Autoimmune disorders are running rampant in our world today. They affect people of all ages. If you or your child has an autoimmune issue, it is important to do what you can to eliminate extra strain that your immune system and body as a whole have to deal with.
We can't get rid of all of the harmful elements on earth. Toxins cause inflammation in the body because the body is working to protect itself. This is the immune system already working hard. If it is already working overtime due to having to process chemicals we have ingested through our food, drinks, medications, and smoking, and inhaled through pollution in the air, how will it respond when faced with viruses, harmful bacteria, and fungus? How will it respond when faced with heavy metal exposure? We have to keep as many toxins out of our lives as we possibly can in order to have a chance to be healthy.
Additionally, there are certain foods that definitely cause an inflammatory response in the body, causing the immune system to work extra hard. We can eliminate these foods for good and ease the strain on our bodies. The main culprits are sugar (in all forms), grains (which the body processes as sugars), and chemicals (such as GMOs, herbicides, pesticides, MSG, synthetic colors, flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives). Contrary to the beliefs of many, animal products do not necessarily cause inflammation. It is the hormones, medications, and unhealthy diets that certain animals are fed that are harmful to us. If you are particularly sensitive, avoiding red meat can be helpful.
Remember that the answers lie beyond just what we eat. Smoking, drinking alcohol, taking non-necessary medications, and not getting enough sleep are all factors that cause an inflammatory response in the body and force the immune system to work beyond its normal capacities. If you have been ingesting or have been regularly exposed to chemicals, you will benefit from a detoxification protocol.All of these toxins must be consistently avoided in order for the body to heal and to be able to function as well as possible.