How to Overcome Autoimmune Disease

How to Overcome Autoimmune Disease

August 7, 2019 100 By William Morgan


Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural
medicine and founder of DrAxe.com.
In this video, I’m going to do an advanced
training on how to overcome autoimmune disease.
I’ll talk about my five steps to overcome
autoimmune disease with natural treatments,
diet, supplements, essential oils and much,
much more in this training video.
First off, autoimmune disease can affect many
different area of your body.
Conditions such as lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid
arthritis, different types of inflammatory
bowel disease–all of these issues can be
connected to autoimmune disease.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can affect your thyroid
and many other tissues and organs.
What happens in autoimmune disease is your
body’s own immune system starts to attack
your own cells and tissues.
So, what we have to do in order to beat and
reverse autoimmune disease is we have to reduce
inflammation and help modulate and balance
out your body’s immune response.
The number one step to start overcoming autoimmune
disease is to remove certain things from your
diet.
So, foods that cause an inflammatory reaction
. . . I really believe 100% of autoimmune
disease starts in your gut lining with a condition
called leaky gut.
That occurs when you have microscopic holes
in your gut lining.
Imagine your gut lining as a net in between
your intestines and your bloodstream.
Well, that net can get rips and tears in it
to where then certain things such as gluten,
toxins, bad bacteria get into your bloodstream
over time if they stay in there.
Your body will not only attack them.
Often times it will start to affect and attack
the other tissues and cells within your own
body.
So, number one step is reduce the intake of
foods that cause inflammation.
Number one is going to be sugar.
If you’re consuming processed sugar, it causes
the overgrowth of yeast in the body, which
actually eats away at the gut lining causing
leaky gut, which in turn causes autoimmune
disease over time.
Number two, hydrogenated oils or consuming
too many omega-6 fatty acids.
That causes inflammation in the body.
Also gluten and casein, so consuming wheat,
bread and dairy products on a regular basis
will absolutely cause inflammation in the
body.
Last but not least, over-consuming grains,
and I’m talking about even whole grains, can
cause inflammation in your body.
So, for a time, if you have autoimmune disease,
one of the big things you typically want to
do is go grain-free for a period of time or
at least consume grains that have been sprouted
and slow-cooked for a long time like a wild
sprouted rice that you cook and make into
kanji.
That’s okay for some people but in general
with autoimmune disease, you want to go grain
free for a time.
And then last here, any additives–food colorings,
artificial sweeteners, any type of packaged
food–you typically want to stay away from
or processed food or fast foods with autoimmune
disease.
The key there is reducing inflammation.
Then what we want to do step number two is
we want to transform your diet and start consuming
foods that help heal your cells and tissues
and help reduce inflammation.
The number one food group is going to be cooked
vegetables.
With autoimmune disease, you typically don’t
want to do a lot of raw foods.
That might surprise you, but a lot of raw
vegetable juices or raw salads or raw broccoli,
things like that, those are hard to digest
and hard for those with leaky gut, which can
contribute to autoimmune disease.
So, a lot of cooked vegetables in your diet
such as cooked spinach, carrots, celery, any
type of cooked vegetable is great with autoimmune
disease.
Number two is fruit, specifically berries
and fruits that are easy to digest, such as
pears, also fruits with enzymes in them such
as kiwis, figs, papaya, pineapple, but again,
fruit in moderation.
You don’t want to go overboard because of
too much sugar, but one to two servings of
fruit a day is okay.
The next food, number three, is going be wild
caught meats such as grass-fed beef, organic
chicken and turkey, and wild caught fish like
salmon.
In fact, wild caught fish like salmon might
be the most beneficial because they’re high
in a type of omega-3 fatty acid called EPA
and DHA, which naturally reduce inflammation
within the body.
The fourth superfood you want to be getting
in your diet to help fight autoimmune disease
is get bone broth.
Bone broth might be the most beneficial of
all foods.
It contains the amino acids proline, glycine
and l-glutamine which help repair the gut
lining healing leaky gut, which is going to
stop things like gluten and these other factors
getting in, causing an immune reaction.
Again, bone broth is incredibly beneficial.
Number five, get more healing herbs in your
diet such as turmeric, ginger, cumin, rosemary
and any type of herb.
Again, most of these herbs really help support
the body in the natural healing process.
Those are going to be the most beneficial
foods for you if you’re struggling with autoimmune
disease.
Last I’ll say also getting some probiotics
can be good.
But here’s an idea meal for those with autoimmune
disease is a big bowl of bone broth soup.
Think chicken broth, chicken, celery, onions,
carrots, maybe a little bit of ginger or turmeric
in there.
Drinking bone broth on a daily basis is so
beneficial.
One more food that I wanted to mention here
is coconut products.
Coconut oil should be your go-to cooking oil
if you’ve got autoimmune disease and of course
avocados and olive oil and ghee, those are
good as well, coconut oil, though, one of
the best.
So, again, a diet that’s high in cooked vegetables,
fruits, wild meats, and bone broth should
be the diet you follow.
Step number three in overcoming autoimmune
disease is you want to take the right supplements.
The most beneficial supplements, number one
is probably going to be a bone broth powder.
You can get bone broth in powder form, add
it to a smoothie, do bone broth daily as a
powder, also collagen powder or collagen protein
supplement, a scoop of that a day is very
beneficial as well.
The next thing I would say would be probiotics.
Probiotics help support the immune system.
They help again modulate the immune system,
which helps autoimmune disease.
So, getting probiotics, typically 50 billion
IUs twice daily is key.
Also look out for probiotics that have soil-based
organisms.
SBOs are great as well.
Then I would say take an omega-3 supplement
like a fish caviar supplement or something
like a fish oil or cod liver oil, but 1,000
milligrams twice a day of an omega-3 supplement
is very beneficial and the next thing I would
say here are digestive enzymes, taking digestive
enzymes with your meal can help reduce inflammation
and ease your body in the digestive process.
I would say those are the most beneficial
supplements for naturally combating autoimmune
disease.
The next thing here, step number four is use
essential oils.
Essential oils are fantastic.
One of my favorite essential oils for autoimmune
disease is Roman chamomile oil.
Roman chamomile can help bring down cortisol
levels, helps relax the body, reduces stress
on the body, so chamomile, diffusing that,
rubbing a few drops, putting it on your neck.
Chamomile is one of the best for autoimmune
disease as are frankincense and myrrh.
Let’s say you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
or rheumatoid arthritis in a specific area.
What I would do is do two drops of myrrh,
two drops of frankincense and rub it directly
on the area.
A few other oils that can be beneficial, another
couple of favorites of mine are lavender oil
and ylang-ylang.
Lavender oil and ylang-ylang both help improve
your mood, help lower cortisol, reduce stress
on the body and the essential oil thyme oil
(that’s T-H-Y-M-E, thyme).
Thyme oil is also beneficial.
All of those oils are some of my favorites
for naturally fighting autoimmune disease.
Use those daily.
The last step here for fighting autoimmune
disease–incorporate techniques into your
week that help you naturally reduce stress.
So, for some people it might be practicing
exercise such as yoga, Pilates or barre, doing
things that help with your deep breathing,
that helps with the immune system and helps
your body reduce stress.
Doing a spiritual triathlon in the morning
where you wake up and for five minutes you
get grateful, for five minutes your read a
Bible or devotional for five minutes, you
spend in prayer or praise.
But again, spending some time reading, again,
something spiritually uplifting and growth
is great.
Last but not least–here’s what I’m going
to challenge you to do–take a healing bath
at night.
Those essential oils I talked about do about
ten drops in a bath with one cup of Epsom
salts.
They’re loaded with magnesium.
Magnesium is known as the relaxation mineral.
So, again, soaking three days a week with
essential oils and Epsom salts or magnesium
oil, soaking in a nice warm to hot bath and
just winding down.
Part of the key to overcoming autoimmune disease
is taking care of stressful emotions and just
unwinding.
So, again, exercise, a healing bath, working
on spiritual growth and just scheduling you
time, time where you get to do lunch with
a best friend or go on a walk or just do your
favorite hobbies, make sure you incorporate
those into your weekly schedule.
If you follow my five steps of removing toxic
foods, adding an anti-inflammatory foods in
your diet, taking supplements that help heal
leaky gut, taking essential oils that reduce
stress and transforming your lifestyle, you
follow those five steps and you’re going to
see great results in overcoming autoimmune
disease.
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So, guys, hey thanks for watching.
This has been me, Dr. Axe, talking about natural
treatments for autoimmune disease.