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Overcoming Autoimmune Disease, Part 2: You Are What You Eat

GasEmptyFor someone with chronic illness, eating packaged food is like putting water in a gas tank and expecting the car to run.  What we put in our body is what the body uses to create our cells.  The body replaces cells every so often, depending on the cell.  For example, the normal life span of a red blood cell is about four months (meaning that four months from now every red blood cell in your body will have died and been replaced with new ones).  The lining of the gut is rebuilt approximately every 28-29 days.  It is said that, after 7 years, the body has replaced every cell.  Think about how powerful that is.

If we potentially have 70-85% influence influence on whether or not the disease process is triggered in our body, and we know the body replaces every cell after a seven year period, then just think of how much influence and power we have over the direction of our own health!  So what does the body use to rebuild these cells?   » Read more..

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Overcoming Autoimmune Disease, Part 1: The Odds Are In Your Favor

Diabetes, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Pacreatitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Narcolepsy, Endometriosis, Hashimotos, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome:  What do they all have in common?  They are all Autoimmune (or autoimmune related) ‘diseases’ and, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, close to 50 million people in the United States alone suffer from Autoimmune Disease.  I used to be one of them, but I no longer suffer.

I found out that autoimmune disease is only 15-30% genetic and a whopping 70-85% environmental!!!  But what does that mean?!   » Read more..

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