More autoimmune sufferers, but specifically rheumatoid arthritis sufferers are looking for natural alternatives to a bevy of hardcore drugs that don’t seem to be working – prednisolone, plaquenil, methotrexate and more.
Alice at 43, could barely get out of the car to see me. She was on Plaquenil for your swollen, aching joints (ankle, knees, finger, hips….) and it wasn’t working. Methotrexate, a chemotherapy drug was the next option. Alice was keen to try other options before she went there, googling the side effects had shaken her. She was trying to look after her two young boys and keep her part time receptionist job.
Was there a safer, kinder and easier way of addressing her faulty immune system that was attacking her joints?
Three weeks after seeing me Alice’s inflammatory markers had halved and three months later she was reporting 2/10 on pain scale with no flare ups. Life was good, much easier with less pain. Alice was also feeling the benefits of what we were doing in all areas of her life. Her energy had tripled, she was sleeping better, her brain fog had cleared and wasn’t constipated or bloated anymore. Alice had started her daily swims at the local beach again. Now that brought a huge smile to her face. She was living again, not just getting by.
Stress. No big surprises here!
We’ve all lived it…..that cold sore, sore throat or flu after a big stress challenge.
Many of my autoimmune condition clients have noticed their health declining during a stressful life event.
Research has confirmed this stress-autoimmune connection. A 2001 study found that autoimmune thyroid patients had more stressful life events before their diagnosis compared to control groups. And a 2012 study published in Psychosomatic Medicine found that childhood traumatic stress increased the likelihood of being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease later in life.
Undeniably chronic stress is deeply ingrained and entrenched in our busy, modern world. Few escape it.
In fact, if you looked around at most of the population, you’d think that being stressed, anxious, depressed, irritable, addicted to caffeine and craving salty or sugary foods was normal human behaviour. But just because something is common doesn’t make it normal.
A recent Harvard and Stanford study suggests that work-related stress is as detrimental to your health as secondhand smoke!
Did you know over 75% doctor’s visits are stress related, yet only 3% doctor’s visits include a discussion on how to reduce stress?
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At last count, world incidence of autoimmune diseases has increased by an average of 19% over the last 30 years. Highest increases are in Western countries, pointing to environmental factors as major cause, rather than genetics. Coeliac disease, myasthenia gravis and diabetes type 1 had the biggest increases in developed countries.
Are you next on the hit list or do you already have an autoimmune disease?
Asthma, eczema, psoriasis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Grave’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, diabetes type 1, Addison’s disease, multiple sclerosis, coeliac …..the list goes on and on. There are 80 recognised autoimmune diseases and many more that have a questionable autoimmune component.
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- Low energy, especially morning and mid afternoon
- Feel inflamed, achy
- Brain fog
- Craving sugar
- Feel irritable, restless
- Gaining weight around middle and can’t lose it
If this sounds like you… immune problems may already be there or not far away.
Sore throat, chesty cough, blocked nose? On antibiotics, have thrush? Have an autoimmune disease – asthma, psoriasis, eczema, rheumatoid arthritis…..?
Naturopath Gut Health Melbourne – 10 Signs You Have Leaky Gut
Naturopath Gut Health Melbourne – Only recently mainstream medicine considered leaky gut syndrome a fake diagnosis by alternative quacks. But today there is growing research confirming ‘leaky gut’ or increased intestinal permeability as a major factor in chronic and autoimmune diseases.
Alternative practitioners have always felt the gut is the foundation of our health. It all started with Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, saying “All disease begins in the gut”. Now science is finally acknowledging this very fact.
What is a leaky gut?
Leaky gut…. is just that a gut that leaks. Your intestinal lining which is normally kilometres of tight junctions can be damaged, through infections, stress, toxins, ageing and certain foods. This damage causes inflammation and increased permeability. Suddenly poorly digested food particles and bacteria are able to pass through into your bloodstream unhindered.
“Leaky gut syndrome” is said to have symptoms including bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, and aches and pains. But it’s something of a medical mystery.
“From an MD’s standpoint, it’s a very gray area,” says gastroenterologist Donald Kirby, MD, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic. “Physicians don’t know enough about the gut, which is our biggest immune system organ.” – WebMD