You could have a fire inside which is slowly consuming you?
Could it be Autoimmunity?
Autoimmune disorder occurs when the immune system losing the ability to
differentiate proteins belonging to your own body with proteins belonging to a
foreign invader (like a bacteria, virus or parasite). Symtoms come along because
of the build up of damage to cells, tissues and/or organs in the body. The
damage is caused by your own immune system attacking self, your own cells.
Where the proteins/cells are attacked is what separates once disease from
Research says that Inflammation may be one the reasons for Autoimmune
disorders. It has been estimated that autoimmune diseases are among the ten
leading causes of death among women in all age groups up to 65 years.
A substantial minority of the population suffers from these diseases, which are
often chronic, debilitating, and life-threatening. There are more than eighty
illnesses caused by autoimmunity.(wiki)
Some of the Nutritional Causes of Autoimmune Disorders are.
Vitamin D deficiency
Environmental toxins including heavy metal (ie lead,mercury)
Other causes are Vaccinations which can cause oxidative stress, gut dsybiosis,
and anything that can contain heavy metals.
Autoimmune Disorders are the fourth leading source of disability. 75% of disease
occur in women. Autoimmune disorders such as Lupus can cause a response in
immune cells to attack connecting tissue of body even the major organs of the
body. Attacking the lining of the joints which can lead to Rheumatoid arthritis.
Attacking the insulin producing cells of the pancreas causes Type 1 diabetes.
There can be healing as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle which include
proper diet, exercise and stress management and certain necessary
There really is no cure (once your body learns to attack itself, it can never
un-learn this), but you can put your disease into remission and heal permanently.
It depends on how long you have had your disease and how aggressive it is,
there could be permanent damage, ie: meaning that your taking support
supplements to support your thyroid in the case of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis for the
rest of your life. Hashimoto's is where the thyroid is attacked and inflamed. Here
the symptoms can swing between hypo and hyperthyroid, but you can stop your
immune system from attacking your body and heal substantially.
It is a healthy immune systems job to recognize, identify, attack, and remove
bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and cancer cells or any damaging invader
normally not present in the body. A defective immune system can also wreak
havoc throughout your body by directing antibodies against its own tissues
especially in present of low level inflammation. Any disease in which cytotoxic
cells are directed against self-antigens in the body's tissues is considered
autoimmune in nature. Allergies and multiple sclerosis are also the result of
altered Immune functioning.
Chronic systemic inflammation ie: Cortisol resistance is related to autoimmune
disorders, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, and
fibromyalgia inflammation which can be traced to destructive cell-signaling
chemicals known as cytokines that contribute to many degenerative diseases. In
rheumatoid arthritis, excess levels of proinflammatory cytokines, such as tumor
necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin 1(b) (IL-1b),
and/or leukotriene B4 (LTB4), are known to cause or contribute to the
inflammatory syndrome that ultimately destroys joint cartilage and synovial fluid.
A anti-inflammatory diet would be a must. No commercial dairy, gluten or added
Digestion is influenced by more than just food. Gut function is influenced by
stress, mainly emotional stress. Chronic stress creates inflammation which
disrupts the gut microbiome.
Slowing down your eating switches your body out of stressed state into a
rest and digest state. Taking time to savor your food sends pleasure
signals to your body that it's being nutured. Your Gut Immune system also known
as your Second Brain. Its scientific name is, Enteric Nervous System. This
system is widely influenced by your Mind and emotions. When you understand
how to nurture your Second Brain, you'll discover its hidden source of Wisdom
that will benefit your whole body, including your digestive health and Your Life.
Leaky gut (ask for the Leaky Gut protocol) explains the connection
between loss of efficiency of the gut barrier and autoimmune conditions.
Restoration of the integrity of the barrier may be the most important
therapy for autoimmune diseases, to modify its course or severity.
A gut-healing strategy would include demulcent herbs that have the effect of
acting as a protective barrier on irritated or inflammation tissues.
Herbs like Slippery Elm powder and Mullein can be given with applesauce or
added to oatmeal (a gluten free brand). And Carminatives, such as peppermint
and ginger which main action are to soothe the gut wall, easing griping pains and
reduce the production of gas in the digestive tract. As well as Zinc Carnosine
and L-Glutamine, both for Gut healing. Carnosine is found naturally in the body
that slow the formation of glycated protein (sugar proteins) end products.
Glycated protein may be unrecognizable to the immune system, thereby
triggering an autoimmune attack. Since the normal removal of damaged protein
declines with aging, slowing the development of protein crosslinking (glycation)
may help to reduce anautoimmune reaction. In addition to its antiglycation
effects, carnosine has been found to modulate the immune cells neutrophils, thus
suppressing a response (Tan et al. 1998). Leaky Gut is also an overload of gut
pathogens on the liver. Nutrients and herbs that support liver detoxification are a
appropriate addition to a leaky gut formula.The gentler cleansing herbs, such as
dandelion and burdock, might be preferred, along with the hepatoprotectant milk
thistle seed that is found in LivRx. Nutrients such as magnesium (In our Life
transfusion mineral drops) and vitamin B6, essential to the process of liver
detoxification and to reduce elevated estrogen levels (also our DIM for this)
which promote hyperactivity of the immune system. Attention need to focused on
food allergy, stress, and leaky gut.
Declining digestive health follows this pattern.
Impaired Digestion > Intestinal Toxemia > Candida and Parasites > Imbalanced Gut Flora > Leaky Gut > Liver involvement > Chronic Disease.
Chronic stress or the inability to handled stress can affect digestion and
create chronic Inflammation.
A Summary of the Healing Process: Lymphatic cleanse (2 to 3 day once a month)
Put out the fires of Inflamation>Enhance Digestion > Eliminate Toxins
Balanced Gut Flora > Repair Intestinal Mucosa (lining) > Improve Liver function
Lifestyle and Stress management which lead to Health Beyond Disease.
First start with:
AgeLess: because of the anti-inflammatory herbs, Holy Basil and Tumeric),
Immune Support: would work very effectively in autoimmune conditions.
Liver Rx: Liver regeneration, detox and cortisol support.
Pro-biotic Max and Zinc Carosine and NAC for GI support.
Ultra D3: aids in Immunity and many other bodily functions.
The Diet should be Plant-based, as referred in the Wahls Protocol, dark leafy greens, sulfur bearing foods such as (cabbage, onion and mushroom), cruciferous vegetable, beets to start with and move toward Mediterranean diet/ modified Paleo to balance
hormones and arrest inflammation which includes high omega 3 content which
are found in Flax seed, Hemp seed, Walnuts, Pumpkin seeds, wild catch fish,
(Salmon and Haddock) and Grass-fed meat.
Berries are also very important. Choose green and bright colored produce as
these are high in antioxidant. The saying goes, "Eat across the rainbow". Quinoa,
walnuts, almonds, pecans and Brazil nuts and good plant proteins. Depending
on the state of your digestive and its ability to digest plant protein and convert
ALA into EPA and DHA. It is necessary at first to relay apon Algae and Grass-fed
meat to get the proper amount of Protein and Essential Fatty Acids.
Eliminating Sugar and Gluten is most important because these can cause further
inflammation. Drinking plenty of good clean water, exercise and meditation is part
of the program. Did you know having impaired digestive leads to Dysbiosis?
Dysbiosis is a condition that occurs when there is an imbalance between good
bacteria and bad bacteria in the gut. The Standard American Diet (SAD):
-High fat, cholesterol, sodium
-Refined and processed foods
-Low fiber, minerals, EFA’s
-Preservatives in food
-Toxins in meat
Then without making some lifestyle changes this will develop into a much more
serious problem called Leaky Gut Syndrome. Leaky gut then spreads low level
chronic inflammation throughout your body that set the stage for a Autoimmune
condition that is slowly killing you.
The Body/Mind aspects of Autoimmunity.
The Body/Mind aspects of Autoimmunity: The immune system is attacking self. The body is fighting against itself, rejection of self. Feeling that your life isn’t valuable. Carrying guilt, shame or blame from the past that is destroying your self esteem, self respect & self worth. Great hatred of yourself. Being disappointed in yourself & overly critical of yourself. Which lead into Inflammation. Resistance to what is happening, a build up of angry emotions. Irritating issue that is restricting your expression. Feel hot & fired up inside. Critical & inflexible.
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