Information from Arthritis: Reverse Underlying Causes of Arthritis with Clinically Proven Alternative Therapies
Uncontrolled Inflammation: The Autoimmune Response
“The mechanisms that cause deregulation of the immune response aren’t entirely understood. Heavy metal toxicity, leaky gut syndrome, infectious bacteria and parasites, and nutritional imbalances can weaken the body so the immune system becomes overloaded and confused. However, how these and other factors cause the immune system to attack the body’s own tissues is not clear. In this chapter, we discuss the components of the immune system and how they interact to fight infections We explain what is known about the abnormal action of the immune system in autoimmune diseases and address natural therapies that can help regulate the immune system’s aggressive behavior without suppressing or altering its necessary defenses.” From chapter 10 of Arthritis: Reverse Underlying Causes of Arthritis with Clinically Proven Alternative Therapies, 2nd Edition by Ellen Kamhi, Ph.D., R.N., H.N.C. and Eugene R. Zampieron, N.D., M.H. (A.H.G.).
Information from Whole-Body Dentistry: A Complete Guide to Understanding the Impact of Dentistry on Total Health
“A lot of diseases today are labeled “auto-immune”; these are characterized by the body producing damaged proteins. The various toxins we have been discussing (e.g., chemicals, heavy metals, etc.) and toxic byproducts of root canals and cavitations will damage proteins. The body recognizes these damaged proteins as foreign and, in response, produces antibodies. The resulting “immune complexes” are looked upon as foreign, and the immune system attacks them, creating a chronic inflammatory problem. Yes, NSAIDS will reduce pain and inflammation; however, they are not addressing the immune complexes which are causing the person’s immune system to attack itself … Proteolytic enzymes perform a variety of functions within the immune system. They act as immune modulators and, in cases where the immune system is out of balance (i.e., autoimmune problems), they help to restore proper balance.” (pp. 198 and 199). Mark Breiner, DDS in Whole-Body Dentistry: A Complete Guide to Understanding the Impact of Dentistry on Total Health.
“Almost any disease which has an inflammatory component, or is classified as an autoimmune disease, can be helped with systemic enzyme therapy. Studies that were done in Europe show systemic enzymes to be of significant benefit for those with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, herpes zoster (shingles), and many other conditions.” Mark Breiner, DDS in Whole-Body Dentistry: A Complete Guide to Understanding the Impact of Dentistry on Total Health.