Autoimmune Disorders Section
The Rife Handbook
of Frequency Therapy
and Holistic Health
(2011 Revised Edition)
by Nenah Sylver, PhD
Normally, in the early stages of infection when the body is attacked by (for example) a virus, it releases chemical messengers called interferons from healthy cells to help them resist infection. The offense entails specific lymphoid cells, known as Natural Killer T Cells or NK Cells, which attach to infected body tissue and expel lethal chemicals. This destroys both the virus and body cell. Destroying the body cell limits the reproduction of new viruses because they cannot reproduce without a host cell. The body increases its NK Cell production, and these cells completely destroy the infected body cells and foreign invaders. The NK Cells will also recognize foreign invaders during a future infection and react even more quickly. (Fortunately, microbes that have mutated still possess markers that the immune system can recognize. NK Cells can recognize and attack intracellular bacteria and Mycoplasma—bacteria without a cell wall—because they recognize "non-self" and then go inside the cell.)
Another type of normal immune response is the creation of antibodies, produced in response to an antigen—which can be a foreign protein, microbe, pollen or other substance as well as microorganism. Antibodies neutralize the infection by binding to the virus, thus reducing its ability to attach to a cell or penetrate it. These antibodies also help the body resist becoming reinfected.
There are many aspects of the body’s immune response that can malfunction. In people with chronic viral conditions such as Epstein-Barr, HIV and AIDS, the viruses attempt to slow the immune response by infecting the immune cells themselves. This is a clever survival tool for the virus, since malfunctioning immune cells are not able to respond. In many autoimmune disorders, the NK Cells cells turn against the body as though the person’s tissues were foreign invading pathogens. With all autoimmune disorders, the body’s immune cells attack the person’s own tissues. Autoimmune disorders are often due to the presence of tiny Mycoplasma— so-called "stealth pathogens"—whose lack of a cell wall allow them to invade our cells and assume some of the properties of our own tissue. Our immune cells sense something hiding in our cells, and attack them.
If the Mycoplasma invade the central nervous system, the disease is Multiple Sclerosis (although MS can also have a non-autoimmune origin). If the Mycoplasma invade our joints, the disease is rheumatoid arthritis. If the body attacks its own tissues that it mistakes for foreign proteins, resulting in a severe inflammatory response anywhere, the disease is Lupus erythematosus. If the body exhibits severe, progressive muscular weakness—causing difficulty in swallowing and breathing that can lead to death—the condition is called Myasthenia gravis. If certain symptoms manifest in the thyroid, it’s called Graves’ or Basedow’s Disease. Fibromyalgia, actually a syndrome of assorted symptoms rather than a disease condition per se, is also considered an immune disorder. These and similar illnesses are also caused by vaccines; see Chapter 1 for more information.
A body that cannot respond effectively to current or future pathogens needs a supportive foundation. Ozone therapy (see Chapter 3) not only destroys microbes, it helps restore damaged body cells to their original function. Building up the body through nutrition is key. Holistic clinics routinely give raw green vegetable juices to people with chronic and life-threatening conditions. A fast of lemon juice in distilled water is a potent liver detoxifier. Doctors are also finding that estrogen hormone supplementation may interfere with proper immune function and trigger autoimmune diseases.
Transfer factor supplementation is also highly recommended by some of my top colleagues in the Rife field. Transfer factors are tiny "immune messenger molecules" that pass information from immune cell to immune cell about what type of external or internal immune threat is present, and how the body should properly respond to this threat. These molecules are naturally found in colostrum, the fluid produced by a nursing mammal (including humans) for the first 72 hours before the actual milk starts to flow. Since the amino acid sequences are the same in the colostrum of all species, supplements made from colostrum extracts of, say, a cow will work for humans. Transfer factors mobilize and activate whatever healthy NK Cells are still in the body before an infection becomes entrenched. Transfer factors create, and educate, a large number of Helper T Cells involved in the manufacture of neutralizing antibodies. T Cells are specific for a given virus. They circulate throughout the bloodstream to seek and destroy those cells that have been virally infected. And transfer factors help restore body cells that are already damaged. This explains why, in clinical trials, people with chronic viral infections improve. (See the Resource Appendix for more information on transfer factor supplementation.)
Another component to autoimmune conditions is hypothyroidism, which is either underactivity of the thyroid gland or the inability of the cells to properly utilize thyroid hormone. Over half the hypothyroid population suffers from excess mucin, a sugar-protein compound normally present in connective tissue. The accumulation of high amounts of the hydrophilic (water-loving) mucin damages the connective tissue of skin, blood vessels, lymph channels, muscles, nerves and other parts of the body. Lupus, a disorder of the connective tissue, is one of many conditions that could be corrected with proper thyroid hormone supplementation. See "Thyroid, Underactive / Hypothyroidism" under Glands, Thyroid.
See "Mycoplasma, many types" under Bacteria, as well as your particular condition. Since a major weakener of the body’s immune function is toxins, see the many entries under Chemical Poisoning / Detoxification. Also see frequencies under Lymphatic System, including the entries for "Spleen" and "Thymus."
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