How diet affects autoimmune diseases- podcast
Podcast date: March 4, 2011
Today my guest was Morris Wisdom, a great friend of mine who holds a Masters in Kinesiology and a Masters in Physiology. We discussed nutritional factors that affect autoimmune diseases- namely vitiligo- and he shared some insight on simple steps that we can take to normalize our body systems, which hopefully could lead towards repigmenting.
Autoimmunity is a natural consequence brought about by certain conditions in your environment.
Four key things that cause damage:
- Poor diet line
- Manmade toxins in our environment
- Disease causing organisms
- Trama on our immune system
Ways to maintain strong immune system:
- Eat well
- Keep stress low
- Exercise- 30 minutes, 3 to 5 times weekly
- Rest- sleep 8 hours per day
- No smoking
- Minimize alcohol use
- Increase fruit and vegetable intake
- Eliminate fried foods
- Eliminate saturated fats
- Minimize processed foods
- Drink half your weight in ounces of water (If you weigh 120 pounds, you should drink 60 ounces of water per day)
- Track when you eat
- Track your exercise
- Track your rest
- Track your moods
- Track your stressors
Journaling will help you make better decisions. It will also make you more aware of your mental and physical state changes on a daily, weekly, and monthly, basis.
Have you made dietary changes to try to repigment the vitiligo white patches? What results did you experience?