Vitamin D and The Immune System

by KRIS
(INDIANA)



I HAVE BEEN SICK ON AND OFF FOR A LONG TIME.

I FIRST HAD SINUS SURGERY HOPING IT WAS THE CULPRIT but I STILL KEPT GETTING SICK.

THE LAST TIME I GOT SICK I HAD A SORE THROAT WITH SOME WHITE SPOTS, ENDED UP BEING ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL THEY SAID I TESTED POSITIVE FOR STREP AND HAD SEVERE TONSILITIS MY ENT RAN BLOOD WORK I KEPT COMPLAINING THAT MY MUSCLES AND SPINE HURT.

SURE ENOUGH MY POTASSIUM WAS VERY LOW ALONG WITH CALCIUM, MAGNESIUM,AND MY VITAMIN D LEVEL WAS 20 ng/ml.

I HAD A HEART ATTACK 3 YEARS AGO SO THEY WERE ESPECIALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE POTASSIUM AND PUT 4 IV BAGS IN AND FOLLOWED UP WITH 40MG PILLS DOWN TO 10MG EVERY DAY AND MY ENT WANTS TO TAKE OUT MY TONSILS NOW THINKING THEY ARE NO GOOD AND ADDING TO THE PROBLEMS.


MY PC DR. HAS PUT ME ON 50,000IU 3X A WEEK. DO YOU THINK THE REAL PROBLEM IS VITAMIN D AFFECTING MY IMMUNE SYSTEM.


SHOULD I WAIT AND SEE IF THE VITAMIN D MASS DOSES FIXES THINGS OR GO AHEAD AND GET THEM OUT AND I AM 43 MY ENT SAYS I WILL CALL HIM BAD NAMES FOR ABOUT 10 DAYS!


I AM NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE PAIN, I AM MORE CONCERNED ABOUT INFECTION. I STILL AM FIGHTING THE END OF THRUSH. SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?


THE SURGERY SCHEDULED 8-10, AND THE VIT. D FOR 6WKS-I JUST WANT TO BE WELL!!!


ANY ADVICE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.


THANK YOU

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Sick all the time
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Hi Kris,

Whew! That sounds awful.


A decision to get a tonsillectomy now is very personal, and a tough decision that you'll have to make with your doctor. BUT, it doesn't sound like it's an Emergency and so, maybe you could postpone the surgery so that you have some time to see if you can get better... just a thought. But anyway, there is something going on MORE than just vitamin D deficiency. While the Vitamin D might HELP, I doubt that it will solve this whole problem.

It sounds like you have a deep down problem with your immune system. And when I hear that, I always think of your gut! Yes, your gut! Your intestinal tract holds 80% of your immune system and is almost completely responsible for the immune system of your mucus membranes such as... your sinuses and your throat!!


So, it's likely that you have inflammation, swelling and damage in your digestive tract that has knocked out your immune system. And the MOST LIKELY reason for this is a food sensitivity called Gluten Sensitivity! If you are gluten sensitive, it is not an 'allergy', but an autoimmune disease that actually begins to attack your digestive tract- and the cells that absorb nutrients- leading to nutritional deficiencies like vitamin d, potassium, magnesium and calcium!!


Are you seeing the connection?


So, I very much suspect that you are Gluten Sensitive and probably have some other food allergies to go along with that. So, if you are REALLY interested in getting well in a short amount of time, you are going to need to revamp your entire diet. Go COMPLETELY gluten, dairy, corn, soy, sugar and processed food free for the next 8 weeks and I'm going to bet that you begin to notice a big difference. Now, you are going to need some help with all this, so I suggest that you at LEAST get the The Healthy Urban Kitchen
and learn how to get all of that junk out of your diet Right Now.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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Functional Medicine Practitioner
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Autoimmune does not equal NOT allergy.
by: Jane Q. Public

You should not so cavalierly separate autoimmune reactions and allergies.

Allergies are also disorders of the immune system, and the only real difference is that true allergies are out-of-proportion reactions to external sources, while autoimmune disease is an out-of-proportion reaction to internal sources.


People who tend to have allergies may also tend toward autoimmune reactions, and vice versa. And in many cases they can be mistaken for each other.


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Allergies and Autoimmune Disorders
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Hi Jane,

You make a good point about allergies and autoimmune disease. HOWEVER, one point that you missed is that autoimmune disease is when your immune system attacks YOU!!

This is a major difference because in allergies, your uncomfortable symptoms are from the toxic by products of the immune system attacking foreign invaders. In the case of autoimmune reactions, you suffer NOT ONLY from those same toxic by products, but you suffer from the immune system attacking YOU! Not very fun and can cause major damage to organs, such as the permanent damage that occurs in Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Diabetes. The organs actually become damaged or destroyed, that NEVER happens with allergies. Chronic autoimmune disease is far more damaging than chronic allergies (not including things like anaphalactic reactions to shellfish, peanuts, etc.).


And many, if not MOST autoimmune diseases start in the gut- from dietary proteins escaping from the digestive tract into the bloodstream and setting off an immune reaction against the body. And most often this is caused by a sensitivity to gluten molecules which irritate the digestive lining and cause an immune system response that damages the intestinal tract causing small gaps to form that allow these food proteins to get INTO the bloodstream.


That's why I advocate a Gluten Free diet, like that advocated in The Healthy Urban Kitchen for nearly everyone with an autoimmune disease. So, I am not 'cavalierly' separating autoimmune disease from allergies, I am purposefully and consciously doing it- because they are entirely different body processes with entirely different causes and entirely different solutions....



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System
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