Do you know someone with immune mediated disease like lupus, thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune hepatitis, autoimmune anemia, myositis, or encephalomyelitis, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, myasthenia gravis, scleroderma, and other conditions. All of these can be helped in natural ways with herbs, supplements, and healing foods.
It’s very important to have a healthy diet full of green leafy veggies and fruits, fresh wild caught cold water fish, all organic and all none GMO foods. Also green juicing cucumbers, celery, and other green leafy veggies will help because they alkalize your body.
Green tea is important because green tea contains lots of wonderful polyphenols that rid the body of free radicals that cause inflammation and disease… and studies show that green tea can help rheumatoid arthritis.
Omega 3 oils are important because helps to break the cycle of chronic inflammation. Studies show that groups of people around the world who eat lots of cold water fish have a lower incidence of disease.
Andrographis is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb that works wonders in autoimmune diseases according to double blind studies.
Flavonoids in veggies and fruits inhibit inflammation, (You can also buy flavonoids in capsules) and they also promote the production of immunoglobulins. Studies with Quercetin shows it lowers inflammation and even help with autoimmune myocarditis – inflammation of the heart. Plus rose hips has worked wonders for rheumatoid arthritis in double blind studies.
New studies show that Alpha Lipoic Acid has the ability to help with inflammation. Plus getting out in the sun and soaking up some Vitamin D is very important for autoimmune mediated diseases.
Maca Root is very effective for lowing inflammation and helping with autoimmune disease… and it also helps balance your hormones. Cat’s Claw Bark is a great anti-inflammatory agent that boosts your immune system, plus it also helps with pain.
A species of hydrangea root from China known as “Chang Shan” contains the chemical halofuginone which heals your immune system and prevents immune suppression. The Chinese herb Dichroa Febrifuga has shown to help with ulcerative stomatitis and other oral immune problems, plus it also boosts your immune system and T cell production.
Here are a few more anti-inflammatory herbs: chamomile, white willow bark, capsaicin, pokeroot, ginger, boswellia, saffron, garlic, and turmeric.
Supplementation with Vitamins especially Vitamin C seems to help, and digestive enzymes are important. Plus taking Chlorella and Spirulina and other green foods will boost your immune system.
Stay away from: Wheat, barley, dairy products of all kinds (they contain proteins that cause inflammation), processed foods, fast food, artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, soda, alcohol, coffee, mustard, ketchup, acid foods, foods with hormones, and artificial chemicals of any kind not good for you… they cause inflammation.
Bitter herbs help with inflammation such as: Barberry, ginseng, milk thistle, oregon grape, licorice root, they stimulate the immune system and help with autoimmune disease. (We eat a lot of sweets but hardly any bitters, bitters are life saving)
Many people believe that if you take the offending agents out of your life and give your body good food, water, and peace… the body will go back to normal and heal. That’s what Dr. Gerson talked about… and his clinics have healed many people of all kinds of diseases.
Stress is a leading cause of autoimmune disease… because stress weakens your immune system. So de-stress your life, take time to smell the roses and get out into nature everyday. You have to change your lifestyle to get rid of stress… and putting your needs first is very important.
Learn meditation, biofeedback, exercise, balance your life and take care of yourself, take classes in yoga, qigong, and tai-chi. Listen to music, take time every day for yourself, go for walks, and be silly once in a while… and do something every day that makes YOU HAPPY!
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Advisor for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Church, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas www.paulhaider.com