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What a mess!

January 11, 2013

I have learned a lot over the last 11 days.

I have learned a whole lot about my body.

Wow!

I have been looking for natural methods to heal my body when things arise.

The problem is that I not only have just a low thyroid but it is an autoimmune disorder, Hashimoto Thyroiditis.

It is different than simply have hypothyroidism.

An autoimmune disorder is ” a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue.”

And another deeper description: ”

Normally the immune system’s white blood cells help protect the body from harmful substances, called antigens. Examples of antigens include bacteria, viruses, toxins, cancer cells, and blood or tissues from another person or species. The immune system produces antibodies that destroy these harmful substances.

In patients with an autoimmune disorder, the immune system can’t tell the difference between healthy body tissue and antigens. The result is an immune response that destroys normal body tissues. This response is a hypersensitivity reaction similar to the response in allergic conditions.

In allergies, the immune system reacts to an outside substance that it normally would ignore. With autoimmune disorders, the immune system reacts to normal body tissues that it would normally ignore.

What causes the immune system to no longer tell the difference between healthy body tissues and antigens is unknown. One theory is that some microorganisms (such as bacteria or viruses) or drugs may trigger some of these changes, especially in people who have genes that make them more likely to get autoimmune disorders.”

 

 

So when I get sick, I can not fight off the infection on my own, it will basically result in me killing my thyroid more. The antibiotics, as much as I hate them will kill the infection and hopefully my thyroid will get a break. I am going on a gluten free and dairy free lifestyle change though. I need to eat healthier for my thyroid, but will not ever try to fix an infection again. It is not something that I will mess with. This infection is killing me! I have not slept in the last three days, now my ear is muffled and painful. I got my antibiotics today, and am finishing up with the prednisone. I hope the antibiotics will clear things up for me. I need to feel normal.

I have been juicing daily to get my fruits and veggies in, and then only eating whole food. Fruits and veggies, seafood and chicken.

I am on the path to health, i just need to get this sinus infection GONE!!

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