Autoimmune diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States, now. They come in many different varieties, including multiple sclerosis, heart disease, type I, II, and III diabetes, thyroid disease, Raynaud’s, lupus, autoimmune hepatitis, psoriasis, osteoporosis, eczema, and over 140 more diseases.
Once you are diagnosed with one autoimmune disease, you have a 75% risk of developing another, and another, and another. Eventually this can lead to cancer.
Autoimmune disease is about the target tissue or organ the immune system is attacking AND the actual immune system.
It’s as if an archer is shooting arrows at a target. The archer is your immune system and the target is somewhere in your body. In other words, you must get the archer to put the bow and arrows down.
If your body is at war with you there is no winner. It’s a lose-lose situation.
Because there are so many choices of targets for your immune system to attack, there are many symptoms that can show up all over the body. Sometimes these symptoms will be severe and other times mild. One thing is for sure, treating the symptom is like moving the target, but not disarming the archer.
It can take 10 to 30 years to develop a full blown autoimmune disease.
As you read this article, you might be cooking one up right now. We get many warning signs along the road to autoimmunity. We are not taught to pay attention to what those warning signs are telling us. Even though there are many different types of autoimmune diseases that can target many different organ systems, they all begin with inflammation as your body begins to attack itself.
What causes autoimmune diseases?
4 main root causes to all autoimmune diseases.
10 Warning Signs of Autoimmune Disease
Symptoms that could indicate you are cooking up an autoimmune disease.
If you answered yes to one or more of the above list, you could be working on an autoimmune disease or already have one. The good news is you can reverse or halt the progression of it. I call autoimmune disease a puzzle because every person is unique and therefore their autoimmune story will also be unique. Like I said earlier, there are 4 root causes to EVERY autoimmune disease so we start with those.
How do I Treat and Reverse Autoimmune Disease?
We start with food. Your immune system is firing off against food as if it’s a bacteria or virus. We begin by testing for food allergies, looking for toxins and chronic infections, balancing your adrenals and hormones and clearing up gut microflora imbalances – you have to restore digestive health. We also start addressing childhood experiences that might have triggered your genetics to express themselves in a disease state. That too can be reversed. We also do genetic testing. All of this is to find the clues to solving your unique puzzle.
What’s the First Step?
Make an appointment with me or one of my team. We work with people from all over the world using the internet and video software. It’s time for you to invest in caring for you because without you, no one else gets cared for!
Read my book, Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle. It will get us on the same page as we dive into your puzzle together.
Dr. Keesha Ewers is a board certified Functional and Ayurvedic medical practitioner, as well as Doctor of Sexology, host and founder of The Woman’s Vitality Summit, and founder of a new branch of medicine called Functional Sexology. Click here to learn more about her Integrative Medicine Health Coach Certification Program.