If you want to know how autoimmunity affects you and what you can do about it — then this video is for you. Let’s discuss autoimmune relief.
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Autoimmunity literally means an attack of self. You produce antibodies against your own organs making your white blood cells attack you. There are many types of autoimmune conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, thyroiditis, and eczema. As well as vitiligo, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and more…
Autoimmunity is characterized by severe inflammation which then affects the function of the affected organ or system.
If you follow these four easy Immune Healing steps, you’re going to help reprogram your immune system to protect you instead of attacking you.
#1: Understand Your Immune System
It’s so important to know how your immunity is supposed to work so you can see what you might be doing to that could create problems.
First of all your immune system is like an advanced military guard for your body. It protects you from external threats like infections as well as internal threats like cancer. Your white blood cells are the soldiers that are programmed to protect you.
The immune system is made up of many organs and cells. Your hypothalamus (chief commander), your bone marrow (producer of new recruits), your thymus (boot camp), your spleen (military hospital). Also your lymph system including lymph nodes, tonsils, appendix, and lymph channels (highways).
Your white blood cells are the soldiers of your immune system. They take direction from antibodies produced by your thymus. Antibodies against infections help protect you. When you have an autoimmune disorder, your thymus mistakenly produces antibodies that direct your WBCs to attack you.
#2: Sleep to Reverse Autoimmunity
Under the direction of your Hypothalamus, your bone marrow produces immature white blood cells that then go to the thymus for training to know the difference between you and others. The mature WBCs act like soldiers patrolling your body for invading parasites, bacteria, or viruses. And at night, under the influence of nocturnal Hypothalamic hormones, your WBC soldiers go after cancer cells.
One of the best ways to help your immune system is to get a good night’s sleep. It’s important that you sleep in the complete dark so you start making melatonin within three hours of dusk. Melatonin turns down the rest of your body’s systems so your WBCs can do their job. Your other nocturnal hormone, Prolactin, then directs your thymus to properly program your WBCs. Prolactin always follows melatonin staying high for eight hours. If prolactin is still high in the morning, not only will you feel tired but your WBCs will still be in attack mode. It’s common to see high daytime prolactin in patients with autoimmunity.
#3: Remove Triggers for Autoimmunity
You’re not born autoimmune. Something triggers your immune system to start attacking you. Some common triggers are viruses, bacteria, environmental toxins, and nutritional deficits.
Certain autoimmune conditions are triggered by hormones, especially stress hormones. In fact, stress is one of the greatest contributing factors leading to autoimmunity. Chronic stress creates high levels of cortisol which can be destructive to healthy tissue. Your gut lining is particularly sensitive to cortisol and can become so thin that undigested food molecules and toxins pass into your bloodstream creating severe antibody reactions. A damaged gut lining is often referred to as Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Reducing your toxic exposures, balancing your hormones, managing your stress response, and healing your gut will help eradicate the triggers of your autoimmunity.
#4: Reprogram Your Immune System
Once you’ve addressed your autoimmune triggers, you can start reprogramming your immune system. This takes time, at least three months. That’s because white blood cells live at least eight weeks so you won’t see improvement in your autoimmune symptoms until the old poorly programmed WBCs are all replaced with fresh new WBCs.
Sleeping in the dark and exposing yourself to natural sunlight is important to re-establish a normal circadian rhythm and a healthy immune response. Supporting your Hypothalamus helps reprogram your thymus and the hormones that direct your immunity. For the past fifteen years, my patients who have eradicated their triggers and supported their hypothalamus with Genesis Gold® and Sacred Seven® heal from autoimmune conditions.
Now you know what autoimmunity is yet it’s not easy to reprogram your immune system if the rest of your hormones are out of balance. So I created the Hormone Reboot Training for you to discover how to optimize Immunity and balance all your hormones naturally. It’s free!