If this is an immune problem, there is help (?)
Important Discovery of the past 10 years ... The substance Stenberg credits with saving her brother's life isn't the kind of sugar that comes in cubes or 5-pound bags. It's actually in the form of glyconutritional supplements, a combination of sugars that are said to help cells communicate, leading to better health.
When cellular communication is enhance, speeded up, corrected, intensified by "glyconutrients", enzymatic activity in the body is also enhanced, modified, accelerated, detox intensifies, virus removal intensifies, in other words.... EVERYTHING works better when the body has ample or even "extra" glyconutrients to throw around. When you take them in supplement form, your body doesn't have to manufacture them.... and THIS REMOVES a huge metabolic load off your bodily systems....
the benefits this can provide a person are immeasurable - DU Poster 4MY
Dr Reg McDaniel would work with 'gulf war vets' on this. 'Dear Maggie'
What these people are
not saying, and perhaps what they don't know, is that a group of
sugar/protein "whiskers" that sit on the cell surface of immune
cells referred to as cluster determinant 95 or CD95 are virtually non-existent
in persons who suffer with Lupus. What they don't study are the effects of
natural substances on the body's ability to better form and produce these
sugar/protein "whiskers". (Glycoproteins)
Shared by a poster on democraticunderground.com forums 1-16-05
101: Pathways to a Cure
From the Arthritis Research 9/03 - Full Article
Basic research about the role of the immune system in arthritis may seem dry and hard to understand, but as shared by several conference presenters, insights gained from such research are paving the way for innovative therapies to slow down and perhaps even stop disease progression.
for T and B cells
What's the relevance to people with arthritis? Therapeutic agents that selectively remove only those immune cells involved in the harmful immune response in diseases such as RA and lupus have obvious appeal. Not only could such targeted therapy help avoid many of the side effects seen with non-specific drugs, but it also has the potential of essentially turning off the underlying disease process, leading to a remission or even cure.
the “Toll Road”: Your Frontline Defense
One of the first lines of defense against invading bacteria and viruses is a family of proteins called the "toll-like receptors," which are able to distinguish markers or patterns that are unique to these foreign organisms. After recognizing these early signs of infection, the toll receptors signal other immune system players to join the attack to kill and remove the foreign invaders. According to Dr. Krieg, this "infectious-type" recognition pathway appears to also be involved in diseases such as RA and lupus. Dr. Corr reported data suggesting that certain toll receptors appear to help perpetuate the chronic inflammation in RA.
There is evidence that antimalarial drugs such as Plaquenil, which can be used to treat RA and lupus, may actually work by blocking this innate response pathway. Dr. Krieg and his colleagues have shown that by creating vaccines that include the unique markers recognized by the toll receptors, you can "trick" the immune system into making a stronger defensive response.
the relevance to people with arthritis? These discoveries show
that the "toll road" is not only an exciting new area of
research but also that it may be possible to target this arm of the
immune system to develop greatly improved therapies that redirect the
faulty immune response in RA, lupus and other autoimmune diseases.
What's the relevance to people with arthritis? Therapies that block the complement pathway provide a new way to inhibit inflammation and tissue damage in people with RA and lupus. Recent studies supported by the Alliance for Lupus Research and the Arthritis Foundation have found that in a mouse model, such therapies might also prevent pregnancy losses. If this work can be extended to humans, complement proteins would become an important new target for preventing miscarriages in women with lupus and the antiphospholipid syndrome.
Research Update is compiled by Michele Boutaugh, BSN, MPH, Medical and Scientific Affairs Department, National Office.
|Drama - 1993
Based on a true 1985 story, "Lorenzo's Oil" chronicles a couple's search for a cure for their son's fatal disease. After diagnosing 5-year-old Lorenzo Odone's condition as an extremly rare degeneration of the nervous system known as Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), the doctors tell his parents that there is nothing that can be done, and that he has only two years to live. Refusing to accept the word of the medical establishment, the Odones begin researching ALD themselves. As her husband desperately seeks a cure, the boy's mother devotes herself to keeping her child alive with a single-minded fanaticism that alienates everyone around her, including, at times, her husband. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best (Original) Screenplay, Best Actress--Susan Sarandon.