Every year, increased numbers of people are being diagnosed with inflammatory chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia or lupus. Left untreated inflammation, pain and fatigue destroy the body and prevents a person being able to participate in work and life.
Treatment consists of drugs and surgery to help manage symptoms and slow the damage. It’s my experience and observations, that the root cause of disease is misunderstood and overlooked.
Lifelong drug therapy is the only hope and option given to the majority of people suffering with these chronic inflammatory diseases.
Is there another option for treating inflammatory disease?
Yes! Our bodies can absolutely heal naturally with the right strategy. The problem is not the lack of effective treatments, it’s the lack of physician education.
The science and proven results are everywhere as more and more people are ask questions, make changes and take back control of their health naturally.
There are a few things you need to know before you start your own healing journey. Lets walk through them.
3 things to know about natural healing
1. Acknowledge your body can heal
Usually, the first stop for health complaints is our doctor. We put our trust and faith in them (as we rightly should) and look to them for solutions to our health problems.
However, most physicians unfortunately don’t understand how to reverse chronic disease naturally. They don’t recognise how specific diet, herbs and lifestyle methods positively impact our health and they dismiss our questions and research.
The problem is not effective natural treatment, it’s physician education.
Our first obstacle on the healing journey is to overcome the false belief that we are powerless and have no control over our health. It’s just not true! There is abundant research and evidence to show how powerful diet and lifestyle can be in reversing chronic disease. We just have to look for it.
Successful healing starts with acknowledging healing is possible, then with the right knowledge, strategy and support the magic happens.
Choosing natural healing doesn’t mean you avoid the doctor. Doctors play an important role in helping to manage our health.
Whilst many physicians won't understand or be able to support the natural healing process, we still rely on them for advice, blood tests and prescriptions for medication.
2. Look for the root cause of disease
Chronic disease and autoimmunity are triggered by many things.
When we understand the root causes, we can avoid them to prevent problems and promote healing. Here are three common causes:
Leaky gut is one common cause of inflammation and occurs when the intestinal lining is damaged. This leads to food allergies, poorly absorbed nutrients, systemic inflammation and autoimmunity.
Another root cause is chronic stress. It’s been found to raise inflammatory histamine, blood sugars and blood pressure, create leaky gut, increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, peptic ulcers and ulcerative colitis, mental health problems and supresses the immune system causing chronic disease.
Chronic inflammation can also be caused when the liver and kidneys fail to eliminate toxins and waste efficiently.
Dietary metabolites such as histamine, oxalates and salicylates build up and cause chaos. Eating foods high in these substances can further aggravate an already overburden system and make symptoms worse.
One of the best ways to reduce inflammation in the body, is to ensure the liver and kidneys are eliminating toxins well.
3. Healing is not a success only journey
Healing is not a success only journey. Some days you’ll feel great and have amazing gains, only to be followed by a step backwards the next day.
This is normal, so don’t get discouraged. By building resilience, you’ll weather the ups and downs a lot easier.
Common setbacks are stress, parties and indulging, late nights, an unexpected illness or accident which require treatment. Unexpected things happen, and sometimes our priorities change. By remaining flexible and accepting setbacks happen, we can overcome obstacles and move forward with healing.
Reversing inflammatory chronic diseases requires a unique approach that requires a change of diet, lifestyle and mindset. To learn more about my anti-inflammatory program click here.