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Auto-Immune Diseases a Top 10 Killer in Women

Autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes are among the leading causes of death among women under age 65, according to a study published in a public health journal in America in 2000. It is safe to assume that our rates are similar in NZ and Australia.

The significance of autoimmune diseases in mortality rates has gone unrecognised since they are not classified in the same way as other conditions such as heart disease or cancer. Many auto-immune disorders are not in the list, prepared by the National Center for Health Statistics, that doctors use when recording cause of death. Researchers examined national mortality data for 1995 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), looking for mention of 24 different autoimmune disorders, and found that, when grouped together, these disorders accounted for a very large portion of the deaths, putting it among the top 10 causes of death. Another reason that these diseases do not show up as a cause of death is that many doctors do not list chronic health conditions as the direct cause of death when completing death certificates. Previous research has found that about 5% of women have an autoimmune disorder.
American Journal of Public Health September, 2000;90:1463-1466
How many women are aware that automimmune disease is one of the top ten killers of women?  The most preventative aspect as being important is folowing a healthy diet, and this also happens to be one of the most important interventions for autoimmune disease. Other issues that are frequent problems are early emotional stresses, toxicity including heavy metals as well as the secondary viral infections (like glandular fever). Adrenal fatigue can eventuate in more acute respiratory infections, increasing allergies and also auto-immune disease. These three immune dysfunctions are increasing globally in the developed countries (like stress) at an alarming rate, as many physicians still treat the manifestations and not their causes.
According to Dr. Wilson, one way to get an overview of the far-reaching extent, variety and depth of the effects of your adrenal hormones is to take a look at the wide range of medical conditions treated with pharmaceutical drugs that imitate the actions of the adrenal hormone called cortisol (synthetic corticosteroids). The uses of hydrocortisone listed in The Physicians Desk Reference will give you an idea. They include treatment of diseases and disorders of the joint mucous membranes, the heart, blood, respiratory tract and lungs, the gastro-intestinal tract, skin, eyes and nervous system. Hydrocortisone in particular is also used to control swelling and inflammation of many auto-immune disorders. For this reason, Dr. Wilson’s Adrenal Fatigue Programs are worth serious consideration if one has been taking a steroidal drug for many years to "combat" the symptoms of an auto-immune disorder.
In addition, there has been a lot of attention paid to the so-called "hygeine hypothesis". This basically is the theory that by living is a "sterile" environment and not being exposed to germs, especially during early childhood, the immune system is not properly "trained" and, lacking any real "invaders" to attack, may begin to develop improper immune responses to non-pathogenic substances and may even attack the body’s own cells. Does it not make sense not to be too morbid about germs? After all, our immune system was designed to "fight" disease, and a strong and healthy adrenal system will ensure maximum efficiency.
Eric Bakker ND


laura said,

November 2, 2008 @ 4:16 am

I dont under stand how I got this. My children just lost ther father and they cant lose me! Am I going to live a long time, and what are the risks having this? How can I treat this Eric, because I hate medications. I am scared, I have not yet seen a rheumatologist, my appointment is in December 2008

admin said,

November 2, 2008 @ 7:50 am

Hi Laura,
I have seen many women over the years with auto-immune conditions. First thing you do is to “clean up” your life, eat a better (healthier) diet. You may want to consider a detox, it does not involve a lot of money. Go to your library and read some self help books on detox. Make sure your relationships are not toxic either, and – reduce your stress levels. There is a lot you can do before you consider medications. Eat fish, fresh vegetables and fruits, cut out allergy prone foods such as dairy products and wheat.
Take care,

Reece Mclean said,

December 10, 2008 @ 5:47 pm

Hi ive been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia – Chronic fatigue syndrome for 3 years now, are these conditions main common with women?…and why? i was hoping if you could put me through to a NZ foundation that deals and support groups for these conditions… I may also have Lupus..

Eric Baker ND said,

December 10, 2008 @ 9:59 pm

Hi Reece,

Fibromyalgia and CFS are not restricted to women, although I see many more women with fibro than I have men. CFS is common to both men and women. Fibro is often accompanied with fatigue, and so is CFS, although a person can have one or both of these syndromes overlapping. The adrenal glands need plenty of support, but with fibromyalgia I would also highly recommend that you take your basal tenmperature, which in a large degree help you to determine your level of thyroid function, which is often compromised in fibromyalgia. With the NZ Foundation, you wll find different associations on Google. A good website to try out is http://www.lupussupport.org.nz

All the best,

Kindest Regards

Eric Bakker ND

Linda Jarvis said,

June 5, 2009 @ 11:07 am

Hi Eric

Please help. I have psoriasis on my scalp and small parts of the body. First got it three years ago due to stress. I have had many stressful events in my life so am now learning to avoid people that stress me out. I have suffered with allergies all my life and rhinitis. I was thrown from a horse years ago and injured my back. I had a papaya enzyme injection in my spine to shrink the disc. That was 10 years ago. Now it is stiff and sore again. I had my knees operated on 10 years ago as the knee caps were not tracking right. I had bursitis in my hip and had to have a cortisone injection. I had a lateral release on both knees now they are stiffening up also. Other than that I am healthy but suffer with extreme fatigue. I am now 61 and have been working since I was 15. I have raised three boys, been married twice and had a string of unsuccessful relationships. I do not own a home so I have to work full time and keep myself but now I find that I am pushing my self through the day. I have a long way to travel to work and am tired by the time I get there. I just long for the w/e so I can have a rest and then I have my sons to babysit for and I feel that I am been stretched too thin. Can you please recommend a supplement that will get me back on track and also what foods I should be avoiding for my nasal and mucus problems. AI look forword to hearing from you soon. Thank You LInda

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