January 19, 2016

Wednesday with Words: Disease

Disease?  Yes.  Its an odd topic for me on a homeschooling blog, or for Wednesday with Words.  Bear with me.

I have an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, plus another one I won't go into here. This is the most common thyroid problem, causing weight gain, fatigue, and many other symptoms.  Conventional medicine says to take some T3 in the form of levothyroxin so your body can make enough T4 (those are hormones).  Or, if your body doesn't do that well, take some T4 as well.  So pills for life.  I'm not a fan, but you do what you have to do.  Is there anything else that can be done?

Maybe.  Maybe you've heard this:
All disease begins in the gut - Hippocrates
It makes sense, since the majority (nearly 80%) of your immune system is located in the gut.  There is this thing called Leaky Gut that  many of us deal with, especially those with autoimmune issues.  It may not be accompanied with digestive symptoms.

So what?  Well, turns out, leaky gut can be healed by eliminating triggers and eating nutritiously.  If one can heal their gut, then less illness and disease would be in his future.  That's something to smile about!

I'm listening to the Heal Your Gut Summit this week.  Its free to join in!  Its Day 2 today, and I don't want you to miss out if this topic is of interest to you.  Click here to sign up!

More great Hippocrates quotes! (found on BrainyQuote.com)

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

Walking is man's best medicine.

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.

Everything in excess is opposed to nature.

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