Sarcoidosis nutrition must be fashioned very carefully to address the peculiar nature of the disease.
Sarcoidosis in nature is an autoimmune disease and most people don’t truly understand what this means. By the end of this article, you will learn about the nature of the disease, what are the recommended changes in the diet for sarcoidosis and finally some exciting good news for all sarcoidosis sufferers.
Autoimmunity is any disease where body is somehow ‘convinced’ that it’s sick and it needs to react. It then activates the immune system and puts it in ‘combat formation’ to fight a non-existent enemy. The immune system gets its signals crossed and identifies non-threatening substances in our body as destructive agents
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Sarcoidosis nutrition guidelines
Managing the inflammation in sarcoidosis through nutrition. When the average sarcoidosis sufferer tries to address the inflammation through what she/he eats it basically comes down to avoiding certain inflammation agents such as prostaglandin, leukotrienes and food additives such as nitrites.
So, the basic rule is to look the labels for these since they are hiding in places that you would not expect to find them. If you are sarcoidosis sufferer and you want to completely diligent about this chances are that you will have to re-stock your kitchen.
If you want a couple of general tips to make the task above simpler, here they are:
Tip 1. Eat natural anti-oxidant food
Tip 2. Look for artificial colors and additives on the labels diligently
Tip 3. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily
Tip 4. Use healthy oils
Tip 5. Inspect the labels for trans fatty acids and avoid them
Tip 6. Eat foods rich in magnesium and low in calcium
Essential oils in sarcoidosis nutrition
Evening primrose, flax seed and black currant oil, along with chamomile, licorice root, wild yam, and white willow, are just a few of an array of products that have been shown or are believed to help prevent or reduce inflammation.
Breakthrough in sarcoidosis research
The problem with sarcoidosis is the lack of knowledge in modern medicine on the causes of the disease. But, lately, some exciting news has been reported on the discoveries of underlying chemical imbalance and causes.