What are autoimmune diseases?
Although there are many different types of autoimmune diseases and they can affect many different organs, at their core they are all similar in that they are an immune response caused by systemic inflammation that leads your body to attack itself. Your immune system has a very sophisticated system for keeping you safe that leads it to identify all of the foreign substances that enter your body or that you come into contact with. If your immune system deems anything dangerous, it will produce antibodies to ward off the harmful intruders.
Autoimmune diseases are born when your body is working hard to defend itself against something potentially dangerous, such as an allergen, a toxin, an infection, or even a food, and it fails to differentiate between the intruder and parts of your own body. Mistaking certain types of tissues for harmful substances, your body turns these antibodies against itself, wreaking havoc on your organs.
- processed foods
- cured foods
- refined foods
- non organic vegetables/fruits
In other words foods closest to nature, closest to its original state is best. Incorporating the following foods can help relieve inflimation.
- Proteins raised on pastures or wild caught, grass fed and no grains
- Organic Fruits and Vegetables (pesticides can be harmful and add to inflammation)
- Eating fermented foods like Yogurt, Kefir, Miso and pickled foods to name a few (natural Probiotics)