Autoimmunity is where the body's own immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues within the body. This can result in many issues such as low thyroid, systemic pain in the muscles, and forms of arthritis.
Usually those suffering from autoimmunity will have to take each day one day at a time. They could feel great today, and rundown tomorrow. This can make exercising a real challenge because you may not feel up for it.
Julia Morichelli is a fitness trainer who also suffers from autoimmunity. She has been diagnosed with multiple autoimmune conditions, so she knows all too well how difficult exercising can be.
Why Does Autoimmunity Occur?
There really is no easy answer to this question. It could be caused from toxic exposure to chemicals. Or maybe the foods you are eating leads to intestinal permeability, which is the beginning of the assault on your immune system.
Regardless of why it occurs, if you have the symptoms related to autoimmune disorders, then it is best to work with a functional doctor to figure out a game plan. This way you can do everything you can to minimize the symptoms as much as possible.
In this episode, Julia Morichelli and I discuss:
»How to communicate with doctors to figure out the right tests to get a diagnosis
»After receiving a diagnosis, what are some steps you can take to help alleviate symptoms
»How can you build a fitness program around your autoimmune issues
»What to do each day to be reduce stress and to minimize symptoms
[3:00] Can you describe your own experiences with autoimmunity
[6:00] When you get a diagnosis, is it a relief, or what are your feelings at this point
[7:30] What is autoimmunity
[8:40] Was there any way you could have helped the doctors to find a diagnosis earlier
[11:00] How many doctors did it take to reach a diagnosis
[13:00] How can you communicate with doctors in a way that will keep them open to searching for answers
[16:00] You still have to be your own advocate
[19:15] What are some of the biggest trigger to an autoimmune attack
[22:15] What are some inflammatory foods to avoid
[25:15] If you do have sensitivities to foods, you want to avoid eating out at a lot of places
[27:00] What are some supplemental support you can use
[32:20] There are a lot of people who are trying to shut down the use of CBD oil
[38:45] GMO foods are designed to make pests' intestines explode
[40:15] Can you give some pointers on what to do each day for autoimmunity
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