Have you been told you suffer from an autoimmune disease? Autoimmune disorders affect millions of people. You may think your only option when you have an autoimmune disease is to take pills, lay low, get on disability, stay inside, and just exist, riding one painful moment to the next. You don’t. You weren’t designed to feel so sick and unhappy all the time. There’s something you can do about it.
What is an Autoimmune Disease?
The immune system is a miraculous mechanism. It is designed to protect and shield your body from bacteria, viruses, and toxins.
When the immune system is functioning as it should, it keeps you from getting every cold and flu that’s going around and helps your body rebuild tissue after an injury.
The word “auto” means self. When the immune system begins attacking healthy tissues, you have developed an autoimmune disease.
Why Conventional Doctors Can’t Heal Autoimmune Disorders
One thing that frustrates patients suffering from mystery symptoms the most is the inability of their doctors to fully understand what’s going on with them.
If you’ve ever been to the doctor because your stomach hurts all the time or you never seem to have enough energy, he may run a battery of tests on you but tell you he can’t find anything wrong. It’s enough to make you think you’re going crazy.
If you’re in terrible pain and you can’t seem to function right, he may give you pain pills or anti-depressants but those drugs will do nothing to address the underlying cause of your symptoms.
See, when it comes to sewing a man’s leg back on after a catastrophic car accident, conventional medicine is the way to go. But when it comes to treating something as delicate and complex as an autoimmune disorder, conventional medicine often falls short.
This is because conventional physicians are taught to provide symptom relief through synthetic drugs instead of getting to the source of an illness and curing it. What’s worse, many of these medications only cause side effects that make the pain and suffering of an autoimmune disorder that much worse.
The Real Cause of Autoimmune Disease
Conventional doctors prescribe drugs to treat symptoms but very few will try to get to the bottom of them. They won’t tell you the real cause of autoimmune disease because if they did, they’d be out of business. It’s a harsh fact but its true and we here at Health Scams Exposed are not afraid to tell it like it is.
Here’s what’s making you sick:
- Poor Diet
Poor diet is the number one cause of autoimmune disease, hands down. Millions of Americans are suffering with chronic gastrointestinal problems, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, chronic fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain, eczema, psoriasis, lupus, celiac disease, fibromyalgia, and diabetes because they simply do not understand the difference between whole food and processed food.
Less than one hundred years ago, we ate food. Grass-fed beef, organic corn, dark leafy greens, whole grains, beans, butter, and oil. We got our food from small farms and ate around a table sharing a meal.
Now in the 21st century, most of us sit down for five minutes in front of the television and shovel in some greasy fast food or a microwave meal and wash it down with a can or two of soda. These chemical-laden things really shouldn’t be called food at all but they are. The worst part about it is they taste good and they’re addictive.
Processed food is not only devoid of nutritional value, they’re chock full of dangerous chemicals, sweeteners, additives, trans fats, and oils that wreck havoc on your health.
Remember your immune system. It’s designed to protect you from foreign invaders. What are you putting into your body everyday? Foreign invaders. Eventually, your immune system simply cannot keep up with this demand and it starts to malfunction, over-reacting to everything, even your body’s own healthy tissue.
Not only is this onslaught of synthetic chemicals entering your body three times a day doing a number on your immune system, processed foods also have no nutritional value. Nutritional deficiencies are a common cause of continued poor health and lack of energy.
- Toxins in Your Home
Your home may be your sanctuary from the world but it’s also a kind of death trap. Looking around at your familiar sofa set and curtained windows, it’s hard to image that the environment you’re so comfortable in could harm you but it can. Take your cleaning products for example.
Conventional cleaning products are absolutely loaded with toxic chemicals. Ethylene glycol, for example, is a potent neurotoxin that interferes with the way your brain talks to your body. Alkylphenol ethoxylates are hormone disruptors that have been known to cause cancer and autoimmune dysfunction.
Your shampoo, conditioner, make-up, perfume, and skin-care products are also very dangerous for your health and can contribute to the development of autoimmune disorders. Take a look at the ingredients in the products you use everyday to make yourself look and smell more attractive. Most of them contain parabens and phthalates that have been scientifically-proven to cause autoimmune dysfunction and cancer.
It seems every time you turn on the television these days, there’s another advertisement for some brand-new vaccine that will protect your children from developing some horrible disease. Here at Health Scams Exposed, we see right through these commercials. Getting a flu vaccine every year can do serious damage to your health and cause you to develop an autoimmune disease.
Vaccines contain a potent cocktail of dangerous chemicals that wreck havoc with your entire system.
These chemicals are:
- Sodium Deoxycholate – This polysorbate additive causes serious allergic reaction and premature death of healthy cells.
- Polysorbate 80 – This emulsifier is believed to cause sterility in both men and women.
- Latex – Got a latex sensitivity or allergy? It might have been caused by a vaccine you were given in childhood.
- Lecithin – The worst thing about this particular preservative is it’s made from GMO soy. Genetically-modified soy contains pesticides that can lead to autoimmune disease, pancreatic dysfunction, and cancer.
- Thimerosal – Thimerosal, a stabilizer used in flu vaccines, is 49.6% mercury by weight. This mercury-derived stabilizer has been shown to cause serious health problems such as chronic muscle twitches, movement disorders, anxiety, trembling limbs, learning disorders, mental illness, and autoimmune disease.
- Formaldehyde – Formaldehyde has been listed as a known carcinogen by government scientists, yet it is still allowed to be used in vaccines! Though no vaccine should make you drop over dead the second you take it, it may easily be responsible for your diagnosis of cancer ten or fifteen years in the future.
- Potassium Chloride – The most disturbing thing about these particular additives is it’s used in lethal injections. Potassium chloride is known to cause bleeding intestines as well as seizures and coma.
Stress really does kill; it’s not just a saying. Millions of people suffer from cardiac problems, chronic headaches, fatigue, mental illness, ulcers, insomnia, and myriad other disorders just because they’re unable to slow down and relax.
Constant stress taxes the adrenal glands and causes them to over-produce “fight-or-flight” hormones. These hormones are great if you’re about to be mauled by a bear but continued production of stress hormones in your body causes your body to slowly break down.
This is where autoimmune disease begins.
If you’re living with chronic illness of any kind, you could benefit greatly from taking some time to relax and refuel now and again.
- Lack of Sleep
Lack of sleep can do serious damage to your health. Like too much stress, sleep deprivation taxes the adrenal glands and keeps your body on high alert all the time. Since the body cannot sustain this level of stress, it starts to shut down. Did you know one of the most common causes of insomnia is magnesium deficiency? Poor diet and chronic stress is a leading contributor of this common mineral deficiency.
How to Prevent the Development of Autoimmune Disease
If your doctor hasn’t been able to figure out what’s causing you to feel so bad or he’s diagnosed you with an autoimmune disorder but he doesn’t understand how you got it, there’s something you can do right now to take back control of your health and your life.
Eat better. If you want to stop feeling so horrible all the time, you have to clean up your diet. There is no magic pill that will do for you what healthy eating can do. Clean up your environment too. Get rid of those toxic air fresheners and laundry detergents, and cosmetics and trade them in for organic and natural varieties. De-stress and get as much sleep as possible.
You may even want to add some supplements to your diet to boost your immune system and make up for the nutritional gaps you’ve had all these years.
Vitamin D3 is a common vitamin deficiency and a leading contributor to poor immune system health. Most naturopathic physicians recommend 1,000 to 5,000 IUs per day.
Probiotics are also a great way to boost your health and your immune system because 80% of your immune system is located in your gut. Avoid those commercial probiotics though, they contain chemicals. Get a natural, high-quality, additive-free one instead.
And don’t forget that magnesium. A chelated magnesium supplement can help you get to sleep and heal your over-taxed nervous system so you don’t feel so stressed out all the time.
Healing an autoimmune disease takes time. It took years or even decades to get you where you are now and it will take a while to recover but it will be worth it. It always is. The process of healing from an autoimmune disease yourself can be an incredible journey. Now that you have the right tools, all you have to do it take the first step.