Run out of energy by lunchtime? Struggling to shift that cold? Inflammation could be to blame...
9 March 2015
You may not exactly know what it is, but chances are you or someone you know has suffered from inflammation or an autoimmune disorder. In fact, according to Amy Meyers, MD, over 10 percent of the UK population suffer from autoimmune disease and the number is considerably higher for inflammation.
Autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease, Graves’ disease and lupus aren’t pleasant. Neither are inflammation symptoms like acid reflux, allergies, eczema, swollen joins, sleep problems and headaches. But if you suffer from one or more of these symptoms or disorders, what can you do?
‘Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure for inflammation’, says Amy.
‘Minor irritations like rashes and runny noses are ignored, while chronic and debilitating diseases like Crohn’s and rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that fail to address their root cause. But it doesn’t have to be this way’, she explains.
Using what she calls a ‘whole body approach’, Amy treats patients in her clinic by looking at how all the body’s systems interact and aims to get them all functioning at their best. The core of her practice is using an anti-inflammatory diet to heal your insides.
Through the pages of The Autoimmune Solution (£16.99, HarperOne), Amy is bringing this ‘whole body approach’ to everyone. Introducing ‘The Myers Way’ – an at-home program aimed at restoring your body to its natural healthy state in just 30 days. How? By eliminating toxic foods, introducing restorative ingredients and identifying environmental toxins.
According to Amy, The Myers Way can relieve your symptoms, help get you off your medications and enable you to live an energetic and pain-free life.
Whether you want to reverse your autoimmune disorder, keep from getting an autoimmune disorder or support someone you know who has an autoimmune disorder, this book promises to deliver results.
Intrigued? Discover the four pillars of The Myers Way including the anti-inflammatory diet that could change your life…
Buy The Autoimmune Solution (£16.99, HarperOne).
Did you know that 80 percent of your immune system is in your gut?
'The gut is the gateway to your health, so if your gut isn't healthy, your immune system won't be either', says Amy.
There's a whole host of issues that could cause your gut to suffer, from diet (like eating lots of sugar and dairy) to lifestyle (like taking acid blockers to fight acid reflux) to history (like not being breastfed and therefore missing out on lots of friendly bacteria).
But the good news is that a damaged gut can repair itself. According to Amy, there are four steps to gut healing, known as the 4Rs.
1. Remove the bad - this includes inflammatory foods such as gluten and grains 2. Restore the good - bringing back essential ingredients like organic fruits and vegetables and grass-fed meat for proper digestion 3. Reinoculate with healthy bacteria - using a probiotic. We love OptiBac every day probiotics.
4. Repair the gut - adding supplements like Digestive Enzymes, L- glutamine, Slipery Elm and Caprylic Acid.
As Amy says, 'heal your gut and heal yourself'.
That means gluten, grains, legumes and dairy are off the menu. According to Amy, these foods all disrupt our digestive system and riding your diet of gluten is one of the most important steps you can take towards better gut and overall health.
According to Amy, gluten foods are so dangerous to our bodies because they can cause a leaky gut. But what does that mean?
Toxins are all around us - at home, at work and outdoors - and they can have devastating effects on our immune systems.
Stress is so bad for your overall health, including your immune system.
Buy The Autoimmune Solution (£16.99, HarperOne) now to find out more about how to prevent and reverse inflammatory diseases, including Amy's 30-day meal plan.