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Rampant Autoimmune Diseases

So many people I work with have an autoimmune disease. That name implies that your body is attacking itself.


Today we have a better understanding of the causes of these conditions - at least outside of "standard-of-care."


The two things that drive autoimmunity are:

  1. Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut Syndrome, and

  2. Stealth Chronic Infection.

It's not uncommon that someone with leaky gut also has an infection because leaky gut is usually associated with a compromised immune system - but not always.

 

Healthline defines intestinal permeability as: how easily substances pass through the intestinal wall. When the tight junctions of intestinal walls become loose, the gut becomes more permeable, which may allow bacteria and toxins to pass from the gut into the bloodstream. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as "leaky gut."


I think they are missing a very simple component of this syndrome. Our brain has a library of things - molecules, substances, etc. that are recognized to be either benign or helpful to our bodies. Anything NOT on this master list is an invader subject to the wrath of our immune system.


The building block of proteins are amino acids and there are a mere 20 of these crucial substances. Very small invaders, like prions and viruses, are mostly strings of amino acids forming protein chains. The amino acids come from the group of 20, so why all the distress?


Our body doesn't recognize proteins that are NOT part of our DNA architecture. When you each fish, your gut breaks down the fish protein to basic amino acids. Don't try injecting fish protein under your skin - without digestion - as you will probably have an "autoimmune" reaction.

 

Your gut is a highly sophisticated fine sieve. It allows digested micronutrients to pass, but holds back larger particles, until they are appropriately broken down or eliminated.


Irritants may open up these tight junctions and allow things that should never leave the digestive tract, to penetrate into your bloodstream.