Autoimmune Disease Symptoms
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Autoimmune Disease Symptoms: When to suspect an autoimmune disease
Rough Transcript (listening is best)
Hey friends, Today we are talking autoimmune disease symptoms.
More specifically, at what point, should you suspect an autoimmune disease? Is it the same thing as a chronic illness? Does it even matter? We are covering all of that today.
Welcome if this is your first time listening - I’m Audrey Christie - I’m a functional and integrative nurse nutritionist and energy medicine practitioner. I help women start their very own Autoimmune Revolution so you can stop chasing symptoms and learn how to heal your body from autoimmune disease.
Before we dive in, I have had to shift everything back a week thanks to good old Texas weather so this episode is officially your last chance to jump on the Autoimmune Revolution waitlist - I will be opening up a second registration round and the waitlist gets first dibs on limited slots AND lots of other perks. If you are interested in DIY’ing your own revolution with my help and the support of a small community- this is your chance - get on the list at audreychristie.com/autoimmunerevolution.
What that means is you get my help and support, my secret steps, formulas, tailored protocols to heal your body from its root (whether you are just not feeling your best or have multiple diagnoses) it’s a lot like working 1:1 with me but you get the support of the group.
Okay...let's dig in.
Autoimmune Disease Symptom Secret...shhhhhhh
I have to let you in on a secret…I don’t care what your symptoms are I don’t think a diagnosis is important. I can count on 1 hand the number of times a diagnosis is important. There are millions of autoimmune disease symptoms (although we will talk about some of them later in the episode) and over 100 at last count official autoimmune disease names including one that means basically it's autoimmune but we don’t know what the heck it is.
A diagnosis isn’t important, I don’t give them, I don’t believe in them. Not getting one, having one, and certainly not waiting around on one while you suffer. Why? You may be wondering...because they don’t matter if you want to heal your body.
I know I know - unpopular opinion alert - but the only thing a diagnosis is good for is a bandaid. A diagnosis gets you treatment while finding the root cause and healing that gets you a cure.
You need a diagnosis for steroids or low dose chemo or NSAIDS, those things that turn off your body’s fire alarm without putting out the fire. Another way I have described it is that it is like unplugging your check engine light instead of finding out why it’s on in the first place.
Psoriasis for example...
Let’s take psoriasis for example - psoriasis is a label for diseased skin - but did you know that psoriasis at its root is NOT a disease of the skin? I know I know - crazy right?!? The skin is a symptom of something going on under the surface.
Let’s look at another analogy that most everyone is familiar with - think of your autoimmune disease as a tree.
Where the trunk is the label and the branches represent the symptoms. So with our psoriasis example, the trunk is the label psoriasis but could just as easily be a skin issue. The branches represent the troubles in the body, fatigue, joint pain, skin rash, nutrition. Then underground, the roots that is what causes the tree that you see above the ground. And just like there are many roots under the surface that create and feed the tree you see above the ground, so is psoriasis.
Where it gets tricky, is that just like trees in a forest, everyone’s roots are a little different. That pesky feature in humans is called bio-individuality - what that means is that each person is unique, from your roots in the expression of your genetic code to the tip of your head. That’s why you may have tried all the different fads, protocols, and recommendations to “fix” your autoimmunity and not found anything that lasts.
When your Symptoms could mean Autoimmune
So instead of wondering when to suspect an autoimmune disease or what autoimmune disease symptoms mean that you have an autoimmune diagnosis - look for the ROOT causes of autoimmune disease.
This could be mold toxicity, Lyme disease, viral coinfections, SIBO, mitochondrial health, candida overgrowth, stress, energetic health, environmental toxins, heavy metal toxicity, nutrition deficiencies, Epstein bar, radiation, c-diff, e coli, parasites, liver trouble, EMF sensitivity just to name a few common ones and just as a tree has many roots it is going to likely be a combination of these things that ends up being the roots of your trouble.
Common Autoimmune Disease Symptoms
What are some of the common autoimmune disease symptoms those roots cause?
The most common ones include:
- Any level of fatigue, afternoon energy drops, sleeplessness, loss of energy
- Muscle aches
- Swelling and redness in the body without injury
- Low grade fevers
- Brain fog
- Hair loss (men too!)
- Skin rashes (from eczema to acne to psoriasis)
- Extreme thirst
- Inability to lose weight
- Irregular stools
- Joint pain
- Inability to focus (ADHD type symptoms)
I could go into many more for an individual disease but remember - a diagnosis is nothing but a label for the dis-ease in your body - so if you have symptoms don’t wait to heal your body now.
More questions about autoimmune disease symptoms?
If you have more questions about autoimmune disease symptoms. I would love to have join us in the Wellness Circle, my exclusive and free community to help women pursuing holistic wellness, body, mind, and spirit and discussions around the Autoimmune Revolution Podcast and even some free office hours on Fridays to get your private questions answered - friends chronic disease is preventable and autoimmune disease is capable of being healed or put in remission (and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise you deserve to feel good!) You can get the direct link on the show notes page or at audreychristie.com/facebook
When you join the free Wellness circle you will also get my free guide to Kickstart your Autoimmune Revolution - it has 5 steps to get you started on your very own Autoimmune Revolution and is newly updated to contain a safe approach to the first phase of healing I use with many of my clients working on energy and drainage.
Also, I want to extend one last invite to jump on the Autoimmune Revolution waitlist - I will be opening up a second registration round and the waitlist gets first dibs on limited slots AND lots of other perks. if you are interested in DIY’ing your own revolution with my help and the support of a small community! This is your chance - get on the list at audreychristie.com/autoimmunerevolution Plus the super sweet bonus to get you started - what to do with your autoimmune flares. if you are interested in DIY’ing your own revolution with my help and the support of a small community!
To wrap this up...
To wrap this up -
Know your autoimmune disease symptoms is so much more important than a diagnosis.
If you want to learn more about me, about how to implement these things into your life to feel better in simple practical, and sustainable ways - head over to AudreyChristie.com there’s free downloads, online courses, programs, and tons of resources to help you create your own health and wellness revolution.
Remember that I am always rooting for you friend and I am so grateful for you listening! See you next time!