Good news: we now know that environmental factors are 90% of the risk for autoimmune disorders. The major categories are Stress, Diet / Nutrient Deficiencies, Toxins, Infections, and a Leaky Gut / Dysbiosis. This post is the first in a series, covering the #1 trigger: Stress.
If stress is what we feel when we perceive the demands on us exceed our ability to cope, then we need to reduce the perceived demands and increase our ability to cope. Healing happens in the relaxation response.
The typical profile of a person with autoimmune disorders is a high-functioning woman who puts everyone else's needs ahead of her own. The cost of this habitual pattern can be very high. Learn how self-care can diminish symptoms and lead to healing.
The typical profile of a person with autoimmune disorders is a high-functioning woman who puts everyone else's needs ahead of her own. The cost of this habitual pattern can be very high. Learn how self-care can lead to healing.
Healing from autoimmune disorders can seem overwhelming. We make it easier by breaking it down into baby steps. You can eliminate all your toxic triggers and add loads of nourishing foods; but until and unless you address and resolve deep emotional pain, your healing will not be complete.
"Whether you believe you can or you can't, you're right." -- Henry Ford
Getting into nature helps us actively engage the relaxation response, which is the healing state needed to beat autoimmune.
The holidays can be a source of stress and sadness for many. Good news, here are eight free, easy and scientifically-proven strategies to lift your spirits.
Getting a good night's sleep is paramount for people with autoimmune conditions. Sleep experts and autoimmune experts alike say 7 - 10 hours is not indulgent; it's necessary.
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