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Immune System

The immune system is a very complex system, effected by many types of environmental stresses; additionally, each individual has a genetic predisposition, determining how the cells of the body will interact with its environment.

Environmental stresses can reach a "Total Load" to where the body is no longer able to manage in what would be considered a healthy state and systems begin to breakdown.

Many people experience this immunological breakdown with stress and an outbreak or worsening of such common conditions as psoriasis, irritable bowel syndrome, herpes, skin sores or the common cold.

The "Total Load" concept is not new; it is just not integrated into a personal health profile. Once the "Total Load" is exceeded, the adrenals and other hormonal system components cannot keep the over bearing stress in check. Fatigue and lack of energy develops, followed by other physical ailments. A breakdown of the immune system can, also, be seen in the development of what has been termed "auto-immune diseases" such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Contributors to the "Total Load" are:

  • Chemical Exposures
  • + Biological Exposures
  • + Dietary Exposures
  • + Infectious Exposures
  • + Hormonal Stressors
  • + Psychological Stressors
  • + Physical Stressors
  • = "Total Load"

Our individual genetic predisposition to manage some stress can be determined by measuring the Immune Genomic Profile. This gives insight into the various diseases of arthritis, asthma and osteoporosis.

At our Center we do not give discretionary prescriptions of prednisone or other steroids to simply manage symptoms. The ailment is viewed as a breakdown in the body's immunological system based on "Total Load" and genetic predisposition. Therefore, a "Total Person" treatment plan is developed to address the underlying causes of the "Total Load" and restore the individual to optimal functioning.



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