In this excellent video put out by Dr. Rutherford, DC, CFMP, and Dr. Gates, DC, DACNB, they present some valuable information on how faulty immune systems make us sitting ducks for MSIDS (multi systemic infectious disease syndrome or Lyme with friends).
I’ve also included the references for you to check out for yourself. In a nutshell, they highlight the importance of dampening down the immune response. This, believe it or not, is not new information – but they make it easily understood in a video format. Master Herbalist, Stephen Buhner, covers this idea intensively in nearly every book he’s ever written. He also gives herbal suggestions that specifically dampen certain aspects of what causes the autoimmune response in us that gives us the pain, fatigue, and other debilitating symptoms. And, as always, diet is extremely important. This also is not new information, with Dr. Natasha McBride hitting this hard in her GAPS diet which stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome – of which she cured her child of autism with. For more in this diet, please see: http://www.gapsdiet.com Another great, free resource for an anti-inflammatory diet, see: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02012/anti-inflammatory-diet
While this information is not new to most of us, I’m ecstatic that the word is getting out there so all the people becoming infected stand a better chance of recovering from this life altering, complex illness.
One word of caution: every doctor has their own take on things. It is up to you to be an active partner in your doctoring. Doctors can not specialize in everything; however, MSIDS demands everything! So, keep reading, keep talking, keep listening and learning so you can add those pieces to the puzzle your body needs. Some of you have had life-threatening issues. You don’t have time to get your immune system in order first! So, while I’m happy more information is coming out on the importance of getting your body to be a tough target, I also want you to do what has to be done first, while continuing to implement things to balance your body in every way.
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