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Immune Suppression Drugs

Immune Suppression Drugs are Not the Answer: The Real Truth

By HEIDI TOY

According to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association autoimmune disorders are the #2 contributor to chronic illness. Given that statistic, it is no wonder that 27 major pharmaceutical companies are racing to develop the next prescription drug to be administered to people diagnosed with an autoimmune. [1] While we are not privy to the research and development that is occurring, one can assume these well-meaning scientists will not develop a cure for your autoimmune disorder. Almost 88% of pharmaceutical drugs address only symptoms; they do not eliminate the root cause of your disease, nor cure you, and the side effects may worsen your condition.

To date, there is no medical cure for an autoimmune disease. The best option, provided by the medical community, is to take an immunosuppressant  drug, also known as anti-inflammatory drug, and pain medication like vicodin. Currently, autoimmune disorders such as Lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, multiple sclerosis, and alopecia areata (patchy hair loss) are commonly treated with immunosuppressant drugs. [3]


Unfortunately, these immune suppressing drugs weaken the immune system by decreasing the production of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.[2] As they work to suppress a person's immune system from attacking their own healthy tissue, these drugs suppress the immune system from attacking and fighting any other foreign invader, such as viruses, parasites, and bacteria.[4]


Thus, your immune system is less effective in protecting you from serious illnesses and diseases, such as viral infections and some cancers. These drugs also increase the chance of uncontrolled bleeding and liver damage. [4] The contribution of these adverse byproducts, without a cure, contributes to the potential for more disease states.


At Educated Nutrition, we feel that remedies must work synergistically with each body function. We believe that no one should ever prescribe a medication or treatment that will harm other unintended aspects of the body’s function and integrity.


Your body has wisdom that needs to be respected and it can heal, if given the opportunity. While we do not diagnose disease nor do we treat symptoms, we will partner with you to discover where your system is imbalanced. From that point, a unique, personalized roadmap will be created that will focus on your better health.


Please see our services page for more information regarding the steps that are taken to help you recapture your health.



References:


1. Aarda facts. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.aarda.org/about-aarda/aarda-facts/

2.  Halloran, P. (2004). Immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplantation. In (351 ed., pp. 2715-29). New York, NY: New England Journal of Medicine.


3. Immunosuppressive medications. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.hopkinslupus.org/lupus-treatment/lupus-medications/immunosuppressive-medications/


4. Stucker , F., & Ackermann , D. (2011). Immunosuppressive drugs - how they work, their side effects and interactions. Ther Umsch, (68), 679-86. doi: 10.1024/0040-5930/a000230

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