Only a few of you know, but this time last year, I was EXTREMELY sick. I had zero energy, painful joints, lots of swelling, blotchy skin, problems sleeping, and terrible brain fog. My overall health had been declining over the past few years, but at 38 yrs old I felt more like 83 and was just barely functioning.
My doctor did blood tests, finding that I was hypothyroid and had the autoimmune disease that causes it. The meds only made me worse – hair started falling out and hypothyroid symptoms got worse – but, since further blood tests showed my thyroid levels in “normal range”, my doctor ignored me. A “holistic” endocrinologist told me that autoimmune diseases just happen and there’s nothing I could do about it.
Now, I lived in Vermont long enough to know not to blindly trust the “experts” 😉 Praying for guidance and doing my own research, I found info on the Autoimmune Protocol diet and started that in October. Within weeks, I felt huge changes – joint pain, swelling, energy, brain fog all improved quickly. Now, 10+ months later, I’m SOOOO much better. I feel like myself again and feel like I’ve woken up from a bad dream. The diet allowed my body to heal and repair some damage that had been done to my gut and other organs, and healing prayer that I received solidified and confirmed those changes.
I took myself off of my meds in July, and recently had more blood tests… My thyroid levels are normal and my antibody count is almost zero. My body is functioning as it should and isn’t attacking itself any more. 😲😍 Doctors will say that autoimmune diseases are irreversible and that you just have to learn to live with them, which is NOT TRUE. I’m only one of many people who have helped their body heal by making changes in the food I eat! Yay for healthy food 😁😁😁
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart!
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High!
**Note: I was not as sick as some friends who have more serious autoimmune illnesses like lupus or multiple sclerosis; my results were pretty quick because my body didn’t have as much healing to do.