Medically, we know the cause of Lupus is that our immune system is over taxed and broken to a point where it’s attacking our own cells.
The autoimmune disease a patient is diagnosed with depends on which “antibodies” are involved and which organs are being attacked.
For example, if antibodies degrade joints, then it’s Rheumatoid Arthritis.
If it attacks our thyroid, then it’s Hashimoto’s.
It’s Multiple Sclerosis if it is attacking our brain and nerve cells.
If it’s attacking all our organs in a certain way with certain antibodies, we are lumped summed into the Lupus category.
I know the biochemical and pathological reasons for such diseases, but to refute and explain such mechanisms became futile in the light of patient care.
I am a woman, a mom of two boys, an ambitious entrepreneur, wife, daughter, friend, and sister. Besides this, I have many identities and responsibilities.
My life does not “have time” for Lupus. But when Lupus strikes hard, I have no choice but to be inconvenienced by it.
Over time, I’ve given this a lot of thought. As a type A, stop at nothing type of a woman, a Lupus flare allowed me time to rest.
I was secretly elated that I had no other choice but to sometimes binge watch Netflix in the hospital bed.
It allowed me time to rethink my life, priorities, loved ones, and recalibrate.
All this to say that the root cause of my disease is not just about pathological assessment, rather, it is more about my lifestyle.
I’m very knowledgeable about many things, especially when it comes to the cause of Lupus. I know what I can do to reverse my disease.
But I also know that I don’t always choose to do the right things. I don’t make rational decisions in my life, I make emotional decisions.
Guess what? We all do!
Importance of Emotional Digestion
I have digestive issues and have had issues for as long as I can remember. No doctor ever connected the dots between my digestive problems as a potential cause of Lupus.
I also have had lots of turmoil and life changing stress in my life. I had a very difficult marriage, moved to Georgia from California with a newborn, had a difficult time acclimating to the new Southern hospitality, and I had to go back to work.
There was no time for me to indulge in my emotions at the time. No Doctors questioned me about any of this when I had the worst flare in 2003 during the midst of this emotionally challenging time.
In retrospect, it’s no wonder I was sick. But the cause of Lupus for me was addressed pathologically and biochemically with strong chemo medications due to the flare involving my kidneys.
The emotional shock added to my already hot mess situation was something I had to absorb.
I was tending to a new born, dealing with a flare, navigating my life in a troubled marriage, managing a household and a new job, as well as dealing with the medical crisis.
I’m not sure how I got through such time, but I did. I am certain that it wasn’t until early this year that I began to metabolize my emotions in a proper way.
What does that mean?
I know many of you who are watching can relate to my predicament.
We learn early on to pretend all is well, don’t break down, handle it and push through.
Now we understand that our thoughts create emotions. Emotions cause a shift in vibrational frequency in the body to alter our biochemistry.
Biochemistry in our bodies includes neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, hormones such as cortisol, stimulating hormones from the pituitary, sex hormones, digestive enzymes, etc.
All such shifts affect our metabolism, detoxification, immune system, digestion, and much more.
So again, what’s the cause of Lupus and autoimmunity???
The Alkaline Paradigm
For so long, I was in the rabbit hole with my smart colleagues who could not see the forest from the trees.
The practice of Functional Medicine is so much a cause and effect of multitudes of chemical reactions in many systems of the body. But as smart as we are, everyone gets lost.
After 20 years of being lost in the ditch, I’ve finally found a logical tool to make sense of the madness.
We need to be human beings and have a human experience. We must understand ourselves, what we think and feel, and why we do what we do.
This is the missing piece to the overall puzzle in healthcare, even Functional Medicine.
We must take a birds eye view of our lives and health. Life and health are interconnected. If we don’t have health, we don’t have a life.
Understanding how our miraculous brain functions is key to mastering the art of creating NEW habits and beliefs.
The results that we create are a DIRECT effect of our thoughts.
I’ve been talking so much about this lately because this year was a break through year in which all of my trainings and education converged in a profound way to create this powerful tool to help you transform your life.
So in psychology, we talk about human behavior in the context of a paradigm.
There are 5 components of the Alkaline Paradigm.
1.Circumstances: neutral situations that are outside of our control.
2. Thoughts: our interpretations of our circumstances. They are opinions and judgements that are typically not completely true.
3. Feelings: the emotions that we create as a direct result of our thoughts.
4. Actions: what we do or don’t do as a result of how we feel.
5. Results: what we create with our actions and are the direct effect of our thoughts.
Lupus Holistic Therapy
For me personally, I struggled with feeling good despite Lupus. I didn’t necessarily want a logical prescription for what to do for my problem.
What I needed was a way to reconcile the way I felt.
I needed space to guide my feelings to be processed and felt. The only way to metabolize your feelings is to learn to feel your emotions.
This is not taught to us; we are taught to repress our feelings.
So I have great news. I am so excited to offer the Lupus Health Revolution membership program where you’ll be personally coached by me, and I’ll share all the tools I’ve used to heal myself.
We are social creatures. To achieve great things, we need support, belonging, and accountability.
We also are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with. I’m willing to bet that most of us are around negative people that we need to take a break from.
Join the Lupus Health Revolution where you’ll be part of the Rebel Tribe, a community of like minded, forward thinking, ambitious, go getters who want to optimize their health and life.
You’ll be provided with Functional Medicine, Physical Therapy, Nutrition, and Yoga Therapy to become the best version of yourself.
Get coached by me where I show you the tools to live the solution so you can create balance and health in all facets of your life.
Do it for yourself, you’re worth the investment.
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As always thank you for reading.
Talk to you soon.