Autoimmune and use of astragulus to ward off infection

by | Mar 2, 2012 | Autoimmune Disease, Columns, Healing Lyme, Symptoms | 0 comments

Dear Stephen,
We live in an “infected” area, on a farm. We use astragulus in general but now after reading your book, use it to keep our T1’s up and ward off infection (my husband has been treated 2x). My question relates to an autoimmune compromised individual using this protocol. Specifically, my grandson (4 now) is Type 1 diabetic and my daughter has an unspecified autoimmune disorder. Aeden was bit yesterday. Type 1 is caused by the body attacking the pancreas’ insulin producing structures as foreign. So are there any particular considerations when helping his immune system? Will revving up his T1 or any other aspect of the immune system cause a problem? Know of any research in this area? Thank you

 

Stephen’s response:
It should be fine to use in that circumstance.
Stephen

  • Stephen Harrod Buhner

    Stephen Harrod Buhner was an Earth poet and an award-winning author of twenty-four books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine including the acclaimed book Healing Lyme: Natural Healing & Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis & Its Co-infections.

    Stephen came from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century. The greatest influence on his work, however, was his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911.

    Stephen’s work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including Common Boundary, Apotheosis, Shaman’s Drum, The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America. Stephen lectured yearly throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, the intelligence of Nature, and the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth.

    He was a tireless advocate for the reincorporation of the exploratory artist, independent scholar, amateur naturalist, and citizen scientist in American society – especially as a counterweight to the influence of corporate science and technology.

This protocol was incredible. After only a few weeks most of my symptoms were gone. After six months all my symptoms were gone… it has given me my life back.

– Amazon review by Joseph

Please note:

Stephen Buhner is no longer living and this Q + A column on Planet Thrive is closed to new questions. It will be kept on our website so readers can access vital information in the archives, communicate with each other in the comments section, and find herbs, books + lyme adjuncts in our directory. If you want to read more of Stephen’s writings, please see his website at: stephenharrodbuhner.com.



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