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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.
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.
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.