How to Overcome Autoimmune Disease

hey guys dr. axe here doctor of natural medicine and founder of in this video I'm going to do an advanced training on how to overcome autoimmune disease I'll talk about my five steps to overcome autoimmune disease with natural treatments diet supplements essential oils and much much more in this training video and first off auto immune disease can affect many different areas of your body conditions such as lupus fibromyalgia rheumatoid arthritis different types of inflammatory bowel disease all of these issues can be connected to autoimmune disease hashimoto's thyroiditis they can affect your thyroid and many other tissues and organs and what happens in autoimmune disease is your body's own immune system starts to attack your own cells and tissues so what we have to do in order to beat and reverse autoimmune disease is we have to reduce inflammation and help modulate and balance out your body's immune response number 1 step 2 start overcoming autoimmune disease is to remove certain things from your diet so foods that cause an inflammatory reaction and I really believe 100% of autoimmune disease starts in your gut lining with a condition called leaky gut and that occurs when you have microscopic holes in your gut lining imagine your gut lining as a net in between your intestines and your bloodstream well that net can get rips and tears in it to where then certain things such as gluten toxins bad bacteria get into your bloodstream over time if they stay in there your body will not only attack them oftentimes it will start to affect and attack the other tissues in cells within your own body so number one step is reduce the intake of foods that cause inflammation number one is going to be sugar if you're consuming processed sugar it causes the overgrowth of yeast back yeast in the body which actually eats away the gut lining causing leaky gut which in turn causes them autoimmune disease over time number two hydrogenated oils are consuming too many omega-6 fatty acids that causes inflammation in the body so gluten and casein so consuming wheat bread and dairy products on a regular basis will absolutely cause inflammation within the body and last but not least over consuming grains and I'm talking about even whole grains can cause inflammation in your body for so for a time if you have autoimmune disease one of the big things you typically want to do is go grain free for a period of time or at least consume grains that have been sprouted and slow-cooked for a long time like a like a like a wild sprouted rice and you that you cook and make into congee that's okay for some people but in general with autoimmune disease you want to go grain free for a time and then last here any additives food colorings artificial sweeteners any type of packaged food you typically want to stay away from or processed food or fast foods without immune disease and the key there is reducing inflammation then what we want to do step number two is we want to transform your diet and start consuming foods that help heal your cells and tissues and help reduce inflammation number one food group is going to be cooked vegetables with autoimmune disease you typically don't want to do a lot of raw foods that might surprise you but a lot of raw vegetable juices or raw salads or raw broccoli things like that those are hard to digest and hard for those with leaky gut which can contribute to autoimmunity so a lot of cooked vegetables in your diet such as cooked spinach carrots celery you know any type of cooked vegetable is great with autoimmune disease number two is fruit specifically berries and fruits they're easy to digest such as pears also fruits with enzymes in them such as Kiwis figs papaya pineapple but again fruit in moderation you don't want to go overboard because of too much sugar but one to two servings of fruit a day is okay the next food number three is going to be wild cut meats such as grass-fed beef organic chicken and turkey and wild caught fish like salmon in fact wild caught fish like salmon might be the most beneficial because they're high in a type of omega-3 fatty acid called E and DHA which naturally reduce inflammation within the body the fourth superfood you want to be getting in your diet to help fight autoimmune disease is get bone broth bone broth might be the most beneficial of all foods it contains the amino acids proline glycine and L glutamine which help repair the gut lining healing leaky gut which is going to stop things like gluten and these other factors from getting in causing an immune reaction so again bone broth is incredibly beneficial number five get more healing herbs in your diet such as tumeric ginger cumin rosemary and any type of herb again most these herbs really help support the body in the natural healing process and those are going to be the most beneficial foods for you if you're struggling with autoimmune disease and last I'll say also getting some good probiotics can be good but here's an ideal meal for those with autoimmune disease is a big bowl of bone broth soup think chicken broth chicken celery onions carrots maybe a little bit of ginger or turmeric in there drinking bone broth on a daily basis is so beneficial one more food I'd wanted to remember that I wanted to mention here is coconut products coconut oil should be your go-to cooking oil if you've got autoimmune disease and of course avocados and olive oil and ghee those are good as well coconut oil though one of the best so get a diet that's high in cooked vegetables fruits wild meats and bone broth should be the diet you follow step number three and overcoming autoimmune disease is you want to take the right supplements the most beneficial supplements number one is probably gonna be a bone broth powder so you can get bone broth in powder form add it to a smoothie and so do bone broth daily as a powder also collagen powder or collagen protein supplement a scoop of that a day is very beneficial as well the next thing I would say would be probiotics you know probiotics help support the immune system they help again modulate the immune system which helps autoimmune these so getting probiotics typically 50-billion I use twice daily is key also look out for probiotics that have soil based organisms SB o–'s are great as well and then I would say take an omega-3 supplement like a fish caviar supplement or a or something like a fish oil or cod liver oil but a thousand milligrams once – twice a day of an omega-3 supplement is very beneficial and number throughout and the next thing I would say here are digestive enzymes taking digestive enzymes with your meal can help reduce inflammation and ease your body in the digestive process I would say those are the most beneficial supplements for naturally combating autoimmune disease the next thing here step number four is use essential oils essential oils are fantastic one of my favorite essential oils for autoimmune disease is Roman chamomile oil rolling chamomile can help bring down cortisol levels helps relax the body reduces stress on the body so chamomile diffusing that rubbing a few drops putting it on your neck chamomile is one of the best for autoimmune disease as our frankincense and myrrh let's say you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis or rheumatoid arthritis in a specific area what I would do is do two drops of myrrh two drops of frankincense and rub it directly on the area a few other oils that can be beneficial another couple favorites of mine are lavender oil and you langya ylang lavender oil and Alania like both help improve your mood help lower cortisol reduce stress on the body and the essential oil thyme oil that's th yme time thyme oil is also beneficial so again all of those oils some of my favorites for naturally fighting autoimmune disease use those daily and the last step here for fighting out immune disease incorporate techniques into your week that help you naturally reduce stress so for some people might be practicing exercise such as yoga Pilates or bar doing things that helps with your deep breathing that helps with the immune system it helps your body natural reduce stress doing a spiritual try in the morning where you wake up and for five minutes you get grateful for five minutes you read a Bible or devotional for five minutes you spend in prayer or praise but again spending some time reading again something spiritually uplifting and growth it's great and last but not least here's what I want to challenge you to do take a healing bath at night there's essential oils I talked about do about 10 drops in a bath with one cup of epsom salts they're loaded with magnesium magnesium is known as the relaxation mineral so again soaking three days a week with essential oils and epsom salts or magnesium oil soaking in a nice warm to hot bath and just winding down part of the key to overcoming out of immune disease is taking care of stressful emotions and just unwinding so again exercise a healing bath working on spiritual growth and just scheduling you time time where you get to do lunch with a best friend or go on a walk or just do your favorite hobbies make sure you incorporate those in your weekly schedule if you follow my five steps of removing toxic foods adding an anti-inflammatory foods in your diet taking supplements that help heal leaky gut taking essential oils that reduce stress and transforming your lifestyle you follow those five steps you're going to see great results in overcoming out immune disease and guys by the way if you want to learn more about how to naturally heal with remedies make sure you subscribe here to my youtube station also I've got an advanced article on autoimmune disease if you want to know even more in-depth information just search my name on Google dr. axe autoimmune disease and you'll find a lot more there so guys hey thanks for watching this has been me dr. axe talking about natural treatments for autoimmune disease you


  1. Hello
    I have Lichen planus in my mouth for almost year and half,
    Are all these remedies work for it?
    Please help me

  2. Thank you for this great video ! My wife suffers from one and this video was very helpful!! Much love and blessing to you

  3. This was so Super informative . I am Just starting this diet for my acne… and this was by far the best video I've seen. Thank you

  4. Wish every doctor would know.Would have saved me feeling like beeing in hell for over 6month after eating.Was skinny like a feather,no more iron.Lower than 7.Just cutting out gluten helped me from day 1 .

  5. +add acupuncture and bio resonance (done by a pro, preferably a doctor or a TCM practicioner with a long experience)

  6. Great information. Remember when he says coconut oil he means the virgin coconut oil NOT regular coconut oil. The expeller pressed is the healthy one. I put a spoonful in my coffee every morning and sometimes I add Hemp oil (just a small squirt of it) in as well. These two essential fatty oils help SO MUCH. I also shop at Aldi's because I can get grass fed beef and buffalo meat at reasonable prices. I am also on a low carb diet which falls in line with this diet plan. It cuts out starchy foods, anything made of flour and sugars. You can have healthy meat, all the "above ground" vegetables you want, some fruit (limited amounts) etc. I have lost weight around my middle and I feel fantastic. I was diagnosed with Graves disease a few years ago. It doesn't flair up at all now and I don't take any medicine for it. In fact I don't take ANY prescription drugs. Don't need them. I keep inflammation down so I have energy and my joints don't ache like they used to. At 58 I feel like I did in my youth. I also take DIM, Rhodiola and digestive enzymes to balance out hormones and gut. Drinking water all through the day is essential as well to help flush out your system. Stress and inflammation are the triggers to breaking down your system so keeping those under control is vital to your health. Another thing I do is take Systemic enzymes as well. You CAN afford this diet if you plan it right. Another vital element to this is to stay away from processed foods. Nothing out of a box! They are what is killing us and destroying our bodies. You CAN fix food from scratch. It is worth it and much less expensive than having to be on prescription drugs.

  7. I have Sjogren's syndrome and Osteoarthritis with Autoimmune disease this video is very important and helpful thank you for posting..

  8. I am suffering from Pumphigus Vilguarus. The hospital treatment steroids and mofitel is not helping. I getting flares daily. I don’t know what to do please help

  9. Hi dr. Axe. I was diagnosed from.hashimoto thyroiditis 2017, I am from the Philippines and our main food here is rice. So means, i need to avoid rice because rice is a family of grains?.and how many mcg of B12 need to take per day? PLEASE HELP!!!!!

  10. I have Lichen Sclerosus hashimoto's thyroid, pcos. yay go me. Dr. Axe you are so knowledgeable thanks for education me.

  11. Turmeric 100% should be on the list <3 lol Great video though. I noticed my gums were peeling a few days ago, its really wierd. I thought it was my toothpaste or mothwash, but I changed and still happened. So I think I have this cuz my tailbone / hips get sore easily after working out

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