Our bodies are designed to function properly.
Autoimmunity is dryness in a flowing river. It is soil that feeds concrete sidewalks and makes them grow. It is a snowball rolling upwards. It is gravity that pulls haphazardly.
Autoimmunity is rewiring. It is not meant to happen unless a defect before birth occurs.
There are so many examples of autoimmunity. Here are a few of them: fibromyalgia, psoriasis, eczema, ankylosing spondylitis, transverse myelitis, multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, and cancer.
Each autoimmune dysfunction has possibility for not occurring, but new types develop nonetheless. The body is strong, but autoimmune dysfunction sabotages it.
A balanced body can ignore autoimmune developments, but a body that is resentful or grieving or fearful or besieged physically gives way when autoimmune genes rule or traumas strike.
Causes that combine with resentment, grief, fear, and physical distress to allow autoimmune dysfunction are: certain ingredients in processed foods; certain ingredients in medications; exposure to certain products used in manufacturing; artificial living conditions; and injuries to bones, muscles or lymphatic nodule arrangements. Some of these causes build in the body until it is weakened and gives way. Some of these causes compromise the body immediately.
The rewiring by autoimmune syndromes and diseases, once in place, is hard to correct. Each person’s autoimmune life has been created individually so that return to pre-affliction is personal. There are general guidelines to heal, but customization is required. Here are five changes that can bring strengthening of the body in its struggle against autoimmune dysfunction:
- No to processed foods, especially when the body feels weak. Eat whole foods and prepare meals from scratch.
- Yes to spending time in nature. Breathe deeply in nature and experience the natural beauty.
- No to sleep deprivation. Schedule sleep so that tiredness is rare.
- Yes to thinking about others. Be sure to regularly connect with people you like and help others less fortunate.
- Drink water rather than other beverages.
- Read the side effects on medications you take. More could be said about this guideline, but allopathic medicine “rules” so that’s it.
Autoimmune influence on the body definitely changes functioning, but its ability to overtake can be stopped by making its movement more difficult. Healing comes from understanding that autoimmunity needs to be redirected. The redirection comes from helping the body focus on non-acceptance of autoimmune changes rather than on digestion of foods that stress the digestion, defense against invasive substances, tiredness, self-absorption, perpetuation of the autoimmune response, and unnatural disturbances.
Inhibiting the autoimmune function are the brakes that slow autoimmune damage and create new processes that sidestep autoimmune syndromes and diseases. Each small contribution to inhibition—drinking water instead of coffee, eating vegetable soup rather than fast food fare, walking in a park rather than in a mall, paying attention to the needs of others, choosing sleep over watching a late night movie, overcoming a sugar addiction or a tobacco addiction or a cocaine addiction—helps the body sidestep the rewired reality.
Healing autoimmunity? Not easy, but possible through understanding and day-by-day, small contribution-by-small contribution steps.
Note: The health information presented here is not an in-depth explanation of autoimmune syndromes and diseases, because the causes and treatments are so varied. This information is what Spiritual Presence wants me to share at this time. It is not based on scientific information.