There are many auto-immune and chronic viral diagnoses today: Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Epstein-Barr, Cytomegalovirus, psoriasis, Sjogren’s, Graves’s Disease, Hashimoto’s, Myasthenia Gravis, Type 1 Diabetes, to name a few.

Causes of Some Auto-Immune Problems

Auto-immune disease of any tissue happens when the cells of that tissue are weakened by nutritional deficiency, or by injury, or chronic stress. Environmental factors such as chemicals, pollutants, or heavy metals can place a heavy burden on the body. Years of drug or alcohol abuse can also weaken the cells. In some cases, the body’s immune (defense) system responds by going into overdrive and begins attacking itself. In other cases, the immune response becomes so weak that it leaves the body painfully vulnerable to infection.

lemon ginger drinkThe road to recovery requires the best diet possible to allow your immune system to recover its functions. Nutritional and herbal therapies that are specific to your needs, which muscle-testing can determine, can be very successful at stabilizing and often reversing any of these conditions.

The Strange World  of Viruses

Viruses are not ‘alive’ like bacteria and parasites. They are tiny packages of genetic information that can infect cells and make them replicate more viruses, which eventually sickens the host. The Ebola virus is one extreme example, where it replicates itself so rapidly that it can kill the host within a few days of infection. One way of thinking about viruses is that they are a ‘pattern of DNA messaging from damaged cells’ which spreads to other vulnerable cells. Remember, every cell builds itself anew from its DNA map. If this DNA map gets damaged in any way, it can perpetuate that damaged message when it meets up with other damaged cells.

These damaged cell patterns can be healed much of the time. But very important to this process is to improve the health and vitality of unaffected cells, too, so that they are not vulnerable to the viral pattern’s messaging. If the body is robust, the viral-patterned cells ultimately die out without spreading their message. Think of it like the anti-virus programs for our computers. It’s much better to prevent the ‘upload’ than to have to clean up afterward.

Vibrant Health

Vitality is like a shield for your body, which protects your existence from many of the illnesses that can befall us. You may not ever know that you’ve been exposed to a deadly infection, or a mysterious virus, or even a bad batch of seafood – your body will have thrown it off before any harm can happen. This is the blessed state of good health, and together, we can help you arrive at that destination.

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