Did you know that there are over 80 different types of autoimmune conditions? Most likely, many of these autoimmune conditions will be unfamiliar to you, such as Bearn-Kunkel Syndrome or Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid.
Don’t worry; I’m not going to go into all the rare autoimmune conditions. We would be here all day. But there are several increasingly common autoimmune disorders you have most likely heard of:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Crohn’s Disease
- Celiac Disease
- Reactive Arthritis
Sadly, the incidence of these autoimmune diseases is only increasing. More and more you will meet other individuals suffering from these conditions.
You might be wondering what a diet can do to help these diseases. In fact, since food is one of the most powerful sources of healing we have, diet can make incredible impact on increasing your health.
Let’s start with identifying the core problem with most autoimmune diseases. When you have an autoimmune disease, your body’s immune system incorrectly registers tissues and antigens as bad or harmful. Then, your body launches a full out attack on these tissues and antigens. Bottom line, your body is destroying tissues that you need.
With the GAPS™ Diet, you start by managing inflammation. When you reduce inflammation, you limit the number of attacks your body sends on your tissues. This hinges on eliminating all pro inflammation foods from your diet (sugars, grains, and processed foods).
The other element to the GAPS™ Diet that is important for autoimmune conditions is removing toxins from the diet. These are foods you may think are healthy, but are actually causing havoc on your system. They cause inflammation, attach to the collagen molecules, and trigger your immune system to attack.
Through the healing power of the GAPS™ Diet, we work together to identify the toxins in your diet. By eliminating these toxins, we can proactively treat your specific autoimmune condition. Then we alter your diet to include nourishing and healing foods. You will be on a journey to optimal health, no longer constrained by your autoimmune condition.
Schedule your free 15 minute consultation today to see how we can put you back on the road to healthful living.