One of my very dearest friends is suffering from an autoimmune disease. Her auto immune attack is effecting her lungs. I might be also, since it is possible I have Multiple Sclerosis. Many of us suffer from effects or have people in our lives that suffer live with this affliction.
Often I have difficulty sleeping because of sore muscles at night. My range in motion is fine and my joints are pain free. Before bed time I usually take an Advill. The problem I have found is that the pain relief usually wears off by 3;00am. Many nights I just wake up and write. It is quiet and I can’t sleep anyway because of the pain. I know I will need to find a pain med that takes me through the night. The very cool thing is that during the day I am so busy I do not even think about how I feel. I know many people with autoimmune disorders have joint pain as well. Muscle and joint pain in autoimmune disorders is basically due to a misdirected immune response when my immune system attacks my own cells and tissues. There is inflammation and pain also caused by the distruction of tissue or my body trying to compensate for weakness.
What can be done? How did this start happening to my body? Could it be my fault? Could I have eaten something I shouldn’t t have? Was I exposed to something dangerous? I will never know but I can speculate.
If I had it to do over again I would be more careful about the food I ate. Have I been subjected to the toxins in plastics? What about carlessly eating pesticides and harmful fertilizers? Is there a connection to what we eat and our environment to auto immune disorders? It might be too late for us, but what about our pregnant daughters? What about our sweet children and grandchildren?
Should we avoid pesticides and fertilizers?
What do you think? Well I happen to think that there is a connection. I came upon this interesting list that I want to share with you, so we all can make an effort to eat healthy.
Nectarines (imported) Mango
Sweet bell peppers Asparagus
Just some food (tee hee) for thought, more later….p>