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AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

What is an AutoImmune disease?  It’s kind of scary, right…knowing that your immune system is
destroying your body!  (Thyroid, red blood cells, joints, skin, glands, nerves, etc.)  Listen to this
explanation, and see if you don’t instantly feel a little better!  

I know…I know…your doctor has told you that there is no known cause…your condition is likely
genetically predisposed, and triggered by a variety of environmental factors, including stress, that we
can’t exactly put our finger on.  

Let’s use little logic here.  (This is the real story!)  Part of the function of your immune system is
to remove sick or old cells.  For instance, your red blood cells live approximately 6 months, then the
immune system eliminates them to make room for new red cells.  It is estimated that over a years’
time, EVERY cell in your body is replaced by a new cell.  

The point is that your immune system targets your cells as a NORMAL cell aging and reproduction
process.  Autoimmune means that normal cell elimination is
accelerated.  Does it mean that the
immune system is targeting HEALTHY cells?  Or does it mean that your thyroid cells are sick…and
your immune system is just doing its normal J-O-B…but you have a surplus of sick cells.  

I think we would all agree that the latter seems more logical than the former.  Would you agree?  

My experience is that in most cases, we can actually turn OFF the autoimmune process.  Yes, we
have had many autoimmune clients whose target organs (thyroid, skin, joints, etc.) stopped being
targeted or attacked by the immune system.  

What did we do differently?  Instead of suppressing the immune system, we question why the cells are
sick.  Logic would suggest that they are infected or toxic (the burden of environmental chemicals).

For example…hepatitis is not considered autoimmune…because the reason the immune system is
attacking is KNOWN to be a virus.  It’s the EXACT SAME PROCESS…but we know what causes the
attack, so it’s not considered an autoimmune disease.  

Doesn’t it make sense that if your immune system is targeting your own cells, there is a reason for
it!?  

So we evaluate each autoimmune case, individually, for toxic load and infections.  We treat
the toxic load by supporting the organs of elimination…liver, kidneys, intestines, etc.  And we treat
infections by identifying the type of infection and using natures medicines to help remove it.  

My experience is that nature provides some pretty POTENT anti-microbials…so effective, that I have
stated that I believe, after 20 years of experience, that nature can resolve many infections that
medications struggle to eliminate!  There are some AMAZING plants out there.  

We also know that the immune system has a memory.  It identifies and creates a response to an
infection, and then in many cases you have lifelong immunity to that infection.  So the
“memory” of
your autoimmune process is never forgotten.
 That means that you will be more sensitive to
stress and possibly certain foods…for the rest of your life.  I don’t consider that a negative, however,
as higher sensitivity tunes you in to your body…and that is a GREAT thing!

It also means that you may have to support immune balance.  Perhaps we remove the “sickness” but
the imbalance remains…the memory remains.  Certain categories of plants seem to shift your immune
balance in different directions.  

For example, green tea has many health benefits, including strengthening one aspect of the immune
system.  I found out through trial and error that green tea does NOT have health enhancing benefits
for me, because it shifts toward the autoimmune imbalance I experienced as an infant.  It seems to
trigger the memory of my own autoimmune attack…so I do much better with plants that shift the
OTHER direction.  

If you are struggling with an autoimmune condition, I hope you understand that there is a logical and
scientific approach to improving symptoms and even turning "off" the process…naturally.  If you feel
good about this approach, give us a call and set up your evaluation.  

If you want more information, sign up for the Functional Medicine Blueprint (above right) for further
explanation of how we dig up the ROOT cause of your health challenge…or visit our
YouTube
Channel HERE for a complete autoimmune seminar!  

As a patient, you must ask…
“WHY do I have these symptoms!?”  
Functional Medicine (FM)
ANSWERS this question…
and provides a clear
step by step process
to discover and resolve
the ROOT CAUSE!
Dr. Stone is a Chiropractic Physician, certified in Integrated Natural Medicine and Applied Kinesiology,
and Functional Diagnostic Medicine.  He also has over 300 hours of post doctoral education in
Functional Neurology.  This clinic does not treat named conditions,
rather we treat each individual toward health.
AND DISCOVER HOW FM CAN
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