Immune disorders can be effectively treated and reversed. The explanation of autoimmune disorders and their connection to Adrenal Fatigue is direct and strong. It is not that complicated, yet it is somewhat intricate to explain.
Please, understand that the medications and treatments offered by conventional medicine do not address any of the underlying causes; these conventional treatments are strong immunosuppressants, which cause myriad significant side-effects.
The bottom line is that I have had patients previously diagnosed with autoimmune conditions (for instance, Rheumatoid Arthritis) that can no longer be diagnosed this way because they have followed my protocol.
By managing and healing the Adrenal Dysfunction, any other treatment that you may utilize for your condition will have a stronger effect and be much more beneficial. Remember, though the immune system is compromised, the main underlying cause of this dysfunction is the Adrenal Fatigue. Treat it, and you’ll be far more successful in balancing your immune system.
I know you may have heard this before, but it is so crucial to your success that it bears repeating: When the body is too often in a stress response, or “fight or flight,” your entire physiology shifts, like the sides of an imbalanced seesaw.
So what is going on here? For those of you interested in the physiological detail about what, exactly, is happening in your body, read on!
First, let’s take the idea of how an autoimmune condition of any kind develops: An autoimmune reaction is a creation of antibodies (causing inflammation and irritation) to your tissue. Why does this happen? The answer is that the immune system has made a mistake. In actuality, the immune system makes mistakes all the time (this is where allergies come from, too), but a balanced immune system catches and removes these mistakes before they cause any problems.
If the immune system is imbalanced, as it is in all adrenal patients, these mistakes can go unnoticed and uncontrolled. In the case of Rheumatoid Arthritis, your immune system mistakenly considers your joint tissue to be “foreign” and thus dangerous, and, hence, has begun to create antibodies to it. This leads to inflammation and irritation.
To fix this problem, not only do we have to treat the Adrenal Fatigue diligently, since it’s the cause, but we also need to shift the immune system back into balance and control the uncontrolled production of antibodies.
This shift aggressively activates the fight or flight organs (heart, lungs, metabolism), and simultaneously and aggressively shuts down the rest and digest organs (immune, digestion, reproductive, thyroid, etc.). This shift, used acutely, is not a problem, and it returns to balance once the stress is removed. Chronically over-activated because of perpetual “all-cause” stress (physical, mental, emotional, toxic, etc.), and we begin to suffer symptoms of the suppression of those particular organ systems.
The immune system is more “dysregulated” than completely suppressed. Research and clinical experience prove that there is a shift (a Th1 to Th2 shift) in the immune system that causes:
- inhibition or weakness on one side (the side that fights infection)
- Technically called decreased cellular immunity
- an up-regulation or over-activation on another side (the side that creates antibodies and reactions)
- Technically an increased humoral immunity
- a shift toward general cellular inflammation
- Technically Increased pro-inflammatory immune chemicals (cytokines, interleukins, and complement)
This shift creates the majority of the immune symptoms that we see in patients with Adrenal Dysfunction, CFS, FM, Chronic Lyme, etc. We see a susceptibility to germs such as the herpes viruses (EBV, CMV, and HHV6), parvovirus, chlamydia, mycoplasma, Lyme and its co-infections, Candida, chronic staph, and strep infections.
At the same time, we see increased antibody production in the form of allergy, intolerance, and sensitivity to many things: environmental factors, Hayfever, food allergies, asthma, and eczema. The increased antibody is a major underlying cause of autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and more.
The chronic inflammation leads to chronic pain conditions; therefore, we see poor wound healing, poor repair from injury, fibromyalgia, arthritis, tendonitis, RSD, and neuritis.
If you are dealing with two or more of these symptoms and conditions, I strongly recommend that you have Adrenal Dysfunction ruled out as an underlying cause, or at least as the major contributing factor to your condition.
By managing and healing the Adrenal Dysfunction, any other treatment that you may utilize for your condition will have a stronger effect and be much more beneficial. Remember, though the immune system is compromised, the main underlying cause of this dysfunction is the Adrenal Dysfunction. Treat it, and you’ll be far more successful in balancing your immune system.