Stress, inflammation and autoimmune diseases
When I was first diagnosed with Hashimos (autoimmune attack on my thyroid) the doctors dismissed my suggestion that it came from of years of chronic stress as an entrepreneur in a very stressful business, as well being as a single mom (often working 80-hour weeks)! They looked at me like I was just some crazy woman who didn't know what she was talking about. Twenty years later, I find article after article being written by well-educated people in the medical field saying just that - STRESS can cause INFLAMMATION, which is definitely linked to autoimmune diseases. Thank you very much!
Start creating some new, healthy habits to conquer the negative effects of Stress induced inflammation on your health.
Eat a balanced diet of whole foods - not junk foods. My general rule - if it comes in a box, it's not for me. Seriously, fresh produce is easy to cook and is so much better for you than something from a box, and with Instant Pots and Crock Pots, it's convenient to cook real food!
Drink lots of good clean water. I like to use a water filter and carry my own water with me in a stainless steel water bottle instead of drinking from plastic water bottles. (I also add essential oils that have been approved for internal use to my water to make it taste yummy, which helps me drink more water!)
Limit your caffeine and sugar intake. These things will not only help your body handle stress better, they will also be good for establishing habits that create better wellness! Did you know that sugar is to cancer what gasoline is to fire?! Think about it......