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Have you asked yourself why your immune system is attacking your own tissues ??
I can ask myself but there will be no answer as I do not know. I only know what is described everywhere about the disease I was diagnosed with. The explanation of it is that my own system is attacking the muscle tissue, and it is similar to ms but just not as bad as it sticks to the muscle tissue not nerves.
dvjorge wrote: There is one part of the immune system that regulates it. The “suppressors cells”
When those cells are malfunctioning, there is a possible auto-immune attack.
People with chronic intestinal fungal overgrowth and with mercury toxicity are at risk of autoimmune diseases.
There are medical papers citing that candida toxins can suppress the action of the suppressor cells. This may be the cause why your immune system is attacking you.
I did connect the dots with candida overgrowth and this disease and do believe it is a consequence of me having the overgrowth for most of my life. The problem I have is how do I treat it? If I am treating candida, I must strengthen my immune system, but then my immune system is attacking me even more. So you see the dilemma? I am now stuck in one of those “what’s older, chicken or the egg” circle and no matter how I approach it I have no way out. If I treat the polymiositis, I will damage my immune system even more. If I treat candida which is a root cause, I may end up in wheelchair before I’m done! So I will be rather healthy but unable to care for myself, how ironic.
I don’t see it that impossible way.
You should treat candida and your immune balance will come back some day. When the fungus be eliminated, the immune system should balance. You also need to consider possible heavy metal toxicity. Addressing both if it was the case, will assure better results.
Keep in mind that the immune suppression the fungal form of candida causes is at cellular level (cell-mediated immunity) On the other hand, candida over-activate a humoral immune response (everything extracellular) It is a depressed cell mediate protection but a hyper-active extracellular protection. It means you will react to fumes, toxins, food, chemicals, and external offenders that touch your body.
A fungal overgrowth become people universal reactors since the immune system unbalance. It is like you have a hyper-activated very sensitive chronic state.
Understanding it, you are better prepared to fight the problem.