You may not think that autoimmunity is an issue for you because you don’t have a formal diagnosis or revealing symptoms. Over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases, and it costs just under 100 billion dollars a year, that is 50 billion dollars more than cancer costs in one year in our country.
About 75% of your immune system comes from your gut. So your gut health is essential in the functioning and balance of your immune system. An autoimmune issue may be lurking and you won't even know it until it's possibly too late.
Gluten-Free has certainly entered the mainstream. Even your local conventional grocery store carries gluten-free food options. I’m committed to a gluten-free lifestyle, no matter what. If you’re gluten-free then you likely understand how gluten is indigestible, inflammatory, autoimmune triggering, gut damaging and therefore also horrible for your brain.
As I promised last week, there are several arguments that support my decision to not be a food extremist – this week I will detail the first four reasons supported by science on why humans should eat a balanced diet and why we need more than just plants as nutrition.
As a holistic healthcare provider, I understand the medical and emotional sides of many symptoms and the dis-ease processes. What you may not know, is that I’ve been a patient as well. Twenty-one years ago, I had horrible symptoms of fibromyalgia. Then, years later I developed different symptoms and went misdiagnosed and undiagnosed for years - I had Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Please read on for the story of my healing journey...