I was listening to a radio show the other morning that was a round table discussion on contentment. It was interesting to listen to the panel talk about what they thought being content meant. They all agreed that it means; being happy with where you are in life. We don’t need to keep up with the Jones’s, to be happy. This verse says it all, 1 Timothy 6:6-8 Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. …
This made me stop and take a look at contentment from the view of someone having autoimmune disorders.
First I want to say that I am in total agreement with 1 Timothy 6:6-8. I do believe that we are to be content with where we are. Having said that this is where the autoimmune part comes in. I do not think that we are to be content with a diagnosis of an autoimmune disorder and that it is incurable. If I believe that a diagnosis is incorrect then I am going to get a second opinion. If I’m told that I have an autoimmune disorder and I don’t know what that even means, then I’m not going to sit back and not learn about it.
I think we should investigate. Talk to others about their experiences with the disorder. Search for ways to make ourselves feel better and live a healthier lifestyle.
What does autoimmune mean?
An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system, which defends your body against disease, decides your healthy cells are foreign. As a result, your immune system attacks healthy cells. Depending on the type, an autoimmune disease can affect one or many different types of body tissue.
That really isn’t a very good definition for me. What do you think? This doesn’t tell me how autoimmune diseases form. Well I found Dr. McDougall and he explains it and now it makes sense.
Click here to see Dr. McDougall’s explanation of how autoimmune disorders form.
Eureka! I finally understand how this all started. I can now start transforming and renewing my mind with this new information.
By not being content with my understanding of autoimmune disorders I was able to learn more about my health by continuing to seek out professionals who have a good understanding of the science behind it.
Here are five steps you can take when you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder.
- Learn all you can about your disorder.
- Choose wisely who you will share your story with.
- Clean up your diet.
- Start an exercise program.
- Start reducing your stress.
Are you content with your diagnosis? Is there more information that you are looking for when it comes to understanding the disorder(s) that you have? In the comment section below, leave a question that you have about your disorder that you have not been able to find the answer to. You never know who may read it and be able to help you.