What would you do if your immune system was attacking your body?
You can’t run from yourself. You can’t hide from your own body. So what would you do?
Many of us turn to our doctors and are later diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and life starts to make more sense. So what is an autoimmune disease and why does it attack the body?
An autoimmune disease
is a dysfunction in the immune system that leads to the body itself becoming a foreign invader and is attacked by its own built in protective system; the immune system. Doctors claim to not know the cause of autoimmune disease though they are on the rise in cities all over the Earth and are calling our attention to dealing with this crazy situation.
So what is actually going on? From a study published by the Environmental Health Perspective Journal,
Well, it seems like this is a loaded question because science has yet to pinpoint why the immune system would attack its own host though it is happening, “with some increasing in incidence by as much as 9% each year“! And while 9% sounds low, with numbers like those in the chart below, 9% is a lot of new diagnoses each year.Why are autoimmune diseases on the rise?
“Our gene sequences aren’t changing fast enough to account for the increases [of chemical exposure],” Miller says. “Yet our environment is—we’ve got 80,000 chemicals approved for use in commerce, but we know very little about their immune effects. Our lifestyles are also different than they were a few decades ago, and we’re eating more processed food.”
While those numbers are up for debate and include many chemicals no longer in use or not approved (read this article to hear a different perspective on the amount of chemicals in use) , the human’s lifestyle has drastically changed over the last 150 years and our bodies are showing signs of the shifts.
Our current city culture has disconnected us from our natural environment in so many ways it will be hard to keep an up to date list. Though we will try:
- Decrease in natural sunlight and increase in artificial light
- Decrease in consumption of mineral rich water and increase in mineral devoid water
- Increase of consumption of out of season food
- Decreased daily activity to build lean muscle mass
- Increase in sedentary lifestyle habits
- Regular use of diverse number of toxic chemicals from food, medicine, body/hair care, vaccines etc
- Low access to locally grown food
- Low consumption of living food
- Increase in stress hormones in utero
And the list goes on. Like we said, asking why autoimmune disease is on the rise is a LOADED question and there is no simple answer.
So, what can we do to help support our immune system and help it protect our body versus live on the defense?
We can align with the lessons of our natural world and make daily changes that will provide our bodies with the requirements it needs to live healthy and well!
Of course this will not always keep everyone from autoimmune disease, cancer or any other life threatening illness. Many humans are born with disease or development weakness very young as well. This is NOT a one size fits all or a healing guarantee, rather we are recommending our audience to make the decision to create a more natural daily lifestyle by consuming more things directly from Mother Earth.
Each day we all make a ton of decisions about what we will do with our time, mind, body … aka our life. We wake up and consume food, media or outside energy. We spend our day working or playing and also eating, washing our hands, brushing our teeth, drinking, talking etc. All day, every day, we each decide to spend our time and resources on a group of things to do/eat/consume and it is in these daily decisions that we find the many opportunities to align with nature.
Daily dietHere are our top 3 lifestyle changes you can make TODAY to better support your immune system and keep it protecting your health
What are you eating daily? Are you gifting your body nourishing, whole, nutrient dense food that grows from the earth? Is it in its whole form? How often are you eating whole foods grown from the ground? If your answer isn’t multiple times a day, every day, you are setting your body up to be a target for autoimmune disease. Our body is MADE to use the energy that grows in nature to grow, heal and thrive! Without proper nutrition from living foods, our cells lack the necessary equipment to reproduce in health ways. A diet heavily based around processed foods i.e. the foods that live in the center aisles of the grocery store that DO NOT go bad without refrigeration, will rob your body of the basic requirements it needs to perform optimally.
Each time you eat, you have the chance to either nourish your body or not. Make the choice to feed your body with energetically alive foods and help protect your immune system from dysfunction. One of our favorite ways to make sure we are intaking enough living foods each day is by eating a rainbow salad with each meal! Check this out to learn more about what a rainbow salad is and why you want to eat one at least once a day (hint…hint… 1 a day helps keep the Dr away!)
Daily body care
The average person uses about nine personal care products per day and never thinks twice about them. Many use more. These are your shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotions, creams, cologne or perfume, and cosmetics. Let’s just say you use nine products. That equals 129 unique chemicals you’re exposed to daily. Yet, few of their ingredients are proven safe for human health.
And never think twice about them. We slather toxin filled, chemically produced lotions, creams and soaps on our bodies every day all day and we rarely consider … “what am I putting onto my body? and how is it effecting me?” Though with over 100 chemicals stretched over 9 different products a day, we should be asking this question before and after every bath, hand washing, teeth brushing, perfume spray or makeup application.
There are many products on the market now that claim to be “all natural” and look the part. Though when you turn the package over and read the ingredient list, confusion sets in… what are all these names I do not recognize?! Well, many companies prey on the consumers want for healthy products and make their product LOOK the part. Though, this is why a company like Quench Naturel matters so much! We do not just make our product look good, we select the highest quality, deepest healing ingredients we have access to! Our products are handmade, consciously crafted and will cut your daily toxin exposure from body products down by over 90% !
Chose a brand you can trust because they use trustworthy ingredients that you can understand! A GREAT way to start your handmade body product adventure is to try our GO NATUREL Starter Kit! It includes our toxin free deodorant, plant-based tooth polish/paste and our Everything Stick! This is the PERFECT way to begin your immune systems support regimen. Grab your kit here and never look back!
Daily lifestyle choices
Other than what we eat and put onto our bodies daily, we can also commit to spending our time and energy on more natural activities. Most of us in the city just do not spend enough time outside. We wake at dawn, rush to work or school and spend most of our days trapped inside, sitting down, eating food that degrades our body and increases our weight gain. The size of our bodies does not matter, though it is important to recognize that fat cells actually store toxins! The more toxins we intake, the more fat cells we will create! A sedentary, processed life is NOT what we were made to live. We are electric beings made to move and process living energy so we can keep moving! Life is not meant to be spent indoors, out of the sun and in artificial light all day and night.
If you are experiencing autoimmune challenges, we recommend you finding a regular outdoor activity that keeps you moving and make it your new past time!
Make sure you stay up to date with the Quench Blog at www.QuenchNaturel.com where we share our favorite tips and lifestyle options that will keep you aligned with a more natural life and support your bodies ability to care for itself.
To learn more about autoimmune disease and what you can do to keep your family safe, click here and decide you will take these 3 steps we shared today seriously! Whether you are already suffering the affects of an autoimmune disease or you are wanting to stay healthy and aligned with nature, making the decision to do so is the 1st step!
And of course Quench is here to help! Message us today or drop a comment below and let us help you help us save the world 1 body at a time!