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Let's Take Auto Immune Disease Seriously

By Trudytriumph @TrudyTriumph

One of my very dearest friends is suffering from an autoimmune disease.  Her auto immune attack  is effecting her lungs.  I might be also, since it is possible I have Multiple Sclerosis.   Many of us suffer from effects or have people in our lives that suffer live with this affliction.

Often I have difficulty sleeping because of  sore muscles at night. My range in motion is fine and  my joints are pain free.  Before bed time I usually take an Advill.  The problem I have found is that the pain relief usually wears off by 3;00am.  Many nights I just wake up and write.  It is quiet and I can't sleep anyway because of the pain.  I know I will need to find a pain med  that takes me through the night.  The very cool thing is that during the day I am so busy I do not even think about how I feel.   I know many people with autoimmune disorders have joint pain as well.  Muscle and joint pain in autoimmune disorders is basically due to a misdirected immune response when  my immune system attacks my own cells and tissues.  There is inflammation and pain also caused by the distruction of tissue or my body trying to compensate for weakness. 

What can be done?  How did this start happening to my body?  Could it be my fault?  Could I have eaten something I shouldn't t have?  Was I exposed to something dangerous?  I will never know but I can speculate. 

If I had it to do over again I would be more careful about the food I ate.  Have I been  subjected to the toxins in plastics?  What about carlessly  eating pesticides and harmful fertilizers? Is there a connection to what we eat and our environment to auto immune disorders?  It might be too late for us, but what about our pregnant daughters?   What about our sweet children and grandchildren? 

Should we avoid pesticides and fertilizers?

What do you think?  Well I happen to think that there is a connection.  I came upon this interesting list that  I want to share with you,  so we all can make an effort to eat healthy.


Foods to eat organic   No need to buy organic

Apples  Avocado

Peaches   Bananas

Spinach   Pineapple

Nectarines (imported)  Mango  

Grapes  Papaya

Sweet bell peppers  Asparagus

Potatoes  Broccoli

Blueberries  Cabbage  

Lettuce  Onion  




 Just some food (tee hee) for thought, more later....p> 

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