I don’t spend as much time as I think I should learning about the functions of the body and the role of the immune system. Those of us with lupus have been told our immune system is out of whack, thus causing us so much pain and discomfort that it, “can only be controlled with medication.”
I just finished taking a health class at school and I learned that 60% of the immune system resides in the colon, so I have come to the conclusion that if my colon is healthy wouldn’t it stand to reason that the majority of my immune system would be as well? This of course is my personal opinion and I encourage my readers to do their own research and come to your own conclusions.
Medical doctors will always be willing to throw more medication at us to appease our discomfort. However my discomfort is not with lupus(at the moment) but with the medical communities unwillingness to see beyond the disease and see my whole body as an integrated system that has the capacity to heal. Doctors are correct that right now there is no cure for lupus (aka another pill to throw at us) however there is healing from lupus and it starts within each and every one of us. Do your own research on the immune system and the effects of inflammation on the body and how the body does not have to stay in an inflammatory state. Doctors do not have all the answers, after all they are human and we all know humans are fallible but we also have a great capacity to learn, and grow; so I hope you will learn with me so that we may be healed from this dis-ease within all of us.