What You Don’t Know About Autoimmune Disorders

How To Control Inflammation, Eat Delicious Food, And Actually Feel Great Again!

Gut issues, inflammation, joint pain… It’s all connected.

I’m going to tell it to you straight, avoiding all the scientific babble, and getting down to the truth of autoimmune disorders - why they happen, what you can do about it, and how to start getting your life back!

If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder, what’s happening in your body right now is a bit like laser tag. You’re getting hit from all directions and damage is being done.

You may even feel like you’re not in control anymore. Like the chaos happening inside of you can’t be stopped. But I promise you it can, and I’ll share with you everything I know right now.

Firstly, have you ever seen a game of laser tag? The one kids play where they shoot laser guns at each other. Usually in some dark warehouse building with bright neon lights everywhere.

Well, this is actually a whole lot similar to what’s happening inside of you. And learning this is an important first step in helping you to heal.

You see, most doctors and general practitioners won’t tell you what I’m about to share with you. Their main focus is on managing your symptoms and prescribing drugs that may or not make things worse. Or if they do go into depth on this, they only touch the surface. So I’m here to share with you the 90% you’ve probably never heard of when it comes to Autoimmune conditions and how to fix them.

The Biggest Factor In Autoimmune Disorders Is Not What You Think...

You may have heard it’s all about your overactive immune system. But is it? We now know that your adrenals play a huge role in autoimmune disorders and controlling inflammation in the body.

Now, the problem with people who have autoimmune conditions is that they also have adrenal dysfunction. And this can lead to a lot of bad issues - like fatigue, hormone imbalances, and trouble handling stress.

You may have some of the symptoms right now.

If you feel tired when you wake up in the morning, even after sleeping a good 7 hours.

Or you get stressed and tired easily...

... then chances are you're suffering from adrenal dysfunction.

Let’s just say that adrenal dysfunction is something we don’t want in our lives, but sadly for people like us with autoimmune issues, it’s already happened.

So why is adrenal dysfunction like laser tag? Well, when this dysfunction happens it leads to the overproduction of low affinity antibodies (sorry for the science talk). But these antibodies are like the kids running around the warehouse playing laser tag.

What they do, is they tag your healthy tissues for destruction by white blood cells (the cells that help our bodies defend against viruses and diseases), and it’s this process that causes the damage we see in autoimmune disorders.

Increased inflammation, joint pain, hormonal imbalances, and a whole host of other systemic issues.

In fact, your autoimmune disorder is actually not caused by an overactive immune system like others might have led you to believe. Your immune system is doing exactly what it’s meant to be doing, but it’s your adrenals that are giving out these orders and it’sconfused about what’s going on.

Then to throw gasoline onto an already burning fire of inflammation within our body - we eat the wrong foods that make everything 100x worse, destroy our gut and actually prevent us from healing.

The Dangers Of Stress, Stimulants And Steroids...

We both know stress is bad, and it’s pretty tough to avoid it entirely. But for people with autoimmune issues (adrenal dysfunction), stress can make our symptoms a lot worse - causing further damage to the adrenal glands and preventing recovery. The same goes for stimulants like caffeine and nicotine.

Even steroids, which can actually make the underlying autoimmune condition worse. Although steroids are often given to reduce the symptoms of autoimmune disorders, such as inflammation, they also suppress the immune system which opens us up to many other diseases. Yet you’ll often see doctors prescribing steroids as a way to ‘manage’ symptoms.

This kind of thinking and practice is something we see everywhere in our broken ‘mainstream’ medicine model.  And it’s not doing anything to help us get to the root cause of autoimmune disease. Also the government isn’t helping much either...

About the Author

Chelsea Brinegar

Chelsea is the Chief Nutritionist at Ultimate Meal Plans and a head writer at Ultimate Paleo Guide.