If you are living with an autoimmune disease, you are by no means alone. In fact, one in five Americans suffers from an autoimmune disease. You may have been diagnosed at a very young age, perhaps even when you were a child. Or maybe you were older and had been dealing with a multitude of symptoms for several years before receiving your diagnosis. Either way, your goal is the same – to feel better!
You may wonder if this is ever possible. Perhaps you suffer from daily joint or muscle pain or experience abdominal pain, tingling sensations, brain fog, depression, fatigue, weight loss, insomnia, or skin problems. The easy answer might seem to be to take a pill every day to control your symptoms. We hear you! When you are suffering severe discomfort or pain, all you want to do is to eliminate it for good!
However, as time passes you may notice that medications are only masking your symptoms. You may also begin to see that other troubling side effects occur as a result of the medication used to treat your autoimmune disease. When this happens, it can be disheartening. After all, when you experience a measure of relief from your symptoms, you never want to go back to feeling poorly again! You may begin to think that you will never feel better, or that your disease has worsened.
On the other hand, you may not feel satisfied with your diagnosis. Perhaps you’re not ready to accept a lifetime of medications and side effects, and you’re wondering if there is something more you can do to feel your absolute best. Maybe you’re ready to get to bottom of all the symptoms you are experiencing and find out the real cause of your autoimmune issues.
If this is the way you feel, you can take heart. While many physicians are content to treat only the symptoms of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, type I diabetes, thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and many others, you don’t have to be satisfied with a treatment that only deals with symptoms.
You see, while there is a certainly a genetic component at play in your autoimmune disease, lifestyle factors bear a heavy responsibility in turning those rogue genes off and on. In fact, no matter what autoimmune condition plagues you, there are some common denominators in getting your health back by means of diet and lifestyle. Certainly, reducing inflammation is a key factor, as is reducing stressors (emotional and physical). Where do you start?
We know it can be overwhelming at times. That’s why we’ve boiled it down to the basics in our new ebook: Living Well with an Autoimmune Disease. Upon downloading your free copy, you’ll learn all about the most common autoimmune disorders, the drawbacks of relying solely on conventional medicine, and how to take a whole-body approach to healing. You’ll discover foods that provide natural relief, as well as some common triggers to avoid.
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