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5 Early Signs of An Autoimmune Condition

Do you ever find yourself blaming constant fatigue, pesky headaches, or hair loss on a stressful lifestyle or lack of sleep? It’s easy to dismiss them, but these could all be signs of something much worse and should not be overlooked.

Autoimmune conditions often start quietly and slowly, causing these and other problems that people don’t pay much attention to. They don’t seem all that serious at first, but they may be red flags warning you of a potential autoimmune issue down the road. Unless you change course now, later it may be too late.

What Exactly Is an Autoimmune Disease?

Autoimmunity is the presence of antibodies (made by B lymphocytes) or T lymphocytes directed against the human body. If you have an autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. If left untreated, the damage can become irreversible.

Currently, researchers have discovered more than one hundred different types of autoimmune disorders, including multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease, just to name a few of the most common ones.

Signs You Might Have an Autoimmune Condition

Let’s talk about some of the signals your body might be sending you to indicate the possibility that an autoimmune condition might be creeping in. Pay attention to them so you can catch things early and get the right support. Here are some things you should watch out for:

Vision Changes: Always check for things like redness, sensitivity to light, or maybe a dry feeling and a general discomfort. Sometimes even spots or floaters could be a precious clue. All of these might hint at conditions like uveitis or optic neuritis, which can be linked to autoimmune diseases like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

Digestive Problems: If you’re dealing with tummy troubles like pain, bloating, or irregular bowel movements, it could be more than just a passing discomfort. Autoimmune conditions like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis often make themselves known through digestive issues.

Muscle Weakness: This can be one of the first signs that your body’s defense system is mistakenly attacking its own tissues. This weakness can manifest in various ways, from feeling fatigued after simple tasks to struggling with routine movements like walking upstairs or lifting objects. Sometimes it’s easy to shrug off as just being tired, but if it sticks around, it could be a sign of an autoimmune issue like myasthenia gravis or Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Cognitive Dysfunction: When you have trouble concentrating, moments of brain fog, and memory lapses, it can feel like you’re losing your mind. These cognitive glitches could be linked to autoimmune conditions messing with your nervous system. Conditions like multiple sclerosis and lupus sometimes show up with these kinds of symptoms.

Skin Changes: Your skin can be a window into what’s going on inside, so if you notice any weird rashes, dry patches, or changes in pigmentation, it could be your body’s way of telling you something’s up. Autoimmune conditions like psoriasis and dermatomyositis often leave their mark on your skin.

Remember, your body knows how to speak up when something’s not quite right. If any of these signs sound familiar, don’t brush them off. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Natural Ways to Manage Autoimmune Conditions

Finding the best treatment will be a work in progress because our immune systems are pretty complex, to say the least. And, yes, traditional medicine has made a lot of discoveries in the past years but still nothing that actually cures the problems. They mostly manage to alleviate the symptoms.

My aunt was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) three years ago, and on her journey, she discovered the benefits of a more holistic approach. Instead of just treating symptoms, holistic methods treat the body as a whole and look at fixing its underlying issues. This might include changing your diet, practicing stress-relief techniques, staying active, and adding immune-boosting natural remedies into your health regimen. While these approaches might not work the same for everyone, they provide a path for those looking for a better way to manage autoimmune health. The anti-inflammatory and calming herbs in this balanced gut formulation helped my aunt with intestinal repair.

I searched for different ways to support my aunt as she coped with her condition, and in the process, I stumbled upon a book that changed everything. It provided us with easy-to-understand advice and daily tasks that were easy to follow. Seeing how much it helped my aunt, I wanted to share it with others facing similar struggles. If you or someone you know is dealing with autoimmune issues, this book could be a real game-changer. It’s called…

5 early signs of an autoimmune condition- bookThe Holistic Guide to Wellness: Herbal Protocols for Common Ailments. In the book, the author, Nicole Apelian, describes in detail the natural protocol she used to recover from multiple sclerosis. There are dozens of other protocols too, not just for autoimmune diseases but some of the biggest killers of our time, like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer. The book describes anti-inflammatory diets you can follow, the best natural remedies and herbs that have been proven to help fight these conditions, and even recommendations for specific supplements and lifestyle changes for preventing them.

All in all, there are 45 protocols designed to holistically attack the root causes of diseases. You’ll find specific foods, physical and mental exercises, stress-relief techniques, vitamins, minerals, herbs, massages, stretches, detoxes, natural remedies, and a whole range of other holistic practices.

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Any holistic remedies for lichen schlerosis

Hi Janis,

Thank you for your comment!
Calendula cream or coconut oil applied topically may help soothe itching and inflammation associated with lichen sclerosus.

Many blessings and good health!

I have been trying to figure out how to get my money back? I can’t find the extra on line books I ordered. The book wasn’t what I thought it would be either. How do I get my refund? I have emailed a couple of times and not heard back.

Hi Leslie,

Thank you for supporting our work!
We have checked and our customer team replied to your emails with more information regarding your order. The emails were sent by the following address:
Please also check your Spam section, our response might have ended up there.

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I see this offer is only for america can you just purchase the book?

Hi Lee,

Thank you for supporting our work!
An email will be sent to you with a suitable purchase link for the book.

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Any herbal and/or holistic remedies for leg ulcers? Thanks

Hi Alastair,

Thank you for your comment!
Calendula, Arnica, Chamomile, Honey, or Turmeric can all help with leg ulcers when applied topically.

Many blessings and good health!

Very interesting that you never mentioned Celiac disease. I know there are 2% of the population, but that is another autoimmune disease as well that is subtle as well.

Hi Veronica,

Thank you for your comment and feedback!
The article provides just a few examples of autoimmune diseases, but indeed you are right!
This article might be helpful for you:

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Is there anything for Rheumatoid arthritis? I didn’t see anything bout that mentioned and that effects a high percentage of the population. It seems there is really nothing that really helps stop or reverse it.

Any holistic protocol for female sexual fullfilment?

Is there any help for CMT (a peripheral nerve (myelin) disease)

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