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slow down or halt the destructive process of polymyositis (anti-bodies attack muscle cells).
Recently diagnosed with "polymyositis" by VA doctors. It is a degenerative disease of the auto-immune system that breaks down the muscles. The prognosis is not good, eventually it will breakdown the muscles in the heart & lungs. The treatment is not much better: steroids that thru prolonged use cause obesity, ulcers, & diabetes. I am interested in any information on nutritional treatments that might slow down or halt this destructive process ( anti-bodies attack muscle cells). Please, help us if you can.June 2000
Auto-immune diseases are becoming more and more prevalent, and they are very hard to treat. The reason they are becoming more and more prevalent is because of all the toxins and pollutants that are infiltrating our immune systems. With the toxins and pollutants come free-radical damage, this is what is destroying our immune systems and causing the auto-immune diseases.
At this point, the best thing you can do is to prevent more free-radical damage. You need to support your body with the best full spectrum nutrient possible and take extra amounts of antioxidants. The antioxidants prevent free-radical damage and will help to curb the progression of your disease. The full spectrum supplement will help nourish your body and give it the raw material it needs to heal itself and improve appropriate immune system activity.
The best full spectrum supplement that I know of is the Ultra Body Toddy. It contains all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and extra antioxidant protection. Ultra Body Toddy has added into it "Cell Shield." This is a proprietary blend of antioxidants that are super potent and in a highly bioavailable form. The Ultra Body Toddy is also in a liquid form which also makes it highly bioavailable to your body.
I would recommend taking the Ultra Body Toddy (1 ounce per 100 lbs. of body weight). Even though each ounce of Ultra liquid contains 2 capsules of cell shield, we recommend you gradually add on an additional 4 capsules of "cell-shield" antioxidants to help rejuvenate your immune system. You'll have to see how much your body needs and increase or decrease according to how you're feeling. I'd start with that and go from there. Hope this information has been helpful. Good luck in your quest for better health.