only improve quality of life. Many never feel good, they often or always wake up with pain and sleep with pain. When people see them they think everything is normal and many think that when they are not they are pretending.
These diseases or disorders can happen to anyone at any age and of any ethnicity. They affect millions of people around the world. They occur due to abnormally low activity or overactivity of the immune system, where the body attacks and damages its own tissues and creates antibodies to destroy these tissues and organs.
Genetics, environmental pollution and contamination plus some food additives and food industry practices are some of the factors that have been found to contribute to increased chances of getting one of these diseases. A healthy diet and lifestyle can reduce the chances of getting these and other diseases or disorders.
Consult with a doctor if you have symptoms or concerns.
Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and thyroid disorders are painful, disruptive and often devastating. The right diet may help ease pain and heal some autoimmune diseases. Some studies have recommended those suffering or at risk are recommended to avoid caffeine, alcohol, sugar, grains, dairy and red meat, and focus on fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and fish.
Scientists and medical doctors are learning more about the importance of bacteria in our guts, on our skin and elsewhere in our bodies. The balance, diversity and abundance of bacteria are strongly tied to our immune system when we are born, as we develop, grow and age. Some new or previously unorthodox treatments are proving to be very successful and becoming more mainstream.
What is happening in genetic research is promising although some aspects are bit concerning. Time will tell if we find the right balance.
This is to honor those who fight Multiple Sclerosis Syndrome, Hashimoto, Lupus, sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis, alopecia totalis, scleroderma , Fibromyalgia, severe endometriosis, hepatitis, diabetes, celiac disease, Crohns, pbc, Bęhcet’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, Sjogren’s syndrome, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, acute myalgia , vasculitis and many more autoimmune diseases.