Lifestyle and Diet for Autoimmune Diseases
What is an autoimmune disease?
Autoimmune Diseases are conditions caused by an immune response against the body’s tissues. They develop when the immune system destroys normal body tissues. Sometimes the immune system will fail to recognize one or more of the body’s normal materials as what they are: normal. The body then creates autoantibodies – (antibodies attack its own cells, tissues, and organs). This causes inflammation and damage and leads to many different Autoimmune Disorders.
What Causes Autoimmune Diseases?
The cause of an autoimmune disease is still unknown. Some theories scientist have stated Autoimmune Diseases are hereditary, environmental irritants, chemical irritants, or can stem from bacterial or viral sickness.
Although unknown how it is caused, there are many ways to test for the disease. The sooner you catch the disease, the easier it is to treat. Always pay attention to your symptoms and the length of time you are experiencing them. The more information you can provide a physician the better.
Diet for Autoimmune Disease
Improving Your Diet for Control Over Autoimmune Disease
Many people with the autoimmune disease can manage their symptoms through a modified diet. You will need to identify which foods trigger your symptoms and eliminate those foods from your diet when possible.
You may need to learn new ways of preparing food based on what your body can digest properly, when combined with prescribed supplementation.
To help you identify foods that may trigger autoimmune disease symptoms, try eliminating the following:
- Carbonated beverages
- Caffeinated beverages
- Fruits that contain seeds
- Vegetables that contains seeds
- Legumes (Beans, broccoli and cauliflower)
- Sugary and starchy foods such as pastries, cookies, bread, pasta
These are common sources of inflammation and eliminating these foods may alleviate your Autoimmune Disease symptoms, especially when used with prescribed supplementation as a form of adjunct therapy.
Autoimmune disease symptoms
Symptoms of an Autoimmune Disease include:
- Feeling Sick
Autoimmune diseases symptoms vary because they affect many parts of the body.
The most common parts of the body affected are:
- Blood vessels
- Red blood cells
- Endocrine glands
- Connective tissue
Avoid the following foods
- Drinks containing Caffeine
- Greasy, fried and fatty foods
- Spicy foods
- Sugary foods or drinks
Foods that may be regularly eaten in any quantity
- Ripened Bananas
- White rice
- Fish (broiled or baked-avoid shellfish)
- Chicken Soups (No Cream Soups)
- Fresh Chicken or Turkey
- Cooked vegetables
- English muffin
- Plain Cereals (e.g., Cheerios, Cornflakes,
Cream of Wheat, Rice Krispies, Special K
- Ripened Banana
- Fruit juices (except prune juice)
- applesauce, apricots, banana (1/2), cantaloupe,
canned fruit cocktail, grapes, honeydew melon,
- Enriched refined white bread or buns
- Alfalfa sprouts, beets, green/yellow beans, carrots,
celery, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, mushrooms,
green/red peppers, potatoes (peeled), squash, zucchini
- Well-cooked, tender meat, fish and eggs
- Potatoes (no skin)
- Vegetable juices
- Arrowroot cookies, tea biscuits, soda crackers,
plain melba toast
- White Rice
For more information on diet restrictions and suggestions for your Autoimmune Disease, call A.M.P. Floracel® at 954 527-1004 to speak to a specialist today!
Treatment for your Autoimmune Disease
There are many ways you can keep your Autoimmune Disease in check. Medical remedies include medication for inflammation or joint pain, pain medication, or Immunosuppressants. Your physician may also try physical therapy, blood transfusions or hormone replacement.
Natural remedies include a healthy diet, exercise, vitamins, stress relieving alternatives and good sleeping patterns. You can also try herbs, acupuncture, or even see your chiropractor
Lifestyle Tips for Autoimmune Diseases
The best way you can help yourself when suffering from an Autoimmune Disease is by keeping your stress levels as low as possible via meditation, gymnastics, exercise, or tai chi. Also, you should focus on healing your gut where the most of our immune system resides. Start by knowing the level of your gut permeability, as well as the level of antibodies in order to gauge the process of healing.
Avoid gluten at all costs, but bear in mind that some gluten-free foods like corn and rice can also flare up the immune system. Detoxification should be your regular practice combined with consumption of green tea and turmeric. Sulphur-rich vegetables like broccoli, onions, and cabbage aid in methylation, which is a biochemical process which produces glutathione – an important antioxidant capable of preventing damage to vital cellular components inside the body.
The Amazing Power of the AMP Molecule
The Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharide molecule in aloe supplements is an all-natural, non-toxic, organic molecule. The AMP molecule has been known to not only support but enhance the body’s immune system due to all the following properties: Anti-Inflammation*, Antioxidant*, Anti-Bacterial* and Anti-Viral*. This is why Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharide is the main ingredient in our supplements for immune system and digestive health supplements.