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 that 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.