Do You Have an Autoimmune Disease or an Infection?

Do You Have an Autoimmune Disease or an Infection?

I apologize for the very short post, but I want people to see this chart and realize the significance of it.

Microbiology is my passion. I believe that most chronic diseases and so-called “autoimmune” disorders are infections. I have already blogged that H. pylori is the cause of many autoimmune conditions, T. gondii is likely the cause of schizophrenia and other mental conditions, and that MAP is the true cause of ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and Hashimoto’s.

This is more than just another blog topic for me; I lost both my parents to diseases that can be tackled better with a combination of microbiology / pathology knowledge, conventional, and natural medicine. The topic of most “autoimmune” conditions being of an infectious nature is personal to me. My mother died from Lupus when I was six. Lupus is not on this chart, but I believe the cause of the disease based off of the studies is a systemic Staph overgrowth. 1 2 My father passed away from Hepatitis C when I was a young adult. His disease I believe could have been managed better at the time with vitamin C, R-lipoic acid, glutathione, selenium, and milk thistle.

Study this chart and if you have one of these diseases or conditions look into the infection and what can be done about it. I will blog more over time about infections and their link to disease.

I believe next I am going to blog about a bacteria that was not on this list that is thought to be the cause of two different “autoimmune” conditions. Klebsiella pneumoniae is the bacteria and the conditions I believe it causes are ankylosing spondylitis 3 4 and rheumatoid arthritis. 5 6

7 Comments
  1. I am deeply sorry that you lost both your parents so young in their, and your, life, that must have been incredibly tough.

    Congratulations on a wonderful website.

  2. I started to get photo sensitivity and photophobia when i started a benzo…and severe nerve pain in teeth ….i haven’t seen light for a year and got gerd and gut problems now anything i eat causes wind and pain….this was after my bite collapsed from TMJD.

    I am weaning off the benzo but it is hell as is the pain mentally and physically but trying to get some nutrients is equally as hard. The Gaba receptors are clearly downregulated and the glutumate go mad when i reduce the dose each time. Any thoughts what i can do ? when my bite was changed from a splint the vagus nerve went mad for months i felt was an alien in my gut and it destroyed it. I also now have dry mouth…

    • Peter,

      I just want to say that i went through protracted benzo withdrawal as well. It is a hell no human can describe. I feel for you, man. Just know that it takes time, for some a lot of time, but you will come out the other side.

      Stay strong, brother.

  3. Thank you for yor suggestions, Rob and John. I will try the L-Glutamine you have mentioned, i think it could help me. Furthermore i have discovered a supplement called ATP Fuel, which has helped another SPS-Patient and minimized his symptoms. Unfortunately i live in Germany, and getting supplements like this is not easy here (and more expensive), but i will try.

    During my research to this disease i always stumble over the same pre-conditions like asthma, hyperthyroidism, allergy and food intolerances. My main trigger seems to be anything made from or with cow milk, and it definitely worsens my symptoms for the next 1-2 days after eating. I have also found out that tomatoes have the same effect, just a little bit lesser.

    I really hope that i will find answers to this disease within my lifetime. Not only to lessen my pain and symptoms, but to find out about the mechanism behind this.

    If anyone can help me, please contact me under krachtig@yahoo.de. Thank you.

  4. I believe the autoimmunity comes from a dysregulation of your T-cells, white blood cells, and inflammation gone amock due to what bacteria your missing, or imbalances. Perhaps you’re right to start focusing on which bacteria that have taken up the place of the missing probiotics (because as we all know, nature abhors a void) are piloting the inflammation, hormonal disturbance, and dysregulation of immunity.

    Autoimmune disease I see as secondary to the imbalance. It is your system’s way of acting up, and that’s why they can treat the symptoms with steroids, Prednizone, Rhemicaid, etc. I think most of it is just foreign proteins from food and environmental toxins getting into your bloodstream, and then your system mostly just freaks out, spasms, gets inflamed, or otherwise makes you feel like death trying to deal with something it doesn’t recognize. It’s all essentially poison if it’s not supposed to be there, right?

    So the real thing to do would be pursue the goal of this site, which is “fix your gut.” Just from employing some strategic dietary restrictions, probiotics, l-glutamine, and taking other measures to heal the gut, I have been able to get out of awful seemingly degenerative conditions for most people, such as rheumatoid arthritis (mostly by eliminating gluten), intestinal inflammation, gallbladder dyskinesia, and even MS- and fibromyalgia-like symptoms. Those last ones were the scariest, but I just really had to do some glutamine and mop out this deep-soil dust that had gotten into my house from across the street.

  5. I have a very rare autoimmune disease called Stiff-Person-Syndrome. I don´t want to lie, and tell you it is a hell of a disease. The conventional medicine is pretty clueless about it and only prescribes benzos and baclofen. When you progress further you can get Immunglobulin, Plasmapheresis, Rituximab and some other hardcore stuff. All of these treatments can in the best case lessen the symptoms, but never cure the underlying disease. I really hope that soon there will be a cure for diseases like that. I think the main drivers for autoimmunity are Glyphosate and other chemical stuff used on food we eat. Add to this the pollution in the air, electrosmog and GMO´s, and the human body – which is a biological computer – breaks down sooner or later.

    What is your outlook for the future? I feel there is not much scientific progress, especially for my rare disease.

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