The other day I was having lunch with a friend of mine and she confided that she’d been recently diagnosed with crohn’s disease; an inflammatory bowel disorder characterized by intestinal inflammation, chronic diarrhea, and debilitating pain.
When I asked what her doctor advised for her condition, she told me her intestines had become so inflamed that he wanted to cut part of them out. I silently shook my head but said nothing more. She’d never been receptive in the past to my suggestions of dietary and lifestyle changes for her illness. Now she was going to have part of her intestines removed.
The conversation started me thinking about surgery and autoimmune disease and how ludicrous it was as a “treatment option”. In my opinion, surgery for autoimmune disease is just as foolish as removing the engine from a car to stop a knocking sound.
The knocking sound, just like my friend’s chronic intestinal inflammation, is a symptom. Symptoms should not be treated with surgery. Symptoms are a sign that something is going wrong in the body that needs to be addressed.
Many practitioners of conventional Western medicine simply don’t understand this because their education focuses more on surgical procedures and prescribing drugs rather than on prevention and wellness.
For some reason this juxtaposition reminds me of a line from ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allen Poe, “If the eye offends thee, pluck it out.” Plucking out a part of the human body because the immune system finds it offensive is counterproductive because it does nothing to address the underlying cause of the condition.
Once you understand more about autoimmune disease, you’ll be equipped to treat it naturally without ever having to go under the knife.
What is an Autoimmune Disease?
A healthy immune system is designed to protect you from foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. When your immune system malfunctions, however, it will mistake your own healthy tissues and cells as foreign and destroy them. This chronic, low-grade destruction is what eventually leads to a diagnosis of thyroid disease, ITP, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, arthritis, and the like.
Common medical intervention for autoimmune disease includes antibiotics, steroids, chemotherapy (in the case of rheumatoid arthritis) and surgery. Each of these interventions only temporarily treat the symptoms of autoimmune disease. Antibiotic, steroids, and chemotherapy do not cure autoimmune disease; they destroy your immune system.
Surgery as a treatment for autoimmune disease is just as foolish.
Top 5 Surgeries Used to “Treat” Autoimmune Disease
- Thyroidectomy for Hyperthyroidism
Removal of the thyroid gland for autoimmune thyroid disease is a common procedure. Unfortunately, this removal does nothing to address the underlying cause of the condition and may result in permanent hypothyroidism and a lifetime dependence on synthetic drugs. An often-overlooked cause of autoimmune thyroid disease is celiac disease. Celiac disease is an inflammatory reaction to the presence of wheat, barley, and rye in the diet. Thyroid disease can also be brought on by chronic exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in your environment.
- Splenectomy for ITP
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to destroy the platelets responsible for blood clotting. Since this destruction occurs via the spleen, the common medical intervention is splenectomy (total removal of the spleen). Your spleen is a vital part of your immune and filtration system. Without it, you are much more susceptible to dying from common infections.
- Intestinal Removal for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel diseases such as crohn’s and colitis often cause debilitating symptoms such as abdominal cramping, intestinal ulcers, chronic diarrhea, and malabsorption of nutrients. Partial intestinal removal only offers a temporary fix and may contribute to the development of more serious health problems down the line.
- Surgical Shaving for Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic condition characterized by unsightly plaques appearing on the skin. Surgical intervention called “shaving” may take away the splotches but it won’t treat the condition itself.
- Joint Replacement for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition characterized by chronic joint inflammation, pain, and fatigue. While partial joint replacement in hands or toes can offer relief, it won’t do anything to prevent the immune system from attacking the rest of your joints.
The Foolishness of Surgery for Autoimmune Disease
Autoimmune disease means your immune system has turned against itself. Surgery will not fix this. If your immune system is mistakenly fighting and destroying its own healthy tissues, it means it has somehow been triggered to do so.
Autoimmune disease usually occurs as a result of one or a combination of these factors:
- Poor Diet
A highly-processed, junk-food diet is the leading cause of autoimmune disease in the country yet few doctors take it into consideration. If your diet consists mainly of fast food, microwavable meals, canned food, instant soups, snack cakes, and such, you’re likely to be very sick.
These “foods” contain a variety of chemical additives your body doesn’t recognize. This means your immune system will go to work each time you eat trying to protect you from an onslaught of toxic invaders.
Eventually, it will become exhausted and autoimmunity may result.
- Environmental Toxins
Each day, you are bombarded by a slue of toxins in your immediate environment. Commercial air fresheners, cleaning supplies, and cosmetics are loaded with what should be considered a criminal array of endocrine-disrupting parabens, phthalates, fragrances, and dyes that have no place in the human body.
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
A lifetime exposure to mercury from vaccinations and dental fillings can also wreck havoc with your immune system. Cadmium, a toxic metal found in cheap metal toys for children, can also prompt an over-stimulated immune response.
- Excessive Antibiotic Use
Many medical doctors have a reputation for doling out antibiotics way too liberally. Excessive use of antibiotics depletes your healthy gut bacteria, which can interfere with normal immune system function.
- Emotional Trauma
Emotional trauma, especially in childhood, can set you up for a lifetime struggle with chronic disease. According to research, those who have experienced deep psychological distress in childhood had a stronger and more hypersensitive inflammatory response than those who were not afflicted.
How to Heal Autoimmune Disease Naturally
- Improve Your Diet
If you have an autoimmune disease, eat an anti-inflammatory diet. This means slowly weaning off junk food and eating more whole food. Organic vegetables, fruits, nuts, nuts butters, seeds, beans, poultry, fish, and healthy fats like coconut oil and butter nourish your body and calm a hyper-inflammatory response.
Also, many with autoimmune disease have one or more food allergies, which can contribute to chronic inflammation. Try removing gluten, soy, corn, and lactose products from your diet for a period of 6-8 weeks. Then, introduce each of them separately to test for a reaction.
If you’re intolerant to one or more of them, you’ll know.
- Get Rid of Chemical Toxins
Take careful stock of your cleaning supplies and cosmetics. If any of them contain chemicals you can’t pronounce, dispose of them and start over with healthier alternatives. A solution of castile soap, vinegar, lemon, and water can clean most surfaces of your home without harming your health. Castile soap can also be used as a shampoo, body wash, shaving lotion, and laundry detergent.
Air fresheners often contain chemicals that are very harmful to your body. You and your home don’t smell that bad. It’s just what product manufacturers would like you to believe. You can just as easily freshen the air in your home by using essential oils or incense.
- Take the Right Supplements
If you have an autoimmune disease, your gut is damaged. A damaged gut needs high-quality probiotics. Probiotics are the healthy bacteria your gut needs to stave off infectious agents and keep your immune system strong. Be careful when selecting a probiotic. Commercial supplements often do not contain enough probiotic to make a difference. Also, they often contain harmful additives. Invest in a high-quality supplement of at least 10 billion colony forming units to start.
Digestive enzyme supplements are ideal for those with autoimmune disease, especially those with inflammatory bowel conditions. Taking a digestive enzyme with each meal helps you better absorb nutrients from food while reducing body-wide inflammation.
Omega 3, boswellia, turmeric, and cayenne pepper all offer natural pain relief without the side effects of over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
- Reduce Stress
Excessive stress throws your immune system out of whack. Even if you burn the candle at both ends, be sure to leave plenty of time relaxing with meditation, yoga, or a hobby to keep chronic illness at bay.
- Get Sleep
Most healthy adults need 7-9 hours of deep, uninterrupted sleep each night to function at their best. In the case of someone with autoimmune disease, more sleep is usually needed to repair damaged cells. If you’re able, get 10-12 hours of sleep each night while following the steps above until your symptoms subside.
Autoimmune disease cannot be solved by surgery. It’s a foolish way to temporarily relieve symptoms while ignoring causality. If you know someone with autoimmune disease and they are using conventional means to treat their symptoms, share this important information with them.
You may just save their life.
If you are literally sick and tired of constant pain in your stomach, rashes on your skin, trouble sleeping and all the other hosts of problems that come with auto-immune disorders, then you should check out my friend Julia Liu.
Julia is a nutrition specialist and former auto-immune disease sufferer. I say former because she was able to relieve her symptoms with what she calls the Norton Protocol.
She no longer suffers from itchy rashes across her face and body that embarrassed her, painful stomach aches that kept her in bed for days at a time, insomnia, night sweats, and excruciating pains that destroyed her job and relationships.
Best of all she was able to do it the all-natural way. She didn’t have to resort to surgery or taking shots of powerful chemicals and steroids that caused a host of other problems.
If you are searching for relief from symptoms like I mentioned above or if you’ve been diagnosed with an auto-immune disease then I encourage you to check out Julia Liu and her 100% natural protocol. It will be the best decision you ever made.
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