My Journey of fighting out with the Auto Immune condition started 2 years ago, when my husband was diagnosed with a rare condition of Myasthenia Gravis which is an Auto Immune disorder.
In the beginning we were completely lost and all that we were doing was visiting one after another Doctor. Along with Myasthenia he also had developed a non malignant tumor on his Thymus gland. For the first few months we were clueless as to what is happening, his condition was getting bad, he had breathing issues, gradually his voice became very coarse, he could not sleep at night and all that the Doctors would give was Steroids which would make him feel better for a certain time and as he would discontinue taking the meds the condition would again aggravate. It was getting tough for us, because I did not want that he would continue taking steroids for a longer time as that had it's own complications.
So that was the time when my journey with the Healthy Diet began. I referred to some information on treating Auto Immune Disorders in the more natural way and the understanding I got was that the basic of Auto Immune condition development is because of the leaky gut. For Treating an Auto Immune disorder the most important is to heal the leaky gut, which no Doctor advised to me. A lot of study was done by my Son and he eventually started guiding us on working on the condition in more natural ways, which began with the most important; Diet.
There were some absolutely Do's and Dont's in the Diet chart. The Diet plan was split in 3 parts.
- The first part for 5 days which had a very strict regime and very minimal options but that was the most important as it was allowing a complete detox.
- The second part for 6 weeks which had some more inclusions and this would allow the body to stabilize again to its normalcy and heal the leaky gut.
- The Third part for 3 days which was the closure and it introduced some more foods before getting onto a normal routine diet again.
The Diet list is long and in each category has lot of options. For e.g. the Oil for cooking, there was an option to use either Coconut, Olive, Sesame oil and some others.
But the strict NOs were Gluten, Dairy, Lectins, Legumes, Sweets. There were some options here like he could have a farm fed Goats's milk.
Every category of food had healthy choices that the diet plan gave us and we realized that we were really not missing out on any thing, we were just making healthy choices. For e.g. Sugar was replaced with Stevia, Normal rice was replaced with Millet Rice, Milk was replaced with Goat Milk and Chocolate was replaced with Dark Chocolate 80%. So there were alternatives for everything that a normal diet would consist.
The only effort we had to take was altar all the kitchen ingredients, it was not easy but we had to do it. There was no point in visiting the Doctor every second day and we had done it for almost 9 months, so we had to take a chance with other alternatives.
Thank fully the diet worked very well. Gradually we started observing changes in his health. he was feeling better by the day. His energy level was getting better. Initially what he would not be able to walk for more then 15 minutes in a stretch the duration increased and it got better by the day. It is more then a year now since we started and things are much better with regards to his health. Later on we also worked on a lot of other lifestyle changes and introducing Herbal treatment and supplements which I will talk about in my blogs to follow and all of it together made a lot of difference. Thankfully he stays in a cheerful mood now.
At one point of time the Doctor was talking about doing a surgery which he gave us no guarantee will cure him and we had to take a chance. Except for avoiding gluten the Doctor never mentioned about other diet alterations, which I now understand plays a major role in reversing an Auto immune condition.
Auto Immune conditions are hard to identify at times and it takes months to get a hang of it. They are not easy to deal with and the most important is the less awareness of it, but trust me a proper diet can do wonders to your health.
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