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Initially, I wrestled with the idea of sharing this deeply personal healing journey, knowing it might not resonate with everyone. However, witnessing the positive impact on several people I know who embraced some of these 10 steps to lower inflammation and experienced improved health symptoms, I felt compelled to share it. My hope is that this guide can prove valuable to those seeking alternative and natural solutions to traditional medications.
Within these pages, I aim to condense the steps I took to enhance my well-being after traditional medicine offered no further options. For nearly two years, I relied solely on medication to manage symptoms, with no real healing and growing fatigue. It was then that I decided to seize control of my health and implement the recommendations from various books on autoimmune diseases that deeply resonated with my situation.
These guidelines serve as a general roadmap to tackle overall inflammation in the body, aiming to slow down and halt the progression of chronic illnesses. Please note that this is not a medical directive, and it does not involve medications except for some supplements. I strongly urge you not to discontinue any medications without consulting your treating physician and ensuring that your inflammation markers have stabilized.
My personal journey
When I embarked on this journey, my health was rapidly deteriorating, burdened by a prolonged regimen of corticosteroids, antihistamines, immunoregulators, immunosuppressants, hormones, painkillers, antibiotics, omeprazole, anxiolytics, and more. My body was swollen, sleep was elusive, hives tormented my skin, palpitations troubled me, and joint pain made every movement painful. The state of my digestive system was chaotic, and brain fog clouded my thoughts, making it challenging to perform at work. It became clear that living like this was unsustainable—I had to take charge or risk being poisoned by the illnesses and medications.
Having already delved into numerous books and online resources, I gradually started transforming my habits, adopting new dietary practices, and becoming more mindful of my food choices and daily activities.
My 10 Steps to Lower Inflammation
Now, after several years of implementing these changes, I recognize some mistakes in the order of certain steps. To help others who might be interested, I’ve reorganized them in a more suitable sequence. Let’s dive into the 10 steps to lower inflammation and explore these transformative steps together.
Step 1 – Say goodbye to gluten, sugar and dairy products
Making the decision to bid farewell to gluten, sugar, and dairy products proved to be one of the toughest challenges I faced. Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, lurks in numerous foods within the standard western diet. Everything containing wheat flour is laden with gluten. I documented my struggles with gluten in a post, which you can read through this link.
These three culprits, gluten, sugar, and dairy, have gained recognition as major triggers of inflammation in the body. Despite testing negative for allergies, I’ve always been lactose intolerant, especially as I aged. Consequently, I already restricted my dairy intake and carried lactase pills for dining out.
Navigating the labyrinth of specialist doctors, each focused on a specific organ, I sought advice on giving up gluten from one of them. His response dismissed the idea, claiming it made no sense since I was neither celiac nor intolerant. As for sugar, he humorously suggested it would aid in weight loss, conveniently overlooking the impact of the myriad medications I was prescribed.
Despite some relapses, I persevered in eliminating these elements from my diet. While the effects were not immediate, after around 3 weeks or a month, I began to notice positive changes. The relentless itching hives on my skin became less frequent and only affected specific areas. Gradually, the duration of these episodes shortened, and the appearance of rashes and hives became more distant over several months.
An unexpected bonus was the improved clarity in my mind and a reduction in narcolepsy episodes, which had previously caused me to struggle with staying awake even while driving. These events, too, started to diminish, and my overall sleep quality improved significantly.
Step 2 – Fix your leaky gut
In my extensive reading of various books by different authors (see footnote references), a prevailing theory caught my attention. According to this theory, certain foods contain anti-nutrients, particularly gluten and lectins, which have become challenging to digest due to genetic modifications. These anti-nutrients act like “micro bricks” that gradually erode the intestinal walls, which are protected by a mucous membrane that can usually repair damage. However, when the aggression exceeds a tipping point, cracks form in the intestinal walls, allowing food particles, microorganisms, and endotoxins to enter the bloodstream, triggering an immune response. This explanation may shed light on the growing prevalence of food allergies among many individuals today.
Intrigued by this notion, I discussed it with my treating doctors, and their responses were unanimous—it remains a theoretical concept with no established tests or medications for treatment (obviously).
Despite the uncertainty, the books I read offered insight into foods and supplements that could potentially enhance and repair not just the intestinal walls but also benefit muscles, skin, hair, nails, and cartilage. With nothing to lose, I decided to give it a try and incorporated these foods into my diet for about a year. (Note: I hope you are not vegan, as some of these suggestions may involve animal products.)
- Bone broth: I delved into internet recipes and honed my skills in crafting liters of nourishing bone broth. Not only is it a healthy option, but it also delights the taste buds with its rich flavors and essential amino acids and minerals. Gradually, I found myself swapping my morning coffee for a comforting cup of bone broth. Here’s my personal recipe.
One crucial piece of advice I came across emphasized the importance of selecting pastured cow bones when incorporating bone broth into your regular diet. To ensure it remains free from antibiotics, hormones, and other contaminants, certified bones proved to be a worthwhile investment. Although they may be a bit pricier, I was fortunate enough to find them in my city, guaranteeing the quality and purity of my bone broth.
- Collagen: Bone broth already contains plenty of collagen, but an additional supplement wasn’t going to hurt, so I bought collagen powder and at night instead of taking bone broth again, I would just take the supplement.
- L-glutamine: This vital amino acid plays a crucial role in muscle tissue repair and is prominently found in bone broth, making it a favorite among athletes. Personally, I opted for a more moderate approach, consuming 10 grams of L-glutamine powder dissolved in water every morning on an empty stomach. While some authors suggest up to 40 grams daily, I preferred a lower dosage, as I believe in striking a balance. Besides, with my intake of bone broth and collagen, I felt it complemented my regimen effectively.
- Ginger: This culinary gem we often use in our kitchen, particularly in Asian dishes, possesses a remarkable property—assisting the intestine in regaining its protective mucous layer, thereby safeguarding the intestinal barrier. While incorporating ginger into my diet, I must admit that I went a bit overboard and experienced an upset stomach. However, the impact may vary depending on your tolerance to its taste and spiciness. Primarily, I added it to my meals and prepared ginger tea infused with turmeric, lemon, and a dash of pepper, savoring 3 or 4 cups daily. Pepper’s addition enhances the bio-availability of curcumin, a valuable detail I discovered later on.
I can’t quite recall the exact duration of my daily bone broth consumption, perhaps a year or even longer. Occasionally, I substituted it with chicken bone broth, and during periods when I paused its intake, I slightly increased the amount of L-glutamine. The results of these changes were nothing short of astounding—gradually, the hives and pains became more distant until they vanished entirely. Around a year after implementing these adjustments, I experienced months without any hives or muscle and joint pains. My body underwent a remarkable transformation, shedding weight, and my mood improved significantly. Not to mention, my skin took on a radiant and clear appearance.
Even now, after many years, I continue to indulge in bone broth, especially during winter, using it as a foundation for crafting delectable soups. Have you ever tried “Ramen”? With bone broth as its base, it becomes an exceptionally delightful culinary experience.
Step 3 – The elimination diet
Once you’ve successfully eliminated gluten, sugar, and dairy from your diet, I highly recommend following this protocol to gain further insights into potential sources of inflammation that may have gone unnoticed. Sometimes, certain foods don’t cause immediate abdominal bloating or obvious reactions, but they could still trigger inflammatory symptoms you might not be aware of.
The “elimination diet” is a transformative protocol that involves adhering to a simple, neutral, and non-allergenic diet for a period ranging from one to three months, depending on the specific plan you choose (there are various options available). After this phase, you gradually reintroduce one food at a time every two or three days and observe how it affects you—whether it’s an immediate response, a few hours later, the next day, or even several days afterward. Some foods might cause delayed inflammation, such as headaches or even fever, making it crucial to pay close attention to your body’s reactions.
Although this diet might seem demanding and time-consuming, it’s an eye-opening journey. Personally, I discovered numerous other foods that were harmful to my well-being, but I won’t list them to respect the uniqueness of your process. Your body, your path, and your individual dietary needs are what truly matter.
Take a moment to reflect on your eating habits until now. Are you someone who consciously chooses healthy options and avoids harmful foods, or were you, like me, indulging in everything with little concern for the consequences, thinking you’d eat less tomorrow? If you belong to the former group, congratulations, you’re already one step closer to understanding your body. However, if you’re like I used to be, this is the turning point—a moment of awakening to the fact that our bodies have limits and deserve our utmost care. During the healing process, it’s essential to eliminate all other foods that hinder our well-being.
As you progress, even when you’re fully restored to health, there will be foods you’ll reintroduce in moderation and with awareness, and others you’ll decide to avoid because you’ll know they’re simply not worth it.
In my personal journey, I followed Dr. William Cole’s diet, an American functional medicine practitioner, as it was the one available to me at the time. Nowadays, there are many nutritionists well-versed in this diet who can offer guidance, so I encourage you to seek a functional practitioner who genuinely cares about your well-being and understands your health situation. If needed, don’t hesitate to explore other professionals until you find the right fit for your healing journey.
Step 4 – Anti-inflammatory herbs.
In retrospect, embracing herbal remedies should have been my initial step, given my family’s strong herbal tradition. Generations before me, from my great-grandmother to my parents, have always turned to herbal teas, tinctures, concentrates, and poultices for various health benefits. However, this knowledge lay dormant until my mother rekindled our herbal past during a conversation. Intrigued, I delved into researching the plethora of herbs renowned for their anti-inflammatory properties. Among them, turmeric stood out, celebrated for its active component, curcumin, a scientifically-backed antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. I discovered that combining a pinch of ground pepper enhances the bioavailability of curcumin, leading me to incorporate turmeric infusions into my daily routine. Later, I opted for capsules to avoid staining, but eventually, I returned to the soothing ritual of herbal infusions, experimenting with additions like ginger, rosemary, lemon, and various herbs based on my desired effects.
Herbal medicine opens a vast world of possibilities, offering an array of herbs with anti-inflammatory effects, catering to individual preferences. Before incorporating any herb into your regimen, I highly recommend conducting thorough research on Google to understand any potential adverse effects it may entail. Just as with food, herbs may contain toxins to which we could be sensitive, making it crucial to educate ourselves and attentively listen to our bodies when trying new herbs. Moreover, it’s essential to avoid prolonged usage, as the body requires detoxification periods.
Typically, herbs with low toxicity are consumed for a maximum of 6 months, while those with moderate toxicity are used for one or two months.
Personally, my profound fascination with herbs has grown as I’ve dived into their intricacies. I firmly believe that nature provides us with everything we need; we simply need to tap into its wisdom. For millennia, herbs served as humanity’s true medicine until the advent of synthetic medications in the last two centuries. Despite this, herbal medicine is often labeled as “alternative” today, while synthetic drugs are considered “normal.” The irony of this prevailing perception perplexes me; the true essence of healing lies in nature’s abundant offerings.
Below a compilation of the herbs I’ve predominantly incorporated into soothing infusions and potent tinctures::
- Turmeric with a pinch of pepper
Step 5 – Investigate potential infections in the small intestine, also known as SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth).
During the challenging period when I experienced inflammation, bloating, and discomfort from various foods, I underwent several tests, two of which checked for Helicobacter pylori overgrowth and candida in my intestine. Unfortunately, both tests came back positive, leading doctors to prescribe multiple rounds of antibiotics. Regrettably, these treatments left me in a worse state than before, and it took months, if not years, to restore my digestion after the antibiotic onslaught. I came to realize that much of my precious intestinal flora, lost due to these antibiotic bombs, would never fully recover.
It is not uncommon for many individuals to harbor Helicobacter pylori, candida, and other bacteria in their intestines. The trouble arises when these bacteria overgrow. I learned that this condition is often linked to stomach issues, where gastric juices fail to be acidic enough to eliminate potential pathogens in the food. Individuals suffering from hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid) or those who excessively use proton pump inhibitors are more susceptible to this problem. As someone who had relied heavily on famotidine for years, I soon discovered I belonged to the latter group when I read about this.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, I strongly recommend considering “alternative” solutions such as oregano essential oil or garlic oil, or even a combination of both. Nowadays, there are also supplements available that blend potent herbs, effectively reducing SIBO infection without completely destroying your microbiota, which is vital for long-term health and protection against various diseases.
Personally, I embarked on a journey of taking oregano essential oil diluted in olive oil for 2 to 3 months. To be precise, I used 1 drop of high-quality (certified) oregano essential oil for every 10 ml of olive oil. Administering three drops under my tongue three times a day, I successfully tested negative for SIBO after the treatment. As for the Helicobacter test, I chose not to retake it, as I firmly decided to avoid antibiotics unless my life depended on it. I can happily say that my digestion is now in perfect condition.
A word of caution: Please be aware that oregano oil and oregano essential oil are not the same. Oregano oil is typically extracted through cold pressing (or heat, which is less desirable) and is available in bottles or capsules for direct consumption. On the other hand, oregano essential oil is much more potent, obtained through a distillation process. For this reason, it should be consumed with great caution and well-diluted in a carrier oil like olive oil. Its toxicity level is high, and it is essential not to consume it for more than 3 months at the dosage I specified. If you experience any discomfort, discontinue use immediately. I strongly advise seeking guidance from a certified herbalist or aromatherapist before using oregano essential oil.
Step 6 – Consider the possibility of heavy metal poisoning.
Excess toxins in the body can be a potential root cause of various diseases, wreaking havoc when they accumulate in organs and tissues. The consequences become even more dire if you suffer from leaky gut, as toxic heavy metal particles can enter the bloodstream, leading to unimaginable effects.
Often, we are unaware of the constant exposure to toxins through the food we eat, the water we drink, and our environment. For instance, did you know that tuna, a popular fish, contains significant amounts of mercury? Similarly, brown rice may have high levels of arsenic, vegetables could contain cadmium, and tap water might have traces of lead, among other dangers.
Though our body naturally eliminates some toxins, certain foods like broccoli aid in the detoxification process through their chelating properties, attracting and removing heavy metals from the body. Other foods with this effect include mushrooms, asparagus, avocado, kale, artichokes, cilantro, garlic, blueberries, lemon, spirulina, and chlorella—just to name a few.
Some individuals incorporate green juices with these vegetables in their morning routine to support body detoxification. However, it’s crucial to listen to your body, as it may not agree with everyone. Personally, I experienced severe colitis when I tried this approach.
As an alternative, I opted for activated charcoal capsules for about a week, following the recommended dosage on the product label to avoid potential constipation issues.
Additionally, diatomaceous earth and zeolite capsules are also effective natural minerals known for their potent chelating effects. The duration of consumption depends on the product concentration. I incorporated zeolite supplements into my routine for about a month.
If you suspect heavy metal exposure, these supplements can be helpful, and conducting a detox once a year is a good practice given the abundance of toxins in our environment. Supporting our bodies in this way is a gesture of gratitude for all they do to keep us healthy.
Step 7 – Restore your gut flora with naturally fermented foods.
If you’ve experienced periods of extensive antibiotic use like me, it’s highly likely that you are facing dysbiosis, an imbalance in your gut flora. This imbalance can lead to various digestive issues, including bloating, cramps, abdominal pain, colitis, and intermittent constipation.
Healing this situation calls for the reintroduction of probiotics into our intestines. While you might consider quick fixes like probiotic supplements readily available in the market, I’ve discovered through extensive research that these supplements are often genetically modified and have a very low effectiveness rate, with studies suggesting less than 1% efficacy.
Instead, the most effective way to reintroduce probiotics is by incorporating foods rich in natural probiotics, such as Kefir, Sauerkraut, lacto-fermented vegetables, kombucha, miso, and tempeh, into your diet. Preparing kefir, kombucha, and sauerkraut at home is relatively straightforward, and there are step-by-step recipes available online.
It’s important to note that naturally fermented sauerkraut should not be confused with commercially available pickles, which lack probiotics. Fermented foods are living organisms, full of microorganisms, while pickles are pasteurized and contain no biological life.
However, if you have histamine intolerance or SIBO, it’s best to address these conditions before consuming fermented foods, as they can exacerbate the situation due to their histamine content and impact on SIBO.
For optimal consumption, enjoy probiotic ferments with your meals, ensuring they are not heated to preserve their probiotic content. Although some may not survive the digestive process, natural ferments have a higher chance of reaching the intestines successfully.
In extreme cases where gut flora has been severely damaged by medication treatments, enemas or fecal transplants have been considered for critically ill individuals. However, in most cases, introducing probiotic-rich foods like kefir, kombucha, and lacto-fermented vegetables can significantly contribute to restoring gut health.
These fermented foods hold historical significance and offer a magical solution to combat the impact of modern life, toxins, and medications on our bodies. By incorporating these ancient practices into our diets, we can take significant strides toward healing and recovering from the damage caused by external factors.
Step 8 – Sunlight and movement.
In this vast universe, I hold a deeply personal belief about the essence of life: that light is the ultimate source of everything. With a background in electronic engineering and experience working with optic fibers, I often find myself contemplating the immense potential of light. Optic fiber is capable of transmitting data at extraordinary speeds through hair-thin acrylic polymer fibers using pulses of light. This has made me wonder about the boundless information the sun might hold and carry. To me, it seems that the sun could carry an infinite amount of knowledge. I share this idea with you because you have journeyed this far, and I believe you share a genuine interest in such concepts.
Indeed, without the sun, life as we know it would not exist on this planet. The sunlight, coupled with other chemical elements within our planet, contributed to our very existence. Consequently, I envision that all the intricate information required for the creation and evolution of minerals, plants, animals, and our very DNA was delivered by the sun itself. Perhaps this is why ancient civilizations worshipped the Sun God, each offering unique interpretations of a higher power. While our beliefs may vary, we can concur that the sun embodies a divine manifestation, disseminating information across Earth, our solar system, and beyond.
It bewilders me to encounter individuals who consider the sun harmful, linking it to cancer, while simultaneously resorting to SPF creams full chemicals that might be even more carcinogenic – a perplexing paradox. Although excessive sun exposure can cause burns, I find myself skeptical about the direct correlation to cancer. In reality, we now comprehend that the sun plays a pivotal role in various bodily processes: synthesizing vitamin D, fortifying our bones, regulating circadian rhythms, enhancing the immune system, reducing stress, and even preventing depression – the list goes on. In my heart, I believe the sun holds the keys to perfect balance.
When I experience moments of confusion, fatigue, or a sense of being lost, my instinct is to step outside and bathe in the sun’s warm embrace for around 10 to 20 minutes (adjusting for temperature, of course). I sit with arms open, requesting the sun to provide the essential information my cells and neurons crave. Remarkably, this practice proves remarkably effective. Of course, the sun won’t send a WhatsApp message with instructions, but I find that my mind becomes clearer, and answers begin to surface. Whether you share my beliefs or not, basking in the sun for those precious minutes yields a multitude of health benefits – a fact supported by science.
If you have the opportunity to take a leisurely walk or engage in exercise during daylight hours, I wholeheartedly encourage you to do so. Our bodies yearn to move; we are concentrated energy seeking movement to connect with the energies surrounding us. By shedding any negative energy we no longer need, we foster a connection with our surroundings. If possible, take off your shoes and walk on grass, soil, or sandy beaches – it’s akin to discharging energy like an electrical circuit, and the earth graciously absorbs it. Let us thank Mother Earth for receiving these discharges and transforming them into reusable energy.
“A sound mind in a sound body.”Décimo Junio Juvenal
Our bodies are truly remarkable engines, designed to function autonomously. To keep this splendid machinery in optimal condition, we must provide it with the right and high-quality fuel. Moreover, it thrives when in motion; stagnation can lead to clogging, rusting, and the breakdown of essential components. Hence, “movement” is of paramount importance. While hitting the gym or weightlifting might be ideal for some, not everyone can easily fit it into their busy lives, especially when coping with illness or numerous responsibilities.
Yet, fear not! Incorporating a simple 30-minute daily walk into your routine is a feasible and effective way to get started. Gradually, you can increase both the duration and intensity of your walks. The key is to take that first step today, right now. By moving your body, you provide a breath of fresh air to your lungs, lubricate your joints, rejuvenate atrophied muscles, and gently challenge your heart. The gratitude from your engine will be evident, and you’ll witness how basking in the sun and embracing consistent, moderate exercise are vital to reclaiming your health, boosting your mood, and rediscovering the joy of living.
Step 9 – Peace of mind
Life is an ever-moving whirlwind of thoughts and emotions that persist even in our dreams. When we find ourselves juggling work, family responsibilities, and battling illness, that whirlwind turns into a hurricane. At times, we may forget to even acknowledge our illness as we push through, hoping medication will suffice, allowing us to fulfill our obligations. However, when night falls, and we lay down to sleep, the symptoms and discomforts resurface. Doubts fill our minds: Is the treatment right? Will I get better? What if I don’t? These thoughts leave us restless, tossing and turning in bed, only to face the same routine the next day – striving to lead a “normal” life without burdening anyone.
Our minds, like chatty pests, offer no respite, tormenting us throughout the day. But there are ways to silence them, and I explored several options.
Thankfully, a dear friend of mine offered emotional management workshops, which helped me learn to navigate my emotions better and find meaning in them, like riding a wave instead of being thrown around by it. I also engaged in meditation workshops, coaching sessions, breathing exercises, and even a stand-up comedy improvisation course. Countless tools exist, waiting to be discovered, though it may be a bit challenging at the start. Taking the time to calm and quiet the mind, even for a few minutes daily, significantly reduces anxiety and improves well-being.
Anxiety’s root is fear, triggering the production of cortisol (the stress hormone), which, when elevated for extended periods, suppresses the immune system. This poses a threat, especially for those already battling illnesses, as it worsens their condition. Managing anxiety naturally, without resorting to “pills,” becomes vital.
Starting with short meditation exercises for 5 or 10 minutes can be immensely beneficial. Find a quiet spot, sit comfortably, close your eyes, and focus on “ONE” thing – your breath, the sound of a clock, the hum of an air conditioner, or imagine a candle’s flame. Breathe comfortably and concentrate solely on that chosen object. If intrusive thoughts emerge, let them pass without dwelling on them, and return to your object of focus. Ignore the external noise and maintain your concentration for 5 minutes, then 10, gradually increasing the duration.
Guided meditation videos or relaxation breathing techniques can be found on YouTube, all designed to quiet the mind temporarily. With time, inner peace will grow, calming the storm within.
Another powerful method that aided me greatly was going to the cinema alone. For two hours, I could lose myself in a movie, completely forgetting my worries and troubles, returning home feeling genuinely relaxed.
Learning to seek and find peace within our hearts, even amidst life’s storms, grants us a center of serenity that remains untouched, even as everything around us may be turbulent. Peace !!
Step 10 – Your Support Team
When embarking on a healing journey from a chronic illness, it’s crucial to prioritize yourself and your well-being. This might feel selfish at times, but it’s essential not to be overly concerned about others’ opinions, feelings, or inconveniences. If those in your close circle – your partner, family, friends, or coworkers – are unaware of your struggles and experiences, they may not be able to offer genuine support and may unintentionally hinder your healing process.
Overcoming shame and fear of rejection is paramount. If some individuals distance themselves after you share your health condition, it’s clear they aren’t worth keeping around.
Informing your immediate family and the people you spend the most time with about your health condition is of utmost importance. Share details about your symptoms and potential crises, so they can be prepared and understanding. If you follow a strict diet, let them know which foods are off-limits for you to avoid awkward situations where there’s nothing suitable for you to eat or drink. At times, I even carried a lunchbox with gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free options to avoid relying solely on willpower, which often couldn’t withstand hunger and boredom.
You’ll find that when your inner circle is aware of your situation, they’ll genuinely care for you and try to accommodate your dietary needs. They might even call to check if you can eat or drink something they’ve prepared. Show deep appreciation for their efforts, even if they make mistakes. When they prepare special dishes, like gluten-free but with ingredients harmful to you, be grateful and thank them. Politely explain afterward why you couldn’t eat it. Remember, they’re doing their best, and expressing gratitude helps maintain the bond. Always consider carrying healthy snacks to gatherings as a backup plan.
If your healing process feels slow and overwhelming, and you can’t find the necessary support from your immediate family, consider seeking help from a compassionate and attentive integrative therapist. Many skilled psychologists and therapists can help you navigate your emotions, find meaning in your experiences, and discover the tools to cope with the burden you carry.
Remember, you are not alone. Countless people worldwide are going through similar journeys of healing and learning to embrace life once again.
As mentioned in previous articles, the journey to healing varies in length, entirely shaped by your consciousness, willingness to heal, and possession of the necessary tools and knowledge to embark on this task. Like the header image depicts, it’s akin to ascending a staircase, leading you from a dark and somber forest towards the welcoming sunlight. How swiftly you ascend that staircase is entirely in your hands.
While there may be additional steps to include in this guide in the future, the ones shared here have personally worked wonders for me. Today, I lead a normal life, relying solely on my vitamin D3, vitamin C, zinc, Omega 3, and some multivitamin supplements throughout the year. My days of emergency room visits, chronic inflammation, pain, and fear of mortality are a thing of the past.
With all sincerity, I hope these 10 steps can serve as a guiding light for you to discover your path to healing, or at the very least, alleviate the troubling symptoms that may be afflicting you.
With great love and gratitude to all the sources of information and wisdom
that have allowed me to reach this knowledge and share this information!
Allow me to share a selection of the numerous books that have served as a wellspring of inspiration for both this knowledge and my personal journey towards healing:
- Dr. Tom O’Brian – The Autoimmune Fix
- PharmD Izabella Wentz – Hashimoto’s Protocol
- Dr. Will Cole – The Inflammation Spectrum: Find Your Food Triggers and Reset Your System
- Dr. Robynne Chutkan M.D – The Microbiome Solution
- Dr. Michael Ruscio – Healthy Gut, Healthy You
- Dr. David Perlmutter – Grain Brain
- Dr. Steven R. Gundry – The Plant Paradox