Recently a friend of mine with Crohn's had another flare up and approached me for advice regarding how to lower inflammation naturally and prevent future flare ups. I've been meaning to read up more about Crohn's and similar Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) and so took this opportunity to do just that. In the process, I've [...]
Having dabbled with fasting to relieve my autoimmune symptoms and had some success, I was eager to read this book ever since I first heard about it on a podcast. In the sea of diet books out there on the online stores and on book shelves, this one stands out from the rest because it's [...]
Story of my autoimmune battles the last 6 months. Not giving up on this war!
This is the first of a series of posts related to autoimmune disease and the 'weapons' we have against it. Hence the title Autoimmune Arsenal ;). There are numerous theories on the causes of autoimmune diseases from genetic predisposition to increased chemical use in the environment, drugs, emotional stress, heavy metals, bacteria, viruses, 'Leaky Gut', [...]
This is the second basic flow I've learnt on the rings. Pretty tough at first to do a few consecutively, especially when my palms get sweaty. I've learnt the trick is to keep the rings close and tight. Benefits of a Ring Flow Greater muscular 'time under tension' - because you are transitioning from one [...]
Recently received the results of a comprehensive stool analysis done about a month ago based on the recommendations of my Naturopathic Doctor. Yes, I had to prod, poke, scoop, bottle, freeze and pass the 💩 to my doc who sent it to America for analysis. It turns out I have a large amount of dysbiotic gut flora belonging to [...]
After the latest 14-Day Fast, I started ordering and drinking Milk Kefir and Kombucha to repopulate my gastrointestinal system with healthy bacteria and heal the gut lining. My supply came from Bushwick Biotech and each 500ml bottle of grassfed milk kefir costs about $7.33! I started by drinking half a bottle a day but the cost [...]