The immune system
Our immune system is highly complex, simply a miracle, it ensures our survival in the fight against the countless pathogens with which we can come into contact every day. Very briefly explained, we distinguish the innate and acquired immune system. As the names well reveal, the first one is there from birth and can go into action very quickly and effectively. The other is very changeable, constantly adapting and evolving, it can “remember” new pathogens and quickly fight them off at the next contact. The acquired immune system must adapt quickly to new pathogens over and over again, as the innate immune system cannot.
An autoimmune disease is now a chronic misregulation of the immune system. Immune cells mistakenly attack the body’s own healthy cells and tissues. The affected tissue suffers massive damage and is sometimes even completely destroyed. Autoimmune diseases can be limited to a specific organ or can affect several organ systems. In principle, any tissue can be affected, e.g. the skin (psoriasis), the gastrointestinal tract (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), the central nervous system (multiple sclerosis), cartilage and joints (rheumatoid arthritis, formerly polyarthritis), pancreas (type I diabetes), thyroid (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), to name but a few, there are over 100 different autoimmune diseases! What they have in common is the misdirection of the immune system and resulting inflammation, irritation and swelling.
But why does the immune system come to turn against its own body? Experts name the influence of infections, pregnancy, vaccinations, but also genetic factors as possible causes and triggers.
In orthodox medicine, actually only symptomatic therapy can be carried out, depending on the affected organ by the respective specialist, e.g. with pain and anti-inflammatory or even immunosuppressive drugs (the important function of the immune system is lowered with all the consequences!) or by replacing hormones that the body can no longer produce itself due to the damage in glandular tissue.
As is well known, these drugs, especially the pain and anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive ones, have a lot of side effects and often the patients still suffer a lot from the consequences of the diseases!
But what are the alternative possibilities?
I would like to encourage you! You have the possibility to mitigate these attacks. Of course, this depends on the duration and aggressiveness of the disease. If there is already permanent organ damage, medications to support the thyroid gland, for example, must be taken for life.
In vital substance medicine we assume that problems in the intestine, especially a leaky gut, a permeable intestine, are the cause for the development of autoimmune diseases. For a good understanding of the connections, it is best to read the report “Leaky Gut” in the “Active Ingredients” section first!
If we understand that about 70% of our immune system is localized in the gut, that the many interactions are controlled from there and that a well balanced microbiome (gut flora) is a prerequisite, a treatment of the gut really makes sense. For this, I recommend an intestinal reorganization consisting of various active ingredients that complement each other.
The one pillar of an intestinal rehabilitation is a special volcanic clay called clinoptilolite (e.g. Toxaprevent), which is not absorbed by the body, but travels through the digestive tract, absorbing various toxins, e.g. toxins, histamine as well as heavy metals, like a sponge. It should be taken for at least six months (3xtgl 2Kps).
At the same time I recommend a preparation (Neovital), which on the one hand contains a high concentration of certain vitamins and secondary plant substances (vitamin C, vitamin B12, quercetin, vitamin E, folic acid, beta-carotene), but on the other hand also has a special transport system, which enables absorption even in damaged intestinal villi and even promotes their healing. This is taken daily for two months.
After these two months it is recommended to build up the microbiome, this can be done with high-quality probiotics or ferments, which should be taken for at least four months in order to optimally support the intestine and the immune system.
For this purpose, a good turmeric product, which should definitely contain a suitable amount of black pepper for improved absorption in the intestine (3xtgl 1Kps), serves as a supplement during the entire period to reduce inflammatory processes.
Building up the immune system
Of course, the immune system should now also be very actively supported as a matter of urgency. There is a good product (Immuno Vida), which contains a special messenger substance that activates the macrophages (these are the largest cells of the immune system, they can “eat” pathogens and diseased cells). Thus, the immune system is decisively supported (2 Kps/week are sufficient). This therapy can, even if it seems contradictory, be combined with a therapy with immunosuppressants at the same time!
In addition, “high-dose” vitamin D3 (5000IE/day) and high-quality omega-3 fatty acids (1g from fish oil or 400mg from krill) help to additionally support the immune system.
Also a good Aronia extract (not pomace!) supports the body with its high OPC content additionally (3x1Kps/day).
In the “Webdoktor” you will find therapy schemes (intestinal reorganization and immune system), which illustrate the whole thing graphically.
At the same time, it is very important to take a close look at the diet in autoimmune diseases. I recommend a gluten-free diet, as gluten is very difficult to digest and can cause problems in the gut, even if there is no known celiac disease. An otherwise already “overworked” immune system will be relieved by eliminating gluten. To do this, make sure to consume a high amount of fresh vegetables, fruits and berries from organic farming and avoid sugar and convenience foods.
What can you expect from such a treatment?
It is important to know that once tissue is destroyed, it cannot be restored. This means that, for example, in the case of Hashimoto’s thyroid, hormone replacement is and will continue to be necessary. But an improvement in symptoms and thus a better quality of life can be expected. People with autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis also very often benefit from great improvements in their symptoms. In any case, it requires patience, because unlike many drugs, the vital substances need some time (months) to unfold their effect, but in return they show no side effects, because they are micronutrients that the body urgently needs