Autoimmune Diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Celiac Disease and many more. Some people are more likely to get an autoimmune disease than others because of a condition known as “Leaky Gut”. In order to understand autoimmune, you must first understand it’s origins. Why does the all knowing immune system suddenly misfire?
Stress is a huge factor in the early stages of disease. Stress causes us to create more acids in the body than necessary. These acids mixed with acid forming foods and genetically created substances start eroding the gut lining. This is called Intestinal Permeability and usually affects the small intestinal wall. Women get autoimmune diseases at a rate of about 2 to 1 compared to men because they have a tendency to internalize stress.
Some autoimmune diseases are more common in certain ethnic groups. For example, lupus affects more African-American and Hispanic people than Caucasians. Let’s look at diet culturally and acid-forming foods. Red meat is known as the highest acid-forming food we eat. Mix in some xenoestrogen’s (many forms of estrogens) and steroids to have an abundance of supply for us. Pork is not only acid forming but very likely to house parasites. I am not a vegan or a vegetarian nor am I opposed to the idea. Although the most acid neutralizing foods are your dark green veggies. Exercise can reduce acids in the body but over-exertion can produce acid.
Part of early detection is understanding normal bowel behavior. Example; If you don’t have 3 bowel movements per day, you are constipated. Now, if you are reading this and think to yourself, I have never had more than 1 bowel movement a day and I am lucky if it’s every other day. Maybe some of you only move their bowels 1 time per week. I had a client tell me they had 1 bowel movement per week and the doctor said that is normal for her because everyone is different. I agree we are all different but there a some similar functions that go along with just being human. We need enzymes and proper proportions of minerals etc. to digest and assimilate the food we eat. If we eat processed (dead) food, it will not digest and remain stuck in the intestines until it somehow can be pushed through. Sometimes it stays stuck on the walls of the intestines long enough to breed toxins which escape through the intestinal wall into the blood stream. Our gut microbiome is so important in this function. There should be a perfect balance which together these multitudes of bacterial mixes can fight off infection and help keep those digestive fluids working properly. I am not promoting taking probiotics which main stream media has toted for years as the answers to all our digestive complaints. It may work for some but can have negative affects on others. I have always said that it may not be the right kind of probiotic or maybe the need for digestive enzymes or B vitamins or some other nutrient deficient substance that would correct the gut microbiome. 80% of your immune system is in the colon and depends on the trillions of bacteria and fungi and other microbes that make up the gut microbiome. It is not a one size fits all in any area pertaining to health.
So what is the answer to auto-immune disease? The best choice medically is steroids of course. They do bring immediate relief by bringing the inflammation down but they do NOT correct the underlying problem. Western medicine is all about treating symptoms and always has been. The average person over 50 years of age are on 10 or more medications for relief of symptoms. Does it not make since to go to the root issue and make corrections rather than put a bandaid on the symptom? So, what is the real solution? Alternative Health provides so many solutions through changing your diet, taking herbs, homeopathic’s etc. See my website for services as to how we do invasive testing and natural treatments. http://www.buffalonaturopath.com
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