For many of us, Auto-immune diseases are way outside our pool of knowledge.
But with more than eighty different types affecting 5% of Australians the odds are likely you or someone you love will be affected by an Auto-immune disease at some stage in their life.
So it’s important you see this!
Auto-immune disease occurs when, instead of attacking bad bacteria, viruses or other sources of infection, the immune system attacks healthy organs and tissues.
These are most common in people that don’t slow down. When your body is running in overdrive off adrenaline.
The most common being :
- Diabetes (Type I) – affects the pancreas. Symptoms include thirst, frequent urination, weight loss and an increased susceptibility to infection.
- Graves disease – affects the thyroid gland. Symptoms include weight loss, elevated heart rate, anxiety and diarrhoea.
- Inflammatory bowel disease – includes ulcerative colitis and possibly, Crohn’s disease. Symptoms include diarrhoea and abdominal pain.
- Multiple sclerosis – affects the nervous system. Depending on which part of the nervous system is affected, symptoms can include numbness, paralysis and vision impairment.
- Psoriasis – affects the skin. Features include the development of thick, reddened skin scales.
- Rheumatoid arthritis – causes inflammation in the joints causes joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and loss of function. The inflammation often affects other organs and systems of the body, including the lungs, heart, and kidneys.
These diseases can have fast devastating effects on you and your family.
They can affect any part of the body and can come from what seems like nowhere.
Did you know that just ONE dysfunctional process in the human body is responsible for the existence of these symptoms? Credit – Scott Mathias, a Certified Holistic Health Coach and author of ‘Understanding The Divine Gut
He describes this as a state of bioconfusion.
Normally, the immune system can tell the difference between foreign cells and our own cells. But if the immune system is deficient in good bacteria derived from the surface of all green foods, healthy soils and airborne bacteria, then the system is thrown out of balance.
What to eat.
Like most things in life. A prevention is easier than a cure.
A diet based around raw organic foods is able to provide your body with maximum nutrients.
Foods to avoid processed meats, white bread, white pasta and gluten and sugary drinks cause inflammation to the gut and all can introduce potentially harmful bacteria.
Foods to enjoy dark leafy greens including kale and spinach, avocados, broccoli, dark chocolate all of these create a healthy environment in which the good gut bacteria can thrive keeping you active and healthy.
Grab your juicer and throw in a green apple, celery, cucumber, ginger, some pineapple and half a lemon then mix in a flat teaspoon of Green Papaya Powder for a blast of nutrients with anti inflammatory properties that is sure to keep you buzzing all morning.
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