Lupus autoimmune disease // Drug Repurposing

Lupus autoimmune disease

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By: Bob Colling ND Ozark Naturopathic

From a Naturopathic point of view….Autoimmune is the body’s adaptive response to Chronic Stress.

What is Stress?

Stress is anything that can cause an inflammatory condition or induce the body to respond in an inflammatory way. Any injury from trauma or drugs and chemicals, emotional pain, poor life style, constant job or financial pressure can push the body, over time, to break down.

1. Physical stress

2. Chemical stress

3. Emotional stress

How do we identify stressors?

The big stress causing Injuries are the obvious. That’s why we have Emergency Rooms.

We all tend to ignore the little stuff and constant exposure to the low-level stressors. We learn to live with “IT”. But living with “it” will eventually, slowly and surely grind your body down. You have heard the story of “How to cook a Frog”? Just put him in a pan of cold water and slowly notch up the heat. Eventually you get a cooked frog. The frog never realized he was getting cooked. The same thing happened to our bodies when under low-level chronic stress, we cook from the inside out. The only question is which system is the weakest? Is it our blood vessels, stomach, bowel, nervous system, liver, brain, pancreas or kidneys? Which organ, joint or neural system will fail first?

Healthy Happy LifeWhere does it all start?

All stress will trigger the body into some form of acute inflammatory response. Prolonged exposure to low level stressful conditions will ultimately take its toll and show up or settle in the person’s genetically weakest system. Once the condition is chronic, the Stress Cycle becomes an endless loop. One stress type feeds the others. We all get sick or die from our weakest organ.

Lupus or any other autoimmune condition does not happen overnight. Most times it is an accumulation of a number of other health issues, precursors if you will, which happen once in a while and keep recurring. Most people will have for a number of years one or many conditions often resurfacing 2-3 times a year.

  • aches and pains in hands and feet,
  • headaches,
  • skin rash,
  • acid reflux,
  • joint pain,
  • high or low blood pressure,
  • loss of sleep,
  • swelling,
  • extreme fatigue,
  • dry eyes,
  • depression,
  • anxiety.

The Allopathic point of view is to prescribe a litany of pharmaceuticals with toxic additional effects and forever label you with a host of disease…finally in this case Lupus. They will then treat, manage and suppress your symptoms. The Dr. will say, “There is no Cure for you” and declare you incurable. You will be sentenced for the balance of your life time to Pills and Frustrating Doctor and hospital visits.

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Lupus

by fedguy

You are in multiple high risk groups. See a doctor very soon.
From the net:
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. This leads to long-term (chronic) inflammation.
The underlying cause of autoimmune diseases is not fully known.
SLE is much more common in women than men. It may occur at any age, but appears most often in people between the ages of 10 and 50. African Americans and Asians are affected more often than people from other races.
SLE may also be caused by certain drugs

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by y_cant_u_b_nice

Don't you think that calling people ugly is just a bit rude, especially when they have no control over what may have caused their problems? Seal had/has a disease called discoid lupus, which is an autoimmune disease that attacks the skin. That's why he has scars on his face. He's probably a very nice person. You're all very shallow and judgmental.

Alfalfa has been known to aggravate lupus

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And other autoimmune disorders. The canavanine in alfalfa is believed to reactivate this disease in some people who are in remission. If you have an autoimmune problem, avoid this herb.
- Roberts JL, Hayashi JA. -- Exacerbation of SLE associated with alfalfa ingestion. -- N Engl J Med . 1983;308:1361.

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