"Easy as Pie" Method EASES Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and psoriasis always remind me of an old biblical saying:

“Every city or household divided against itself will not stand.”

Because when you have one of these conditions, your body is essentially attacking itself.

For reasons we don’t entirely understand yet, when you develop an autoimmune disease, your body’s natural defense system kicks into overdrive.

In a desperate effort to protect you, it starts wildly lashing out. And in the chaos, it mistakes normal, healthy cells for foreign ones and attacks them, damaging healthy tissue.

In the end, your “divided house” has trouble standing. And you’re left feeling exhausted and sick.

But it turns out there’s something surprising that could help. Researchers found that a simple baking spice could contain the olive leaf needed to restore peace to your “at war” body.

And it’s easy as pie to get started.

If you like to bake, there’s a good chance you already have ginger on your spice rack. And if you’re a bit of a gourmet, you may even keep some fresh ginger root on hand!

Now a University of Michigan study has revealed that the same delicious spice featured in your favorite dishes could hold the key to easing the impact of autoimmune diseases.

The main compound of ginger root, 6-gingerol, can powerfully counteract a mechanism that fuels certain autoimmune diseases.

To test the power of ginger, researchers gave the compound to mice afflicted by lupus.

And they found something interesting.

Your immune system produces cells called neutrophil extracellular traps (or NETs). NETS typically protect against infection. But in the case of autoimmune disease, in a body that’s attacking itself, they cause damage like blood clotting or worse.

But when the lupus-afflicted mice were given 6-gingerol, the number of NETs in their systems plummeted.

Since ginger reduced NETs, one of the researchers even suggested it could eventually help autoimmune disease patients get off blood thinners.

It looks like ginger is a great place to start if you have an autoimmune disease. But I wouldn’t stop there. I recommend taking some other steps to support a healthy immune system.

And since most of your immune cells are located in your gastrointestinal system, you’re will want to focus on your gut to do that.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Probiotics are the easiest path to a healthy digestive system. I prefer a probiotic product containing prebiotic fiber alongside the good bacteria.
  • Fiber doesn’t only help with regular bowel movements. It feeds your good bugs, stimulating healthy bacterial growth. I suggest getting a good mix of water-soluble and insoluble One of my favorites is ground flax seeds.
  • Processed foods are full of inflammatory oils, added sugars, preservatives, and other chemicals that can harm gut bacteria. Do what you can to limit these non-foods in your diet.
  • Exercise might seem like a strange place to focus if you want to support your digestive tract. But studies show it enhances the number and variety of beneficial bacteria in your gut.

P.S. Fighting autoimmune disease isn’t the only trick ginger has hiding up its sleeve. The spice packs a potent healing punch. Click here to discover the OTHER surprising health benefits of ginger.

SOURCE:

“Antineutrophil properties of natural gingerols in models of lupus,” JCI Insight, Open Access, 10.1172/jci.insight.138385

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

View More Free Articles

BRIGHT IDEA Stops Colon Cancer in Its Tracks

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, One thing no one ever thinks to warn you about a cancer diagnosis is the RUSH. While you’re still trying to process the news that you have cancer, you’re already asked to make decisions about your treatments. You’re told there’s no time to waste. And warned delays could lead to...

Read This

MAILBAG: The Startling Truth About Sugar

“I’m diabetic and I don’t quite understand the differences in sugar. There’s sugar you make cookies with but also fruits have sugar. Can I have fruits even though they have sugar too?” – Annette, from Helen, GA Hi Annette, For something that seems so simple, sugar sure gets complicated very quickly. That table sugar you...

Read This

Prostate Cancer Treatment MAKES WAVES (Side-Effect-Free!)

I’m not going to pull any punches here. Getting a prostate cancer diagnosis is downright terrifying. And that’s especially true because for YEARS there weren’t any remarkable advancements in the treatments for this cancer. Watchful waiting (active surveillance) was the best we could do for men with small tumors that didn’t appear aggressive. And for...

Read This

Top COVID Symptoms Have Changed (SURPRISING!)

We’ve lived with COVID-19 for nearly three years now. That means we KNOW what it looks like, right? Wrong. The dominant COVID strain infecting people today doesn’t look exactly like the one that infected people last year. The virus is constantly changing. And so are the symptoms when you catch it. Different COVID strains appear...

Read This

NSAID Pain Relievers: A SHOCKING Discovery

My excellent editor told me the other day that she gave in and took some naproxen for her psoriatic arthritis pain. And she’s not alone. Occasionally even people who are passionate about natural medicine turn to over-the-counter or prescription drugs for pain relief. After all, joint pain can be downright debilitating. But before you reach...

Read This

Fake Meat Hiding a Dangerous Secret? (Study)

People ask me all the time what I think about meat substitutes. My reply is simple: “They’re junk!” The labels claim that these fake meats are better for your health and the environment. But nothing could be further from the truth… If you’re a regular Living Well Daily reader, you know I’m constantly warning you...

Read This

Simple Trick Dramatically Slows Memory Loss

Ask a group of middle-aged people about their biggest fear, and they will almost universally say, “losing their minds.” And I agree. The thought of my precious memories fading away is at the top of MY “no thanks” list. But just wanting your brain to be healthy isn’t enough. You have to work at protecting...

Read This

MAILBAG: The DISTURBING Truth About Alzheimer's Drugs

“What’s your take on the drugs for Alzheimer’s?” – Timothy, from Bel Air, MD Hi Timothy, Let me make it simple: They’re junk. You’ve seen the breathless headlines, I’m sure. After all, they’re almost impossible to ignore! They make exciting claims like “New breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Treatment Is a Game Changer!” or “FINALLY an Alzheimer’s...

Read This

Don't Start Your Dishwasher Until You Read THIS

For YEARS, modern medicine essentially ignored the gastrointestinal tract. Sure, it’s where you digest and absorb your food. But that was the end of the story. They were clueless about how intertwined our digestive system is with our OVERALL well-being. We now understand our gut is so closely linked to our health that it’s impossible...

Read This

Pro-Honey Study Is Full of HOLES

When I first spotted this new study on the supposed benefits of eating honey, I was ready to punch holes in it (for reasons I’ll reveal in a moment). In fact, I’d typically toss a study like this one in the trash and move on. But as I thumbed through the research published in the...

Read This