Stop Attacking Yourself: 6 Steps to Help Autoimmune Disease

By on 12/29/2017 10:40:00 AM

The term inflammation comes up a lot when we talk about our bodies and their ability to do certain things. Not to mention that it is also a term that is a bit of a ‘hot topic’ when it comes to talking about medicine. From diabetes, to autism, and even cancer, inflammation comes up time and time again.

There are plenty of other inflammatory diseases that are increasing and alarming rates, including things like rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, and asthma. While there are things in place to help us to deal with inflammation, through things like aspirin, we don’t look at the reasons why we are getting this inflammation in our bodies. So what can we do if we want to get better, but don’t want to keep taking medication? Here are some things to be thinking about when it comes to inflammation, autoimmune diseases, and your health.

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  • One of the first things to do is to check for, with the help of your doctor, any other hidden infections that could be causing the problems. Bacteria and viruses can wreak havoc on our bodies, and we don’t always know that we have them. Take Lyme disease, for instance. It isn’t always know when you contracted it, and it can show itself in a mild form sometimes.
  • Food allergies can be a massive source of inflammation in our bodies. We can be essentially poisoning ourselves but not know it. We can also develop allergies as we get older, depending on a few different factors. So have a look at your diet and keep a food diary if you think this could be a cause. Note how you feel after eating certain things. You can also get allergy testing too if you think you definitely do have an allergy.
  • Another thing that your doctor can do is to check for heavy metals in your body and the toxicity of them. If you have a high level, then this could be the cause of your autoimmunity.
  • Exercising regularly is a good way to avoid inflammation. Exercise in itself works a good natural anti-inflammatory, as well as a way to maintain weight and increase strength, especially around your joints.
  • Eating the wrong things can lead to problems. But if you don’t have enough of the right things, including certain vitamins and minerals, then it can lead to problems too. You need to make sure that you are getting plenty of vitamins (in particular vitamins C and D), as well as fish oils. It can also be worth taking probiotic supplements to help to calm your immune response in a more natural way.
  • Taking time out to relax can be a good way to help too. Things like yoga, massage, and deep breathing can all help, depending on your preference. Stress makes your immune response worse. So this can help to combat that and stop it from getting worse.

If you can find an underlying issue, then it may help you to have less inflammation and to help you to see a big improvement in your health.

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Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.


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