Theories, Therapies, Surgery and Resources:
Understanding the Immune System
How Your Gut Flora Directs Your Immune System
There are two primary “arms” in your immune system:
- Th1 immunity is responsible for normal reactions to anything in your environment, from pollen to animal dandruff, dust mites, chemicals, food and anything else you come into contact with. Th1 is kept robust and healthy by your gut flora. As long as your gut flora is normal, you will have no adverse symptoms when exposed to these types of environmental influences, but if your gut flora is abnormal, your Th1 become increasingly disabled
- Th2 immunity is designed to address immune functions inside your body, and is not equipped to handle environmental influences. However, it will try to compensate if your Th1 becomes disabled. Unfortunately, since it’s not properly equipped for this job, it ends up dealing with environmental influences like pollen and foods in an inappropriate way; the end result of which is allergies and intolerances.
…Once your gut lining begins to deteriorate, these disease-causing agents can be easily absorbed into your bloodstream and circulated throughout your body. Some of them have affinities for certain proteins, and will attach themselves to them. When that happens, it changes the three-dimensional shape of that protein molecule. When your immune system comes across this foreign-looking protein, it will attack it and begin producing antibodies against it.
“What people have to understand is that we all – 100 percent of humans – have in our bodies antibodies to deal with multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, or any other autoimmune condition,” Dr. McBride says….‘you have to focus on… normalizing your gut flora. You have to drive out the pathogens from the gut flora and replace them with the beneficial flora. Then a lot of healing will happen…’http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/05/12/dr-campbell-mcbride-on-gaps.aspx?e_cid=20120520_SNL_MV_1*GMOs, “The Hidden Epidemic Destroying Your Gut Flora” (human intestinal tract supports 80% of the immune system) http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/10/dr-don-huber-interview-part-1.aspx?e_cid=20111210_DNL_art_1*Description of the Th1 and Th2 immune functions http://polioforever.wordpress.com/antibodies/
For MS : http://www.rebuildingyou.com/book-reviews/272-ms-new-experimental-treatment-ccsvi ; vascular surgery cures an MS patient
PARKINSON’S: glutathione injection therapy, from Dr. David Perlmutter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9sVN7OIKMg
Conserving muscle strength – post-polio http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/post_polio/detail_post_polio.htm#107223172
Chelation Therapy - detoxing metals – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelation_therapy
Spirulina and Chlorella (microalgae) – radiation exposure, detoxing metals; http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/09/spirulina-reversed-radiation-damage-in-chernobyl-children-in-just-20-days.aspx
“Curcumin, a polyphenol derived from turmeric, is an ancient therapeutic used in India for centuries to treat a wide array of ailments… Curcumin is a potent bioactive compound that is used to treat cancer (5, 35), atherosclerosis (33), and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s (26, 45) and Parkinson’s (44) disease, as well as to promote wound healing (15, 36). Curcumin is particularly appealing as a therapeutic agent because of its extremely low toxicity… Yeast mutants with defects in iron and copper homeostasis are hypersensitive to curcumin. Curcumin was tested at a range of concentrations and found to inhibit growth of wild-type yeast in a dose-dependent manner.” http://ec.asm.org/content/10/11/1574.full; “.. in cultured cells, curcumin exhibits properties of an iron chelator… Clinical trials of curcumin in humans have been promising.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2615657/ [Note that curcumin can induce iron deficiency in some people and that an effect of microwave transmissions on humans induces 'pseudo iron-deficiency'; see the electromagnetism page] “Curcumin dramatically inhibited the adhesion of Candida species isolated from AIDS patients” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19038979
Juicing - for vitamins, minerals, fluids and detoxification
Assessing and Eliminating Toxic Exposure - read about how aspartame induces ‘polio-like’ disease: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/03/02/old-monsanto-food-toxin-disguised-under-new-name.aspx
Why Soy is Not a Health Food – video – Dr. Mercola http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjZs0DGW1Jk
12 Most Dangerous Household Chemicals https://www.achooallergy.com/blog/dangerous-household-chemicals/Default.asp; tips for clearing indoor air http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/26/how-to-purify-the-air-in-your-home.aspx?e_cid=20111226_DNL_art_1
*Did you know that bottled water for commerce contains the highest allowed levels of fluoride?
Electromagnetic Radiation: Cell towers, cell phones, microwave, radar, transmission lines and ’dirty electricity’
Electromagnetic (non-ionizing) radiation opens the Blood Brain Barrier and other tissue barriers that protect vital organs: “The alternating fields generate alternating electric currents that flow through cells and tissues and remove structurally important calcium ions from cell membranes, which then makes them leak… Virtually all of the nonthermal effects of electromagnetic radiation can be accounted for by the leakage of cell membranes… if the exposure is prolonged [normal] mechanisms are overcome… Higher frequencies such as the microwaves used in cell phones, WiFi and DECT phones, are the most damaging. Our present exposure to man-made microwaves is about a million billion billion (one followed by eighteen zeros) times greater than our natural exposure to these frequencies. We did not evolve in this environment and we should not be too surprised to find that at least some people may not be genetically adapted to it.” –Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy
Electromagnetic shielding is a product variety offered as deflecting fabric and paint though it is suggested that neutralizing frequencies are a better solution.
Transgenic avoidance: listing GMO plants, animals, foods, pharmaceuticals, products and the companies that create them (in a timeline) http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/transgenic-round-up/
Autism, gut flora and the GAPS healing diet:
“Alternative” Diets - high protein, low carbohydrate, raw and probiotic
Cultured Foods – http://nourishedkitchen.com/cultured-dairy-foods/
“Healing with Milk” http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2009/08/02/healing-with-milk/ , positing that real unpasteurized milk has pharmaceutical quality benefits, the loss of which is literally denaturing the human population
Price-Pottenger Foundation video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPCOGSnjP5w
(article) “Health and disease in a traditional-living tribe in Southern Africa”….”An isolated traditional-living tribe has been identified [whose] lifestyle, eating habits and socio-economic conditions have been studied intensively and are being correlated with the pattern of health and disease of the people. Physical examinations, urinalysis, biochemical studies and X-ray investigations show a remarkable absence of the diseases normally associated with a western lifestyle and yet no evidence of malnutrition was found.”… http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&term=%22Ecol%20Dis%22%5BJournal%5D
http://www.westonaprice.org , author of “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration”
native Seminole girl
Study encourages Native Americans to return to traditional diet (posted Feb.15, 2008) http://www.kswo.com/Global/story.asp?S=7880789 ; “the idea is to return to a diet consisting of vegetables and lean meats – the original diet of their ancestors”
“Our ancestors survived without supermarkets, by growing and preparing their own food. Some of their traditional ways of cooking, that involve fermenting foods like sauerkraut or sourdough bread, are sliding into oblivion. Our guest, Sally Fallon, has been bucking the nutrition establishment to suggest that the old ways of eating have very real and important benefits. She advocates including saturated fats like butter or coconut oil in the diet for good health”…