This month I want to discuss Autoimmune. What is autoimmune? According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, it is "A healthy immune system defends the body against disease and infection. But if the immune system malfunctions, it mistakenly attacks healthy cells, tissues, and organs. Called autoimmune disease, these attacks can affect any part of the body, weakening bodily function and even turning life-threatening.
I would have to disagree with attacking healthy cells, it seems to be attacking health and unhealthy. The body is responding to the tissue that is breaking off and going into the bloodstream, there may be some cells that are healthy but usually, the trigger is a breakdown of an organ or system/cells, which would indicate it isn't healthy. This is usually what triggers the creation of autoantibodies, we have to look at why the organ is breaking down.
Triggering of an autoimmune diseaes can be due to a few different reasons. One is a lack of nutrients to support an organ, which then is overworked and breaking down at a rapid rate. Toxicity can cause damage to a cell/organ, impacting an organ to break down at a rapid rate, and an injury to the organ can cause damage and then breakdown.
There can also be leaky gut issues causing of autoimmunity. Hole in the gut wall due to damage and whole proteins coming into the blood stream. Overall it is about an organ breaking down or tissue/whole proteins in the bloodstream. This allets the immune system to this excess in the bloodstream and it creates autoantibodies to attack, thinking it is a foreign invader, protecting you from harm. Not realizing it is part of you.
Dr. Royal Lee back in the early 1900s came out with a supplement called a PMG and discussed using this to protect the body from attacking itself but was mocked. People stated "your body would never attack itself", yet here we are.
When you have an organ that has been weak and breaking down and now is under attack makes it creates other issues that can make it hard for the organ or systme to recover. The organ is taking punches and doesnt have the proper tools to recover and stabilize, and if nothing is done it can totally kill of that organ or system.
Modern medicine takes the action of handicapping the immune system or shutting down the immune system. Which is like putting a bucket to catch rushing in water into a boat. The boat needs repair and for that you need the proper tools. The problem with this is now your immune system isn't able to fully protect you from other issues that may occur. Now we have been weakend and we become vulnerable. There are ways to nutritionally support the body when it come to autoimmune. I can vary by what autoimmune issue you are having. I will be diving deeper into the factors this month. Keep your eyes open for the next post! If you want personal help with nutritionally supporting yourself or questions about this feel free to do a survey or come in for a scan. Lets foundationally support your body with the right nutrition.