I’ve been diagnosed with an Autoimmune: 4 tips to reclaim your health

So many diets, so many protocols, where do we start???  I’m allergic to this, sensitive to that, it’s complicated, I don’t have those ingredients…  it is just too overwhelming!  Can you relate to any of those statements?  {This is where we were two years ago}

What can we do when we realize we have an autoimmune disease.  Specifically what is it that we can do that also supports a calm lifestyle? You know, one without stress?  Here are some of the basics which are found in nearly every protocol for reclaiming your health.

  • Bone broth
  • Prebiotics & Probiotics
  • Fermented foods, such as sauerkraut
  • Relaxing time

Why these?  Malfunction most often originates in our digestive system.  To restore that system think of what we would do for our children when they were sick.  Soup, right?  Broth, right?  Why?  It is gentle and nourishing!  4-keys

So – What about the others?  Well, prebiotics, probiotics and fermented foods help to repopulate our microbiome with healthy bacteria.  Several studies have shown a link between autoimmune and a disruption in the digestive tract flora.  Restoring proper flora is another beneficial, and necessary component to reclaiming health.

Which leaves us with rest and relaxation.  Moms – I know you have that instinct that tells you when your child needs to rest just a little bit more.  We instruct our sick child to take it easy, rest just a little bit more… Somehow we forget that applies to us as adults as well 🙂 When our body is in a state of stress, exhaustion and overworked it doesn’t have time to repair and spend energy on repairing.  Priorities get out of whack!  It sounds soo simple yet I have spent a good amount of time brushing off this aspect – only to find myself spinning wheels wondering why I am not seeing the results I expected.   I have found it to be extremely refreshing to spend 10-15 mintues a day sitting in quiet, solitude while I take deep breaths in(counting to 5) holding for count of 5 and then exhaling (count of 5).

We are all individuals and have different stressors and underlying causes which will require an individualized plan of action.  The four things mentioned above are at the core of nearly all plans.  These four tips can help calm down a stressed and overworked digestive system, helping to smooth the road on your journey to better health!  If you are looking to take your health to the next level and would like help formlating a customized plan you can get in touch with me on my contact page!