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.
As I promised last week I have three more incredibly important reasons for not having Google be your go-to for medical advice. I’ve seen misinformed patients suffer due to misdiagnosing themselves or by taking the wrong supplement in the wrong dosage and I don’t want this to happen to you.
You have tried medications, supplements, going from doctor to doctor trying to find answers, and even changing your diet but with little or no lasting results. Symptoms come back, things stop working, and you’re left to survive rather than thrive.
I will begin with my preferred definition of a Health & Lifestyle Alchemist: The transformation of pain and suffering into awareness and freedom through a unique process of transmutation by using symptoms and stressors in the body, mind, and life to inform a creative and emerging therapeutic process that cultivates vibrant health and lasting well being.
Going gluten-free isn’t always enough and taking the next step on your health journey to identify and eliminate cross-reactive foods may be necessary for you to maintain or regain vibrant health.
There is a current concept and practice in Western medicine that fevers are harmful, and the practice is to quell them. This may sound odd – but I’m always excited when a patient reports having a fever because I know a secret that your doctor and the media probably is not telling you. I’m going to let you in on it today!
A fever response to a virus or bacteria is a sign of a strong and healthy immune system. In my practice, the sickest people are the ones who claimed to never get sick and there are many studies proving the importance of fevers. There is a current concept and practice in Western medicine that fevers are harmful, and the practice is to quell them.