Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS), AutoInflammatory Disease and Inflammation

Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS)For a long time, people who suffered from the seemingly related disorders known as multiple autoimmune syndrome (MAS) and autoinflammatory disease were thought to be hypochondriacs or lazy when they complained to their doctors about their symptoms: skin rashes, chronic fatigue, joint pain, unexplained fevers, chest pain and abdominal pain just to name a few.

Now, doctors and researchers have organized patients and their symptoms into two primary and related groups:

Painful Psoriasis: MAS & AutoInflammatory DiseaseWhile the two categories have distinct differences, they also have commonalities, the primary one being inflammation. With both types of conditions, the body’s immune system is “confused” and attacks itself.

Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS) occurs when a person has three or more autoimmune diseases simultaneously and one of them is a skin disorder such as psoriasis, scleroderma or vitiligo.

Autoinflammatory disease is also an autoimmune disorder, and comes under a number of different guises:

  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID)
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS)
  • Deficiency of the interleukin-1 (IL-1) receptor antagonist (DIRA)

These inflammatory diseases cause problems that range from skin rashes, soresabdominal pain and joint pain, unexplained fevers, inflamed blood vessels, adrenal insufficiency /fatigue, inflammation (chronic) is at the root of most human diseases and heart failure.

Chronic inflammation is commonly associated with each type of MAS. It is believed the inflammation encourages T-cellsv, intended to defend the immune system for a short-term assault, to stay “on” and attack the body instead. This causes tremendous damage in various areas of the body depending upon which system the T-cells falsely identify as a harmful invader. If the chronic inflammation is in the brain it can contribute to Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s for example, in the circulation system, heart disease or stroke. If fat cells are chronically inflamed, it begins the process of type 2 diabetes. Inflammation in the gut leads to a host of painful skin disorders, joint diseases and bowel diseases including cancer. Genes become damaged and the immune system’s ability to correctly function is further compromised.

Add into this equation the many toxins present in our modern food chain and environment, plus high-risk behavior such as overeating, a diet high in carbohydrates and bad fats, lack of exercise, smoking, too much alcohol consumption and you have the unhealthy beginnings of MAS. However, there are actions you can take to reclaim your health.

The degree to which multiple autoimmune syndrome and autoinflammatory disease can be remediated, and chronic inflammatory response “turned off”, with lifestyle changes such as an anti-inflammatory diet, supplements and exercise has been area of intense study for several years.

Some of our ProBoost customers have shared two excellent resources written for laymen, that provide enlightening, actionable and scientific information about the tremendous impact of diet, toxins and life choices on our immune system’s function and our health. In fact, one of our customers Endocrinologist gives a copy of the first book to each of her diabetic patients:

  • Clean by Dr. Alejandro Junger, Cardiology & Functional Medicine
  • Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter, Neurology

Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome and AutoInflammatory Disease is not “in your head” or a sentence that you can do nothing about as you will discover in the two books above. No supplement supports healthy immune function like ProBoost Thymic Protein A. Here is a testimonial from a customer whose daughter has MAS.

“My 21 year old daughter has fibro, chronic fatigue, AZOOR, necrobiosis lipoidica, granuloma annulare, and irritable bowel syndrome IBS. We swear that ProBoost has helped with almost all of them. And the best part about ProBoost is it’s natural – no harsh drugs, no side effects. It seems every drug she takes requires yet another to offset the effects of each other. Not so with ProBoost. We are sold!”

– Melissa L. – CustomerOrder Proboost

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ProBoost Thymic Protein A – Defense Against Colds and Flu

Proboost - Cold and Flu preventionOur immune system is in a constant battle with different types of virus and bacteria that invade our bodies.  Contact with the surrounding environment, the food we eat and with people, open the door for bacteria and virus to enter via our respiratory system, nasal passages, mouth and skin. Our immune system’s job is to protect our body from these invasions.

The Common Cold and Influenza

The common cold and the influenza viruses, affects the upper respiratory system including the sinuses. While a common cold which may include chest cold and head cold, it can be caused by more than 100 different viruses although a few are the most common. The  flu is generally caused influenza A or B viruses, with mutations that can become super viruses. Highly infectious, the common cold and flu can be spread through diverse forms; the most common is through airborne particles and contact with people or surfaces that are infected. These viruses flourish by contact through mucous membranes of the mouth, throat, nose, bronchi, and lungs.

Know the Difference Between Common Cold and Flu Symptoms

Cold and flu virus by WebMDTo accurately diagnose the common cold vs. the flu, we need to get a clear picture of the symptoms and not jump to conclusions with a simple cough. A sore throat, nasal symptoms like a runny nose and congestion follow, along with a cough by the fourth and fifth days. Mild fever is not a frequent symptom but occurs in some people. The most common viruses that cause a cold are:

    • Rhinoviruses — causing 10% to 40% of colds
    • Coronaviruses — causing 20% of colds
    • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) — responsible for 10% of colds

Flu, although it has many of the same symptoms of a cold like sore throat and runny nose, is more sever and comes on rapidly with a fever of 101 and higher, is characterized by muscle aches and soreness, chest congestion, and cough. Swine flu in particular can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

Most flu symptoms gradually improve over two to five days, but it’s not uncommon to feel run down for a week or more. An unfortunate complication of flu is pneumonia which can be life threatening, particularly in the young, elderly, or people with lung or heart problems. Some of the more common flu viruses are:

    • Influenza A (H1N1 – evolved quickly – causes pandemics)
    • Influenza B (slow to evolve – never caused a pandemic)
    • Avian Flu (strain of H1N1)
    • Swine Flu (strain of H1N1)

Cold and flu symptom chart Here is a chart of the symptoms of the cold vs. flu courtesy of WebMD.

Infection of the lungs and bronchi, caused by staphylococci or pneumococcal can follow especially in people with compromised immune systems. Flu can seem to go away and then recur with a fever and a bad cough escalating the severity when the symptoms reappear.

How Does The Common Cold and Flu Affect the Immune System

How does the common cold and flu affect the immune system?  Since viruses cannot multiply, they reproduce by infecting human cells.  This allows them to travel through the bloodstream. As a result of this viral assault, B-lymphocytes produce antibodies to target the infectious virus. Depending on how healthy or resistant you are to particular viruses, the less likely you are to catch cold or the flu and the more likely you are to have a mild or shortened version.

Plenty of rest is also an essential factor in fighting colds and flu. It is also important to stay hydrated and increase the consumption of vitamin enriched foods to reinforce the body’s natural immune system.  This regimen along with ProBoost Thymic Protein A, will help increase energy levels for a quicker recovery even if started after the infection has started.

ProBoost, the Sure Boost for Immunity

ProBoost Thymic Protein A is the natural, 500-chain protein produced in our thymus gland to mature the T and B cells designed to stop bacteria, viruses and cancer cells from overwhelming our immune system. This protein can mimic the abilities of the immune regulating hormone, “thymulin” and marshals superior defenses against invading viruses. For this reason, it is a strong defense for  viral infections in particular. However, as we age or if we have been ill, the thymus gland produces less Thymic Protein A thereby leaving us increasingly vulnerable to illness.

ProBoost Thymic Protein A is simple and effective.  Simply dissolve one packet under the tongue, three times a day an hour after eating at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms. In many cases the virus is stopped and the symptoms gone within a short period of time. Started after the flu or cold has advanced, it can shorten the duration and severity of the infection, especially important in environments where people are immune compromised.

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