Everything that attacks the body from external sources, like viruses (HIV/Aids, Spanish flu), bacteria (the plague), or the environment (cancer, asthma) are diseases. Diseases alert the immune system to defend against them to preserve the body.
When the body’s immune system goes haywire and reacts by attacking the body instead of defending it, the condition is internal to the body. It is an autoimmune response that is the body’s way of protesting it’s treatment. The autoimmune conditions can take virtually any form. There are approximately 80 of them and counting, including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and MS.
Why the body would decide to destroy itself is a medical mystery. But, pharmaceuticals to the rescue. An astounding number of massively profitable drugs, such as Enbrel, Humira, Ozembic, are directed at persons with chronic, autoimmune diseases. These drugs work by disabling the immune system so that the symptoms stop. Have you listened to the list of possible side effects that Big Pharma is legally required to include in its ads? Those side effects are not so much incidental as they are a part of the drug itself. Disabling the God-given immune system is a dangerous, desperate, fearsome undertaking. How many users of these drugs are aware of the risk they assume? How many people have died after their immune systems have been compromised by these drugs? Too many for Big Pharma to acknowledge.
The point of this article is to make sure you know that there is another way of responding to autoimmune conditions, and it’s not lethal.
If the immune system dysfunction is a reaction to something that leaves the body royally ticked off, then, maybe we should just stop doing it. Take Rheumatoid Arthritis, for example. You will not hear from any doctor that RA is a food sensitivity disorder. But it is. You can easily prove it to yourself by fasting for a few days and being astonished by the ensuing miracle of good health. (There are other columns that discuss this phenomenon in more detail.) That’s the easy part. It’s harder to figure out which foods are causing the trouble, but you can do it. It’s not as easy as popping a pill but so much safer.
The example I’ve given of a ‘cure’ for RA is one that can be applied in one way or another to any of the autoimmunes. The body always has a reason for attacking itself. I feel certain that your maker never intended for the magical gift of life to cause so many problems. When you figure it out, possibly through meditating, you can stop being a profit center for Big Pharma.
And you can stop risking your life for health.