There is a lot of information out there on autoimmune disorders and not all are reliable. Discover truth busters on autoimmune disorders!
Truth #1. Autoimmune disorders CAN be reversed.
If you’re like most autoimmune patients, this is what you’re likely to hear when you sit down at the doctor’s office (I know it’s what I was told, and has been the experience of most of my patients until they come to my office too):
“I’m so sorry. You have an autoimmune disease. Once the genes that produce this condition have been turned on, they can’t be turned off. We can’t cure the disease. The only thing we can do now is to manage your symptoms- and the only way to do that is with drugs.”
Like many aspects of conventional medicine, there is some truth to those remarks. But they are also very much misguided.
Yes, there’s a genetic component to autoimmune disorders. But, as we have learned from the brand new field of epigenetics, genetic expression can be modified. For you to develop an autoimmune disease, something in your environment, diet, or personal circumstances has to turn on the group of your genes that causes autoimmune disorders. Once those genes are turned on, you CAN turn them off, or at least turn them down.
Through optimizing your diet, healing your gut, reducing your toxic burden, healing infections, and relieving your stress, you can instruct your problematic genes to turn off again, thereby restoring your immune system to health.