When an autoimmune attack occurs, what does it "attack"? Cyrex Labs has produced something called the "Multiple Autoimmune Reactivity Screen" that answers that question.
A big part of what I do is focused on identifying relevant tests that help to solve the riddles of autoimmune conditions. My care includes the analysis that I conduct on your behalf to turn pages and pages of test readouts into understandable paths to relief. In this situation, I am going to give you a "peek behind the curtain" to see the actual test data that I see so that you can get a glimpse into the analytical process that I use to come back to you with answers. (In short, this may feel overwhelming when you look at it. Seeing this level of test detail is not something I do with every patient, so don't expect a pop quiz at the end!)
This person is reporting:
•severe gut damage
•severe reactions to foods to the point of not being able to eat much
•severe inflammation in all joints
•being bedridden for several years
The findings in pink are clearly tissues where there is an autoimmune attack. The findings in yellow are tissues POSSIBLY being attacked as well.
From the test, we know there is an autoimmune attack on the dermal cells of the stomach known as parietal cells which secrete hydrochloric acid and provide protein necessary for the absorption of B12 in the small intestine. ASCA and ANCA antibodies are antibodies that show up with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, again indicating an autoimmune attack further down in the GI tract. Tropomyosin is involved in muscle contraction, which ties into the severe constipation. I will post more on what these markers mean in some pictures below.
This person also had two top of the line stool tests. They unveiled a number of Gi infections: 4 microscopic parasites and a klebsiella overgrowth. An organic acids test indicated small intestine bacterial overgrowth as well. They had Nutraval testing which indicates a high need for vitamins B1, B2, B9, B12, and magnesium likely due to the gut damage.
While some of their doctors may be focused on these GI infections, the microscopic parasites and klebsiella are not likely the cause of so much autoimmune attack on the body. Additionally, the GI inflammation levels as measured by Calprotectin are quite low. The parasites are there because the gut is unhealthy, BUT they are not causing the damage (in my opinion). I believe it is more likely a major antigen (bad guy) like Lyme, Mercury or mold causing this much of an autoimmune attack.
The next step would be to complete our QNRT autoimmune protocols. This would provide a much more conclusive identity for the antigen, allowing a rapid course for care and remedy.
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I hope you can see more about how we can use advanced testing to know more about what tissues are receiving an autoimmune attack. This vital analysis of reports opens the gateway to care.
I am currently accepting patients with either diagnosed or potentially identified autoimmune conditions and autoimmune symptoms. Please contact our office for an initial session that will give us the data necessary to provide YOU with a path forward.