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Dr. Fred Hui

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Autoimmune Diseases

 By Dr. Fred Hui, M.D.

Autoimmune Diseases  –Are conventional treatments working?

Which illnesses are autoimmune diseases?

When the body’s immune system is blamed for attacking its own tissues and organs, we call those ailments autoimmune diseases. They include illnesses such as arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, etc.

When the medical profession cannot determine the cause of an illness, we often accuse the body’s immune system (call it the body’s local police) of being overactive, (for turning against their seemingly “innocent citizens”) when disturbed tissues are attacked.  When doctors see redness and swelling, they use medicine that directly counteracts the “police’s gunfire”. This usually makes the severity of the “anti-terrorist battle” quieter.  Therefore, conventionally, the mainstay of treatment is non-steroidal anti-inflammation medications, or cortisone, etc.  If the situation continues to deteriorate, we will resort to stronger “immunosuppressive drugs” such as methotrexate, or imuran, etc. 

What are the consequences?  Since the real “invaders” are still there, calming the symptoms (tying up the police’s hands) actually allows the real criminals to survive, and the health problem has not been solved, just muted. 

Let’s use an analogy:

          What is happening is that the real job is being carried out by conscientious and competent “policemen” who detect “aliens”. They perform their due diligence to eliminate and attack the potential terrorists.  Their military action, however, could hit “innocent bystanders” or the tissues and organs whereby these aliens have attached themselves into. 

Who are these aliens?  

  1. Occult (hidden) infections – from species such as Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, Borrelia viruses, etc.  Route of entry is often the respiratory system, gum or root canal, gut, etc.  It is virtually impossible to sterilize the gum, mouth and gut.  If the microorganisms are still in the bloodstream (the body’s “highways”), the white blood cells, interferon, etc. (the “local police patrolling”) will usually take care of them.  But once the invaders have penetrated the tissues that are not well vascularized, and therefore not easily reachable by the white blood cells, such as the joints, whitish-looking nerves, these bacterial or viral aliens will stay there for years.

However, when the body’s defense agents (like the “FBI”) become aware of their presence, they will mount an attack, send bullets and bombs into the hiding places of the invaders which are of course, the infected tissues.  As a result, the following conditions arise in these tissues:

          Liver: hepatitis, Gut: colitis, Joints: arthritis, Thyroid: thyroiditis,

          Nerves: neuritis, and scarring (sclerosis) 

Possible treatments:

Dr. M. Brown, a professor at Harvard University, proposed treatment of these autoimmune diseases with antibiotics, such as Minocycline, Clindamycin, etc.  (www.rheumatic.org), This type of treatment seems to be quite successful.  But there are drawbacks.  A low dose antibiotic needs to be used on a long-term basis and the antibiotics can’t readily penetrate the tissues.  We have to soak the highway with antibiotics so that one day, through the process of cells’ turnover, the deeper layer would come to the surface and may allow the penetration of these antibiotics.  Higher doses, on the other hand, would cause gastrointestinal side-effects aside from too much rapid “die off” of these organisms.  The extra fragmented pieces of these ”aliens” would cause more intense immune responses. 

My approach:

I use intravenous hydrogen peroxide enhanced with a penetrating agent, hyaluronic acid.  Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) can be broken down by normal cells into water and oxygen, whereas the foreign bacteria do not have the necessary enzymes to break down the hydrogen peroxide, hence they are killed by these “smart bombs”.  A series of hydrogen peroxide infusion will induce progressive eradication of these aliens.  Correspondingly, the immune system can be given a break with the help of H2O2 and the subsiding of inflammation.  One can read more about hydrogen peroxide at www.oxyfiles.org

2.  Food Allergy

Foods are foreign substances until they are broken down into basic ingredients that look like the body’s own parts.  If all the foreign imported letters can be broken down into single alphabets and strokes, our ‘language police” would not ostracize them as foreign invaders.  If food particles get into our gut not fully processed by our digestive system, immune responses are aroused once coupled with leaky filters”, like what some people have in their gut walls.  This causes colitis at the bowel wall.  The extra “unarrested alien” that got into the blood stream will even arouse systemic immune responses or inflammation at distant sites causing arthritis, dermatitis, etc. 

Unconventional treatment:
Identifying food allergies will eliminate many arthritic conditions.  Use of digestive enzymes and natural remedies that seal the leaky gut often settle many inflammations of the body. 

3.  Heavy metals

Heavy metals such as lead (example: from lead pipes), mercury (from amalgam fillings) enter our bodies as contaminants.  When they get attached to our tissues, usually at receptor sites normally used by their proper activators. The extra “horns” will attract the body’s “anti-terrorist” forces to attack the “horned slices”. 

Chelation Therapy:

Using agents that have the ability to “magnetically bind” to these heavy metals will free the body of these contaminants.  In this case, the body does not need to send defenses to attack it’s own tissues.  It is wise to remove these heavy metals because they compromise normal body functions. (http://www.drhui.com

In conclusion, the medical profession needs to take these concepts into consideration instead of using stronger and harmful immunosuppressive drugs as their main method of dealing with autoimmune diseases. .  I am suggesting strongly, that there are, in some cases, more natural, less harmful ways of ridding the body of disease, than by the use of heavy handed medications, and these methods are not being given center stage, as they should.