What happens to our immune system when AutomImmune Disease occurs? And do we need to suppress the Immune System to get a handle on the symptoms? Maybe we should remove our Immune System like they do with everything else when it doesn’t function properly…take it out. Would you do that with your car? Would you think there was a part in there that the mechanic who built it, put in there for fun, not function? So when the car starts experiencing difficulties running smoothly, we just take out that part? For people who believe in God or any other Infinite Creator, do you believe that the Creator in all of their wisdom, just had a bad day when they made your thyroid? Bum part? Oh yeah, we have recalls on all of the thyroids, tonsils, uterus’ that were made that year, they all had to come out….
No, we were not meant to be sick, we were meant to experience life, vitality and health. Unfortunately, if you are reading this from the United States, then your food supply has been poisoned. Other countries do not allow GMO’s, they care what their citizens eat….
How do GMO’s and AutoImmune Disease tie together? GMO’s cause Inflammation, we know most disease stems from Inflammation. Inflammation causes AutoImmune Disease as well as many other diseases. If we think about Leaky Gut, or Intestinal Permeability, the gut lining has been damaged to the point of allowing proteins and other bacteria and food particles into our bloodstream, many of these bacteria and proteins mimic the molecules of our own tissues, which is known as molecular mimicry. When our immune system’s recognize these foreign invaders in our blood and goes out to destroy them, the tissues in our joints resemble the molecules in the bacteria. So, our immune system doesn’t stop with bacteria and proteins, it tries to be super thorough, recognizing those molecules as similar to the foreign invaders, so it starts attacking our joints, which explains Rheumatoid Arthritis and other chronic joint pain, MS, Fibromyalgia, Hyperthyroidism, Crohn’s Disease, etc. There is even a Syndrome known as Leaky Brain where the Blood/Brain Barrier has actually become damaged and permeated and these large particles of food are actually passing through causing all kinds of brain fog, memory problems, etc. Our immune system ends up getting irritated so much every time we eat, that it gets like overstimulated and starts reacting to everything we eat. The answer is not to suppress it, it’s to stop irritating it.
Then if anyone has ever been on antibiotics, they wipe out all of your intestinal bacteria which you need. It is recommended that after you’ve been on antibiotics, you take Probiotics with several, specific strains for 2 years. Our bodies need fiber to perform at our best. Meat and dairy products, do not contain fiber. Plants contain fiber, the kind we need. Our bodies cannot digest plant fiber, it is the bacteria in our gut that digests plant fiber. So if we are lacking those beneficial bacteria in our gut, then we are not digesting the necessary plant fibers we require. If we are not assimilating those nutrients, we can have the best diet, eat organic food, cut out GMO’s, but if we are not eating foods that include prebiotics as well as probiotics, then we are in a constant state of nutritional deficiency. Nutritional deficiencies can cause all kinds of biochemical reactions within the body.
Prebiotics are food constituents that nurture and nourish the probiotic bacteria within our intestines. Foods to include in our diet that contain prebiotics that help our bodies digest our food properly are artichoke, bananas, barley, fruit, garlic, onions, whole milk, whole milk yogurt and kefir, beans and legumes of all kinds, berries of all kinds, greens, miso, tomatoes, whole grains and seeds. Other foods that are soothing and a beneficial part of a Leaky Gut Healing Protocol would be foods high in Quercitin. Quercetin is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that blocks histamine reactions in the body. Apples, broccoli, capers, garlic, grapes, green tea, kale, kiwi, leafy greens are all Quercetin rich foods.
Fasting is an excellent part of a treatment plan for AutoImmune disease, giving the body time to heal and rejuvenate cells and a break from digestion can be very beneficial to the healing process. When you remove the pathogens that are triggering the reactions within the immune system, the body has the time it requires to focus on rebuilding cells, producing healthy cholesterol to patch up those holes in the intestinal lining, etc. Fasting can be done for around 16 hours drinking only veggie juice or herbal teas, the idea is to stay hydrated, not dehydrated.
Remember everything you eat is either reducing inflammation or causing it, choose wisely…