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Is your Immune System Going Haywire?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2022 11:00:00 AM / by Winter Ninivaggi

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Is the nightly news creating chaos in your immune system?

The connection between the mind and immune system is very important. Even the stress that comes for the turmoil we see on the daily news is enough to send our immune system into panic mode. 

An overly stressed and worried mind can lead to immune system and adrenal exhaustion.  Chronic immune activation results in immune exhaustion. We are seeing increases in autoimmune reactivations, food allergies and chronic fatigue.  Immune exhaustion contributes to numerous opportunistic infections including Lyme and coinfection, candida/fungal overgrowth and viral reactivation. (Teitelbaum, 2022)  

The blood-brain-barrier gets compromised and allows foreign antibodies into our central nervous system where these antibodies cross-react with normal basal ganglia neurons. This causes neuro-inflammation. It disrupts your brain circuits and can generate OCD symptoms. Usually, strep infections are to cause, but now we know that other viruses like Rheumatic fever, Herpes 1, Epstein-Barr, Parvo, Toxoplasmosis, Lyme and others can trigger a brain autoimmune process.

Adults with OCD have immune system alterations. They have increased cortisol production. Antistreptococcal antibody levels correlate to the severity of symptoms. We test and e offer treatment to resolve acute and chronic strep infections. Our Empire City Lab professionals come to your office or home for your blood draw and there is no balance billing if they accept your insurance. Or if you prefer, you can go to a designated draw station. 

We are here to strengthen your immune system. We offer I.V. Ozone MAH, glutathione injections, German Biologics to activate your natural immune system, dietary guidance, advanced comprehensive testing to see where you have immune issues and environmental testing. 

The focus during the pandemic should be on prevention. Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin C rich foods, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Melatonin and Glutathione are all part of an anti-viral prevention program. 

Let's focus on your immune system and how to keep it strong. 

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Teitelbaum, J. (2022, November). Sensitive to Everything? Addressing "Immune Systems Gone Wild" in Fibromyalgia. Townsend Letter , (472), 20–23.





Topics: Autoimmune Disease, Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Healthy Living, Brain Health, Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health, Peptides

Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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