Autoimmunity is preventable and treatable, usually without drugs. Modern medicine has potent drugs that can save lives in extreme situations such as anaphylaxis or angioedema by suppressing symptoms, but only occasionally does it deal with underlying causes. The cause of autoimmune conditions is related to overstimulation of the immune system from a toxic environment coupled with the overall wellness of the immune system.
Treatment should be focused on lowering the antigenic load (those environmental chemicals to which we're exposed), correcting a leaky gut if it is present, preserving high antioxidant reserves, balancing pH, and supporting a healthy lifestyle.
There is an epidemic of autoimmune diseases that include hay fever, asthma, diabetes, collagen vascular diseases, and hypothyroidism. The causes of this epidemic range from heavy metal toxicity to drugs and environmental toxins. Our immune system attacks our tissues and we use drugs to suppress our immune system. There are other options for treatment that relate to GI immunity (leaky gut syndrome), lowering the antigenic load (discussed), preserving a high antioxidant load, balancing pH, and supporting a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Len gives an overview of what asthma is and how it affects us. Triggers are reviewed and their mechanism of action are reviewed. The role of the intestinal tract and its microflora in causing immune reactions are explained. Treatment from both mainstream and CAM approaches are reviewed and leaky gut syndrome is explained.
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland makes insufficient thyroid hormone. It is characterized by slowed metabolism that is expressed by dry skin and hair, constipation, sluggishness, fatigue, weight gain and slowed concentration. The condition is described and the physiology reviewed. The basis for the BioEnergy test is explained.
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Leaky gut syndrome is well described and studied in the mainstream medical literature, but mainstream GI doctors have ignored it. The physiology, pathology, and immune aspects of this condition are explained. It is involved with a wide range of autoimmune conditions and treatment is generally fairly effective and affordable.
Dr Saputo's Free Autoimmunity Health Assessment
In this Health Assessment we will ask you about the specific autoimmune disorder you have, what drugs or CAM approaches you're using, what options might be considerations for treatment, and explore what possible causes might be useful in management.
There is an epidemic of autoimmune diseases, the most common of which include hay fever, asthma, diabetes, collagen vascular diseases, and hypothyroidism. The causes of this epidemic range from heavy metal toxicity to drugs and environmental toxins. Our immune system attacks our tissues and we use drugs to suppress our immune system. There are other options for treatment that relate to GI immunity (leaky gut syndrome), lowering the antigenic load (discussed), preserving a high antioxidant load, balancing pH, and supporting a healthy lifestyle.
Vitamin D3 Protects Against Viruses, Cancer, and Autoimmunity
A report in the journal, Journal of Leukocyte Biology, showed that levels of vitamin D3 below 20 ng/ml led to a higher incidence of viral infections, cancer, and autoimmune disorders. This, of course, suggests that supplementing with vitamin D3 could help prevent or treat these conditions.
Low levels of vitamin D3 lead to higher production of antibodies (the Th 2 immune system), but lower levels of cell mediated immunity (the Th 1 immune system) that we need to fight viral infections, certain cancers, and autoimmune diseases.
With the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency, it is especially important that we replace people who are ill, especially in our hospitals, with vitamin D3 supplementation. Levels of vitamin D3 below 20 ng/ml leads to a higher risk of fractures, heart attacks, cancer, and all cause mortality, especially in the elderly.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is nearly always a preventable disease and is usually reversible using lifestyle strategies by themselves. There are dozens of medications available to treat elevated blood sugar levels, but nearly all of them have common potentially serious "side effects." There are also a wide range of nutritional supplements that are equally effective and far safer that will be reviewed.
The importance of a low carbohydrate diet, stress reduction, regular exercise, getting 8 hours of sleep at night, avoiding toxic chemicals, managing weight, and having meaningful purpose in life are the keys to successful treatment.