Dealing with autoimmune illness can feel like having a mystery illness, but you don’t have to fall prey to myths and misinformation that’s out there.
- Myth #1, all autoimmune conditions require lifelong medications. The conventional approach to dealing with autoimmune conditions is to medicate the patient from management of the disease, and this is a good goal. However most patients want more. Many docs rarely talk about nutrition and lifestyle as part of the management to help patients. I have seen patients come off the medications when they change their nutrition and lifestyle.
- Myth #2, you’re too young to have an autoimmune illness. It’s yet another myth that many people think is true. There are thousands of people currently have autoimmune illnesses and presentations, and they don’t think so because of their age. Even young children can experience autoimmune reactivity at a very young age.
- Myth #3, gut and digestive health have no connection to autoimmune disease. Absolutely not true. The gut microbiome can influence the integrity of the intestinal tract and the protective barrier in lining think leaky gut syndrome intestinal permeability. This influences the immune response and inflammatory disease.
Conventional doctors rarely think about the relationship between the gut and autoimmune conditions, unless it’s an autoimmune presentation of inflammatory bowel disease, like ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s. In order to really treat autoimmune may require detoxing or getting rid of anything that’s toxic that is wreaking havoc on your immune function.
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