Why the fuzz about Autoimmune

Why the fuzz about Autoimmune

At Jody Bertrand, autoimmune diseases are not what they seem to be. We’re not going to try to convince you that we’re ages ahead of modern medicine (which we are). We’re also not going to shout ‘cure’ – because both you and Google will scold us for it.

Here is what we will do: We will make you better.

You see, thousands of years ago, the human population believed that the earth was flat. Of course, there was enough evidence of it – you could see it with the plain eye. Then came Pythagoras with a theory that the earth could be, in fact, round. Let’s just say that he wasn’t the most popular bloke on the block that week.

So, for now, let’s just look at what the world does know about autoimmune.

What does Autoimmune disease mean?

In the 1950’s Henry G. Kunkel (1916-1983) started doing research that leads to the theory of autoimmune disease. It is believed that the human body starts attacking its own healthy cells. While the immune system is supposed to attack and overcome intruders, it now turns against itself and does just about the opposite of what it’s supposed to. The theory makes sense when you think about it. It’s like when your dog starts barking at night. You have a look around and when you can’t find what it’s barking at, you assume that it’s barking at itself.

Now, about 70 years later, we still use the same assumption. Huge amounts of research have identified a multitude of different autoimmune diseases but no cause. Because there is no known cause of autoimmune, there is also no cure. Symptoms are treated as they arise but you are stuck with a chronic illness (and chronic medication) for life.

A list of autoimmune diseases

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Associasion, Inc, there are more than a hundred autoimmune-related diseases.

  • Achalasia
  • Addison’s disease
  • Adult Still’s disease
  • Agammaglobulinemia
  • Alopeciaareata
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Anti-GBM/Anti-TBM nephritis
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Autoimmune angioedema
  • Autoimmune dysautonomia
  • Autoimmune encephalomyelitis
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED)
  • Autoimmune myocarditis
  • Autoimmune oophoritis
  • Autoimmune orchitis
  • Autoimmune pancreatitis
  • Autoimmune retinopathy
  • Autoimmune urticaria
  • Axonal & neuronal neuropathy (AMAN)
  • Baló disease
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Benign mucosal pemphigoid
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Castleman disease (CD)
  • Celiac disease
  • Chagas disease
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS) or Eosinophilic Granulomatosis (EGPA)
  • Cicatricial pemphigoid
  • Cogan’s syndrome
  • Cold agglutinin disease
  • Congenital heart block
  • Coxsackie myocarditis
  • CREST syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Devic’s disease (neuromyelitis optica)
  • Discoid lupus
  • Dressler’s syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
  • Eosinophilic fasciitis
  • Erythema nodosum
  • Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia
  • Evans syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrosing alveolitis
  • Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis)
  • Giant cell myocarditis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Goodpasture’s syndrome
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Graves’ disease
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Hemolytic anaemia
  • Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes gestationis or pemphigoid gestationis (PG)
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) (Acne Inversa)
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • IgA Nephropathy
  • IgG4-related sclerosing disease
  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
  • Inclusion body myositis (IBM)
  • Interstitial cystitis (IC)
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Juvenile diabetes (Type 1 diabetes)
  • Juvenile myositis (JM)
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Lambert-Eaton syndrome Leukocytoclastic vasculitis
  • Lichen planus
  • Lichen sclerosis
  • Ligneous conjunctivitis
  • Linear IgA disease (LAD)
  • Lupus
  • Lyme disease chronic
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)
  • Mooren’s ulcer
  • Mucha-Habermann disease
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN) or MMNCB
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Myositis
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neonatal Lupus
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Neutropenia
  • Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid
  • Optic neuritis
  • Palindromic rheumatism (PR)
  • Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD)
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)
  • Parry Romberg syndrome
  • Pars planitis (peripheral uveitis)
  • Parsonage-Turner syndrome
  • Pemphigus
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Perivenous encephalomyelitis
  • Pernicious anaemia (PA)
  • POEMS syndrome
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Polyglandular syndromes type I, II, III
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Postmyocardial infarction syndrome
  • Postpericardiotomy syndrome
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Progesterone dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA)
  • Pyoderma gangrenosum
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Relapsing polychondritis
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
  • Retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Schmidt syndrome
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Sperm & testicular autoimmunity
  • Stiff person syndrome (SPS)
  • Subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE)
  • Susac’s syndrome
  • Sympathetic ophthalmia (SO)
  • Takayasu’s arteritis
  • Temporal arteritis/Giant cell arteritis
  • Thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
  • Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Ulcerative colitis (UC)
  • Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD)
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitiligo
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease

Basically, medical research is saying that one single cause (the presence of antibodies without a virus or infection) is responsible for more than a hundred different diseases. In other words, depending on the person and the site of the attack within the person, the symptoms will vary exceedingly.

A list of autoimmune symptoms

Is it even possible to list all of the symptoms of all the above-mentioned diseases? Where will our list end? In the thousands? Here is a list of only the most frequent symptoms of the fourteen most common autoimmune diseases:

Please remember that this list is compiled for interest. It cannot be used for diagnostic purposes.

The prognoses of autoimmune

Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease is often a prolonged process with some trial-and-error tests and medication.

You know, you have been prescribed medication for the constant pain in your back but the meds have a few side effects. After a while, you need medication for the side effects too. Then the initial medication is not working as it should and the doctor tries something new. You know exactly what we’re talking about, don’t you? Those frustrating reoccurring doctor’s visits that never seem to get it all just right.

Not getting a diagnosis

For those diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, this is not a problem, but do you remember that time when you knew that something was wrong, although the doctors couldn’t find anything? Maybe that’s where you’re at right now. Have you seen that list of possible symptoms? It’s tremendous! Do you experience several of those symptoms, yet doctors make you feel like you are losing your mind?

Maybe – just maybe – those symptoms can be relieved with autoimmune disease treatment.

But according to medical professionals, there is no treatment for autoimmune conditions, right? Remember that we said that autoimmune is not what it seems for Jody Bertrand?

Without claiming to have found the true cause of autoimmune, or declaring that we can heal you completely, we may just hint in that direction. (Remember the round-earth theory?)

We don’t expect you to stop your regular medication. Please, continue using insulin, painkillers and other symptom-controlling remedies.

Here’s the challenge

Though we do recommend that you continue using your chronic medication for your safety, we suggest that you do so mindfully.

Keep an up-to-date journal about all your symptoms and the medication that you use. Then start following the Jody Bertrand Autoimmune Protocol meticulously for 60 days. On the 60th day of the protocol, compare day 1 and day 60 of your journal. If there is no change, you’ll have to let us know because you’ll be the first. However, don’t be alarmed when you see your symptoms easing by the second week. That’s perfectly normal.

We are super excited about the Jody Bertrand Autoimmune approach

And you should be too!! 

With the use of expertly specified nutrition, we can correct a variety of immune system dysfunctions and those that do not heal completely, get a whole lot better. Try it!

So, back to the round-earth theory: you are free to believe that the cause of autoimmune disease is the body’s immune system attacking healthy cells. We’re not going to try and convince you otherwise. 

But if the immune system is attacking healthy cells, it means that it’s not working as it’s supposed to. Let’s say that we can rewire the immune system by supplying it with specified nutrients. And what if we can remove toxins that cause it to go haywire? What if you tried this system and it changes your life completely?

Now, that’s worth being excited about.