After being diagnosed in late 2014 with not only one but TWO autoimmune diseases, (Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis) I’ve taken a hard look at my lifestyle. An auto immune disease is when your immune system attacks itself and if systematic, can also affect other organs throughout the body.
This Summer I got caught up with a very bad “flare up” and decided to work on preventing another flare up for the rest of my life. With an autoimmune disease, flare ups are sporadic and quite common and also very painful. With Lupus, RA and other known immune disorders, flares can be triggered from anything, be it the environment (sun exposure, cold, etc.), emotional, or diet. Diet is by far the most predominant cause for my flare ups, second to emotion, (stress).
Nonetheless, this painful journey has led me to many realizations about the poisons that exist all around us in the foods we consume, our environment and the state of our emotional and mental health. These factors have a lot to do with how I manage any “flares” I may experience, especially if I don’t keep my diet and mental health in balance.
Read more to learn about Fish Oils and how Fish Oils help with my autoimmune symptoms.
What are fish Oils and what are the health benefits?
First, lets’ take a brief look at some of the generally known benefits of adding fish oil to your health regimen.
- Manages ADHD; known as the “brain food”
- Alzheimer’s; Dementia; Memory loss
- Cardiovascular Disease; High Blood Pressure
- Improves Eye Sight
- Treats Inflammation
- Boosts Immune System
- Gorgeous Skin, Hair & Nail growth
- Weight Loss
- Brain Function