Few things in life can rattle us like illness. It causes us to come face to face with our mortality. Battling Autoimmune Disease Naturally will encourage and equip you for the fight.
I have battled Autoimmune Disease for most of my adult life. Our immune system’s primary responsibility is to protect our body from infection and other forms of illness, sometimes this system turns on itself. When this occurs, those of us with autoimmune diseases, the immune system begins attacking our healthy cells because it identifies them as foreign materials. Exactly a year ago, I went through the worst flare up I have ever had. It basically, sent me to bed for 6 months. Which I must add was most inconvenient!
So the journey began, doctor visits every two weeks and still, they could only treat the symptoms with medications and not the root cause. To hear that there is nothing to be done and that I have to live this way is EXTREMELY HARD! Depression, despair, anger, loneliness, fear were all things I felt. But deep within my soul hope began to bubble up.
I decided to go another way…
1. I daily ask God to heal my body from auto-immune disease. Prayer has brought me strength and peace in this journey toward health. Prayer and Bible reading has brought a beautiful renewing of my mind.
2. I read this amazing book AUTOIMMUNE THE CAUSE AND THE CURE by Annesse Brockley. I have followed all the steps in this book with amazing results. My suggestion is to implement one chapter a week so you don’t feel overwhelmed.
3. I started using Essential Oils to treat and relieve symptoms. I take natural Vitamins, as well as use frankincense and peppermint daily.
Check out my Daily Essential Oil Routine.
The battle is not over for me but for the first time I have HOPE! As I look back over this year I am filled up to overflowing with thankfulness to my Heavenly Father who has held me in His arms and met my every need. I am so thankful that I feel great and rarely suffer any bad days!
I feel like shouting that from a mountaintop! Thank you, Father, for showing me the way, For giving me the courage to act! Thank You!
Any autoimmune sufferers out there? What are you doing that has helped you on your journey toward health?
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*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Essential Oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any essential oils.
Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.