This week, I have gotten comments about autoimmune diseases and many people reading my last two posts. It certainly is an interesting subject. Autoimmune is not an easy topic and one that still defies medical scientists and doctors. It is a mystery to all, especially their causes and sources. One advise is to keep plugging away at research. I keep seeking answers to questions. It is only until recently, that I feel I have made a little progress in this area. There is much to be learned in this area of medical science. I’m told by doctors that not enough research has been conducted in stem-cell studies.
This week, I have cut sugars and processed foods out, and placed myself on a high protein diet with some fats and oils, low carbs and gluten-free diet. It isn’t so much cutting calories, its eating healthy, nutritional foods. It’s also losing the excess weight and shedding a few pounds along the way. My diet consists of mostly green vegetables, some fruits, but not a lot. I eat organic pasturized-fed eggs for protein, organic tuna and grass-fed (no antibiotics) beef, chicken or pork high in muscle, as Dr. Berg suggested in his video on autoimmune diseases.
It is important to treat your body well. I get that it is not only fighting for getting healthy, it’s fighting for one’s life. One has to buy good health; it does not come freely. In addition, it is important to add minerals and vitamins daily. I added turmeric with black pepper extract to my daily diet. You can also get with ginger extract. I drink organic tea with ginger root to fight inflammation and joint pain. I’ve also added Vfitamin K2, Potassium, Selenium and cod liver oil to my daily diet. Cod liver oil comes in liquid form too, but I prefer the capsules. Make sure you take Vitamin B and Vitamin D3. The normal healthy person can get by with 1,000 to 2,000 units per day. The doctor recommended I take 5,000 units daily.
On the brighter side, I got the blood work results from Emory yesterday. Everything tested was normal. There is not a secondary autoimmune disease. I am very much relieved. I’m going for a MRI on my cervical spine and also been referred to an orthoedic specialist for treatment on my hands, legs, feet and ankles. Please continue to feel free to comment. We need to support each other. If you have any suggestions, advise or information to offer, I would love to hear from you.