When it comes to managing autoimmunity, details matter, of course, but when our focus gets too narrow, we can lose sight of the forest for the trees.
Inflammation is a predecessor to many degenerative diseases, including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, autoimmunity (including Hashimoto’s), and diabetes.
Current research hails turmeric as a miracle spice because of its incredible anti-inflammatory properties. In recent studies, turmeric has outperformed many pharmaceuticals in the treatment of a wide range of chronic, degenerative diseases.
Degenerative diseases, including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s (including other forms of dementia), and diabetes, as well their kissing cousin, obesity, expend the majority of our health care resources in this country and possess a powerful inflammatory component. The onset of autoimmune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and Hashimoto’s, are, according to Dr. Sears, “clear-cut examples of out-of-control inflammation.” Think of chronic inflammation as an army of pistol-packing outlaws roaming our bodies and robbing us of our health.
Skin conditions are not just skin conditions. What’s inside will always come out. Our skin is the great communicator (think megaphone) when it comes to imbalances and chronic health issues and it’s up to us to look beneath the surface for the underlying problem.