Many of us have heard about autoimmune diseases but does anyone know what they are?
What does our medical science have to say about an autoimmune response?
Wikipedia – “An autoimmune disease is a condition arising from an abnormal immune response to a normal body part.”
Healthline – “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. “
WebMD – “In response to an unknown trigger, the immune system may begin producing antibodies that instead of fighting infections, attack the body’s own tissues.”
MedlinePlus – “ Your body’s immune system protects you from disease and infection. But if you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake.”
MedicineNet – “Autoimmune disease: An illness that occurs when the body tissues are attacked by its own immune system.”
Basically we are told that there could be circumstances when the immune system turns against our healthy body. What could be a reason for this to happen?
MedicineNet – “It is felt that the estrogen of females may influence the immune system to predispose some women to autoimmune diseases. Furthermore, the presence of one autoimmune disease increases the chance for developing another simultaneous autoimmune disease.”
MedlinePlus – “No one is sure what causes autoimmune diseases. They do tend to run in families. Women – particularly African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American women – have a higher risk for some autoimmune diseases.”
Healthline – “The cause of autoimmune disease is unknown. There are many theories about what triggers autoimmune diseases, including:
- bacteria or virus
- chemical irritants
- environmental irritants “
It looks like our scientists are lost when it comes to autoimmune diseases so which diseases are classified as autoimmune diseases?
Healthline – “The following are some of the more common autoimmune diseases:
- rheumatoid arthritis: inflammation of joints and surrounding tissues
- systemic lupus erythematosus: affects skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs
- celiac sprue disease: a reaction to gluten (found in wheat, rye, and barley) that causes damage to the lining of the small intestine
- pernicious anemia: decrease in red blood cells caused by inability to absorb vitamin B-12
- vitiligo: white patches on the skin caused by loss of pigment
- scleroderma: a connective tissue disease that causes changes in skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs
- psoriasis: a skin condition that causes redness and irritation as well as thick, flaky, silver-white patches
- inflammatory bowel diseases: a group of inflammatory diseases of the colon and small intestine
- Hashimoto’s disease: inflammation of the thyroid gland
- Addison’s disease: adrenal hormone insufficiency
- Graves’ disease: overactive thyroid gland
- reactive arthritis: inflammation of joints, urethra, and eyes; may cause sores on the skin and mucus membranes
- Sjögren’s syndrome: destroys the glands that produce tears and saliva causing dry eyes and mouth; may affect kidneys and lungs
- type 1 diabetes: destruction of insulin producing cells in the pancreas “
WebMD – “Examples of autoimmune diseases include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis. The immune system produces antibodies that attach to the linings of joints. Immune system cells then attack the joints, causing inflammation, swelling, and pain. If untreated, rheumatoid arthritis causes gradually causes permanent joint damage. Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis can include various oral or injectable medications that reduce immune system over activity.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus). People with lupus develop autoimmune antibodies that can attach to tissues throughout the body. The joints, lungs, blood cells, nerves, and kidneys are commonly affected in lupus. Treatment often requires daily oral prednisone, a steroid that reduces immune system function.
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The immune system attacks the lining of the intestines, causing episodes of diarrhea, rectal bleeding, urgent bowel movements, abdominal pain, fever, and weight loss. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the two major forms of IBD. Oral and injected immune-suppressing medicines can treat IBD.
- Multiple sclerosis (MS). The immune system attacks nerve cells, causing symptoms that can include pain, blindness, weakness, poor coordination, and muscle spasms. Various medicines that suppress the immune system can be used to treat multiple sclerosis.
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Immune system antibodies attack and destroy insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. By young adulthood, people with type 1 diabetes require insulin injections to survive.
- Guillain-Barre syndrome. The immune system attacks the nerves controlling muscles in the legs and sometimes the arms and upper body. Weakness results, which can sometimes be severe. Filtering the blood with a procedure called plasmapheresis is the main treatment for Guillain-Barre syndrome.
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Similar to Guillian-Barre, the immune system also attacks the nerves in CIDP, but symptoms last much longer. About 30% of patients can become confined to a wheelchair if not diagnosed and treated early. Treatment for CIDP and GBS are essentially the same.
- Psoriasis. In psoriasis, overactive immune system blood cells called T-cells collect in the skin. The immune system activity stimulates skin cells to reproduce rapidly, producing silvery, scaly plaques on the skin.
- Graves’ disease. The immune system produces antibodies that stimulate the thyroid gland to release excess amounts of thyroid hormone into the blood (hyperthyroidism). Symptoms of Graves’ disease can include bulging eyes as well as weight loss, nervousness, irritability, rapid heart rate, weakness, and brittle hair. Destruction or removal of the thyroid gland, using medicines or surgery, is usually required to treat Graves’ disease.
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Antibodies produced by the immune system attack the thyroid gland, slowly destroying the cells that produce thyroid hormone. Low levels of thyroid hormone develop (hypothyroidism), usually over months to years. Symptoms include fatigue, constipation, weight gain, depression, dry skin, and sensitivity to cold. Taking a daily oral synthetic thyroid hormone pill restores normal body functions.
- Myasthenia gravis. Antibodies bind to nerves and make them unable to stimulate muscles properly. Weakness that gets worse with activity is the main symptom of myasthenia gravis. Mestinon (pyridostigmine) is the main medicine used to treat myasthenia gravis.
- Vasculitis. The immune system attacks and damages blood vessels in this group of autoimmune diseases. Vasculitis can affect any organ, so symptoms vary widely and can occur almost anywhere in the body. Treatment includes reducing immune system activity, usually with prednisone or another corticosteroid.
Did you notice that all of those diseases which are mentioned as autoimmune diseases are listed as of unknown origin?
So how do we heal our body from such diseases?
WebMD – “In response to an unknown trigger, the immune system may begin producing antibodies that instead of fighting infections, attack the body’s own tissues. Treatment for autoimmune diseases generally focuses on reducing immune system activity.”
Healthline – “Autoimmune diseases are chronic conditions with no cure. Treatment involves attempts to control the process of the disease and to decrease the symptoms, especially during flare-ups. The following is a list of things you can do to alleviate the symptoms of an autoimmune disease:
- eat a balanced and healthy diet
- exercise regularly
- get plenty of rest
- take vitamin supplements
- decrease stress
- limit sun exposure
- avoid any known triggers of flare-ups
Medical interventions include:
- hormone replacement therapy, if necessary
- blood transfusions, if blood is affected
- anti-inflammatory medication, if joints are affected
- pain medication
- immunosuppressive medication
- physical therapy “
No wonder, how can you heal something that you do not understand. Because of our misleading education we come to stupid debates like this one from Dr. Mercola –
To put it simply, lupus is not a form of cancer because it affects your immune system. In cancer, malignant tissues grow quickly and can spread to neighboring tissues. Though lupus and cancer may be different diseases, it does not mean you can’t get both of them at the same time.3
To illustrate this, the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center has research on how lupus can lead to cancer, and it’s nothing short of eye-opening.”
This is not surprising because Dr. Mercola only repeats what I just did so far in this article and then he pushes supplement to help you combat this health issue. But the same narrative you are going to hear wherever you go, from Mayo clinic to Wikipedia and academic cathedra.
So is it possible to heal from autoimmune disorder, or better yet, do autoimmune diseases even exist???
To answer this question, let us take a look at what is the most common symptom for all autoimmune disease?
Now what do they teach us in the medical school about inflammation?
We are told that inflammation is the cause of all chronic diseases.
Wikipedia – “Inflammation (from Latin inflammatio) is part of the complex biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants, and is a protective response involving immune cells, blood vessels, and molecular mediators.”
To explain it more precisely, in a medical school we are told that inflammation is caused by gen and antigen confrontation. In other words, there has to be an intruder that is being attacked by an immune system and result is inflammation. This is supported by examining some diseases as are allergies for example. Here you have foreign protein as intruder and since the immune system is attacking it, inflammation results. This misleading knowledge is the cause that we do not know how to heal the body. We attack the immune system or we are told to use anti histamines to combat the inflammation but the real culprit goes untouched so no healing is achieved.
Since inflammation is common symptom for all autoimmune diseases it is understandable that if you attach the inflammation to the wrong culprit, everything that you do to help the patient will end up in failure.
Everybody agrees how people with lupus can and often do have multiple health problems. Dr. Mercola and the scientists he often interviews go that far to compare it with cancer stating that there is some connection between cancer and autoimmune diseases. There certainly is a connection between those two but not in the way his articles explains it since he only repeats the popular knowledge (wrong knowledge). At least he uses concentrated supplements to achieve medicinal effect. This is way healthier from what most doctors do which is suppressing the symptoms with toxic chemicals made in laboratory. Only, at the end, the treatment does not result with healing, just suppression of symptoms.
We cannot help anybody if we do not know the truth about inflammation since the inflammation is occurring in all chronic diseases, with no exemptions.
What is inflammation?
Inflammation is forced hydration mostly caused as a response of the body to forcefully dehydrate acidic cells that refuse to hydrate the normal way, utilizing the cellular osmosis mechanism.
Here is my opinion on inflammation. It is very similar to the opinion of the famous doctor from Iran, Dr. Batmanghelidj.
If you understand what is inflammation it is easy to help the body to heal and yes, all of those so called autoimmune diseases will heal when we support the bodies healing process correctly.
The body never attacks itself or does anything to harm itself. Even cancer has its positive place and our body will manifest it when it things it is necessary but it will destroy it when it is no longer needed. Just saying that there is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks healthy body shows us how misguided we really are.
Autoimmune diseases do not exist. What exists is our misleading knowledge that we obtain through our “miseducational” schooling system and totally wrong approach when we are helping the body to heal.
When we have toxic and acidic body, it is to be expected for inflammation to occur. We feel weak, cannot sleep and pain starts to develop. The pain is the sign of inflammation. Acidic and toxic body may and often does show multiple symptoms and since we label symptoms with names of diseases, multiple diseases may and often do occur simultaneously. In fact, it is all just one health issue which is cellular acidity and toxicity. This is why the Self Healers Protocol is so effective on all chronic diseases.
If you or anyone you know suffers from some chronic disease (autoimmune or not) please contact me. There is no reason for you to suffer any longer. We can and we are making the difference my extended family.
There is no need for me to address every chronic disease separately but in my articles you can find specific information on many of the previously mentioned diseases. If you wish me to talk about any specific disease, let me know and I will write a blog about it.
Diseases do not exist. What we call disease is just our bodies response to toxicity.
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