Autoimmunity: Why do Humans and Canines develop Autoimmune Diseases?

Posted on March 18th, 2017

An autoimmune disease is caused by a self-response reaction that is made against their own healthy tissue.

Any diseases that result from this abnormal response by the body have the ability to cause an autoimmune response.

The abnormal response deals with the production of an immune response occurring against self tissue.

Currently an autoimmune disease can be corrected.

Autoimmune diseases are often thought to be genetic, and apparently 75 % of the autoimmune diseases occur in women.

Autoimmune diseases seem to involve anemia, depression and antagonism.

What causes the immune system to go awry according to the AARDA?

. Bacteria and viruses

. Drugs

. Chemical irritants

. Environmental irritants

What autoimmune diseases adversely affect which tissues?

. Joints

. Muscles

. Skin

. Red Blood Cells

. Blood vessels

. Connective tissue

. Endocrine organs

What is the treatment for an autoimmune disease at this time?

. Eat a healthy, balanced diet

. Takes vitamin supplements

. Reduce stress

. Limit your exposure to the sun

. Try to avoid any stress flare ups or triggers

The actual medical treatment begins with the following;

. Hormone replacement which is usually indicated with my clinical

  findings in animals and in humans

. Blood transfusions may be indicated if there is a reduction in RBC’s and WBC’s.

. If joints are involved, an anti-inflammatory medication may be implemented

. The uses of immunosuppressive drugs

. Physical therapy

The following alternative therapies may be indicated depending on your physician:

. Herbs

. Chiropractic therapy

. Acupuncture

. Hypnosis

My clinical studies that have involved and identified autoimmune diseases in humans and in canines

I have discovered the following endocrine immune imbalance in canines:

. Due to a Cortisol deficiency or imblance even if its

   levels are elevated and non-functional.

. The cortisol imbalance causes an increase in the amount of adrenal

   estrogen that is produced by the inner layer adrenal cortex, known as

   Zona Reticularis

. The increase in the amount of adrenal estrogen, causes the following

   imbalances that are responsible for autoimmune diseases and cancer:

   . The elevated adrenal estrogen binds the Triiodothyronine and the

     Thyroxin and make them less available for use in the patient’s body.

      The elevated adrenal estrogen causes the red blood cell production

      to be suppressed and allow for anti-erythrocyte antibiotic to be


     The adrenal estrogen also suppresses the production of

     immunoglobulins (antibodies) and causes the patient to develop

     immune mediated diseases

     When the mucous membrane antibody referred to as IgA, is below

     58 mg/dL in canines and felines and below 68 mgs/ dL humans,

     intestinal malabsorption will occur and that is why it may be

     necessary to treat the patient with an injectable steroid called

     Depomedrol, in order to help reduce the adrenal estrogen and

     increase the IgA, so the patient can absorb their primary hormones,

     in order to correct their endocrine immune imbalance

If a Reverse T3 is measured and found to be elevated, a T3 supplement will help, but a T4 supplement will only lead to the production of more T4

Hopefully some of my thoughts will suggest a better treatment for autoimmune diseases in humans, and in canines.


Dr. Al Plechner