How to Treat Autoimmune Diseases Like Rheumatoid Arthritis
Hi, my name is Dr. Troy Giles. I’m a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Natural Internist and today I wanted to talk to you a little bit about how to treat auto immune issues such as rheumatoid arthritis or any of the autoimmune issues. With rheumatoid arthritis, basically you become, you have inflammation in the joint. So rheumatoid arthritis can be anywhere. It can be in any joint you want. But let’s just say that we talk about the wrist. Well there are several bones in the wrist, but there’s roughly a joint capsule that encapsulates those joints. So here in this joint here in your finger, you’ve got a joint capsule. What happens with autoimmune issues and with rheumatoid arthritis is that you leak toxins through the gut. These toxins will get into the blood supply and will settle out within the joint capsule. You then get what’s called a pannus formation. Pannus formation is like sand. It’s like sandpaper inside the joint. Well this pannus will start to degenerate and irritate within the joint capsule and cause inflammation and now the joint just starts to degenerate and you can see hooks and bone spurs and just the overall degenerative look. With rheumatoid arthritis you will have a positive rheumatoid panel. You’ll be able to see that you have a positive titer for rheumatoid. It will come out in the blood work. But with autoimmune issues as well, I had a patient call me just a minute ago from down in Arizona and he has ankylosing spondylitis, which basically in the joint of the spine, where we usually normally see it is within the joints of the spine. Each one of these has a capsule. There’s a capsule around it. Well, on x-ray as you look at the vertebrae, you can see like bamboo. They actually call it bamboo spine, where the joint capsule actually becomes irritated and you will see inflammation and deposition of calcium and it looks like a bamboo spine. It kind of waves itself across the ligaments. So the ligaments that are around the joint capsule become a lot of calcium and it will come to the next joint and around it and then the next joint and around it. So you have that bamboo look. Well same thing, it will come down and get in to the SI joints right here. This is the sacrum. Here’s the ilium right here. This joint right here is one that’s very tender in AS, in ankylosing spondylitis. So really, the concept again, and I talked about this last week, of the leaky gut. I find in my practice and what the research shows as well is when you have a leaky gut, when your gut becomes hyper permeable it allows things to come through the gut, through the intestine, that should not be making it through. These larger proteins then will settle out into the joint capsules and start irritation in there. But as these large proteins come through, the body recognizes them as abnormal and the antibodies will fight those proteins, pick them up as abnormal, and then scour around to see if there is any other tissues that look similar. So again, with rheumatoid, you can have the proteins inside the joint capsule. The body will start to irritate or attack. The antibodies with attack those proteins and you will have inflammation. So chronic inflammation in that joint, then you’ve got your rheumatoid arthritis. So, any of the autoimmune issues are going to be, in my opinion, coming from the leaky gut. So we have to, number one thing to do, is to repair the gut, getting it back tight like this, so that it’s not leaking anymore. So it’s not letting large proteins through. Let’s just say that this cell phone is a piece of chicken and it’s not digested well. It’s maybe a four or five or ten, twenty chain protein that’s coming through. So if it’s leaking through the gut, once it get’s through the gut, it’s going to react to it. But if I can make it so that the gut is tighter, there’s no room for that to come through, now we’ve shut off that leak. The body’s not going to be recognizing it as abnormal protein. It’s going to be recognizing it as an amino acid, which is the breakdown of protein. So the body can use amino acids in every different organ system that it has. It can’t use chicken. It can use bits of chicken. So let’s say this is now digested well enough that it’s now an amino acid. It can make it through that little space in the gut to where now I can take it and okay this is an amino acid, send it. But when it comes to too large, you’ve got the inflammation and degeneration. So that’s kind of how arthritis is and specifically rheumatoid or any of the other autoimmune issues. So we want to get in there and fix it. So one of the things we do is give you Col-Trax. Col-Trax is a supplement. This is just a scanning vile, but Col-Trax works very well. It’s capsules that help to repair the colon tissue. We also want to get rid of any infections in the gut. So let’s just look over here for a minute. Again, leaky gut, we want to get it to where it looks like this, nice and tight. These represent cells of the body, cells of the digestive tract. This needs to be nice and tight. Versus this over here, these are big leaky large fissures, if you will, that toxins can pass through. When these toxins, in the form of proteins or whatever, come through, the first layer of the immune system resides right here. So 60 percent of the immune system is right there ready to capture things that are coming through, that should not be getting through. So we want to heal it, make it tight, we use Col-Trax. We then want to try and get rid of any infections, fungus, parasites, bacterias, get rid of those. We then want to re-establish the good bacteria, all of these flakes here, we need to re-establish the good bacteria so that the absorption is better, so that our soldiers towards other things that come through the digestive tract are there ready to fight it. If we can get the integrity of the colon back in place and then desensitize the body to those proteins that have leaked prior, the immune system will diminish as far as the attack on the other organs, and the autoimmune issues diminish. I’ve seen it now in 21 years of practice. I see it all the time. This is how to deal with it. I hope you have a great weekend. Thanks.