4 underlying root causes of your disease

Copyright Ask Mama Frat

There can be 4 underlying root causes of your disease that your doctor is not addressing. These 4 factors that contribute to your bad health don’t clearly fit into their conventional medicine assessments either.  They include: hidden infection, toxins, leaky gut and stress. The good news is you can fix them, regain your health and put your autoimmune diseases in remission after your immune system betrays you.  Yes, It really is that simple…. Sort of.



Actually, I lied. It’s not that simple. Whether you have a diagnosis of arthritis or any auto immune disease, pinpointing the cause your immune issues or symptoms can be a real challenge. Immune issues don’t always arrive with a big sign that says “here’s my root cause”. Unfortunately, they come with symptoms like low energy, metabolic issues, weight gain, irregular blood sugar, hormonal issues, sporadic irritability, chronic pain, inflammation, gastrointestinal issues & more. Your doctor doesn’t know where to begin except to relieve your symptoms with meds. Better to get to the root cause and / or avoid further damage.

You need to support your immune system. Even a small improvement can dramatically impact your life. Take it from me!  Do something every week and monitor your improvements.


1.) AVOID & ELIMINATE metal and chemical toxicity

One huge issue undermining your health is metal and chemical toxicity. Heavy metals like mercury, aluminum, and lead can all be dangerous to our immune function. (See posts on Mercury and Toxins)  Pesticides and herbicides are everywhere. They are sprayed over our conventional fruits and vegetables. If you use antiperspirant you expose yourself to aluminum. If you have silver fillings you have mercury in your mouth. We also pay people to eradicate bugs from our lawns.  Everything we ingest and apply to our body has chemical components. If you plan to be healthy and disease free for the rest of your life you have to factor in detoxing from these toxins.

Avoid these metals and chemicals because they are triggers for many. See posts mentioned earlier. Start with the easy stuff. If you have silver (mercury) fillings – get them removed/ replaced with white ones. If you use antiperspirants ask your “natural” friends what deodorant they like.



The next important factor in bad health is hidden infections. We all have infection in our bodies. It’s part of living life. Unfortunately, being unaware of infection and not treating it wreaks havoc on our health.

As an example, I didn’t realize that a root canal I had had 20 years ago wasn’t done well and that inside the bone in my gum was an infection. I did know I couldn’t seem to get in front of my autoimmune diseases – no matter what I tried. Who knew this was a reason?  Meanwhile this infection was contributing to my demise.  I learned it’s surprisingly common!

The problem is that hidden infections like this place a huge burden on our immune system (that in some cases has already gone rogue as in autoimmune diseases). So again here, start with the easy stuff. If you have root canals, make sure they are infection free. When you go to the dentist, they can do an X-ray that’s sort of surround sound. I’m sure it has an official name but surround sound it is! It takes a look at all your teeth at once. Make sure there is no infection!
You’ll be just thrilled to know that we also have parasites, candida, lime disease, and  viruses that our body is constantly warding off too. Support your body by:

  • Washing your hands frequently.
  • Use antimicrobial &antiviral essential oils.
  • Take nutraceuticals. I like anti-virals like Doterra’s “On Guard” protective soft gels or essential oils and VS-C by Nature’s Sunshine. While I’d love these guys to pay me for my endorsement LOL – they don’t know I even exist. So, this recommendation is without motive other than sharing my experience. I’ve been taking VS-C for years. I like the syrup & the capsules. When the distributor I used to buy it from closed her store, I stopped for a few years and coincidentally got sick….. I’m not saying that my stopping was the reason… but I am aware of the possibility. Olive leaf is also good. There are a slew of them… but I guess that’s another blog post!


3.) DIET

Yes you need to have an appropriate diet that is sensitive to any allergies or food sensitivities and respectful of your nutraceutical needs. Explore food sensitivities you are not aware of. You can do an elimination diet or if you are like me, and not at all that patient: Get food allergy and sensitivity testing.

If you are not gluten free — and you are eating wheat, pasta & genetically modified foods – stop. Then try eliminating dairy. It took a couple of weeks for the gluten free diet to fully kick in…. I had so much cross contamination and accidental glutenizing that it was hard to get to a true gluten free environment. Dairy elimination took me 3 days to realize the difference.  For me the pain in my joints, hands & feet was where I saw the biggest difference. Being pain free was worth staying away from gluten and dairy.

Check your meds too. I was on a generic version of thyroid replacement meds that was bound together with wheat. It can also be a filler.  You can find wheat in cheap ice cream, meds, hair products etc.

I was gluten free for years but still sick when I finally asked my hair stylist to recheck the ingredients in the products she used on my hair. She did and guess what!!?? The glaze had wheat protein. So every 3 weeks I was poisoning myself. Now I let my hair go naturally and don’t worry about it. You may not be ready to do that but…. Think about it.



Deal with your leaky gut. This is a condition that affects your digestive system and has a domino effect on your entire body. If you have food sensitivities and allergies you didn’t have before… you have a leaky gut. According to the research the cause of our food allergies, joint discomfort, and immune challenges are very frequently the cause of our leaky gut.

One way to help repair your leaky gut is to consume probiotic rich foods. Supplement your diet with vitamin D3K2, eat fermented vegetables like sauerkraut and kimchi. I’m not a big kimchi fan but I do love sauerkraut. Fermented dairy products work too. Try kefir and goat milk yogurt. Kombucha is also a good option.

This is an effervescent fermentation of black tea that has a colony of good bacteria for your gut. It offers digestive support, and protects against bacteria and other bad invaders. You find it in the dairy section (frequently). Try various flavors. There are some that I’ve tasted that I couldn’t even swallow but there are several that I absolutely love. They make good soda replacements too. While I’m on that… stay away from sugar. Whether its sugar in soda, sweet tea or candy it is all off limits. Bad gut bacteria and yeast thrive on sugar. Incidentally, cancer thrives on sugar as well.

Sugar should be considered a toxin. It offers no nutritional value and like processed food the empty calorie (thats usually filled with a lot of other chemicals) serves to deteriorate good health.

If you did nothing else follow these recommendations:

  • stay away from processed foods and sugar (this one was and is the hardest for me)
  • add probiotics to your diet

However proper diet, supplementation, ingredient checking and detoxing alone is not enough. You must, must, must address the stress in your life.


Anything that impacts our cells, impacts our health. Stress is another huge factor in putting your body into a restorative state. If you’re not sleeping or you’re constantly in the ‘fight or flight’ mode of stress -your body will not heal.

Eliminate stress creators where possible. Find ways to eliminate and combat stress by watching funny videos, meditate, and do appropriate exercise for your particular health level. Get into grounding (as an “earthing”) & spending time outdoors in nature and taking vacations. This includes staying away from the almighty smart phone too. Detoxing from electronics is important in stress reduction.

Your immune system fights harmful bacteria and other invaders. It also influences nearly all bodily systems and functions from our hormones to our nervous system. If you’re immune system goes rogue you end up with an autoimmune disease. So if you want to support, revitalize and boost your immune system, you have got to take these important steps.


and remember what Mama Frat says….Health comes from a toxin free environment, the right nutrients, laughter, love & peace of mind.

October 18, 2016


  1. Cindy Coleman October 26, 2016 at 1:07 am

    I can’t believe you didn’t get any questions about earthing/grounding. These are great suggestions. Just trying one of these would make a difference in our lives. After we conquer one, we can build on the momentum to get even healthier. I vote for another vacation…. from a broken heat pump, long hours at work, commuting and family stresses. Have passport will cross the border… wink Papa Frat!

  2. Harry Simmons November 1, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Several of the root causes are not the root cause. They are caused by malnutrition, specifically conditions called hypochlorhydria and Achlorhydria. If you really want to understand the root cause of many disorders go to http://www.digestiveblog.com, or http://www.phcapsule.com This statement is not conjecture, it is backed by over 150 published clinical studies, done over the past 30-years.

    • Mama Frat November 1, 2016 at 3:31 pm


      Thank you so much for commenting and offering resources for folks. This is exactly what I hope for people to get out of this blog community! I will check out your sites too.
      Great stuff.

  3. Jim Kosglow November 1, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Another thought on “4 Underlying Root Causes of Your Disease that your Doctor Isn’t Addressing”

    Only good, functional circulation ensures proper supply of nutrients and oxygen as well as proper waste removal within the body. This is fundamental for all metabolic processes. On this basis, it is clear what a critical role the circulatory system plays in overall health and well-being.

    Our circulation is the engine that keeps us going.
    The heart pumps blood through the main arteries, but it relies on the additional power of the autonomous pumping motion of the micro-vessels.

    It is these very small vessels that reach the most remote parts of our body. Micro-vessels are the smallest blood vessels in the human body. They are 7 microns in diameter (0.0003 inch) – the same as red blood cells, which need to deform to pass through.

    Necessary for your well-being
    Without this micro-vessel track driving, most of our cells would be denied the nutrients required to function. They would drown in their own waste without the blood flow to cleanse them. This is fundamental for all metabolic processes.

    By these, our circulatory system also distributes hormones, immune cells, and other signaling molecules.

    We need improvement in oxygen content to every cell in the body, even microcirculation that’s 74% of the body’s circulation. When we achieve this, the human body could experience:

    Improved supply and waste disposal for organs and tissue
    Support for healing of wounds and sports injuries
    Support for the immune system
    Reduced susceptibility to infections
    Better resistance to free radicals
    Reduced consequences of stress
    Increase in performance capacity as well as maximum load intensity
    Shorter regeneration times in sport training
    Better effectiveness of training and reduced risk of injury during sport.

    • Mama Frat November 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Jim, It was great meeting you (by phone) this morning. You are right about the BEMER I am in fact (as I mentioned) trying this healing modality this week. Thanks for the great info!

  4. Andrew November 1, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    The mind creates dis-ease. Too much too little, judgement. Of course there a thousand branches of ill will the mind has created, especially human mind. Human mind creates a mess. Toxic everything. And of course you will react with stress. Look at consciousness within and you see a sea of sorrow and you will deny your responsibility and blame others but we have,from the core of our being, caused our own sickness. It must be healed from a place the mind can not touch.
    The rest is tinkering and damage control.

    • Mama Frat November 1, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      Andrew, I love this… and agree: Our mind plays a huge part. So how does one heal “from a place the mind can not touch”?

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