Healing Autoimmune Issues
June 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Srinika at this special workshop where she will be discussing some of the underlying causes of autoimmune issues and how to reverse them using beneficial foods and supplements that support all body systems.
Hello, my name is Srinika Narayan, and I’m a Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Nutritionist, and tonight I’m going to be talking about autoimmune disorders. So, I really enjoy working with people with autoimmune disorders. In fact, it’s become my specialty since I started to branch out more into nutrition, which was about seven years ago. I’ve been a Chinese Medicine Practitioner for about 15 years, but then about seven, eight years ago, I started having a health crisis of my own and started to learn a new modality called Nutritional Analysis. Nutritional Analysis uses muscle testing, which is a noninvasive way to find what are the underlying causes of different conditions. And so, through that I’ve had many insights, and been able to help so many people with problems that I really didn’t think I would be able to help them with before, and autoimmune issues are a big part of that. So, I mean, in Western Medicine autoimmune disorders are getting diagnosed like they’re epidemic basically, and doctors are saying, “Well, we really don’t know what’s causing it. It may be stress, it may be genetics.”
And they kind of say, “Well, there’s not much we can do about it. We can give you steroids,” which kind of dampen down the immune system, or symptom suppressing medication, but they don’t know really how to heal it. This is really sad because people believe this, that it can’t be healed, that their body can’t heal from this, and they get it in their mind that, “Well, I’m gonna have this disorder for the rest of my life, and the most I can do is just manage it.” I’m here to say that the body actually can heal from these disorders, it’s just a matter of figuring out what’s going on. What are the underlying factors that are bothering the system? If you have any questions out there, please just type them in as I talk. You as well, you can just let me know. I’m gonna be reading a little bit off of this. With nutritional analysis we basically find out the underlying cause of a problem. I’ll go over a little bit later how did this modality actually work.
But, tonight I’d like to talk about what are the things that I’m finding, because I’m, myself, fascinated with what I’ve been finding over the past seven years, and to find out, “Wow, this is what’s really underlying all of these issues.” And finding out what’s underlying these issues, I’ve been able to work with people and get them much, much better, and get them over autoimmune issues. Some of them, easily. What are some examples of autoimmune issues? We have rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disorder, allergies, asthma, and more. There’s a whole bunch. There’s a whole list of things that are new autoimmune disorders that are coming out, that are really just diagnoses and names, but it’s not really saying what’s actually going on.
The current medical paradigm is that the body has turned on itself and the immune system has gotten confused, basically. Is that really the case? Is our immune system so dumb it just gets confused? Not really. The immune system is actually trying to get at something. It’s trying to heal itself, really. It’s just unable to, it needs a little bit of guidance, it needs a little bit of help, but it’s doing the best it can in terms of what’s actually going on in the body. So, what is actually going on? Let’s talk about one of the things I found from my work that are really bothering and disrupting the system. Number one is food sensitivities. We’re eating a lot more sugar now than we ever did. 100 years ago, people really didn’t eat that much sugar. And what this is doing to our bodies, basically just creating all kinds of inflammation. It creates blood sugar imbalances, where everything just yo-yos. The glucose in our body is kind of feeding the organs, and then suddenly they get starved, and they also don’t like too much sugar really.
So, ultimately it creates a whole environment of inflammation, where any of these autoimmune disorders can thrive. Second thing that comes up often, and as you probably know, is wheat or gluten as well. Gluten is different now than it was many years ago. The grain itself has changed, of wheat, and so what happens is a little bit of a foreign protein, and the body starts to react to it. And again, what we find is more inflammation in the system. So, just stopping these two things alone can do wonders for someone who has an autoimmune issue. For some people, grains in general are a problem, just because they’re carbohydrates, and the carbs kind of act like sugars basically. They up and down the blood sugar, and create more inflammation. So, for some people I’ll even say, “Stop grains. Wheat, gluten, and sugar.” And that itself can help manage an autoimmune condition. But, usually that’s not the real underlying issue. That’s not the initial problem, that’s just an exacerbating factor.
What I’ve found to actually be going on with almost all autoimmune issues I’ve seen is toxicity, and very often heavy metal toxicity. This is like, Ding, ding, ding! Wow, this is what’s really going on with most of these autoimmune issues, and mercury is the big one. So, we get mercury through amalgams in our teeth, silver fillings. Vaccines have mercury, and fish have mercury. So, those are our three main sources. When it gets into our system it’s quite toxic, even at small amounts. It can go to any of our organs, it can latch onto our thyroid, it can get into our digestive tract. It can go to any of these organs and just latch on, and latch on for life. And that’s why people can have autoimmune issues just for their life, or for many, many years, is because the mercury has latched onto someplace, and what’s happening is that there’s inflammation because of that. The body is trying to get it out, but it can’t quite get it out and it’s almost attacking its own tissue in a desperate attempt to get it out.
But it’s not attacking its own tissue, it’s trying to get the mercury out. It is trying its best. One thing I tell people is, for those kind of situations with heavy metals, you may not realize it’s a heavy metal, but come in and get tested so we can see if that indeed is what it is. And then I test people on what can help pull it out. And there’s various ways to pull mercury out safely, but under supervision. There’s different herbs that are helpful, there’s algae that are helpful. There’s homeopathics that are helpful. Usually I just test people and see what’s the best one for them for that time. Not only mercury, but lead, is very common as well, especially in cases of arthritis. Things like lead cadmium, arsenic, they all mimic calcium to some extent, and when people get exposed it may not be something big, like acute lead poisoning. It may be just a small exposure, but it gets in their system and their bones start to take in the lead. But, then as they get older, especially women, we start to shed bone at around age 30.
So, then we as we start to shed bone the lead starts to come out, or arsenic, or cadmium, starts to come out, and then it gets into the joints, and then it creates a lot of inflammation, and then creates these things like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, even regular arthritis, osteoarthritis. So, this is also a very common thing with autoimmune issues, especially those involving joints, like rheumatoid arthritis, also gout as well, is what I forgot to mention. Aluminum is another one. Aluminum has an affinity for the nervous system, and we can get aluminum in a variety of ways. There’s aluminum foil, there’s aluminum deodorant. It gets into our system and can latch onto the nervous system. And of course, once it’s latched onto the nervous system any type of nervous system disorder can happen, including autoimmune issues like MS, for instance.
But MS is also often times mercury as well. So, those are the big heavy metals, and 90% of the time heavy metals is the culprit for autoimmune issues. This would have been something I would have never known had I not been doing nutritional analysis. I really didn’t know what was causing it. I kind of believed, “Oh yeah, it must be stress. It must be genetics.” It’s not, it’s actually toxicities in the system. The second big toxicity that’s going on, and this is for autoimmune issues that have sprung up, or gotten much worse in the past few years, is radiation actually. There’s a lot of radiation coming in from Fukushima right now, and it is creating havoc. It’s not talked about in the press at all, whether the press even knows about it, or is deliberately downplaying it, but it’s come over here. Fukushima was six years ago, but it’s come over here at this point, and it’s in some of our foods, it’s in the air, and we’re getting it in our system. So, what’s going on is that these radioactive isotopes are getting in our system.
And. Like heavy metals, they’re latching onto different organs and creating a lot of inflammation. Where there’s inflammation, the problem that happens is it lowers the immune system in that area, and in come in parasites, and in come in yeast. So, we have toxicities, and then on top of that we have these things, yeast and parasites, or sometimes viruses will come in, and then create even more inflammation. And then the body starts to attack those, trying to get rid of those, and then what you have is something that seems like an autoimmune issue, but what it is the body is actually trying to heal itself. It’s trying to get rid of all these pathogens, it’s trying to detox itself but it’s difficult for it to do so without the right nutrients, without the right herbs, to know what exactly to do. There’s other toxicities that come up all the time as well, but they’re usually not the cause of just exacerbating factors. For instance, electromagnetic frequencies. These are quite harmful, again it’s not talked about much, but things like cellphones do have a harmful frequency.
So, when people are keeping it in their pockets a lot it can cause autoimmune issues in their reproductive area, or the digestive area, or the spine if it’s in their back pocket. Sleeping with the cellphone on is also a bad idea. It never gives the nervous system a chance to rest. People often times use laptops on their lap, but really shouldn’t because that’s just going right into their lap, and into their spinal cord, into reproductive organs. I tell people just put the laptop computer on a desk. Don’t even use a pillow or something underneath, it’s not enough. You kind of have to use it on a desk, and not have it directly on you. Or even indirectly on you. Things like smart meters are very, very strong electromagnetic frequency things, and if you don’t know what a smart meter is, they are basically PG&E’s electric meter. It’s counting how much electricity you use, and sending it off to PG&E to let them know. They’re doing this twice a minute, and it’s a very, very strong signal. Stronger than cellphones, stronger than computers.
And so you have to find out where are these things in relationship to your bedroom, or your kitchen, or wherever you spend a lot of time. Some people live in condo units, there’s 20 smart meters in the garage and they’re living right above that garage, it’s gonna be causing major problems. Even if you have just one smart meter, and it’s right outside your bedroom it will cause problems. There are ways to remedy that. You can get your own smart meter replaced with an analog meter. If it’s like 20 smart meters, what you can do is figure out a way to cover them, and I have some solutions. But you can also just look on line, “How to Cover a Smart Meter.” That will dampen down the amount of EMFs that are affecting the system. So, those are also very strongly exacerbating factors for any autoimmune disease. Smart meters are so strong they actually can cause autoimmune disease. They’re really bad. I encourage everyone to find out where the smart meter is in their unit. And it’ll be outside in the garage, or on the perimeter of the unit of the house.
Chemicals are also a problem. So, genetically modified organisms, GMOs. So that’s corn, canola, soy, they’re all problematic foods. Even organic corn, even organic soy unfortunately has been tainted, has been cross-pollinated with GMO crops. So, I wouldn’t even trust the organic versions of these foods basically. They have been crossbred with a certain type of bacteria that produces a pesticide. It sounds natural but it’s not. That type of pesticide is native to that bacteria, but not to our gut and so when we eat it we may not even feel a stomach ache, but that pesticide can go and lodge in different organs, and create problems. Other things are, pesticides themselves are a problem. Actually, pesticides or Roundup, which is an herbicide, which is used quite a bit nowadays, which is also known as glyphosate. Artificial sweetener, flavor enhancers, they’re unfortunately in so many products. They are in most beverages, and they’re unlabeled.
Artificial sweeteners do have to be labeled, but flavor enhancers do not have to be labeled. They can be in herbal teas. You know, if it says natural flavor in something you can pretty much assume it’s an artificial flavor, so steer away from those. Unfortunately the product doesn’t have to say natural flavors, companies are allowed to get away with putting tiny amounts of flavor enhancer in things without labeling it, but even these tiny amounts can be toxic if it’s something you’re doing day after day. It takes some detective work to figure out if that’s what’s going on. Any questions so far?
Okay. Some nutritional solutions. Like I said, with heavy metals you do want to be supervised in pulling them out and figuring what to do about it. With parasites and yeast, same thing. Sometimes people go on these parasite cleanses. You can get them at a health food store. I generally suggest you don’t do that because it can cause big problem. Parasites, in a way are eating some of that radiation, or eating some of those heavy metals for you. When you go kill these parasites off it lets loose a lot of toxicity, so I generally say don’t just try these things on your own. For those kind of things, come in. But, for generally just diet, just reducing all the carbs, all the sugars, will help immensely. For chemicals, reading labels is helpful, avoiding the GMO foods is helpful. You know, sometimes you still will ingest pesticides, or breathe in pesticides, if you’re driving past an area that’s just recently been landscaped, or a farm area.
But, for those things I say eat a fair amount of vegetables, they detox the liver. You can do a liver cleanse on your own, actually. If you go to a health food store you’ll see liver cleanses, often times herbs, made of milk thistle, or other liver-friendly herbs. Those are generally pretty safe to do on your own, and you can do them periodically just to get stuff out of the liver. A lot of problems actually start in the liver. The liver is a filter for the body, and so things can just build up there, and once it builds up too much then it has to build up in other organs, basically, because the liver can’t handle it anymore, and then problems can ensue from there. So, generally I suggest, yes, lots of vegetables for sure, and you can do liver cleansing herbs on your own, and generally it’s very safe. So, you might be asking, “How does nutritional analysis work?” How have I figured out what I have figured out?
It uses a system called muscle testing, which is an intuitive way of checking the body to see what’s going on. So, I’ll use my assistant, Reese here, and she is a pretend client, she’s coming in, and she has ulcerative colitis, let’s say. I’ll find out what are the organs involved in this ulcerative colitis. On a regular visit I check every single organ, the brain, the lungs, all of it. I’ll just do a modified version. I’ll just check the digestive organs, and we’ll see what’s going on. So, Reese, if you can stand here in there picture. All right, so she’s holding out her arm. I’m just gonna push down and have her match my pressure. Okay, perfect. So, she has a nice strong arm. Now, what I’m gonna do is touch some of the digestive organs, and basically I’m going to find out when does that arm weaken?
When the arm weakens, it’s basically telling me, “That’s the organ that is off.” So, let’s go ahead and start with [inaudible 00:17:42] is her ulcerative colitis, and that’s a problem with going to the bathroom, and having a lot of blood, mucus, or irregular stools. So, let’s try the small intestine. Okay, her arm is staying strong. You might not be able to see there, but I’m touching her small intestine. Okay, now I’m touching her large intestine and pressing on her arm. It’s not weakening. So, the problem isn’t in her intestines. Let’s try her gallbladder, that’s another digestive organ. No, it’s not her gallbladder. Let’s try her pancreas, that’s another digestive organ. No, it’s not her pancreas. Now, I’ll touch her liver, and her arm drops. So, let me see, we’ll put it like that. Sorry, her face is in the picture. Okay.
So, okay, her arm has dropped. I’m touching her liver. How does that work? Well, what is going on is basically that, when I’m touching these organs, the organ is pretty strong, it’s quite strong, it doesn’t mind my touch. When the organ is weak like her liver, and there’s a problem there, when I put some pressure on it her body doesn’t like it. It’s going to send energy to protect that liver. So it sends energy from her arm to her liver to protect the liver, and when I press on her arm while touching her liver the arm drops, it’s lost its strength because that strength is gone to protect the liver. So, we can say, “Aha, her ulcerative colitis is mostly due to something going on in her liver. Now how do we figure out what is that something?” So, I have a whole bunch of different vials here that relate to common foods, common heavy metals, common chemicals. We’re gonna find out what is bothering her liver.
So, one-by-one, I would just test all of these vials on her liver while pushing down on her arm, and where there’s a weakness that’s where there’s a problem. So, aha! Her arm is dropping when I put the vial Dairy to her liver, so there’s a dairy issue there. And so I would advise her, “Okay, stop dairy for now.” Then I would do the same with all the other vials, and a common scenario would be I would check all the heavy metal vials, and what comes up is in fact mercury. Her arm drops. For the other ones that I tried her arm didn’t drop, but for mercury her arm dropped. Okay, this is telling me it’s a mercury situation in her liver. So common, that’s why I’m using this example because this is the case most often, that it’s a mercury situation. Maybe she got it from her dental fillings, maybe she’s eaten a bunch of fish in her life, maybe had vaccines. Maybe all three. The liver has not quite processed the mercury out of her system, and it can’t work totally well.
And then when it puts out bile to digest food it’s not doing it very regularly, and it’s creating problems with her stool. So, from here I would say, “Okay, let’s look at what is going to pull that mercury out of her liver. Let’s find out.” Let’s start with a product called Cheloco. Like chelate, like pulling out. It’s got a few herbs in here and I often use it, it often works pretty well for pulling out heavy metals. Let’s try it. If her arm stays strong. I’m putting this right next to her liver and her arm is not staying strong. So her liver didn’t really respond to this. Her liver is responding to the energy of these things. Everything has a little bit of an energy field, and her liver can feel like, “Is this gonna help me? Is this not gonna help me?” So, in this case okay it didn’t help. Let’s look at something else. Chlorella is another product I use quite often, it’s an algae. Very green, and it grabs onto heavy metals pretty well. It works many times. Let’s take a look.
So, I’m putting this next to her liver and, nope. This one didn’t really do it either. The arm dropped. All right, well let’s try a homeopathic called Metals. Sometimes homeopathics work well. Let’s give it a shot. I’m putting this by her liver and, okay, her arm stays strong. Ding, ding, ding, ding! This gives me the signal … Okay, thank you, Reece … that will start pulling the mercury out of her system. So, this is what we would start with. Basically, I would get an exact dosage for her using that same muscle testing system, it’s gonna be either on cap a day, or two capfuls a day. And she would start on that, as well as beware of dairy. Just avoid as much as possible. And then we would go from there. I’d see her again the following week, we’ll see is she feeling better? And week by week she should start to heal from it. Once we get the mercury out she should be much, much better. This shouldn’t be an issue.
If she’s taking medications she can talk to her doctor about, “Hey, I’m feeling much better. Let’s taper down on these medications. Let’s see what we can do.” It doesn’t have to be a lifelong situation of managing ulcerative colitis. The trick was finding out what was the underlying cause, what was the main organ, and what actually took that underlying cause out so that her liver could heal? Once the offending factors are out the body doesn’t need to send a whole bunch of things to try to attack the mercury in the system or pull it out. We’re pulling it out, and it’s relaxing. It’s saying, “Oh, my gosh. Thank you. Great, less work for us to do.” And the liver just starts to heal, and her symptoms start to gradually go away. So, that is how nutritional analysis works. If you’re interested in learning more, please just give me a call, or email me, or Facebook me. If you have questions about how this works, it’s really a marvelous technique, and I hope you learned a fair amount.
If you have an autoimmune issue, certainly some of those things you can start implementing today in terms of dietary things, and liver cleansing foods in general. Okay, thank you. Bye-bye.