Hi it’s Dr. Connie. Today I want to talk to you about what it means to be an Autoimmune Rebel.

Autoimmune disease can definitely turn our worlds upside down.  I’ve witnessed and experienced broken relationships, financial crisis, panic, stress, anxiety, fear, and pain all due to autoimmune disease.  

With the abundant information available to us on the internet about holistic healing, it’s easy to get lost in the nitty gritty of how, why, and what you should try and who you should listen to.  

As someone who was desperate to find holistic answers to my health issues, over the last 20 years, I can say I’ve tried just about everything you can think of.

Autoimmunity creates turbulence in our lives. The longer you live with it, the more you’ll begin to realize why critical thinking is essential in learning to dance with the unpredictability of our condition.

While it’s important to be aware of the new research and trends in holistic health as it relates to autoimmunity, you’ll quickly find that doing what’s popular or what the “masses” do rarely offers long term solutions for our dilemma.

So after three years of speaking directly to Lupus clients, I’ve decided to shift the message to include ALL autoimmune patients.  Why?  Because many Lupus patients have other autoimmune diseases and symptoms, and the incidence of autoimmunity is exponentially increasing.

Autoimmune Diseases are on the Rise

Autoimmune diseases are skyrocketing at an alarming rate. Not only in the United States, but around the globe, affecting all age groups.  

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), more than 80 different autoimmune conditions are identified and they affect 50 million Americans.  

These include chronic conditions such as hypothyroidism, lupus, Irritable bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, Rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diabetes, even Guillian Barre syndrome and more.

The worst is that autoimmune conditions are extremely difficult to diagnose. Also many believe autoimmunity is incurable and often life threatening, according to conventional medicine.

Many patients struggle for years before getting a diagnosis. However, it does not have to be this way.

Following the Masses Won’t Lead to Optimal Health

I’ve been a Lupus Rebel for over 20 years because I chose a different path.

According to renowned business coach, Ali Brown, all truths begin as heresy. And all change making icons actually start out as iconoclasts.

An iconoclast by definition is a person who opposes conventional and institutions in lieu of thinking for themselves.

As a high performing autoimmune patient striving for optimal health, I believe too that it’s more important now than ever to become the well informed rule breaker you are called to be.  

You have no other choice.  

Our traditional institutions have failed us, conventional medicine is falling apart, and there’s chaos in the world today.

Within the last 6 weeks, you’ve likely gone from doing ok, enjoying life as usual, to suddenly having to deal with homeschooling, income being cut off, and being locked inside your home wondering if you can survive this COVID 19 virus.

We really have no safe haven right now. It’s become more important than ever to protect our own health so we can be here for our family and our future.  

Autoimmunity + COVID 19 as a Catalyst for Change

I want to suggest that you look way beyond surviving right now.  I want you to aim for something much higher because you know you are made to be so much more than this.

This pandemic can be a catalyst for change, if you allow it to be. It‘s the silver lining we needed to create space to understand what’s really happening and to get clear about our role in our own lives and health.

Every obstacle in life provides us a choice. The choice to see the possibility to aim for more, or the choice to retract into limitations.

It’s time to break out of the mold of being weak and sick.  

That’s what being an Autoimmune Rebel is all about.

You can absolutely change the course of your disease, especially for those of you who don’t have a diagnosis yet.

Don’t wait for autoimmunity to happen to you. Let’s take the possibility of optimal health and use it to fuel our fire to get stronger than we ever thought possible.

Autoimmune Rebel is all about going against the status quo and redefining our lives by being the creators of our own movie.

It’s about whole body healing – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Picture how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. It first creates a cocoon and transforms internally, into order to emerge as this beautiful creature with wings.

Your healing journey can be compared to the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly. 

Mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual healing happens collectively from the inside out, and allows you to emerge stronger and healthier than ever before.

Are you with me?

Join our Tribe of Autoimmune Health Rebels

If this message resonated with you, please join our private Facebook group called the Tribe of Autoimmune Health Rebels where we change the conversation from victim to hero. CLICK HERE to join today.

Also, please subscribe to our Youtube channel Dr. Connie Jeon, and our podcast, Mind Your Health to learn about all things holistic health as it relates to autoimmunity.

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Thank you so much for tuning in and I’ll talk to you next time.

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