If you are gluten sensitive or have celiac disease you know all too well about accidentally ingesting gluten — otherwise known as getting “glutened.”
The outward manifestation of getting glutened may be different for everyone, and can cause a variety of symptoms such as brain fog, diarrhea, constipation, headache, rash, weakness, joint pain, swelling, vomiting, and fatigue. However, inside your gut the effects are essentially the same; gluten is wreaking havoc. Gluten causes inflammation and damage to the intestines. Getting rid of this inflammatory protein, reducing inflammation and healing your gut from the damage are essential to recovering as quickly as possible.
Follow these 3 steps to recover after getting glutened:
Flu season is well underway. Getting sick can stress your immune system, increasing your risk of a flare up in an autoimmune condition, thyroid dysfunction, or other chronic illness. Getting a cold or the flu can also often lead to taking antibiotics which are typically unnecessary (since the cold and flu are both caused by viruses) and can damage your gut.
How to support your immune system and prevent the flu naturally?
Your skin is your biggest organ. It is responsible for protecting you against foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses, maintaining optimal body temperatures, activating vitamin D which can then be used in your body, and arguably, most importantly your skin helps to excrete toxins and waste products. It’s for this reason that your skin is a reflection as to how healthy you are on the inside.
Skin issues such as dryness, redness, premature wrinkles, rashes, acne, and hives are just outward manifestations of imbalances going on deeper in their body.
What is the solution to irritated skin?
Did you know that there are more bacteria in us and on us that there are of our own human cells?
With 80% of our immune system in our gut, we must support and nurture our microbiome, because all of those good bacteria influence our immune system and determine if it will be healthy or if it will go rogue as with autoimmunity.
What are microbiomes?
You have heard the old adage “you are what you eat.” Now I would like to add another to that. “You are what you apply.” To your skin, that is! Your skin is your largest organ, and its large, porous surface creates a ripe opportunity for toxins to enter your bloodstream and circulate throughout your body. So, if you are what you eat, and you are what you apply, the question is: what are you?
How toxic are your body products?
Yeast overgrowth, often referred to as Candida, is one of the most common conditions among autoimmune patients. Thousands of patients suffer from digestive issues, fatigue, brain fog, recurring fungal infections, skin problems, mood swings, and more, all caused by Candida overgrowth!
What on earth is Candida?
The gut is the gateway to health. If your gut is healthy, chances are that you are in good health. However, there’s a condition called leaky gut that can lead to a host of health problems, most directly inflammation and leading toward severe autoimmune conditions.
What is a leaky gut?
Are you trying to repair a leaky gut? Do you suffer from chronic digestive issues such as gas, bloating, indigestion, or constipation? Do you experience reflux after a meal? Or do you see pieces of undigested food or a fatty substance in your stool? If so, your body may not be producing enough digestive enzymes, or your enzymes may not be working as well as they should. Today, let’s talk about what digestive enzymes are, what causes enzyme deficiency, and most importantly, how to maintain healthy levels of digestive enzymes.
What Are Digestive Enzymes?
There are several factors that cause stress to negatively impact your health. Stress can trigger or worsen an autoimmune disease because of its effect on your immune system. But, chronic stress can also damage your gut, which, as you know by now is the gateway to health, opening the door for a whole host of issues. The truth is that there are more and more patients with stress as a primary cause of their autoimmune and other chronic diseases, and it’s not just adults! Children are suffering from stress-related health problems as well! In this article we’ll take a look at how stress affects your gut.
How Does Stress Damage Your Gut?
Do you know how many toxins are lurking in your fruits, on your veggies, and in that chicken breast? If they aren’t 100% US Certified organic, then you really have no idea.
In fact, a Pew Research Center report found that 80% of the chemical additives found in food lack the research needed to determine how much a person can safely ingest without negative consequences.
Here we’ll look at three reasons organic food is healthier for you, particularly if you have an autoimmune disease or inflammatory condition, and I’ll share helpful tips for eating organic on a budget!
Are toxic chemicals virtually avoidable in non-organic foods?
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