General Dietary Guidelines for Autoimmune Disorders

One of the most overlooked things in the process of dealing with autoimmune disease
is the fact that the majority of people diagnosed with autoimmune disease will likely
leave their doctor’s office without having heard any advice on what kinds of things that
can change to help prevent disease flare-ups. This can lead to a very frustrating time for
those who are attempting to live with this disorder. Fortunately, the research done on
autoimmune disease over the last 10 years has given some people choices as to how
they can proceed. The next few articles will be just a general dietary guideline for
autoimmune disorders.

Eat Less Sugar

One thing that seems to escape a lot of individuals when they’re making choices about
their diet, is that humankind was not developed on all of the kinds of sugar that we have
today. Sugar can trigger inflammation responses in the body. This can cause a serious
autoimmune flare-up that can last days. This happens because high amounts of sugar
can trigger lipogenesis, which is the formation of fat cells. That process can make you
feel sluggish and weak because it depletes your adenosine triphosphate, which is an
important fuel your body uses for cellular actions. It’s been known for a short time that
autoimmune conditions can also be triggered by sugar levels.

Drink Less Alcohol

Three research it seems that scientists have received some conflicting information
about the effects of alcohol on autoimmune disease, but what the general consensus
has come to, is that everything should be in moderation. Research has stated that
drinking red wine can provide a powerful antioxidant called Resveratrol, but the studies
seem to be very clear about the fact that they are talking about one or two glasses of
wine, not three or more. Moderation with alcohol is important because tests have
revealed that that high alcohol consumption can place more toxins in your body. These
toxins can cause various types of inflammation and lead to severe a flare-up. Above all,
be sure to listen to your body and take incremental steps when consuming alcohol.

Soy and Autoimmune Disorders

In the past, soy had been hailed as a great hero in the world of food and health.
Unfortunately, as time went on health research began to link soy with hormonal
imbalances that could cause serious illness. A closer examination of the effects of soy
has revealed that some of the chemicals used on crops can possibly be responsible for
this, and that these chemicals have the ability to harm the lining of your intestines.

This has the unintended effect of teaching your immune system to attack food particles
and food proteins as Intruders that must be eliminated. When your immune system is
again exposed to these same particles, an autoimmune attack will immediately be
initiated. The chemical in question here is an herbicide called glyphosate. With a bit of
research, you may be able to determine which kinds of crops utilize this type of
chemical to limit the amount of flare-ups and gain a higher quality of life.

Tips for Exercising with an Autoimmune Disease

Hello Overcomers!

If you are a person who suffers from Autoimmune disease, then you’re well aware the
difficulties and frustrations that come from trying to do physical activities during a period
of flare up. even though these physical activities are difficult, strenuous and
uncomfortable, exercise goes a long way to improving your quality of life. Exercise
provide long-time benefits that will strengthen your body and improve the chances of
aging well over aging into sickness. While every person is different, the challenges that
you face your goals offset the temporary struggles you face today. The next few
paragraphs will share you tips for exercising with an autoimmune disease.

Set Your Pace

One thing that it’s very important to note, is that at no time are you operating on anyone
else’s schedule. Autoimmune diseases make it difficult on some days, so you have to
be flexible in what your expectations of yourself will be. The best thing that you can do,
would be to start out at a lower workout level, and slowly increase the intensity. This will
give you room to adjust to your workout and get your body up to a higher level of
stamina for a higher level of performance. As your symptoms become less severe, you
can begin to resume a normal training program.

Pay Attention to Signs

When you begin your exercise program, be sure to pay attention to every detail that you
experienced during your workout. If you’re feeling too sick, then it probably would not be
a good idea to do a rigorous routine. Also, if your body is experiencing extreme pain,
this could be a sign that certain parts of your body are sustaining damage. This could be
caused by inflammation that’s taking place in joints and muscle tissues.

Readiness and Cool Down Time

After any sort of exercise, it’s always good to make sure that you spend some time
doing warm-ups. This prepares you for the activity that you’re about to do, and lessens
the chances of sustaining some type of injury. When you reach the end of your
exercise, it’s also important to observe a cool down time. This often involves doing
some sort of low impact, low-stress workout that is very light and easy to do. This
makes it less jarring for your body as it goes back to a resting state.

Low Impact Exercise

Some of the most beneficial exercises that you can engage in our low impact exercises.
They are exercises that are less damaging to your joints, especially your knees, ankles,
neck and back. You can try exercises like Pilates, walking, and swimming.

Stay healthy, Stay Safe,

Ms. Tracey

What Might Trigger an Autoimmune Disorder?

Hello Overcomers!

One difficult thing about trying to deal with an autoimmune disorder, is that there can be
so many different factors that come into play. This is one of the details that can make it
extremely difficult to find out which disorder it may be, let alone how the sickness began
in the first place.
Luckily, the research that scientists have been doing over the last 15 years has given a
fair amount of insight into what kinds of things to watch for. In the next few paragraphs
you’ll see a few examples of might trigger an autoimmune disorder.

Stress, Anger and Anxiety

After a large portion of studies have collected information about the effects of extreme
emotions on your health, researchers have discovered that sustained stress can cause
damage to your immune system, and can trigger varieties of autoimmune disease. The
majority of patients studied and surveyed during these studies reported that the first
manifestations of illness took place during emotionally jarring times. Many of these
included caring for aging and sick loved ones, financial stress, or the dissolution of
marriage.

Gluten

In the last six years, gluten has become somewhat of a four-letter word among those
who are newer to the natural health community. Even though there’s a large portion of
literature that is devoted to getting people to stop consuming gluten, not very many
people understand exactly what gluten is or what its function might be. Gluten is a
protein that is found in wheat, rye, and barley among other grains. Some people who
experience the effects of autoimmunity might believe that they have celiac disease, but
when they’re found to show no signs of the disease they continue to consume gluten.
Unfortunately, this could be the beginning of a very serious battle with autoimmune
disease. Even food exposed to gluten can be damaging to people who are especially
sensitive.

Toxic Agents

Their number of compounds and new chemicals that have been formed as a byproduct
of man-made processes. Some of these toxins me so dangerous that they can arrest
neurological functions in the brain, or important processes that keep your cells alive.
While there are portion of these toxins that occur that can occur in nature, it’s still
understood that some of the most deadly toxins are the ones that are created as a
result of man-made processing.

Stay Healthy,

Ms. Tracey