By Larisa Belote
Although humans generally want there to be one answer to their question, the reality is that autoimmune illness is complex. Western medicine has primed our brains to seek one pill, one shot, or one operation to ‘fix’ the problem. Autoimmune diseases are on the rise, and diagnoses include various illnesses where the immune system attacks itself.
Stressors, the Gut/ Microbiome, and DNA form the three legs of the stool. For a stool to function, all three legs have to be present. Take one (or more) away, and the chair falls. Like a stool, your body has three main pillars that must be supported for you to experience good health.
Stress comes in three forms: chemical, emotional, and physical.
Chemical stressors/Toxins are found everywhere, such as Food (GMOs, pesticides, herbicides, processed foods), Mercury in amalgam fillings, Heavy metal toxicity (industrial exposure, air or water pollution, foods, medicines, improperly coated food containers, or lead-based paints), Black mold found in homes, schools, stores, and office buildings, Tap water toxins (including chlorine and fluoride), Conventional body care products (including SLS, parabens, and fragrances)
Physical stressors are also common-place in modern life. They include: too little or too much exercise, Stagnancy (sitting or standing in one position all day long), Unaddressed biomechanical imbalances and wearing conventional shoes (too narrow, or with a heel)
Emotional stressors are perhaps the leastacknowledged form of stress because they are perceived stress from negative emotions that have a real impact on stress hormones in the body. Although all emotions are healthy and normal, emotional stress is when stress becomes chronic and a looping feeling, without any resolution. These emotions include Grief, Sadness, Anger, Frustration, Anxiety and Depression.
Dysbiosis in any of the body’s microbiomes (like the gut, oral, and skin) is associated with chronic inflammation in the body. The gut is significant when it comes to autoimmunity since it plays such a large role in regulating the immune system. Changes in the gut microbiome (too much, too little, or an imbalance of the “good” to “bad” bacteria) can cause immune dysregulation, which can lead to autoimmune disorders.
The old paradigm of disease often blamed genetics for our illnesses. Whatever runs in the family was understood to be inevitable when that simply is not the case. The newer branch of epigenetic science understands that although genes are present, they act as a loaded gun. Having a gene that predisposes you to cancer, diabetes, or Alzheimer’s makes it more likely to develop a disease but does not actually pull the trigger.
Getting Your Life Back: A Multi-Therapeutic Approach to Autoimmune Disease
You can understand autoimmunity as the perfect storm of stressors, as generally all three of these stool legs have been lost by the time you have an autoimmune diagnosis.
By understanding the source of the imbalance, we can then tackle autoimmunity with a multi-therapeutic approach to support or re-build these pillars (legs of the stool) so that you can get your life back.
Getting your life back entails, The 5R approach (Removing the Source, Restoring Cellular Energy, Reducing Inflammation and Reestablishing Methylation) and Ancient Healing techniques to detox toxicity all the way upstream to the source: the cell.
If you are dealing with chronic issues of autoimmunity, the best way to navigate a 5R healing approach is under the care of a health care practitioner.
Larisa Belote, Health Practitioner & Certified Detox Specialist is a strong believer that your body is a smart machine and can heal itself given a chance and the right set of tools. Call/Txt 732.996.6963 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to get your life back.