Originally posted by I_s_i_s
Originally posted by soficrow
The point is - boosting your immune system when you have the flu can make it worse.
You gotta be kidding me!
...I have gigabytes of related research - too much to cull, organize, and post here and now.
But briefly - the premise is that most modern disease results from misfolded proteins - infectious prions.
I already have posted references - numerous times - that track a protein called "a-smooth muscle actin" (ASMA) and resultant pathogenic
myofibroblasts from people (in a disease called fibromuscular dysplasia first acknowledged 1938) to US turkeys in 1980, trout in 1981 - then Japanese
quail in 1996, and H5N1 bird flu in 1997 in Hong Kong.
I also have shown that nearly 100% of the American population has ASMA/FMD by adulthood.
The point is - [prions use the immune system to spread in the body.
There is NO doubt that inflammation speeds prion disease progression, and
while the initial effect may not be acute, such diseases are progressive and eventually result in chronic debilitation and disability.
...The paper posted above simply provides substantiation from another perspective.
Strengthening your immune system is the only way to fight disease.
Pollution and modern disease have changed the way our immune systems function. It seems to matter when
you boost your immune system - and
immunity simply does not work the way the drug and medical insurance industries would have us believe it does.
This paper is a must read:
PDF: Toxicant-induced loss of tolerance – An Emerging Theory of Disease?
Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance – An Emerging Theory of Disease?
Claudia Miller is quite amazing, and her testimonies before Congress and various institutions are revealing, for example:
Testimony of Dr. Claudia Miller during the Public Comment of the FDA Advisory
Panel for Silicone Gel Breast Implants in April 2005.
Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
You said you've taken the "anti-oxidant" approach and it did not work well for you. May I ask what exactly you took and for what if its not too
I was diagnosed with FMD in 1990 - after I almost died. Angioplasty took care of a kidney artery blockage that was impacting all my major organs - I
was told it was incurable and would recur, but would be treatable. Following a gamma globulin shot in 1996 - my body started falling apart: on top of
the FMD I now have COPD, fibromyalgia, enhanced pain syndrome, a lesion in my brainstem that impacts my autonomous nervous system, IBS, and
osteoarthritis. I now know that the gamma globulin was contaminated, or incompatible with my immune system - or both.
I am the original 'granola kid' - and know about healthy eating, living, and supplements. I assure you I don't drink Coke.
I don't even buy
processed food. That ain't it.
...When I say my symptoms were relieved when I started treating my health problems as prion-related, that's exactly what I mean:
1. NOT boosting the immune system when I have a cold, flu, or other inflammatory effect.
2. Drinking green tea.
3. Cooking with curry (for curcumin), and sage.
4. Taking ranitidine (an antihistamine targeted to the gut).
Items 2-4 are all documented as inhibiting prion replication. ...The key to helping immune function appropriately is mitigating
antioxidants promote an inflammatory response, and help prions spread.
So again - if you are an American adult - chances are VERY good that you have an underlying prion infection. Normally, it would take decades to
manifest, BUT, prions use the immune system to spread in the body - so flu or other infections help the underlying disease to spread. Because H5N1
bird flu is linked to ASMA, which is an infectious prion, it's a double whammy.
Strengthen your immune system before you get sick - but back off on the boosters if you're infected.
Isis - You obviously know about pharmaceuticals or neutriceuticals - so you know there is a long running controversy. Numerous studies show that
natural food sources are okay, but antioxidant supplements do NOT preserve health, and often, are linked to greater risk of heart disease at least.
Much of the controversy obviously is synthetic - and generated for financial purposes - NOT in the interests of patients.