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Auto Immune Issues

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posted on Mar, 4 2008 @ 10:38 PM
I'm not talking about aids but other auto immune issues. Behcet's Disease in particular. Since my wife was diagnosed with a rare auto immune disease related to her genetic form of arthritis it seems as though everyone knows someone with some kind of immune system problems. Anyone else notice this?

[edit on 4-3-2008 by Blackporter]

[edit on 4-3-2008 by Blackporter]

posted on Mar, 4 2008 @ 10:58 PM
As I kid, I was diagnosed with Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome with a hyper-active thyroid. They had me on pills to regulate my thyroid.
I stopped taking them when I was 15 or so (against Dr's orders) and all of a sudden, I had a metabolism! I ate more, exercised more, socialised more, worked out and made myself an awesome body, joined gymnastics and the swim team and learned to play bass and keyboards and joined a band. I rocked, partied, competed and generally thanked my lucky stars that I quit taking those stupid pills!
At 15 years old, I looked at my so-called illnesses and the "cure" and I've hated doctors ever since. I tend to look at "M.D." as "Medicinal Distributor" and have no qualms at saying that M.D's are, by NO means, healers. They are taught that chemicals and a steep price are the name of the game. Getting the Cadillac, North Shore-lakefront home and 3 or 4 spoiled, rotten kids is the "Medical Dream", not making people healthy. Healthy people don't pay the bills!

But, that's just me.

I'm jaded.


posted on Mar, 6 2008 @ 01:36 PM
The late Dr Helmut Schimmel , a renowned German homoeopath and inventor of the Vega Test machine among many others, put forward the theory that all chronic diseases including auto-immune ones are caused by
chronic virus infections.

If the protein coat of the virus resembles one of the bodies own natural proteins the immune system then attacks the virus AND the bodies own protein at the same time giving rise to an auto-immune disease.

This idea has since passed into conventional medical science. An Editorial about 5 years ago in "Science" the premier US scientific journal asked whether all chronic illness was caused by viruses( this was 12 years aft Helmut Schimmel).

An article in the leading UK science journal "Nature" speculated whether viruses caused auto-immune disease by generally stimulating the immune system (the so-called bystander effect) or whether it was due to protein similarity as detailed above.
[I cannot give you chapter and verse of the above papers as the online versions of these journals are available to subscribers only,but can find details if necessary]

There is said to be a "research gap" of 10 years between what scientists know and what MDs know as it takes time for knowledge to disseminate.

Dr Schimmel also said that viruses are not necessarily the PRIMARY cause
of chronic illness but other factors such as environmental pollutants,drugs
and man-made radiations may weaken the immune system and allow viruses to take hold.

Therefore the increasing amount of auto-immune disease may be related to the increasingly polluted and toxic environment we live in.

As regards the treatment of such illnesses the only things that can kill viruses in my experience are Homoeopathy, Herbal Medicine, and directed electro-magnetic frequencies.

The real "research gap" IMO is as follows: German Homoeopaths discover
something, 50 to 100 years later other scientists find the same thing, 20 to 30 years after that it finally filters through to MDs

[edit on 6-3-2008 by Bashibozkedi]

posted on Mar, 6 2008 @ 01:40 PM
I have a few auto immune diseases (not AIDS or HIV) but I do not like talking about them publicly on the internet. If you'd like to chat, please send me a U2U. I have no problem talking about it behind the curtain of privacy that a U2U can provide.


posted on Mar, 6 2008 @ 02:04 PM

Originally posted by Cuhail

As I kid, I was diagnosed with Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome with a hyper-active thyroid.

I'm curious what they would call this type of syndrome. Since AIDS is already taken. Again, just curious.

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