I had a checkup yesterday and got excellent news. The new medication, Imuran, is working well. My inflammation markers are much lower than a year ago. They're still elevated above normal levels but, in my world, I considered doing a cartwheel. The fine folks at Minor & James Medical Center are happy I refrained.
So, the Imuran shall stay at the same dosage. "Keep doing what we're doing."
But I have an idea.
An autoimmune disease generally means the immune system is supercharged and now, perhaps being bored, is fighting against natural tissues. Wikipedia put is this way:
Autoimmune diseases arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. In other words, the body actually attacks its own cells. The immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen and attacks it.
When we're trying to improve our health, don't we usually push fruits and veggies, take our vitamins, get lots of sleep, and ask for Mom's chicken noodle soup (with a dish of tapioca pudding after)? In fact, we're planning to get a juicer to increase our F&Vs, hoping to improve my health and maybe drop a pound or two.
If it's looking to pick a fight, how about we give it something to do? What if the secret is more enemies, not less? What if we put locked it into an immune system cage match?
I suggest we test drive the following mottos:
- Potato Chips for Life!
- Down with Spinach!
- Donuts = Health!
- Carrots? I say Carrot Cake!
Who's with me? I'll see you at the bakery in 10... (and I'll save you a spot on the treadmill next to mine)