Manifesto for Healing Autoimmune Conditions

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Healing is a multi-layered journey involving body, mind and spirit. To fully reclaim and maintain good health, it’s essential to delve into all areas of your life.

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    Breathe Deeply

    Remember to breathe. Take five deep, s-l-o-w belly breaths whenever you remember, and especially when stressed. Pay more attention to your out-breath. Let it all gooooooo.

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    Sleep More

    Prioritize sleep. Buy the best bed and bedding you can afford, ideally organic. Go to bed early for the most restorative sleep. Nine hours is not indulgent.

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    Nourish Yourself

    Nourish yourself and the planet with organic, nutrient-dense food. Emphasize grass-fed animals, the rainbow of vegetables, and healthy fats. Drink lots of pure water.

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    Move More

    Keep o v i n g.  Lift heavy things, walk in nature, do yoga, stretch, dance. Sweat daily if possible. Sit less, move more. 

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    Heal & Seal Your Gut

    Tend to your inner garden: balance your gut bugs and plug the leaks. Your health & wellbeing are a reflection of your relationship with your whole environment.

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    Minimize Toxins

    Minimize toxins, including your food triggers, processed foods, negative thoughts, chemicals in body & home care products, mercury fillings, mold, and even toxic relationships.

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    Clear Infections

    Get tested and treated for hidden infections like parasites, candida, and Lyme co-infections. Embrace healthy lifestyle habits, consider herbal antimicrobials and raise your metabolism.

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    Reduce Stress

    What can you let go of, minimize, or delegate? Healing happens when you relax. Negative emotions, environments, and people can sabotage your health and wellbeing. Every moment is an opportunity to choose peace.

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    Forgive Everyone

    Forgive everyone. Forgive yourself. The past is past. Free yourself from unresolved anger, sadness and grief. Still feel a charge? Repeat.

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    Surround Yourself

    Ask for help. Being vulnerable makes you more lovable. Find a functional or naturopathic practitioner. Join an uplifting group or community. Prioritize friendships. Laugh more.

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    Say Thank You

    Want to feel happier? Say Thank you, even when you feel criticized. See the blessings in everything. Even unwanted symptoms are just messengers encouraging you to dig deeper.

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    Love Yourself

    Love yourself first. Be responsible for your own happiness. Embrace your inner child and go on playdates. Create a list of things that fill you up. Do at least one thing a day.

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    Know Your Why

    People with purpose have better health outcomes, more resilience and joy.  What’s your North Star? Be your purpose. Stay open. Choose peace. Stay hopeful.

Which healing element is the one that is calling you now? The one that works will be the one you actually do. So what will you do for yourself today? Download and print out the Healing Manifesto as a beautiful reminder to nurture yourself, mind, body, and spirit.

Take good care!

P.S. Want my personal help beating an autoimmune condition(s)? If you live in the continental U.S. (except N.Y. due to state laws) and are ready, willing, and able to invest in your best health, I offer Beat Autoimmune & Thrive Functional Medicine Programs over Zoom. I collaborate with skilled naturopathic doctors (NDs) who are experts in resolving root causes like gut issues, chronic infections, toxic burdens, and hormonal imbalances, which are almost always part of the autoimmune puzzle. Together we provide comprehensive, customized treatment plans, and collaborative, caring support. If you are ready to beat autoimmune and reclaim your best life please book a 30–minute consultation with me to gain clarity, confidence, and explore the possibility of working together.

Photo credit: Edu Lauton