A complex network of cells, tissues, organs, and the substances they make that helps the body fight infections and other diseases.
The purpose of the immune system is to have a network of cells, tissues and organs, working together to protect the body against foreign invaders. The immune system is spread systematically throughout the entire body. It is an army of cells – defending against cellular damage and communicate important information to other body systems like the nervous and endocrine systems to maintain homeostasis. The complexity and how broad it has to expand throughout the body is partly why so many diseases are misdiagnosed. Many practitioners are not looking at the many functions and the many interactions that the immune system has to perform in order to keep the body as a whole, functioning as it should. Let’s not forget the lymphatic system which is a network of vessels and ducts, with associated lymph nodes, that collects and drains fluid from body tissues. It has important roles in maintaining tissue fluid balance, dietary fat absorption, and the functioning of the immune system.
There are 80 different types of autoimmune diseases, each of which acts on the body in a different way. Sometimes a single organ is attacked and other times multiple organs are the target. Autoimmunity has a huge list of diseases. First let me give you some symptoms one might suffer before coming to us in seeking to find the root cause. Repeated fevers, joint pain, unexplained weight loss, tiredness, weight gain, cannot sleep, awake from sleep and still tried, confusion, cannot focus, cannot concentrate, continuous headaches, swelling all over body, earaches, bluffy, itchy and watery eyes, coldness, anger, sadness, to name a few. Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder/disease may take years, because the provider has to know the clues and how deep to search, listen with caring ears to what is being said to them, and ask question after question. We can manage Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s dementia, Diabetes, Hashimoto’s, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Depression, Autism, Anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, Arthritis, weight management, to name a few.
We will address sleep issues, stress reduction/management, moderate exercise. Eat organic, drink enough water, eliminate gluten. Bring in omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin C, selenium, Brazil nuts, reishi mushrooms. If testing is needed, we will ask the provider for serum IgE and IgG, IgG food sensitivity testing, thyroid antibodies testing for Inflammation, consider C-reactive protein.
Cancer can appear and express itself in many different ways, and there is no one treatment for treating cancer. We will recommend eliminating sugars, eat the rainbow (fruits and vegetables). We will look at blood sugar/insulin, and stress reduction. Introduce spices into the diet like, flaxseed, ginger, mint, black pepper, rosemary, turmeric, cinnamon, these are just a few of spices to add to ones diet, there are many others to consider.