Dr. Leia on Autoimmune Diseases & Myasthenia Gravis Symptoms
Dr. Leia addresses questions on over active immune systems and provides a list of autoimmune diseases which are often brought on by the body’s reaction. She also provides a resource about a study using alternative treatments for Myasthenia gravis symptoms using Creatine Supplements.
Question for Dr. Leia: There is much info about boosting your immune system but what if a person has an overactive immune system, you don’t want to be boosting it, do you?
Dr. Leia’s Answer: Dear Kelly, An overactive immune system occurs when the body begins to attack itself and is unable to recognize it’s own tissues and cells, which can lead to a list of autoimmune diseases.
Allergies, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, thyroiditis, systemic lupus erythematosis, myasthenia gravis, and early symptoms of scleroderma are a few examples of autoimmune diseases whereby the body attacks itself.
Many of the immune stimulators on the market today would be inappropriate for an overactive immune system. However, nowadays, immune boosters and stimulators are terms which are widely and loosely used, and may just be a marketting ploy by companies to sell and promote their products.
A true immune stimulator helps to strenghen the body’s defense systems to fight off infections. They increase antibodies which have a pac man effect upon invaders such as an unwanted virus, bacteria, fungus, or toxin.
A good place to begin balancing your body’s immune system is by eliminating unhealthy foods, toxic exposure, stress, and maintaining a better diet along with proper exercise.
Dr. Leia Melead
Myasthenia Gravis Symptoms
Question for Dr. Leia: I am seeking alternative medicine for Myasthenia Gravis. I was wondering what you would recommend as an alternative treatment for myasthenia gravis?
Dr. Leia’s Answer: Dear Maxine, Myathenia gravis is considered an autoimmune disease characterized by muscle weakness which is aggravated by movement and alleviated with rest.
It used to be considered a severe illness, but now with modern day medicines such as immune system regulating medications and neurological and muscle modulators, it is considered manageable. The causes are considered to be either genetic or acquired and autoimmune.
If you find a natural substance out there which promises to cure your problem, it is best met with skepicism, and if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
What has been shown to be effective is exercise combined with resistance, and the use of creatine supplementation to strengthen the muscles.
Here is a link to the study and a reputable resource for more detailed information on myasthenia gravis .
learn more about Creatine Facts and Find Best Creatine Supplements
It wouldn’t hurt to eat a healthy diet, free from sugars, preservatives, chemicals, and hormones. A diet full of fresh live, organic, preservative and chemical-free fruit and vegetables is always important, as is pure water.
Healthy fats such as Omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil and flax oil are important to supplement in your diet. You might want to visit your Naturopathic doctor or other holistic health professional who can evaluate the level of heavy metals and other organo toxins in your body via a hair mineral analysis and/or urine and blood testing.
After determining if you have any heavy metal toxicities or other organic toxins in your body, your doctor can then prescribe a plan or method of clearing these toxins out of your body and organs so that it can function more efficiently.
These toxins may or may not be implicated in your disease process, but it is always good to have a body free of toxins.
Good luck in your healing process.
Dr. Leia Melead
Related HealthyNewAge Resource Pages