What are the warning signs of autoimmune disease and how can you reverse it? Let’s talk about it.
Autoimmunity means that your body is attacking itself.
Your immune system is not programmed properly and your white blood cells are attacking tissues in your body.
There are more than 80 autoimmune diseases that affect a wide range of body parts. Many start with very similar type of symptoms. Some have some particular symptoms that help to differentiate the autoimmune disease. Most autoimmune diseases have elevations in anti-nuclear antibodies. Plus specific auto-antibodies have been identified for many of the autoimmune conditions.
All autoimmune diseases have one thing in common > inflammation.
Body parts become inflamed because of the attack of the immune system on tissues. For instance, autoimmune thyroiditis causes inflammation and swelling of the thyroid. Autoimmune arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation of the joints.
Inflammation may be experienced as pain, swelling, redness, heat, and even rashes.
Another warning sign of autoimmune condition is fatigue.
Fatigue accompanied by inflammation is a classic warning that your immune system may be attacking you. When your immune system is in hyperdrive, it takes a lot of energy to attack your tissues. That means your natural energy production is utilized by your immune system leaving very little left for you to function.
Firstly, think of how exhausted you are when you have the flu. That’s your immune system attacking a virus. Now, imagine how exhausted you would become if your immune system was constantly attacking your normal cells.
How do you reverse autoimmunity?
A malfunctioning immune system is often rooted in hypothalamic miscommunication with the thymus. Your thymus is supposed to program your white blood cells to know the difference between you and others. Therefore, poorly programmed T-cells attack normal tissues – which is autoimmunity.
Your hypothalamus controls the hormones that control your immune system, including prolactin and melatonin. It’s important that you support your hypothalamus as soon as possible. I have found that my autoimmune patients who take Genesis Gold® have a resolution of their symptoms, lowering of their autoantibodies, and return to health faster than those using conventional therapies alone. Most importantly, reducing inflammation associated with hypothalamic miscommunication is important to reverse autoimmunity.
If you want to learn more about how to heal autoimmunity, please join us in our free Hormone Reboot Training.