4 ROOT CAUSES OF WHAT AILS YOU THAT YOUR DOCTOR ISN’T ADDRESSING.
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.
5 STEPS TO HEALING:
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.
2.) FIND HIDDEN INFECTIONS
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!
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.
4) FIX YOUR LEAKY GUT
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.
5) TAKE A VACATION FROM STRESS DAILY & ELIMINATE STRESSORS 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
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