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					     Autoimmune Diseases and
Allergies, Yeast, Infections, and
 Antibiotics…..And What You
    Can Do About It!
   • The Underlying Causes of Autoimmunity: Anything
     that up-regulates our immune system, over a long
     period of time, may contribute to autoimmune
     disease when combined with inherited factors
   Genetic vs. Acquired Factors
• The Pitt Bull Analogy
What Up-regulates Immunity?
  •Allergies
  •Infection: Bacterial or Viral
  •Parasitic Infection
  •Chronic Fungal or Yeast Overgrowth
Allergies: Why Are They Such a
 Problem in the 21st Century?
  • IgG vs. IgE
  • Inhalant vs. Food
  • Food Allergies and “Leaky Gut”
        What is “Leaky Gut”
• Leaky gut is a condition where the intestinal
  lining has been damaged, allowing larger
  than normal protein fragments to enter the
  system.
   How Do We Develop Leaky
           Gut?
• The most common cause is antibiotic
  overuse.
     • How antibiotics work
     • Why Beneficial Bacteria are Important
     • How does this damage our intestinal
       wall?
   How Many People with
  Autoimmune Disease have
        Allergies?
    • Studies: Unclear given that most
allergists are looking at IgE and not IgG
    • Clinical Observations: The vast
majority of patients over 20 years have
significant allergies. (Discuss FM study)
               Treatment
• Avoidance or Desensitization
    • The Elimination Diet: Milk, Eggs,
      Wheat, Corn, and Citrus.
                 Infection
• Bacterial: Abscess (dental or post-surgical),
             Sinus, Bowel (pathogenic
             bacteria overgrowth), other.
               Infection
• Viral: Chronic Viral Infections: EBV,
  CMV, HSV. All upregulate alpha interferon
  and other immune activators
                 Infection
• Parasitic: Up to 30% of Americans have
  parasites.
     • Known to trigger autoimmunity for
       200 years
     • Diagnosis: Harder than it seems: Only
       6-30% of parasites are found on initial
       stool exam.
     Fungal/Yeast Overgrowth
• Cause: Usual cause is over use of antibiotics
     • Symptoms: Bloating, Rash, Recurrent
       Vaginal Yeast, Recurrent Skin
       Infections (Jock itch, Athletes foot,
      “ringworm”, White Tongue, PCN
       allergy, Mold allergy
            Fungal/Yeast
• Labs: CIC, CDSA, Fungal or Candida
        Antibodies
             Fungal/Yeast
• Treatment:
     • Replace Normal Flora
     • Natural or Prescription Medications
       to reduce Yeast/Fungus counts
     • Yeast Diet: Low Simple Sugar and
        avoid foods high in mold or yeast
     Other Causes of Immune
            Activation
• Implants: Breast, Chin, Abdominal
     • Treatment: Removal
             Treatments
• Avoid or Remove Triggering Agents
               Treatments
• Reduce Inflammation
     • Natural COX and LOX Inhibitors
     • Vitamin C and other natural anti-
       histamines
     • Antioxidants to Reduce Oxidative
       Damage
    Improve Adrenal Function
• Treat Adrenal “Fatigue”
     • Nutrients that support Adrenal function
     •
 Putting It All Together
• Diet
• Stress Reduction
• Lifestyle Adjustments
• Allergy Avoidance
• Resolution of Infection
• Resolve Bowel Dysbiosis
• Natural COX and LOX inhibitors
• Improve Antioxidant Status
               Case Study
• 43 year old white female with a platelet
  count of 2000

				
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