Causes of Autoimmune and How to Reverse

While there is an genetic component involved making certain individual more vulnerable, the causes of autoimmune conditions and disease falls in three main categories:

  • Leaky gut / Food sensitivity
  • Toxicity from chemicals, heavy metals, mold
  • Chronic hidden infections

Autoimmune diseases and conditions are a dis-regulation of the immune system, where the immune system attack self instead of invaders.  The majority of immune system resides in the gut.  That is why almost all people with autoimmune have some gut and intestinal issues.  As the intestines get damaged, the gut become leaky and undigested food particle molecules flow into the bloodstream where it is not supposed to be.  So the immune system goes on the attack.  But due to molecular mimickery, it sometimes confuses body cells with the food particles or with the infectious agents that it is aiming for.

When gut become leaky, this causes food sensitivity.  The foods that are most allergenic are …

  • gluten
  • dairy
  • corn
  • soy
  • eggs

All five of these are on JJ Virgin’s avoid list.   She also has peanuts and sugar on her avoid list.  Peanuts can often have aflatoxin which is why many people are allergic to peanuts.  Others have found that avoiding sugar can improve autoimmune conditions.

Gluten and dairy are the big ones and I feel that everyone with an autoimmune condition should avoid those two.  Corn and soy (if not labelled organic or non-GMO) are likely to be genetically modified.  Gluten and GMO’s are contributing causes of leaky gut.  The Paleo Diet avoid gluten, dairy, and legumes.  And many people find the “Autoimmune Paleo”  diet to be helpful in reducing autoimmune symptoms.  Here is a list of autoimmune paleo foods to avoid.

Ways to Heal Autoimmune

Read Dr. Amy Myers Understanding the True Cause of Autoimmune Disease to learn what causes it and how to reverse autoimmune.  Besides healing the gut and going Paleo, she recommends testing for heavy metals, mycotoxins, and infections.  And finally, managing stress which can disregulate and weaken the immune system.

In addition avoid GMOs and foods that you are sensitive to (test with Cyrex Labs). If you are eating out, take digestive enzymes.

Optimize vitamin D (go outdoors in the summer and supplement in the winter) and gut microbiom flora.  Take probiotics.   Be careful of vaccines and antibotics (use only when you really need to).

Heal leaky gut with bone broth.  Other nutrients that can help with autoimmune are glutamine, omega 3, curcumin, colostrum, zinc, and vitamin A.  Consider anti-parasite supplements.  GoodbyeLeakyGut.com has additional items on its list.

Obama Funny Videos

President Obama has a sense of humor and often puts in jokes in some of his speeches.   Here are some Obama funny videos found on youtube.

Let’s start off with this video where the punchlines comes one right after another…

For some of the jokes, you have to know a bit of American politics to understand.  For example, when he referenced his middle name.  He did not actually mention his middle name.  But those who know that his middle name is “Hussein”, then it becomes funny.

Another time is when he referenced that he is from planet Krypton (that is where Superman is from).  This ties in with the incorrect accusations by some people that he was not born in the United States.

Here is another funny Obama video made during a speech in his last year of presidency…

where he says that next year someone else will be standing at this spot and it anyone’s guess who she would be.  The she he refers to references Hillary Clinton.

Then he mentions that after he retires from his presidency, he is just counting the days to his “death panel”, references the incorrect accusations of some people that his Obama Care (health reform act) contains “death panels”.

 

Free WiFi in Toilets?

This sign says “We have Free Wi-Fi” and beneath that it says “Toilets” and “Welcome”.

Free wifi in toilet
Free wifi in toilet

Actually the sign is taken out of context.  There is probably a restaurant name at the top of the sign pointing left and it has free Wi-Fi.  The toilets are to the right.

Photos of Lake Tahoe

Photos of Lake Tahoe north shore in the borders of California and Nevada….

Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe
Pristine Lake Tahoe
Pristine Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Rocks
Lake Tahoe Rocks
Lake Tahoe North Shore
Lake Tahoe North Shore
Lake Tahoe in the Evening
Lake Tahoe in the Evening
Lake Tahoe beach northside
Lake Tahoe beach northside
North Lake Tahoe
North Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe
Some rocks at Lake Tahoe
Some rocks at Lake Tahoe

The following are Spooner Lake near the east side of Lake Tahoe…

Spooner Lake near Lake Tahoe
Spooner Lake near Lake Tahoe
Spooner Lake
Spooner Lake