My symptoms were becoming so severe that I even started to fear the C-word: I had been losing some hair, had a bad case of acne, was getting rashes, had night sweats, swollen lymph nodes, swollen and painful tonsils, multiple sinus infections and was not losing any weight despite running two marathons and eating (I thought) well. What gives? I know it is not normal to feel like crap all the time. Meanwhile, while all this was going on with me, I had a friend that suddenly experienced acute kidney failure and was diagnosed with Minimal Change Disease. At first I concluded that it was due to the high level of endurance sport-induced stress that he put on his body (which stresses the adrenals and kidneys), and also GMOs. This was my health coaching no-brainer. However, as I started to research his disease more- in an effort to be any help that I could- I stumbled upon the world of autoimmunity.
The more I read about autoimmunity- the more I understood what was going on with me!
You see, in this country, there are no autoimmune specialists. You have to wait until you have a specific auto