Part 1 (Part 2 next week!)


Dr. Martin will be sharing this topic Live on an Internet Broadcast,  Friday, August 24th at noon.   Click here to join the call and ask your questions!:


What IS Autoimmune Disease?

It affects millions of Americans, and it’s becoming more and more widespread.  “It” goes by names like Multiple Sclerosis, Celiac’s Disease, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis, Type 1 Diabetes, and more…


“It” is a disorder of the body’s immune system in which the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys its own body tissue–which it “believes” to be foreign.


There are many symptoms to these debilitating conditions, including the following:


  • Extreme Fatigue, Muscle and Joint Pain, Muscle Weakness 
  • Inflammation, Susceptibility to Infections,  Sleep Disturbances 
  • Weight Loss or Gain. Low Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure Changes 
  • Candida Yeast Infections, Allergies, Digestive Problems 
  • Anxiety and Depression, Memory Problems, Thyroid Problems 
  • Recurrent Headaches, Low Grade Fevers 
  • Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Recurrent Miscarriage 


Why are people’s bodies attacking themselves?

Why is there an autoimmune epidemic?


The Top 5 Causes,

  1. Polluted air
  2. Polluted water
  3. Toxins (note:  can include Rx prescriptions!)
  4. Toxic Thought
  5. Electromagnetic energy which is all around us.
Some sources of toxins listed here may surprise you:
  • Mercury amalgam fillings
  • Pharmaceutical medications
  • Recreational drugs
  • Cigarettes
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Pesticides
  • Insecticides
  • Food additives


Toxic Thought

  • Processed foods
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Sodas
  • Perfumes and synthetic fragrances
  • Household cleansers
  • Tap water
  • Laundry detergent
  • Air fresheners
  • Lipstick!



I’m going to elaborate on the #4 Cause:  “Toxic Thought”.  On many levels, what we think—where we spend our mental energy—is what we become.  Our brains are pharmacies, responding with a chemical flood to the body of either happy hormones such as endorphins or toxic ones such as cortisol, which is effectively a Free Radical.


Toxic thought includes stress and anxiety.  When you have stress and anxiety, it has a direct and immediate effect on your blood chemistry.  Anyone who has had a ‘close call’  has felt that feeling of shakiness– even though they were unhurt.  That happens all the time in your body, to a lesser extent. Your body is constantly responding to your thoughts of joy, anger, hate, self loathing etc.  Note:  I include violent television and video games as a source of Toxic Thought.


Stay tuned for a special “Part 2” next week:

Natural Treatment Options



Part 2:

Natural Treatment Options


Last week we discussed why and how the body attacks itself in various conditions labeled “Autoimmune” Diseases.   This week, we’re talking about solutions.


Natural Options are the only healing options for Autoimmune conditions. The Western Medicinal treatment for autoimmune disease is to prescribe medications which suppress the immune function. This treatment may alleviate symptoms but it does not cure the problem, and it leaves the patient exposed to pathogens that can take advantage of the person’s suppressed immunity, not to mention having many other, often serious side effects such as nerve damage.


I will be describing this information in further detail on Friday’s Internet Radio Show.  It is at noon.  Click here at noon on Friday to join me, learn, and ask your questions:



Five Things You Can Do to Stay in Balance & HEAL!



  1. Change Your Food Choices – Eat whole, organic foods from the natural world…less meat and more of the rich, colorful fruits and veggies, please.


  1. Drink Water – The body is mostly water-based.  Nourish it with good water…and enough of it.  A good rule of thumb:  Drink half of your body weight in ounces each day.    If you wonder what we consider “good” water just give us a call to discuss or come by and sample Kangan water.  It comes from a machine that’s classified as a medical device in Japan.


  1. Have Regular Acupuncture Treatments (at least quarterly):  In Chinese Medicine we have a term that we use: “Wei Qi”. This is the type of Qi (energy) that your body uses for defense.  An autoimmune disorder would be considered rebellious Wei Qi.  There are acupuncture treatments that can bring this Qi back into balance.


  1. Change your Environment.   Remove toxins in your environment and on your skin.  Change your Mind:  Bring in more happiness!  Give yourself permission to Dream!  Your brain is a pharmacy, dispensing natural “drugs” throughout your body.   What you think about, and the emotional state you are in, makes a huge difference in the types of “drugs” it dispenses!


  1. Take Supplements (most especially high antioxidants).  The most powerful such food supplement we know is Xocai Healthy Chocolate™ which is made from the world’s most densely-nutritious food: raw, unprocessed cacao.  It provides concentrated polyphenols and over 300 chemically-identifiable compounds (vitamins and minerals and much more).  Simply stated, it does things like eliminate inflammation. It puts your body in great condition to allow it to reorient and heal itself!




  • First 5 People who schedule an acupuncture appointment today will receive a 50% discount off next treatment.
  • All:  Mention this article when you schedule your appointment, and Dr. David will give you a sweet surprise when you come in. Treatment must occur before September 10th.


To Your Best Health,


Dr. David Martin

(239) 277-1399