Autoimmune disease (Home remedies)

autoimmune_1Autoimmune diseases affect many parts of the body. The most common organs and tissue affected are:
• joints
• muscles
• skin
• red blood cells
• blood vessels
• connective tissue
• endocrine glands
Dietary changes: ‘We are what we consume’ is an eternal truth of life. Be it the air we breathe or the food we eat or drink. Enrich your immune system by providing it natural and healthy diet. Unprocessed, unadulterated food, wholesome food free from preservatives and additives, just as the nature intended it supplies the much needed nutrition to various systems of the body including the immune system.
Opt for a balanced diet rich in all the essential nutrients as far as possible. Inclusion of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, foods rich in complex carbohydrates, basically choosing from each food group help in strengthening the body defense. However, some nutrients may score more over other in curing specific disorders for instance- vitamin C rich foods and essential fatty acids are recommended for people suffering lupus and diet rich in calcium and magnesium works great for fibromyalgia, folate and vitamin B12 rich diet works for people suffering from vitiligo. In general, considering a low-fat, high protein, low glycemic diet may contribute beneficially in preventing many autoimmune disorders such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, scleroderma. For a detailed disease specific advice, you may consider a medical expert to better understand the diet requirement.
Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a nutrient that influences over 200 genes. One of its responsibilities is to regulate your body’s ability to fight infection, including chronic inflammation and autoimmune disorders.
Vitamin D3
Vitamin D3 plays an important role in healthy immune system function and a deficiency of vitamin D3 has been proven to play a role in autoimmune diseases. I recommend that people get tested to find out their levels of Vitamin D3 and then use the sun or supplement accordingly to have optimal levels. I like to see people at least above 50, but closer to 80 is better.
Fish Oil
Fish oil contains important omega-3 fatty acids. These fats help reduce inflammation in the body and lessen the immune response.
Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps rebalance the immune system and restores its natural function. Supporting general function of the immune system helps reduce the disease response and relieve autoimmune disorders.
• eat a balanced and healthy diet
• exercise regularly
• get plenty of rest
• take vitamin supplements
• decrease stress
• limit sun exposure
• avoid any known triggers of flare-ups
The following alternative therapies have provided relief for some people:
• herbs
• chiropractic therapy
• acupuncture
• hypnosis

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: