Is Autoimmune Disease curable? Speaking from personal experience, I say it is controllable, which in my mind is as close to curable as you can get, especially when you live with it.
I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis for twelve years. I had two siblings, my brother, and sister, who both died of Autoimmune Diseases in their 40’s. Two of my children also have Rheumatoid Arthritis, so I have been around Autoimmune Diseases for a very long time.
Everyone Has a Choice to Make
The first step to getting your Autoimmune Disease under control is to understand that you make a choice each time you put a fork to your mouth. The food we put into our bodies makes a huge difference.
Many of us don’t realize how much of an impact the food we eat has on our health, but each bite we take can either prevent or promote a potential disease.
Every Bite We Take Makes A Difference
You may not see a big difference right away, but over time wrong choices can lead to lethal results! Just as easily, the right decisions can lead to life-changing and health-promoting results!
If we feed our bodies inflammatory foods, we will be inflamed. It’s as simple as that. So understanding what foods cause inflammation, and what foods control it is vital!
Is Autoimmune Disease Controllable With Food?
From my personal experience, it is. I eat a Whole Food Plant-Based diet, and when I stick with it, my Rheumatoid Arthritis lies dormant. There are many days, weeks, and months that I forget I have it!
When I decide to deviate from my WFPB menu and eat a piece of cheese or scoop of ice cream, my autoimmune antibodies kick into high gear. They alert my body that it’s time to fight the inflammation-causing intruders.
Within thirty minutes, I can feel swelling and aching pain in my joints. Depending on what I ate, these symptoms can last up to three days. I always end up asking myself, “was it worth it”?.
The best rule of thumb is to avoid inflammation-causing animal proteins like meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products. Also, avoid refined grains, added sugars, and processed oils, which are lower in nutrients and higher in calories.
What Food Groups and Nutrients Should I Increase to Keep my Autoimmune Disease at Bay?
I fill my diet with health-promoting vegetables, fruits rich in phytochemicals, whole grains, fiber (only found in plant foods), beans, peas, lentils, nuts, seeds, berries, and water. All of these have anti-inflammatory effects.
You would not believe the fantastic meals that you can make with all of these terrific nutrient-rich foods! If it seems impossible to switch over to a plant-based diet, think about your daily pain and symptoms. Is Autoimmune Disease worth it? If your answer is no, then please consider giving plant-based a try.
I had to make a choice long ago to live without certain foods, which has allowed me to live without pain, chronic fatigue, brain fog, joint swelling, and more! I am so happy I made the change, and I think you will be too!
Is Autoimmune Disease controlling you? Would you like to control it? Get started today, taking small attainable steps to crowd out animal proteins and begin adding more foods like leafy greens, fruits, and vegetables to your diet. Then you will be well on your way to getting control over your Autoimmune Disease.
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