Improve Your Autoimmune Symptoms Now With Eight Essential Supplements

Did you know you can improve your autoimmune symptoms, inflammation, mood, and pain level with essential supplements?

When dealing with an autoimmune condition and midlife changes, your body needs extra help to maintain its health.

That’s where essential supplements come into play. They are nutrients your body needs to work well and stay healthy.

When I started my Autoimmune Re-Balance health journey, I knew supplements would help. One of the first supplements I tried was Fish Oils, specifically Krill omega 3’s, and I quickly saw a difference!

Fish oils to the rescue!

My inflammation and pain levels decreased, and I had more flexibility! I was thrilled!

So, I started searching for other supplements and discovered several essential supplements to take that helped me feel better in my body.

I spent a lot of time and money trying to figure out what worked best. Some supplements worked great, and some, well, not so much.

There are so many supplements with so many benefits. But where do you start?

In this post, I will share the essential supplements to get you started feeling better in your body now!

I put together a list for you to take the guesswork out of knowing where to start!

Disclosure: Supplements alone are not a magic pill to change your condition. And every supplement won’t work for every ‘body.’ I recommend talking with your healthcare provider before trying any supplements to ensure no interactions.

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Essential Supplements

Look for Quality Essential Supplements

All supplements are NOT created equal. When you shop for essential supplements, look for these important label messages:

Contains NO ~ GMO’s, dairy, gluten, yeast, soy, egg, wheat, sugar, salt, preservatives, or artificial flavors and colors.

These are all fillers used to bulk up the product and they are unnecessary ingredients.

Plus, there are two types of supplements.

  • Water-soluble (ws) vitamins work within days.

  • Fat-soluble (fs) vitamins can take weeks or months to make a noticeable impact on your well-being.

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Essential Supplements can Improve Your Symptoms

Many supplements work on the same pathways that benefit your body’s autoimmune response. They all work in harmony to support and help ~

  • Repair leaky gut
  • Improve liver function
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Calms joint pain
  • Boost your immune system
  • Eases fatigue & depression

We should get all the nutrients we need by eating a varied, colorful, and balanced diet.

However, today’s modern diet doesn’t always give you what you need.

And when you deal with an autoimmune condition and those pesky midlife changes, adding essential supplements can boost your overall health and well-being.

5 Focus Areas to Improve Your Autoimmune

Supplements can help improve your Autoimmune symptoms by repairing and calming the overactive immune response.

Consider these five areas when choosing supplements.

    1. Pain and Inflammation – These are the two primary symptoms of Autoimmune conditions that need to be improved.

    2. Gut & Liver Health – 70% of your immune system is in the gut, so it’s the best place to begin healing.

    3. Joints & Bones – Chronic and debilitating conditions cause painful swelling of the joints and damage to cartilage and bone.

    4. Immune System & Antioxidants – Antioxidants can help boost your immune health and overall well-being.

    5. Fatigue & Depression – This can limit the body’s ability to cope with the stress of autoimmune and fight infections.

Essential Supplements

Disclaimer: Understand we are not offering any medical advice. We do not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure anything. We can’t promise that any natural remedy will solve a particular health, skin, or mental issue. Any reliance on such information is strictly at your discretion.

Eight Essential Supplements for Autoimmune Support

water-soluble (ws) fat-soluble (fs)

Pain & Inflammation

Fish Oils (fs)

Krill Omega-3 supplements can reduce inflammation throughout the body and can significantly reduce joint pain and stiffness in people with rheumatoid arthritis and other joint issues.

In addition, Omega-3s may help the ~

  • Immune system
  • Brain function
  • Gut health
  • Inflammation
  • Bone health
  • Improved memory
  • Depression
  • Improve liver function
  • Lessens Pain
  • Heart health

Krill Omega-3s have it all! So if you have chronic pain, I would start taking omega-3s ASAP ~ to relieve your inflammation! 

Essential Supplements for

Gut & Liver Health

L-Glutamine (ws) – is an amino acid that helps repair and seals the junctions in your gut.

Repairing your gut is the first step to overcoming autoimmunity, so I recommend starting with this supplement.

Plus, it supports your thyroid and immune system function, limits sugar cravings, and supports a healthy weight. Cool!

 

Probiotics – are great for your immune system and gut health and may decrease symptoms of autoimmunity!

Autoimmune conditions are connected with gut health, and we know that the gut houses much of our immunity.

Probiotics have shown benefits in improving health outcomes in those with ~

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • and other autoimmune conditions

Milk Thistle (fs) – has been known to treat liver and gallbladder disorders and protect the liver from alcohol and other environmental poisons. Plus, it may prevent bone loss in post-menopause.

Milk thistle, or Silybum marianum, is the most common ingredient in liver supplements because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Other ingredients commonly found in liver supplements include:

  • Artichoke leaf
  • Dandelion
  • Zinc
  • Turmeric or Curcumin

Add Milk Thistle to keep your liver healthy.

Essential Supplements for

Bone Health

Collagen (ws)

Collagen peptides create cartilage, bone, and skin. And it can strengthen your skin’s elasticity, YES!

Cartilage is the rubber-like tissue that protects your joints. Collagen can help maintain your cartilage.

Your bones are mostly made of collagen, giving them structure and strength.

Collagen supplements may help improve symptoms of osteoarthritis and reduce overall joint pain.

Collagen may also help with ~

  • Relieves joint pain
  • Helps to prevent bone loss
  • Gut health
  • Brain Health
  • Hair and nails
  • Skin hydration

 

Vitamin D3+K2 (fs)

These vitamins work together in harmony when taken together.

  • Vitamin D3 helps move calcium absorbed from your intestines into the blood.
  • Vitamin K2 takes over by guiding that calcium into your bones.

Health benefits include ~

  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves bone growth and density
  • Supports the immune system
  • Cardiovascular health

The best source of D3 is from the sun, but spending all day in the sun won’t prevent low levels of D3.

Essential Supplement for

Immune & Antioxidant Boost

Vitamin C (ws)

Ascorbic Acid is the most common form of Vit C. It’s a potent antioxidant and keeps your immune system strong.

Antioxidants shield you from free radicals. These are unstable molecules linked to diseases and aging.

Vitamin C can help increase the levels of antioxidants in your blood which may help prevent many chronic diseases.

In short, Vit C is super important for your health!

Vit C is water soluble, meaning the body will absorb what it needs and eliminate the rest.

So you can take extra when you’re not well to help speed up the healing process.

Benefits of Vitamin C

  • Boosts immunity
  • Supports your hormones
  • Benefits adrenal health
  • Relieves anxiety
  • Improves memory
  • Helps the thyroid
  • Supports the heart
  • Enhances skin health
  • Fight heart disease
  • Improves the physical effects of aging

Essential Supplements for

Fatigue & Depression

Vitamin B-12 (ws) – and other B vitamins (ws)

Produce brain chemicals that affect mood and other brain functions.

Plus, low levels of B-12 and other B vitamins, such as vitamin B-6 and folate may be linked to fatigue and depression.

So, to ensure you’re getting enough B-12 and other vitamins is to eat a healthy diet and include B-essential supplements.

Vitamin B-12 is abundant in animal products such as fish, lean meat, poultry, and eggs.

They are well known for their ability to help us when we are stressed, low in energy, and struggling to cope.

B Vitamins help all of the body’s cells to function their best and are especially good at getting energy into our cells.

Remember to drink quality filtered water when taking your supplements for better absorption.

Have a look at this post on the do’s and don’ts of drinking water called ~

Guidance on the Dos & Don’ts of Everyday Drinking Water Health Benefits

What’s Next?

Start with adding only one essential supplement at a time.

This way, you’ll know whats working great so you can keep taking it.

Plus, it eliminates all the trial and error.

Because if you have any mishaps you will know what essential supplement it is so you can try another brand or something else.

Here’s to essential supplements to improve your Autoimmune Symptoms!

Susie

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Disclaimer: Understand we are not offering any medical advice. We do not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure anything. We can’t promise that any natural remedy will solve a particular health, skin, or mental issue. Any reliance on such information is strictly at your discretion.

Disclosure: Blooming in Midlife LLC participates in a few affiliate programs. If you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive an affiliate commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for being supportive of small businesses.


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DIY Ironing Board 

DIY Ironing Board 

Making your own DIY Ironing Board is easy and fun! I had been using a small 25×19 ironing mat to iron my projects on, but it was always moving around a little and never enough space.

So I decided to make a DIY Ironing Board. I first got the idea from The Crafty Gemini; she made a small traveling ironing board out of an old wooden puzzle board, pretty clever!

I needed a much larger board for my needs, and we just happened to have a 30 x 28 board leftover from a project my husband was working on at home. That was going to work!

(If you don’t have any pieces of wood around the house, you could get the size you want at Home Depot or Lowes.)

So I purchased the materials that I needed, and tada, I have a large DIY Ironing Board, and it works wonderfully… I love it!!!

DIY Ironing Board

How it all came together!

I started with the 30 x 28 board. It doesn’t have to be a pretty board! 😉 You can use any size board that fits your needs.

Then I needed to decide what materials to use for the cover and cushion. I wanted a durable ironing board cover that would last.

I had a pretty cotton print fabric for Ironing before, but after a while, it had brown scorch marks on the material, and that made me sad 🙁

So, I went with the traditional silver heat-resistant ironing fabric for its durability and clean look! 🙂

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Materials for my DIY Ironing Board

How I constructed my DIY Ironing Board

  1. Lay the board on a flat surface and staple the ironing mat to the board and around the board’s edges.

The board was a bit bigger than I needed, but I didn’t have a way to cut it down, so it would have to do, and it worked out nicely!

2. Fold edges of the silver fabric under and press for a clean finish.

  1. Center the fabric over the board so it hangs evenly over all four sides, pin in place.

DIY Ironing Board

  1. Staple the first edge to the back of the board. Leaving the corners for last. I stood the board on its side to keep the fabric tight.

  1. Lay the board flat again and on the opposite side, pull the fabric tight and pin it in place.

  1. Stand the board on the side and staple the fabric to the back of the board while holding tight.

Sometimes the staple didn’t go in well, so make sure to have a hammer on hand to finish the job!

  1. Now the corners! Pull the fabric around and fold over the corners, pulling tight, then staple to hold in place for a tighter fit.

  1. Go to the third and fourth sides of the board and repeat steps 5 thru 7.

  1. After all sides and corners are tight and stapled, it’s time to add a pretty and functional backing!

Staple all edges!

DIY Ironing Board

  1. I picked a roll of spongy mesh shelf liner to cover the raw edges and keep the board in place, and it looks pretty too!

Nice, clean finish on the back!

There you have it, a large DIY ironing board for all of your ironing needs!

Here’s to Ironing!!! ; >

Susie ∞

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Reference

The Crafty Gemini – https://craftygemini.com/