Wednesday Wisdom-Living with Autoimmune

An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. The immune system normally guards against germs like bacteria and viruses. When it senses these foreign invaders, it sends out an army of fighter cells to attack them. Normally, the immune system can tell the difference between foreign cells and your own cells. In an autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakes part of your body — like your joints or skin — as foreign. It releases proteins called autoantibodies that attack healthy cells. Some autoimmune diseases target only one organ. Type 1 diabetes damages the pancreas. Other diseases, like lupus, affect the whole body.

Doctors have narrowed down the causes to three factors: Diet, environmental (being exposed to chemicals), and infections. With this knowledge with also know that diet has a weighing factor on how to treat the disease as well.

Foods to stay away from that cause inflammation within your body are: White sugar, meat, deep fried foods, and foods that contain artificial chemicals, sweeteners, refined carbs, and trans fats.

Foods that SHOULD be included in your diet to help with inflammation include: Leafy greens, Coconut oil, Fruits: including, Blueberries, strawberries, cherries, oranges, pineapple, and so many more. Also Sweet potatoes, turmeric, mushrooms, curry, cumin, fresh herbs, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, ginger. And so much more.

If you are interested in finding out more information and developing a diet plan that works for you, please use the Fabssential Wellness page to make an appointment with me.

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