Autoimmune Disease, Pathogens and Hair Loss

Pathogens are possibly one of the reasons men and women experience autoimmune diseases and patterned hair loss.

Very few realize how many pathogens we have as humans. Do not confuse pathogens with beneficial bacteria and probiotics. The sicker you are the more complex your hair loss (and health issues) is.

hypomethylation is a major contributor to autoimmune diseases. Read: Methylation and Hair Loss

Watch this interesting video on pathogens:

 

In this video, Amy Proal speaks at the Ljubljana 7th International Congress on Autoimmunity, on May 6, 2010. Her topic is “Metagenomic Symbiosis between Bacterial and Viral Pathogens in Autoimmune Disease.”

Summary of video:
Metagenomic research involves the collective genomes of microbes
Different microbial genomes can combine to cause a pathogenic state
Many new novel microbes have been discovered in the human body (thousands)
A part of the human microbiome project
It is possible that in auto immune disease, the anti bodies are not creating a response to self but to these pathogens Even tissue considered sterile like the amniotic fluid turned out to have 1000s of microbes not known before..
Pathogens exist in blood and inside the cells of the immune system themselves
H pyloric also in blood.
How does chronic disease develop? alter body metabolism and attack the vitamin d receptor.
Viruses and bacteria evolved to survive by slowing activity of vit D receptor!
They slow the body’s defense mechanism, HIV takes over VDR activity, many other pathogens slow VDR activity and other receptors that control immune response.
The Immune system slows after acquiring one pathogen, then it is easier to acquire more and more pathogens
Viral, fungal, bacterial, this is termed “successive infection”
An inflammatory disease state is due to the sum of microbes human accumulates and thus shifts further away from homeostasis.
People develop inflammatory disorders such as ones diagnosed as autoimmune, or the typical aches as in normal aging
The Epstein-barr virus (EBV) linked to celiac, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, crohn’s, schizophrenia, and many other autoimmune disease
A 1 microbe 1 disease approach not viable
Where do we pick up these pathogens? everywhere: father’s sperm, mother, medicine, donated blood, air, even cigarettes
With current autoimmune treatment, the Pathogens remain alive and cause person to become sicker
Amy works at the Autoimmunity research foundation .. They are treating auto immune disease by stimulating the immune system not suppressing it, with success.
This is a paradigm shift

Amy closes by suggesting, in cases of autoimmune disease: “don’t palliate, stimulate”

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it is entirely possible that in autoimmune disease the antibodies are not being produced as antibodies to self but are instead being produced in reaction to these pathogens.

Successive infection
These persistence mechanisms result in a snowball effect. When the immune system slows, and a person acquires one pathogen, then it becomes easier for them to acquire yet another pathogen. And the immune system then acquires yet another pathogen. And these pathogens each slow the immune system in turn. And the pathogens – they can be viral, fungal, bacterial… and so on and so on. And this process is referred to as successive infection.

In the context of successive infection, an inflammatory disease state appears to result from the combined pathogenicity of the sum of microbes that any one person accumulates over the course of a lifetime. As human genes are upregulated or downregulated by components of these microbes, the human body shifts further and further away from its natural state of homeostasis.

And, infected cells increasingly struggle to correctly produce human metabolites in the face of all the proteins and enzymes that are being created by the pathogenic microbes. So, eventually, people either start to develop an inflammatory diagnosis such as one of the “autoimmune” diseases, or they simply begin to present with aches and pains and other symptoms of what is often deemed “normal” aging.

Updated: 5/14/2011






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