I’m actually considering calling this post “Killing Me Softly”. It’s principally about steroid side effects, but I’m not drawing attention to just these drugs.
Your Immune System’s Warfare Tactics.
I visualize our immune system like a series of defensive concentric walls set up around a citadel:
Our immune system will prioritize the protection of our mind and brain [‘the citadel’] above all else. Throughout human history we’d die rapidly without our sanity to assist us in recognizing danger, keeping safe and finding the resources we need to survive.
The City Walls:
Next, our immune system prioritizes the protection of the singular organs. We don’t have a spare heart or liver etc.
After this, we are down to the areas of the body or double organs that can be compromised to some extent and for some time without instant death. We can limp along with a part of these systems working, or one of these duplicated organs.
Penultimately, we are down to the joints & muscles. Death will come slower [nowadays not really at all] with a joint or muscular problem. It has to get pretty severe.
Finally, A skin problem like eczema or mucous membrane problem isn’t really going to impede your survival much at all [survival, not comfort is your body’s priority!] You may succumb to infection but it is likely your immune system is pretty strong if you can keep your ill health at the skin level and protect the deeper organs and inner citadel. You’ll burn a fever and fight an infection.
Your body is always using its UTMOST resources to push the imbalance out to the furthest point from the inner citadel. As it is weakened, the defenses fall and the immune system is forced to allow more disorder to enter the higher organs and the mental and emotional spheres.
Steroid Side Effects:
Many Medicines Help You Lose the Fight.
Read the side effects of steroid meds [indeed any meds]. You’ll get some idea of the kinds of conditions you can lapse into.
Your predispositions dictate what you’ll get from that list of side effects.
That’s why a drug doesn’t always cause the same problem in everyone.
People have different predispositions to problems in different systems and organs when their symptoms are suppressed with steroids. Your family medical history can give you hints as to what to expect, and if you have a family predisposition to mental health problems we know that your walls tumble fast.
Side effects are signs you are losing the fight. Sometimes they last and sometimes you are strong enough to detox and throw them off.
Let me tell you a story …
ECZEMA –> ASTHMA –> MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Maybe you got an eczema eruption at 2 months like the boy I talk about in this case [shortly after vaccinations is the most common time]. You use some steroid creams and some more vaccinations are scheduled and ear infections or tonsillitis start. You continue your hydrocortisone cream, have a few courses of antibiotics and gradually your eczema improves.
Now you see that your colds start to involve some sinus or chest troubles. Maybe bronchitis troubles you some [more antibiotics] and you’ve got some tenacious catarrh. You get some ear tubes fitted. You are also diagnosed with asthma [you’ve likely reached about age 5 by now, depends on how quickly your walls fall]. [Very common pattern in vaccinated children!]
Now you have increasingly unmanageable asthma [but your eczema is ‘cured’ or you have ‘grown out of it’]. It can get impossibly hard for people to manage this level of asthma without steroids [never withdraw them at this stage unless your doctor advises it] … so you get more steroids [inhaled and/or syrup]. You still get infections on your chest and need more antibiotics.
Gradually, with the steroids and antibiotics, your infections stop. You ‘grew out of them’.
If you successfully control asthma with these steroid meds you’ll likely begin to develop behaviour problems like aggression and/or anxiety. Progressively, with continued steroid treatment, you may descend into ADD, ADHD, ASD and even levels of psychosis [psychosis is one of the side effects noted with steroid meds]. Gradually you’ve been gathering little hints of these mental health problems, and now you are truly at diagnosis point. The likelihood is you are otherwise pretty ‘well’ nowadays. You no longer get repeat infections and you’ve not had a fever for some time, maybe years since you were 5 or 6.
School is getting pretty tough and you are gonna need your diagnosis to get the support you need.
READING YOUR MEDICAL JOURNEY
When a homeopath listens to your history and hears these events in order, they can track the stages at which your immune system lost stages of the battle and the crucial events that breached your defenses. This is my first job when I meet you, to track these events and stages and give you an assessment of your level of health and a prognosis for recovery.
When we treat these mental health problems with homeopathy asthma resurfaces. That’s proof that it was never ‘cured’ or ‘grown out of’. It was just SUPERSEDED by a deeper illness. Allopathic medicine generally works this way, by replacing one disease with a deeper disease.
The modern child’s development and life outcomes are frequently severely compromised by these medical interventions.
Homeopathy can offer a fairly rapid cure for eczema in the first place.
Curing the results of suppression is a long-term undertaking.
Homeopathy needs to be integrated into general medical practice if we are not going to see the battle lost in most people’s lives. Each generation is being born with more predispositions and weaker immunity.
I think we are looking at the health equivalent of ‘Peak Oil’ or global warming.
It’s unlikely homeopathy will be integrated, in part because none of us understand how it works [that doesn’t stop the medical folk!] and it is a big threat to Big Pharma’s shareholders.
Your personal option is to opt out of the conventional health system as far as you can. Keep your family healthy and improve their health with homeopathic treatment. Make it a priority.