Autoimmune diseases are considered by the allopathic community to be incurable, life-long illnesses to be managed with various pharmaceuticals including painkillers, muscle relaxants, steroids and anxiolytics. Everything is done to suppress and stop the immune system, with the underlying thought that the immune system is not functioning correctly. This is a misconception.
The problem is not with the immune system, but with toxic over-burden. Most autoimmune diseases are the result of an over-accumulation of toxins in multiple body tissues and organ systems. These conditions include: celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythmatous (SLE), asthma, diabetes, Raynaud’s disease, scleroderma, inflammatory bowel disease (colitis), multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), atopic dermatitis (eczema), and psoriasis among many others. Exposure to toxins found in animal foods including dairy products, along with sugar in all forms including alcohol, feed various yeasts and bad bacteria in our intestinal tract that all lead to system-wide dysfunctions that ultimately cause the body’s immune system to attack itself.
Serious autoimmune diseases are a major and growing public health problem. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disorders, and approximately 50 million Americans, or one in five people, suffer from autoimmune diseases.
Environmental factors also play a part. Elemental mercury found in dental amalgams, ethylmercury found in vaccines and fungicides (which are sprayed on fruits), and inorganic mercury found in cosmetics, laxatives, nasal sprays, diuretics, antiseptics and some fish have been associated with Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), atopic dermatitis (eczema), and psoriasis. Heavy metals cause chronic weakness in the body’s detoxification systems, and are deposited in the liver, kidneys, spleen, blood plasma, the placenta and in fetal or adult brain tissues. Effects of mercury in the brain relating to autoimmunity are demyelination, abnormal cell division, mitochondrial com damage, micortubule destruction, DNA and cellular damage.
Heavy metal burden may further compromise and damage the gastrointestinal lining, leading to the colonization of the small intestine with yeast, protozoa and gram-negative bacteria. This toxic overgrowth promotes an immune response which cross reacts with human body tissues leading to chronic prolonged inflammation. In short, the autoimmune process occurs because the tissue is so toxic that the immune system can’t differentiate between invading toxins and healthy tissue — the immune system simply attacks the tissue where the toxins have pooled.
The Lakeside Clinic in Ontario, Canada helps reverse the autoimmune process. Their program includes the identification and effective detoxification of heavy metal burden by using DMSA/DMPS chelation, in conjunction with proper diet modification, including the avoidance of food sensitivities and toxins, as well as extensive multi-organ detoxification regimens. By naturally allowing the body to detoxify through its own means of eliminatory pathways, the immune system can then recognize what is normal, healthy tissue and what is toxic matter.
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