Some kind of force field is built into our immune system that protects us from all the organisms around us. That force field is the initial part of our immune system, made from a bacterium called lactobacillus acidophilus. This is a probiotic that we require. If you break down the name it means milk (lactose) and bacteria (bacillus) – milk bacteria. ‘Philus’ in acidophilus means love or lover. So, it’s the acid loving milk bacteria, or milk loving, acid bacteria.
In addition to lactobacillus acidophilus we have other bacteria covering us. The bacteria in the gut alone accounts for some 80-85% of the immune system.
As we come out of the womb during birth we’re sterile, but going through the womb is not sterile. In fact, it’s filled with bacteria, lubricated, and very wet. That slime-like substance is meant to coat us, and the first thing a baby does after exiting the womb is go for the breast where they ingest plenty of bacteria.
Now, the tube running from your lips to your anus is outside your body. Putting something through your mouth down the digestive tract is still outside your body. Anything that makes contact with your skin is outside your body. To get inside your body the skin or intestine would have to be punctured, or something that’s been broken down so small would absorb through the intestinal walls.
Second point: Of any bacteria in the world, lactobacillus acidophilus is one of the most aggressive. Because it’s so aggressive, any organism that gets on your body is destroyed by lactobacillus acidophilus.
If we’re washing ourselves with soap (its alkalinity destroys the acid environment where lactobacillus acidophilus lives in), washing ourselves with chlorine or drinking chlorinated water, if we take antibiotics, if we over-alkalize ourselves, if we weren’t given breast milk, if we weren’t given colostrum, or if we’ve been sterilized, then the bacteria making up our immune system get killed. That force field is lost. Without that force field, stuff can find areas without lactobacillus acidophilus to break into the body from.
A second part of the immune system has to kick in if it gets in your body. Those are the white blood cells. You begin to understand that the white blood cells aren’t your primary immune system, but the backup if the bacterial wall, which includes lactobacillus acidophilus, isn’t there or is penetrated through because it’s not strong enough.
The thing about our white blood cells is they’re not as smart as they could be. They have a hard time deciphering what’s an appropriate attack. Sometimes, as is the case with Crohn’s disease, they get so rambunctious that they attack your own cells.
How do you bring your immune system back into balance?
The least you can do is start to eat a diet based on 70%-80% cooked vegetables with some animal protein daily (avoiding a vegan/vegetarian plan unless you know you can’t tolerate certain animal products), which will help detoxify the body and give your cells much needed nutrients that they’ve been deprived of. This diet is well outlined on Dr L Wilson’s website. Then, with a properly performed hair mineral analysis you’ll find what you’re holding too much of and what minerals you’re deficient in (for the most part).
Nutritional balancing is in my opinion the best way to heal the body of most diseases today, including Crohn’s disease, and your diet (as briefly mentioned above), is the core of it.