Hey, everybody. I hope you guys are all doing great. Today’s topic is all about having a clear blueprint to reverse autoimmunity, and it’s not what you think.
How Autoimmunity Affects Us
Being sick with autoimmunity can sometimes dampen our days.
Many of you guys are experiencing lots of pain, debilitating fatigue, brain fog, etc. Everything feels so heavy in the body. Recently I was thinking about how autoimmunity can be when it strikes. It can really zap the energy, joy, and livelihood out of you. This can happen so much so that sometimes your inspiration completely goes.
Everything might be pulling you down with so much pain and so much fatigue. Not to mention all the side effects of what that impact has on your life with your relationships, your financial struggles, etc. This kind of health crisis kind of puts a funk in your mental state.
When this happens, I recommend taking a moment to really look around and focus on the things you CAN focus on. Doing so moves us into an elevated consciousness. It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do, especially when the autoimmunity sucks for you physically.
My COVID Vaccine Experience
This is why I do the work I do because I get it. I know life with autoimmunity can be super-duper hard. I say this because I believe for me, the COVID vaccine caused a flare. It was a minor flare, but it was bad enough for me to really experience just how bad some of you guys might have it when it comes to the fatigue and the muscular aches all at the same time.
Soon after I got the COVID vaccine, I went to pick up my second puppy. Her name is Zoe and she’s a Cavapoo. I already had a Cockapoo and I wanted to adopt another dog. In order to pick her up, I needed to make a 15 hour drive. And I remember this day exactly, it was three days after my COVID vaccination. I remember feeling so tired and run down. And the fatigue after that trip felt so unrelenting and debilitating that it took all the liveliness away from me. I’ve never experienced that kind of a flare in over 20 years of living with autoimmunity.
Pain and Passing
My thoughts and prayers go out to those of you who do live with musculoskeletal pain. I do think there is something to be said about the “cytokine storm”, or mast cell activation. I’ve had a lot of patients come my way who have lived with various versions of such immunological issues.
When this happens, it’s hard to settle down once the fire gets going. So I just want you to understand that for me, I can mentally push my way through just about anything, but this fatigue has been something that’s been hard to shake.
Having said that, I also recently received devastating news about one of our Lupus Rebels who passed away. I don’t know all the details, but she was a student of mine. I don’t know if this was due to Lupus. Personally, I know that she was going through some hard times physically, but we found out two and a half weeks ago.
Since then, this news has been really wearing me down and making me really sad. As a fellow autoimmune patient, it feels very close to home. This really made me reflect more on my life and what’s truly important. And the last thing I want to represent is a perfect life.
Turning Sorrow Into Joy
I know that life is full of ups and downs. There’s good and bad, sickness and health. The key is to embrace all the shades of the rainbow that life throws at you full-heartedly by showing up courageously. It’s when we don’t know how to cope, especially with the negative feelings that we tend to hide ourselves behind, that we develop destructive coping mechanisms.
I just want to sit here and recognize how physical symptoms can really reverse us and take us on a downward spiral. This is why the Mind Your Health podcast exists and why the Autoimmune Health Transformation program exists. It’s because we want to aim to transform suffering into joy. We want to transform pain into freedom, and we want to transform fear into courage because, in psychology, we now understand the drivers of human action.
The Healing Journey to Reverse Autoimmunity
Our thoughts trigger feelings inside of us, and these feelings drive us to make choices. It’s the cumulative choices we make day in and day out that make us who we are. Our very lives reflect what we’re thinking and feeling, and the choices that we make. Being mindful to cleanse our mind of clutter is the key ingredient in our healing journey and reversing our autoimmunity.
I just want you to sit here for a minute and close your eyes. What riddles you? What mental state are you in? Are there any constant go-to feelings that you feel? Are you overburdened with lots of anxiety and fear? Were you bombarded with suffering and pain? Do you struggle so much that it paralyzes you?
I know the feeling all too well. Knowing I’ve been on a quest to holistically reverse my autoimmunity for the last 20 years, I just have to tell you I’ve tried it all. I also must be completely honest in saying that it wasn’t anyone thing that allowed me to defy all the odds and reverse my autoimmunity.
It was the artful and intentional integration of transformational psychology, which includes the subconscious and the conscious mind. It also involved coaching aspects to coach myself through the process.
The second step was applying modernized functional medicine and timeless wisdom principles in my daily life. Notice, I didn’t just know and understand these principles, but I’ve applied them in my daily life, and that got me where I am today – serving and helping thousands of people all over the world to help them truly reverse their life and health.
This clear-cut blueprint is what we apply in our Autoimmune Health Transformation program, which is a 12-month healing journey that empowers you to live life on your own terms. We utilize this integration framework, called the Alkaline Method™. The Alkaline Method™ brings together all my educational, experimental, anecdotal, and personal experiences, what’s worked as well as what didn’t.
Most importantly, it’s an integration of all the systems that are often compartmentalized as pieces of the broken puzzle in our so-called medical-industrial complex.
The medical-industrial complex consists of more than a dozen major components, including hospitals, nursing homes, physicians (salaried and fee-for-service), as well as home health agencies, supply and equipment manufacturers, drug companies, health insurance companies, managed care organizations, etc.
I truly believe we need a defense against the medical-industrial complex, whose main motive is to keep us sick because there’s economical benefits to this.
We need to flip this ineffective model upside down to provide patients with the power and control to become Self Empowered Healers. That’s exactly what the Alkaline Method™ does. It’s founded on the premise that healing is an inside job and we can reverse autoimmunity. Its main goal is to cultivate more Self Empowered Healers to rise and take control over their health and lives in a way that the medical industry lacks.
The Four Elements of the Alkaline Method™
The Alkaline Method™ has four essential elements. The first element is the Subconscious Mind, which sets the basis (the foundation), alignment, and core values for the individual patient. You have to understand what you stand for and who you are from the inside-out, as opposed to living your life like a puppet dictated by what everybody wants you to do. This is where you really get clear about who you are.
The second element is the Conscious Mind. Understand that life is full of polarity and contrast. As we move through life, we must really accept of all the colors of the rainbow. We breathe to stay present. Then finally we must cultivate self love to find balance.
The third element is Modernized Functional Medicine, which involves three essential areas that may be perpetuating your autoimmunity, as well as the modernized practice framework we use to address these three areas. These three areas are the stress-brain, gut-brain, and immune-brain.
The last element is all about Timeless Wisdom, promoting internal healing through yoga, energy medicine, and mind cleansing methods, such as silence, meditation, and hypnosis. I collectively call this spiritual growth.
It may seem like a lot, but the application of the Alkaline Method™ is so simple. I believe we tend to make things much more complicated than they need to be when we think about healing and how to reverse autoimmunity. Through the daily practice of the Alkaline Method™, one can aim to live a life full of hope, courage, joy, freedom, health, and longevity. The ultimate goal is to be internally guided versus externally guided, moving from dependence to independence and fear to freedom.
Join Us For A FREE Virtual Healing Retreat for Autoimmunity
If you want to know more, we have elevated conversations in our private Facebook group, Tribe of Autoimmune Health Rebels. I am hosting a free Virtual Healing Retreat for Autoimmunity in my private group. It starts on June 14th, and I’ll take you through four days of “living the solution”. You’ll learn how to apply the Alkaline Method™, incorporating healing yoga, healing meditation, and an anti-inflammatory diet. You’ll also gain clarity on what you should be eating and what you may be doing to perpetuate your autoimmunity.
As a bonus, you also get a seven day anti-inflammatory diet plan that’s super easy to follow. All you have to do is sign up for this Virtual Healing Retreat for Autoimmunity. It takes place from June 14-17, 2021, and our live sessions will be everyday at 11 AM EST. It’s virtual and completely free, and I’ll be showing you how you can live the solution every single day. I hope to see you there; over 1000 people have already said “yes, I’m in!” The Friday before our retreat, you’ll get the workbook that will act as your notes guide, as well as the seven day meal plan so you can take that weekend to grocery shop and prep.
Most of the people that go through my free events experience a drastic difference. When you follow a step-by-step protocol that keeps you in line and really clears everything up for you, the inflammation will come down just like that. It’s the ultimate detox for the mind, body, and spirit.
So join me! Sign up for Virtual Healing Retreat for Autoimmunity. It’s completely free. I hope to see you there.
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Be a part of this movement and let’s really come together to break the barriers of this autoimmune war and completely reverse autoimmunity. I’ll see you guys all soon in our Virtual Healing Retreat, and I’ll see you guys all next week. Thanks for reading. Bye-bye.