Our bodies are not made imperfectly. Environmental toxins exposed to us in utero & throughout our lives can alter our genes, leading to physical disorders. Sugar, refined carbs & foodlike products, pesticides, heavy metals, parasites, viruses, bacteria, stress, spiritual shallowness, hormone disrupters, and masking your own personal truth all lead to genetic derangements. Mind, body and spirit are one. True medicine addresses all three areas.
So why is everyone sick? Have you noticed that younger and younger generations are falling ill with chronic conditions, cancer and autoimmune conditions? Our immune systems are tricky. They are brilliantly made to expel toxins with fevers, diarrhea and vomiting, but what happens if a rather silent toxin is continually exposed to the system? This often manifests as an autoimmune condition. What are autoimmune conditions?
They are disorders in which immunity has gone awry, causing the body to turn on itself. Whatever “toxin” remains in the body continues to alert the immune system. It’s as if it’s stuck in the “on” position. Diet causes many autoimmune conditions. Sugar, wheat, pesticides, gluten, heavy metals and genetically modified organisms causes distention and eventual pH changes.
When the pH is higher than 3 (caused by long term acid blockers like Pepcid, Nexium, Prilosec or diet), pepsin is not released. Pepsin is REQUIRED for protein breakdown. These excess proteins leak through the permeable gut wall where it alerts the immune system and are detected as a foreign intruder. The body than revs up immunity and inflammation ensues. Inflammation is the body’s natural defense when it’s short lived, but leads to chronic life long disease once chronic. Here are some examples of autoimmune conditions:
- Brain-MS, autism, Guillain-Barré syndrome (caused by flu shot or a virus).
- Bones-rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, polymyalgia rheumatica.
- Muscles-fibromyalgia, muscular dystrophy.
- Skin-eczema, psoriasis, scleroderma, vitiligo.
- Lungs-Wegener’s granulomatosis, asthma.
- Nerves-diabetic & peripheral neuropathy.
- GI tract/pancreas-Celiacs, IBS, Crohns, ulcerative colitis, diabetes.
- Blood-leukemia, lupus, hemolytic conditions.
- Thyroid-Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease.
Allopathic medicine tells us the answer to these disorders is immunosuppression, or depressing our natural immunity rather than finding the cause. One example of this is Humira or Prednisone. Doesn’t this sound counter-intuitive? Why would we hinder our body’s natural response to a foreign intruder, rather than trying to pinpoint that said intruder? Why put a bandaid that causes other side effects on the issue rather than remove the issue?