hey guys, dr. axe here, doctor of naturalmedicine and founder of draxe.com. in this video, i'm going to do an advancedtraining on how to overcome autoimmune disease. i'll talk about my five steps to overcomeautoimmune disease with natural treatments, diet, supplements, essential oils and much,much more in this training video. first off, autoimmune disease can affect manydifferent area of your body. conditions such as lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoidarthritis, different types of inflammatory bowel disease--all of these issues can beconnected to autoimmune disease. hashimoto's thyroiditis can affect your thyroidand many other tissues and organs. what happens in autoimmune disease is yourbody's own immune system starts to attack
your own cells and tissues. so, what we have to do in order to beat andreverse autoimmune disease is we have to reduce inflammation and help modulate and balanceout your body's immune response. the number one step to start overcoming autoimmunedisease is to remove certain things from your diet. so, foods that cause an inflammatory reaction. . . i really believe 100% of autoimmune disease starts in your gut lining with a conditioncalled leaky gut. that occurs when you have microscopic holesin your gut lining. imagine your gut lining as a net in betweenyour intestines and your bloodstream.
well, that net can get rips and tears in itto where then certain things such as gluten, toxins, bad bacteria get into your bloodstreamover time if they stay in there. your body will not only attack them. often times it will start to affect and attackthe other tissues and cells within your own body. so, number one step is reduce the intake offoods that cause inflammation. number one is going to be sugar. if you're consuming processed sugar, it causesthe overgrowth of yeast in the body, which actually eats away at the gut lining causingleaky gut, which in turn causes autoimmune
disease over time. number two, hydrogenated oils or consumingtoo many omega-6 fatty acids. that causes inflammation in the body. also gluten and casein, so consuming wheat,bread and dairy products on a regular basis will absolutely cause inflammation in thebody. last but not least, over-consuming grains,and i'm talking about even whole grains, can cause inflammation in your body. so, for a time, if you have autoimmune disease,one of the big things you typically want to do is go grain-free for a period of time orat least consume grains that have been sprouted
and slow-cooked for a long time like a wildsprouted rice that you cook and make into kanji. that's okay for some people but in generalwith autoimmune disease, you want to go grain free for a time. and then last here, any additives--food colorings,artificial sweeteners, any type of packaged food--you typically want to stay away fromor processed food or fast foods with autoimmune disease. the key there is reducing inflammation. then what we want to do step number two iswe want to transform your diet and start consuming
foods that help heal your cells and tissuesand help reduce inflammation. the number one food group is going to be cookedvegetables. with autoimmune disease, you typically don'twant to do a lot of raw foods. that might surprise you, but a lot of rawvegetable juices or raw salads or raw broccoli, things like that, those are hard to digestand hard for those with leaky gut, which can contribute to autoimmune disease. so, a lot of cooked vegetables in your dietsuch as cooked spinach, carrots, celery, any type of cooked vegetable is great with autoimmunedisease. number two is fruit, specifically berriesand fruits that are easy to digest, such as
pears, also fruits with enzymes in them suchas kiwis, figs, papaya, pineapple, but again, fruit in moderation. you don't want to go overboard because oftoo much sugar, but one to two servings of fruit a day is okay. the next food, number three, is going be wildcaught meats such as grass-fed beef, organic chicken and turkey, and wild caught fish likesalmon. in fact, wild caught fish like salmon mightbe the most beneficial because they're high in a type of omega-3 fatty acid called epaand dha, which naturally reduce inflammation within the body.
the fourth superfood you want to be gettingin your diet to help fight autoimmune disease is get bone broth. bone broth might be the most beneficial ofall foods. it contains the amino acids proline, glycineand l-glutamine which help repair the gut lining healing leaky gut, which is going tostop things like gluten and these other factors getting in, causing an immune reaction. again, bone broth is incredibly beneficial. number five, get more healing herbs in yourdiet such as turmeric, ginger, cumin, rosemary and any type of herb.
again, most of these herbs really help supportthe body in the natural healing process. those are going to be the most beneficialfoods for you if you're struggling with autoimmune last i'll say also getting some probioticscan be good. but here's an idea meal for those with autoimmunedisease is a big bowl of bone broth soup. think chicken broth, chicken, celery, onions,carrots, maybe a little bit of ginger or turmeric in there. drinking bone broth on a daily basis is sobeneficial. one more food that i wanted to mention hereis coconut products. coconut oil should be your go-to cooking oilif you've got autoimmune disease and of course
avocados and olive oil and ghee, those aregood as well, coconut oil, though, one of the best. so, again, a diet that's high in cooked vegetables,fruits, wild meats, and bone broth should be the diet you follow. step number three in overcoming autoimmunedisease is you want to take the right supplements. the most beneficial supplements, number oneis probably going to be a bone broth powder. you can get bone broth in powder form, addit to a smoothie, do bone broth daily as a powder, also collagen powder or collagen proteinsupplement, a scoop of that a day is very beneficial as well.
the next thing i would say would be probiotics. probiotics help support the immune system. they help again modulate the immune system,which helps autoimmune disease. so, getting probiotics, typically 50 billionius twice daily is key. also look out for probiotics that have soil-basedorganisms. sbos are great as well. then i would say take an omega-3 supplementlike a fish caviar supplement or something like a fish oil or cod liver oil, but 1,000milligrams twice a day of an omega-3 supplement is very beneficial and the next thing i wouldsay here are digestive enzymes, taking digestive
enzymes with your meal can help reduce inflammationand ease your body in the digestive process. i would say those are the most beneficialsupplements for naturally combating autoimmune the next thing here, step number four is useessential oils. essential oils are fantastic. one of my favorite essential oils for autoimmunedisease is roman chamomile oil. roman chamomile can help bring down cortisollevels, helps relax the body, reduces stress on the body, so chamomile, diffusing that,rubbing a few drops, putting it on your neck. chamomile is one of the best for autoimmunedisease as are frankincense and myrrh. let's say you have hashimoto's thyroiditisor rheumatoid arthritis in a specific area.
what i would do is do two drops of myrrh,two drops of frankincense and rub it directly on the area. a few other oils that can be beneficial, anothercouple of favorites of mine are lavender oil and ylang-ylang. lavender oil and ylang-ylang both help improveyour mood, help lower cortisol, reduce stress on the body and the essential oil thyme oil(that's t-h-y-m-e, thyme). thyme oil is also beneficial. all of those oils are some of my favoritesfor naturally fighting autoimmune disease. use those daily.
the last step here for fighting autoimmunedisease--incorporate techniques into your week that help you naturally reduce stress. so, for some people it might be practicingexercise such as yoga, pilates or barre, doing things that help with your deep breathing,that helps with the immune system and helps your body reduce stress. doing a spiritual triathlon in the morningwhere you wake up and for five minutes you get grateful, for five minutes your read abible or devotional for five minutes, you spend in prayer or praise. but again, spending some time reading, again,something spiritually uplifting and growth
is great. last but not least--here's what i'm goingto challenge you to do--take a healing bath at night. those essential oils i talked about do aboutten drops in a bath with one cup of epsom salts. they're loaded with magnesium. magnesium is known as the relaxation mineral. so, again, soaking three days a week withessential oils and epsom salts or magnesium oil, soaking in a nice warm to hot bath andjust winding down.
part of the key to overcoming autoimmune diseaseis taking care of stressful emotions and just unwinding. so, again, exercise, a healing bath, workingon spiritual growth and just scheduling you time, time where you get to do lunch witha best friend or go on a walk or just do your favorite hobbies, make sure you incorporatethose into your weekly schedule. if you follow my five steps of removing toxicfoods, adding an anti-inflammatory foods in your diet, taking supplements that help healleaky gut, taking essential oils that reduce stress and transforming your lifestyle, youfollow those five steps and you're going to see great results in overcoming autoimmunedisease.
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