I took the last of only 3 Humira shots on July 20th. In June I started taking a gut health regimen in hopes of putting my disease into remission.
If there was any doubt that these products were working it’s gone now.
I’m pain and inflammation free since July.
I started with a prebiotic fiber that helps feed the good gut microbes. I began feeling better. After a few weeks I added the probiotics. More improvement.
I had an appointment with my rheumatologist a week ago. She did my exam and confirmed that my joints were free of inflammation as compared to before.
She asked what I was doing and I told her. She said that was good and reiterated that most of our immune system is located in our gut.
So if scientists have confirmed links to autoimmune diseases and gut microbes why wouldn’t we stand a chance in settling our immune systems down by bringing that back into balance?
I think in my case that’s exactly what happened.
Would it be true for everyone? I don’t know.
Is it worth trying? I think so.
We spend too much time treating symptoms instead of treating causes in my opinion.
I encourage anyone reading this to do the research. NIH has countless articles about gut health and the connection to numerous ailments from autoimmune diseases to depression and anxiety.
All I know it’s that my body and my blood tests agree right now. I’m definitely making progress.