STOP ATTACKING YOURSELF: 15 SLOW COOKER NUTRIENT-DENSE, IMMUNE-BOOSTING RECIPES TO COUNTER AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

November 09, 2019

STOP ATTACKING YOURSELF: 15 SLOW COOKER NUTRIENT-DENSE, IMMUNE-BOOSTING RECIPES TO COUNTER AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Immune system disorders happen when there is an abnormally low activity or overactivity of the immune system. In terms of immune system overactivity, it causes the body to attack and damage its own tissues and it’s known as Autoimmune Disease. When a person has Immune deficiency disease, he has a weaker defense to fight invaders, which makes him susceptible to infections.

The blood cells in our body's immune system help in protecting against harmful substances such as bacteria, viruses, toxins, cancer cells, and blood and tissue from outside the body that contains antigens. The immune system destroys these harmful substances by producing antibodies.

The complication of Immune system disorder is its response to unknown triggers and may begin producing antibodies that are supposed to fight infections. Instead, it attacks the body's own tissues. This means, the immune system confusingly identifies healthy cells as foreign and results the body to set off a reaction that mistakenly targets and attacks the body's own normal, healthy tissues.

Examples of autoimmune diseases include:

  • Addison disease
  • Celiac disease - sprue (gluten-sensitive enteropathy)
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Graves disease
  • Hashimoto thyroiditis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sjögren syndrome
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Type I diabetes


In treating autoimmune disease, reducing immune system activity is largely what’s being focused on. Another way to counter the symptoms is by strengthening the immune system that protects the body from many types of diseases. This includes proper medication, healthy practices, and a balanced diet.

THESE FOODS ARE THOUGHT TO TRIGGER AUTOIMMUNE REACTIONS IN SOME PEOPLE.

  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Grains
  • Beans
  • Legumes (including peanuts, soy, hummus)
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate
  • Nuts and Seeds (including seed-based spices like cumin and fennel)
  • Nightshades (tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers, and eggplant)
  • Spices from capsicums (including cayenne, chili powder, paprika, chili pepper flakes)
  • Vegetable and canola oils
  • Processed foods
  • Refined sugars (and alternative sweeteners)
  • Food additives and chemicals
  • Alcohol

When you have an autoimmune disease, you're likely eliminating some nutrient source foods that fall under restriction. So it's important to pick cautiously nutrient-dense foods such as a variety of fresh vegetables, wild-caught fish, fermented foods, organ meats, and bone broth. Bottom line is, they are meat and vegetables, which makes it somewhat alike to the paleo diet, only more strict in its restrictions. For instance, people on the paleo diet can eat tomatoes and nuts. Conversely, these are foods restricted to autoimmune disease.

Food autoimmune patients CAN eat.

  • Grass-fed meats (including nutrient-dense organ meats)
  • Wild-caught fish and seafood
  • Herbs
  • Leafy green vegetables (spinach, endive, herbs, etc.)
  • Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, etc.)
  • Root vegetables (carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, etc.)
  • Fermented vegetables
  • Sea vegetables
  • Avocados
  • Fruit: berries, citrus fruit, apples, cherries, etc.
  • Olive oil and coconut oil
  • Vinegars that have no sugar added (balsamic, red wine, cider vinegar)

With the list of Do’s and Don’ts in food selection, finding the right autoimmune diet could be cumbersome. It has to be balanced, healthy and energizing. But sticking to this option doesn’t mean it should not be delicious. Here are some healthy and tasty meat, vegetable, dessert and beverage recipes that are Autoimmune-friendly.

 

VITACLAY SLOW COOKER SWEET POTATO MASH
Sweet potatoes are a good alternative to white potatoes.
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/vitaclay-paleo-slow-cooker-sweet-potato-mash?_pos=1&_sid=aeed812c5&_ss=r

 

BUTTERNUT SQUASH BISQUE SLOW COOKED IN CLAY
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/butternut-squash-bisque-slow-cooked-in-clay?_pos=1&_sid=f1b1f46b9&_ss=r

 

PUMPKIN BUTTER
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/spread-the-love-pumpkin-butter-is-easy-in-clay?_pos=1&_sid=6e84ac245&_ss=r

 

SLOW COOKED WHOLE ROAST CHICKEN
You only need a few ingredients to make a juicy, whole-roasted chicken. You can stuff it with rosemary and onion too for a healthy add-on.
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/paleo-slow-cooked-whole-roast-chicken-crock-port-recipe?_pos=1&_sid=58e615830&_ss=r

 

BROCCOLI BEEF IN CLAY: NO MORE NEED FOR UNHEALTHY TAKE-OUT!
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/vitaclay-slow-cooked-beef-and-broccoli?_pos=1&_sid=58301a288&_ss=r

 

SPICY TURMERIC-LEMON CHICKEN & VEGGIES
Turmeric is the latest cure-all superfood! 
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/clay-pot-spicy-turmeric-lemon-chicken-veggies

 

VEGAN COCONUT YOGURT
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/vegan-coconut-yogurt-recipe-made-in-vitaclay-slow-cooker?_pos=1&_sid=be5d0f8c4&_ss=r

 

VITACLAY MULLED HOT CIDER
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/slow-cooker-mulled-cider?_pos=1&_sid=539a1f9e9&_ss=r

 

CREAMY AVOCADO SOUP IN VITACLAY
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/creamy-avocado-soup-recipe-for-vitaclay?_pos=1&_sid=e31475825&_ss=r

 

GREEN VEGGIE SOUP TO BOOST IMMUNITY
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/soup-sunday-green-veggie-soup-to-boost-immunity-in-the-fall?_pos=1&_sid=0ccbace1a&_ss=r

 

HEALING TONIC SOUP FROM DR. WEIL
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/healing-tonic-soup-from-dr-weil?_pos=1&_sid=2200d52c4&_ss=r

 

CHICKEN BONE BROTH
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/paleo-slow-cooker-chicken-broth-recipe?_pos=1&_sid=4bf0a05c7&_ss=r

 

TRADITIONAL BORSCHT
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/traditional-borscht-in-your-clay-pot-your-new-favorite-soup?_pos=1&_sid=eefdc40cf&_ss=r

 

MAKE BONE BROTH
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/how-to-make-bone-broth-with-vitaclay-video-recipe?_pos=6&_sid=e2ef89f3e&_ss=r

 

NUTRIENT DENSE MUSHROOM BROTH
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/make-your-own-nutrient-dense-mushroom-broth?_pos=1&_sid=be5de7121&_ss=r


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