Autonomic Dysfunction Precedes Autoimmune Disorders

Autonomic Dysfunction Precedes Autoimmune Disorders

Hi, this is Dr. Nemechek, I wanna talk to you
this morning about autoimmune disorders and autonomic damage. Alright so the
autonomic nervous system is divided in these two branches we call them the
sympathetic and parasympathetic side. And the parasympathetic branch is what flows
down through the vagus nerve, the sympathetic side actually flows down
through the spine and comes out, but so the parasympathetics are in the vagus
nerve and is predominantly the controlling arm for inflammation in the
body, alright. So like if you sprain your ankle, you need a little
inflammation to fix the injury, your immune system, your white blood cells
in essence, only will start becoming inflammatory if the parasympathetic
branch of the nervous system gives them permission. And this is called the
cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway, or the vagal inflammatory pathway, or the
vagal inflammatory reflex. But basically, the parasympathetic branch of the
autonomic nervous system, through the vagus nerve, controls all inflammation.
Think of it like a brake. The stronger the signal, less
inflammation you have. You take your foot off the brake, it ramps up you get more
inflammation, that’s basically how it works. Now, what we’re understanding is
it’s looking like before you get an autoimmune disorder the parasympathetic
signaling, via the vagus nerve, has to break down. It fails.
So essentially you lose your braking mechanism, and you have to get this kind
of extreme level of inflammatory dysregulation in order for autoimmune
disorders to start. Now they’ve shown this fairly conclusively with both rheumatoid arthritis and now Crohn’s disease, and there are different groups, that
I’m aware of, are starting to march down other autoimmune disorders, and the
experts in this field are highly suspect that we’re gonna find
this throughout autoimmunity. So in other words, before you get Hashimoto’s,
or rheumatoid arthritis, or psoriasis, or Crohn’s, or also colitis, or MS, or any of
em, we are now suspecting you have to have autonomic damage first – to the
parasympathetics in particular okay. How does that happen? How do you get that
first and then you get the other things? Well, your autonomics, as I talk
about in other videos, they can be damaged from physical injuries, emotional
trauma, inflammatory stress from like vaccines, and surgeries, and fractures,
and these are the ways the nervous system gets damaged. And now, the the bad
thing is, you know we’re supposed to recover rather quickly from that and if
we, it’s just that we have this other chronic inflammatory condition, kind of
more of a low-grade if you want to compare it to autoimmune disorders per
se, called “Inflammageing.” It’s the chronic release of
pro-inflammatory cytokines that occur over time in your bloodstream, these
levels just rise, rise, rise, rise, rise, and cause all sorts of problems, and that is
probably one of the major reasons why the autonomic nervous system is that
damaged. And these chronic inflammatory, so these chronic inflammatory cytokines,
from vegetable oils, and saturated fats, and bad gut bacteria, and other kind of
things, they create a environment that once you get a little BOOM kind of
trauma to your nervous system, it can’t recover. And now you’re left with
permanent damage, and that’s what I refer to in other videos as cumulative brain
injury alright. So, in order to get an autoimmune disorder you have to have
parasympathetic damage first alright, and that’s coming from chronic inflammatory
disorder. So you got ton of reasons to control inflammation in your body, if you
don’t want to get maybe some autoimmune disorder you’re worried about because
your parents have it or your sibling has it. And so, a lot of high quality, high DHA concentration fish oil, a lot of
high-quality olive oil – we prefer from California because it’s monitored there.
Got to get your gut in balance with the prebiotic fiber like inulin, or the
Rifaximin, and just take good care of yourself. That’s all for today, this is
Dr. Nemechek of The Nemechek Protocol™, Buckeye, Arizona.
Take care.


  • life is short says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this knowledge.
    I ordered your book yesterday! I can't wait to read it.

  • Kat E E says:

    Thank you Dr Nemechek again for more information. I really appreciate it. Would you please clarify for me if you are saying that even on if someone stays on your program all autoimmune diseases are permanent once they begin?

  • Ayurveda Cures says:

    Vagus nerve stimulation increased my heart beat, hot flashes, headaches. I dont think it helps much when you have sympathetic dysfunction

  • The Lopez Channel says:

    Do you think this protocol can help my daughter with Addison’s disease? My daughter who is 1.8yrs old has been diagnosed with it since birth as well as diabetes insipidus and dysautonomia. She also has infantile spasms

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