Understanding Your Autoimmune Disease

And adapting your life to thrive rather than merely survive.

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In autoimmune disease, the problem is an overactive or overstimulated immune system rather than a weakened one.

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What’s more, autoimmune disease is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in females up to age 64.

My Struggle With Autoimmune Disease

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As long as possible, keep moving.

It’s very easy when you’re sick to stop being active and sometimes it really can’t be helped. But, whenever and as long as you can, remain as physically active as you possibly can. It may be only fifteen minutes a day, but it’s better than nothing.

A rose from my English garden that I used to work in for several hours a day.

Learn to delegate.

Eat a healthy diet.

Part of my garden from 4 years ago.

Adapt to changes.

Explore your heart and find other passions so you can continue to do something that makes you feel alive and functional. Find ways to thrive and not just survive.

Just because you have an autoimmune disease or two or three doesn’t mean your life can’t have meaning and purpose. You can thrive while living with illness. Life goes on and so should you.

Freelance Writer, Armchair Psychologist, Philosopher, Upcoming Author, Nature Lover, People Lover.

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