Someone asked me why I don't talk as much about autoimmune conditions compared to motherhood and frankly there are a lot of reasons. The first one that came to mind though was the thoughts around whether or not these types of diagnoses are what they say they are.
In fact for many people, when we believe our own body is attacking us we not only hinder our healing process, but often feel our body betrayed us and we become the scapegoat for this 'disease'.
That's not to say that what those with autoimmune conditions don't experience big symptoms, in fact that's kind of the point. When you're experiencing some of the big symptoms that can show up, finding a diagnosis can be a sense of relief and yet there is the question-is my body really attacking itself?
Some say yes, some say no. Either way, I choose to focus more on feeling good and healing whatever may or may not be going on.
Here's a list of some of the top foods that I incorporate and a little bit about why:
🥦Sulfur containing veggies: onions, garlic and cruciferous veggies like cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts.
✨Sulfur-rich foods nourish cells and mitochondria, helps the body remove toxins, and synthesizes protein to produce collagen (which helps with connective tissues). Sulfur also helps with hair, skin and nails as well as joint health.
🥒Greens: Leafy greens have many different vitamins and minerals that can be helpful like Folate, (pre-formed) Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K1 just to name a few. So each of these nutrients do things like support your immune system, increasing elasticity of your skin, eye health, and nerve insolation.
🍓Colors: Similarly to leafy greens, consuming fruits and vegetables of varying colors throughout your day or week can have many benefits like; healthier brain cells, immune system health, reproductive health, skin health, better cognition, eye health (another big one!), DNA protection, healthier overall cells, anticancer properties and anti-inflammatory properties.
(this is based on the Wahls Protocol for Autoimmune)
If eating good foods is something you struggle with, click here to grab my meal plans!