Healing any Chronic illness is about Momentum
At first, you need to slow all of the erosive and expensive processes down. Only then can you start moving in another direction.
In my experience, the momentum is always determined by the first signs and frequency of immune system dysfunction. Approximately 85% of my Autoimmune patients have medical histories that go back to early childhood. From Seasonal Allergies to Earaches, and from Strep Throat to Asthma, most of the people I have worked with also had reactive and erratic immune systems as children.
If your immune system has been haunting you and taunting you for many years, or perhaps even since you were born, then the probability of your Autoimmune Disease to progress more rapidly is higher. It is also more likely that you will express, or ‘turn on’ other genes you may have for other metabolic problems or actual diagnosable conditions.
But it all starts with the haunting and taunting.
At present, Thirty percent of children and approximately ten percent of adults have allergies – which are over-reactions to your environment. Any immune overreaction can be an important warning sign for people who may be prone to Autoimmune Disease. Some allergies only happen because of the seasons. If there is pollen in the air all year, people with hay fever would be really upset.
The rest of the world does not over-react to pollen.
Some allergies seem to happen erratically. They only over-react with a perfect storm of environmental and internal triggers and imbalances.
Have you discovered your trigger(s)?
Are you avoiding your triggers or are you waiting to see where the chronic, erratic, and irresolvable conflict will take your health? Remember that the quality of this marriage is determined by how much you are focusing on all aspects of your well-being.
Imagine being married, and your spouse started acting very differently on the full moon? Immune system triggers can seem random and they can come from many directions at once.
Figure out what the reaction is about. Connect the behaviour of your immune system to the rest of your life – it matters!
Find out what part of your immune system is the most unstable or overwhelmed.
Try an Elimination Diet (Phase one to Phase Three of the Ancestral-AIP). If you can, get some lab testing done and find out exactly what your immune system is reacting to. Just as important, get a sense of the adaptability of your body and your immune system and the momentum of your present condition.
Fall back in love with your immune system and take care of each other for a while.
I encourage everyone to take a Stage One immune flare-up as an inspiration to get healthy, reduce stress, look into your family medical history, and take advantage of any modern tools that help you track your metabolism.
Make your relationship with your immune system a life long commitment to better days.