Environmental factors play a larger role in the development and exacerbation of autoimmune disease than what was once believed, even more so than genetics. Gut imbalances, dietary factors, stress and other factors create inflammation in the body. Though you can’t change the genes you were born you do have some influence on whether those genes are expressed or not. In other words, the onset and acceleration of autoimmune disease can be greatly managed by deliberate actions you can take. Let this fact empower you with the willpower and determination to take control of your health. Because that’s what you’re going to need to move forward. I just want to be honest. Working to achieve optimal health is WORK. Most of us wouldn’t give a second thought to doing what’s necessary for a loved one or beloved pet? Why? Because women are nurturers, that’s what we do. For everyone. Except ourselves. As women we pride ourselves in our ability to take care of others
But successfully managing our autoimmune disease will require a level of self-care that many of us have long abandoned.
We can’t change the past. But every day we have the opportunity to improve. Take a look at the items below. What could you begin working on today? Dive in, if it’s in your nature to do so, otherwise take baby steps and focus on one area at a time. Remember, a little progress is still PROGRESS.