“Nourishing foods offer the highest healing potential of any solution we know of. They send healing instructions to your cells and genes. Turmeric instructs: “Cool down inflammation!” Broccoli directs: “Clear toxic estrogen metabolites!” And garlic commands: “Strengthen the immune system!” You truly do become what you eat. Don’t you find this super empowering?”
– Palmer Kippola, Best-selling Author, Beat Autoimmune
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: reversing autoimmune conditions is possible, but it’s going to take your commitment, attention and some time. We’ve summed up key points in our manifesto for healing, and we’re making it easier to do by chunking it down into baby steps in a series of blog posts.
Lasting change happens in stages and trying to do everything all at once may sabotage your efforts. First you have to prepare by embracing a new mindset; and then you need to address and resolve the root causes of disease to make room for the nourishing elements. This is where healing happens.
1. Breathe Deeply and Intentionally
What is key to life, stress relief, deep peace, and a better metabolism? Breathing! It’s free, automatic and yet sadly underused.
2. Add Nourishing Foods, Water and Supplements
Keep it simple: First remove the bad stuff, and then add in the good stuff.
3. Get Restorative Sleep
People with autoimmune disorders need 8 – 10 hours per night.
4. Move More
Sitting still for long periods is “the new smoking.”
Nourish Yourself – Action Summary
Get in the habit of deep belly breathing.
Emphasize nourishing foods, pure water and address nutrient deficiencies.
Prioritize sleep, and do what you need to do to get 8+ hours a night.
Find multiple ways throughout the day to move more and sit less.
Let us know which nourishing elements help you the most.
Take good care!
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