I need to share with you some disturbing information that was just released in October about home insecticides causing autoimmune conditions.
Here’s what they found...
A study was released in which the researchers investigated whether using common insecticides for roaches and mosquitos inside your house are related to people developing two autoimmune conditions: lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. They did find that
household bug sprays are linked to Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Now, to be fair, what the author’s try to say is that "we don’t know if there’s maybe other factors involved" for why this is happening to women--- but it’s real.
This is a direct quotation, “It’s hard to envision what those other factors might be.”
So, what they’re telling you is be real careful if you’re using these things.
Why would an insecticide trigger an autoimmune condition? Well, let’s back up for a second.
What is an autoimmune condition? An autoimmune condition simply is when your immune system is mistakenly and abnormally attacking your tissues.
Now it could be your thyroid being attacked, causing you to feel sluggish, having weight loss problems, depression, all those sorts of "low" thyroid symptoms.
It could be your pancreas under attack. You could be developing diabetes right now, because your immune system is attacking your pancreas.
Your immune system could be attackind the cartilage in your joints, as in rheumatoid arthrits.
Now, if you talk to your know your regular ole' medical doctor, they’re going to say,
“Well, we don’t know what causes it. It’s all genetics.”
It is genetics for sure. Some people have a genetic susceptibility for these things, but what triggers them? The triggers are what I'm telling you about--in this case it's insecticides.
This study shows it could be insecticide use, because chemicals – I mean chemicals that kill things, right? Do you think those are good for you to be exposed to? Of course, not.
When you’re exposed to these insecticides, what happens is your immune system can be overstimulated by them.
You’ve got two divisions to your immune system, TH1 and TH2. They’re supposed to be relatively balanced. If they’re not, you get what we call an autoimmune condition. If TH1 becomes dominant or TH2 becomes dominant, you get an autoimmune condition.
Now, the insecticides, right, can skew this balance. They can make this happen.
Or, the insecticides can actually depress one-half of your immune system. That may be hard to get your head around. There’s two ways...
The insecticides can over-stimulate your immune system.
Or, they could take an immune system that’s kind of doing okay, and depress one-half of it because of the negative effects of that chemical on your body.
So, what do you do to avoid this?
Start using some green products.
If you’ve got ants in your house, look for something that’s not airborne. There’s a lot of different ant bait products for that (boric acid and similar). If you’ve got mosquitos, get a zapper for the inside of your house. Get a fly swatter.
Risking RA or lupus is not worth it.. Lupus is basically when all your body organs are getting attacked by your immune system, and you slowly shut down. It’s a horrible, horrible, horrible fate for someone with an autoimmune condition.
Rheumatoid arthritis is when your cartilage is attacked. You end up with the unstable joints. You can’t walk. You’re in a wheelchair...ugly picture.
And both of those are linked to using insecticides in the home.
If you are watching this, and you have been diagnosed with any kind of autoimmune condition, there’s about 300 of them, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel...you know any low thyroid condition...rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, scleroderma, Sjogren's....
You better not use these insecticides. They are not good for you.
Every day we’re finding out that if you monkey around with your immune system, you’re gonna suffer very negative, devastating consequences.
I'm glad this study was completed, because it shows what I’ve been telling people for a long time....
You need to reduce your amount of chemical exposure.
The fact is folks, if you go explain this information to your rheumatologist that you’re seeing or your – whoever-ologist you’re seeing---they’re not gonna know much about this. You can show them this, but they’re not gonna have read it.
That’s the kind of ironic and kind of sad thing... is that for some reason clinicians who are treating these conditions which are incredibly complex, they don’t read. I mean they just don’t read about it.
If you need help with an autoimmune condition... if you’re not happy...talk to me. Let’s figure out what’s going on. There’s things that you can do to really manage your problem, so that you don’t feel worse.
Stop using roach kilers and mosquito sprays...They are specifically linked to lupus and RA.
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Dr. David Clark
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