At The Natural Alternative Center we treat Immune
disorders Naturally, with our exclusive array of Holistically
Oriented Treatments. We incorporate detoxification programs,
Rejuvenating Implants, and Regenerating Supplements along
with Treatment Programs custom tailored to suit your specific
Health needs with our assortment of Supplements and Homeopathic
Remedies. The immune system is a complex and highly developed
system, yet its mission is simple: to seek and kill invaders.
If a person is born with a severely defective immune system,
death from infection by a virus, bacterium, fungus or parasite
will occur. In severe combined immunodeficiency, lack of an
enzyme means that toxic waste builds up inside immune system
and cells, killing them and thus devastating the immune system.
A lack of immune system cells is also the basis for DiGeorge
syndrome: improper development of the thymus gland means that
T cell production is diminished.
Most other immune disorders result from either an excessive
immune response or an 'autoimmune attack'. Asthma, familial
Mediterranean fever and Crohn's disease (inflammatory bowel
disease) all result from an over-reaction of the immune system,
while autoimmune polyglandular syndrome and some facets of
diabetes are due to the immune system attacking 'self' cells
and molecules. A key part of the immune system's role is to
differentiate between invaders and the body's own cells -
when it fails to make this distinction, a reaction against
'self' cells and molecules causes autoimmune disease.