Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am not the best editor.
When I talk to those who got the covid vaccine many of them show signs of Sepsis, post sepsis and CIRS. Because of that I would like to see these test performed on those who have gotten the vaccine because I believe all of them are suffering from severe immune system damage and damage to the body.
Testing for sepsis
a person would need a Complete blood cell count to measure leukocyte levels. Lactic acid levels should be measured, C-reactive protein levels should be measured, Prothrombine time should be measured because excess blood clotting occurs in sepsis. Partial thromboplastin time, platelet count should also be measured.
Test for various endotoxins.
Procalcitonin should be tested, when high it indicates an undetected bacteria infection.
Urin should be analysed.
Low grade inflammatory cytokines should be tested for such as Il-6, IL-8, Il-10, MCP-1, IL-3 , TNF-a, Proadrenomedullin should be checked. This also can indicate if a person has CIRS.
Myocardia biomarkers such as troponin, natriuretic petides and myoglobin to check cardiac function.
Arterial blood gases should be measure to test pulmonary function.
Bilbirubin should be tested to test hepatic function.
Creatine should be tested to test renal function.
Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor is upregulated in sepsis so should be measured. High levels indicates bacteria infection and systemic inflammation. It increases mortality.
Presepsin levels are high during sepsis and severe infection.
Nuclear encoded transcription factor A (TFAM) support mitochondrial biogenesis. It’s expression is increased during beginning stages of sepsis but becomes very low during long term sepsis. TFAM is needed for ATP production so a person will have inhibited mitochondrial production of ATP.
Liposlysis is increased at the beginning of sepsis which is caused by the high acetylcholine, cortisol, catecholamine glucagon growth hormone and decreased insulin levels. Gluconeogenesis becomes inhibited and glycolysis is upregulated. This can cause weight gain and fatty liver disease if not corrected. This can cause low glucagon levels resulting in severe fatigue.
Cortisol is high in the beginning of sepsis but when the adrenals get exhausted cortisol levels will become low which you would find in post sepsis.
Post sepsis after a person has had sepsis for a while.
IL-10 levels become low. This ihibits the immune response.
CD4+ and CD8+ cells become low
MDSCS (myeloid derived suppressor cells, neutrophils), granulocytes which suppress T cell capabilities causes T cell to not mature which makes them lose their function.
Mitochondrial ATP production in low in post sepsis.
IL-6, TNF-a and IL-1B levels remain high in post sepsis.
Oxidative stress is increased from the inhibition of ATP production which causes ischemia throughout the body, inflammation and inhibits the cells ability to take up glucose. So glucose levels will be high in the blood, insulin resistance is common in post sepsis.
Calcium levels can be high in the blood because the cells ability to uptake calcium becomes inhibited.
Muscle loss is common because the body starts breaking down protein (muscle) to survive.
Nitric oxide levels should be measured . Levels become low during sepsis and post sepsis. This is causes by the break down of muscle for energy to compensate for the low ATP production. . Increasing protein intake can help to prevent the loss of nitric oxide. Hydrolysed whey protein usually works very well for preventing this.
Testing for CIRS
This is systemic low grade inflammation which causes chronic illness. It is referred to as SIRS by the government.
A visual contrast test helps to diagnose if a person has CIRS.
A person should be tested for mycotoxins to check if they have been exposed to mold.
They should be tested for tick born illness.
Microbe set enrichment anyalysis (MESA) measures microbiome interaction with the body.
Vasoactive intestinal peptide. Excercise and fasting can increase levels. Low levels can indicate CIRS. It is increased by glycine, limonene, leptin, creatine by increasing ATP. High substance P levels decreases VIP.
Low grade inflammatory cytokines should be tested for such as Il-6, IL-8, Il-10, MCP-1, IL-3 , TNF-a, Proadrenomedullin should be checked. This also can indicate if a person has CIRS. C4a levels are high when a person has CIRS.
Cortisol is usually low when a person has CIRS.
Vassoactive intestinal peptide levels are usually low in CIRS.
TGF-B1 (tranforming growth factor-B1)levels are usually high in CIRS.
MSH (melanocyte stimulating hormone) is usually low in CIRS and it prevents the body from being able to shut down inflammatory cytokines.
Anti-gliaden antibody (AGA) levels are usually high in CIRS. This causes high IgE levels when a person consumes gliaden.
VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) is usually low during CIRS.
Leptin levels are usually high from the increased systemic inflammation causing leptin resistance.
Anti-cardiolipin antibodies are high in autoimmune diseases such as CIRS. It indicates the body is attacking itself.
MMP9 is increased during CIRS and indicates there is systemic inflammation.
Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor.
This is not medical advice I have written the for educational purposes.
At the end of this I am going to briefly explain how someone can heal and how a person’s friends and family can help with the healing of the individual. Keep in mind if you are getting allopathic treatment then this article will be bleak for you because those getting allopathic treatment the outcome usually is not good. Those who seek the treatment of a functional medicine practitioner the outlook is much much better. Allopathic medicine is limited in the testing they do because they only know how to look at the symptoms and not the cause of illness. Functional medicine looks at the cause of illness so many of the test I mention in this article most will have never heard of them. If your medical practitioner does not know what these test are or what labs they can order them from then I would seek someone else it means they do not know enough to help you heal. It is becoming clearer and clearer most of the time if you chose allopathic you chose death and if you chose functional medicine you choose life.
You can heal from this. The keys are getting inflammation down, reducing oxidative stress and addressing whatever caused the illness and correcting any health issues caused. I have written this to help clarify why certain things happen and at the end I explain that there is a way out and you can heal. Something I do not mention is mold it can cause illness if a person is subjected to high levels and they have other health issues. It can lead to them developing sepsis, post sepsis or CIRS.
I am going to try and make the distinction between sepsis and post sepsis and explain how they contribute to long term illness and even mortality. The harm caused to the body from sepsis can take years to heal if the person who is ill does not have the proper guidance and treatment. Allopathic medicine only treats the symptoms they do not treat the cause so can only throw medications at the condition which eventually causes a person to become sicker while they feel better at first. Functional medicine addresses the causes of the illness. I am also going to discuss the causes of sepsis which there are many and infection is not the only cause. Something to take note of infants are being born with sepsis. If they parent has experienced vaccine injury , come in contact with toxins especially glyphosate, used antibiotics, medication, excess stress it can induce sepsis in the infant and they can be born with sepsis even vaginal dysbiosis can cause an infant to be born with sepsis so many who are now adults have some how managed to survive post sepsis and have dealt with it most of their lives. These ones can heal but it takes much more time and patience. For example glyphosate has been found to be very high in many infants and it has been found to be very harmful especially to a developing child. Functional medical practitioners are aware of sepsis and know how to deal with and prevent it to reduce the harm and speed up recovery.
Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Post sepis is what occurs when a person survives sepsis. In sepsis the body is fighting to stay alive. It can result from infection, emotional trauma, depression, physical trauma, drug injury, vaccine injury, eating foods high in toxins such as GMOs, farm chemicals found in most foods and toxins added to foods. Sepsis usually occurs from more then one of those thing occurring . Many infants are in a state of post sepsis from parents who have been vaccine injured or from being vaccine injured as infants. In sepsis the body is fighting to stay alive so it shuts many things down and upregulates many other things. This is keeping the person alive but causes a lot of damage in the body and causes thrombosis which causes excess blood clotting and damage to blood vessels. The mortality rate for Sepsis is very high. In sepsis the adrenals get upregulated , the body starts causing the blood to clot, systemic inflammation and excess oxidative stress occurs. If the sepsis and cause of sepsis is not addressed the person has very little chance of surviving. Sepsis causes a hormone imbalance that is unique from post sepsis. In sepsis the adrenal hormones are very high in post sepsis the adrenals have become worn out and no longer function properly. It takes a very strict protocol to help recover from sepsis and post sepsis. If a person does not address what has caused their sepsis while they are in post sepsis they can slip back onto sepsis only this time it is much more dangerous because of the organ damage and tissue damage that has already occurred throughout the body. Infants born by C-section have a dramatic increased risk of acquiring sepsis because they do not receive the microbes that protect them from the mothers vaginal fluids. Infants who are breast fed have a dramatic decreased risk of sepsis. Studies have shown the sooner a mother starts breast feeding the less the risk is of the infant getting sepsis. The microbes that protect the child can be found if a person know where to look and has an experienced functional medicine practitioner.
Sadly when a child experiences sepsis from a vaccine the medical professionals lie and instead of reporting the adverse reaction to the vaccine they brush the parents concerns off or they will lie and tell them it is proof the vaccine is working. We also cannot rule out other causes of neonatal sepsis though. These are some of the symptoms of neonatal sepsis. These are the main symptoms but not all symptoms. If a child develops sepsis from vaccine injury it is up to the parent to report it. Mot medical professional do not know how to identify vaccine injury and the ones who do will not report it.
Not feeding will or frequent vomiting.
Fever or inability to properly regulate body temperature.
Rapid breathing or long pauses in breathing.
Pale appearance or a whole body rash.
Something else that occurs, sepsis can cause gut dysbiosis and gut dysbiosis can cause sepsis. The systemic inflammation cause our gut microbial makeup to change to an inflammatory one. This leaves things that normally would not enter the body enter the body such as endotoxins, heavy metals and environmental toxins and even food particles. This is why those with sepsis and post sepsis develop, high heavy metal levels and will have oxalate issues, food intolerance and food allergies. This is a cycle that becomes difficult to break because this also contribute to the systemic inflammation, immune dysfunction,and oxidative stress. This is why it is very very important to heal the gut when dealing with sepsis and post sepsis. Gut dysbiosis on it’s own can cause organ damage and failure and has been linked to diabetes, mental disorders and heart disease. When a person develops sepsis they also become more prone to infection increasing their risk of dying from sepsis or post sepsis. It is very important to replace the microbes lost, reduce inflammation and balance the immune system.
You can survive sepsis and post sepsis. It takes someone very knowledgeable in functional medicine. It takes very specific supplements and nutrients unique to each person. There is no one size fits all. If a person has post sepsis and has not addressed what caused their sepsis they could develop sepsis again and each time their risk of mortality increases because many organs are already damaged and struggling to function. When a person has post sepsis things such as the adrenal and many other hormones are low. I will not get into detail because it can get very complex.
When a person experiences Sepsis DAMPs, MAMPs, and PAMPs are released. These are danger signals that stimulate the immune system, systemic inflammation, and oxidative stress all these things contribute to damage in the body but also contribute to keeping a person alive by preventing the toxins, depression, infection or any other causative agents from killing the person. It is the bodies last ditch effort to survive. So to survive sepsis you need to address the causes. Also to try and prevent post sepsis the inflammation, oxidative stress, organ damage, metabolic and gene issues caused need addressed. A person who has survived go into a state of post sepsis. Usually the oxidative stress and systemic inflammation is still there but they have metabolic issues, organ issues, endocrine issues, and immune dis-regulation have to be addressed. If these things are not addressed chronic illness will start to occur and they will develop autoimmune diseases, digestive issues. Brain swelling occurs and needs addressed. The organ damage needs addressed. If the post sepsis is not corrected organ failure will occur and a person will start to develop things such as liver disease and kidney disease, interstitial cystitis and many many more illnesses. When it has reached the stage of causing organ damage it takes much much longer to correct. Notice inflammation is one of the key factors in causing the chronic illness. Reducing inflammation is key to healing.
Most allopathic medical professionals do not know how to identify or deal with sepsis but functional medicine practitioners have been trained to identify and address it. It is very important to distinguish between sepsis and post sepsis. What is good for treating sepsis may home someone with post sepsis. There are those who still have the issues that caused their sepsis so they will alternate between bouts of sepsis and bouts of post sepsis. Those are the most difficult to heal because with those one the little things are very very important. Ones who can still have a tendency to experience sepsis get set back very very easily. Things that would normally be beneficial like social interaction can really take it’s tolls on those who are still going back and forth between experiencing sepsis and post sepsis. When I was very ill it was surprised how even positive social interaction would set me back for days. The brain is so focused on healing the body and dealing with the pain and keeping track of healing and what needs to be done to heal that anything that takes more thought can set us back. I remember if I interacted on Facebook too much when I was very very ill it would really set me back and often times it was positive interactions, my Facebook friends would be encouraging me and teaching me. But combine the chronic illness , with the normal stresses of daily life and it gets overwhelming. This can increase the blood clotting and tax the adrenals which dramatically sets our health back. It also increases brain inflammation. So when in a state of sepsis or post sepsis we have to learn to listen to our bodies and our minds. It can be difficult because sometimes it is necessary to isolate ones self to let their brain and body recover. Little things are very very important like maintaining glucose and insulin levels, making sure we support our adrenals. Even though we may want to be sociable if our minds or our body is telling us not to do it then we need to find a way to listen to our bodies within reason. We do have certain family responsibilities but We also need to try our best to get our family to understand the harm of social interactions and others things may be causing us. These things are usually healing to the body when we are well but when in a state of sepsis or post sepsis the body is in survival mode so nothing is as it should be. Those experiencing sepsis or post sepsis often times look healthy, and will pretend to be healthy which I did often so they are responsible for some of the lack of understanding people have towards those who are chronically ill. These can be prevented and corrected with the correct guidance from someone knowledgeable in how to deal with these things.
Now I will cover the many ways that sepsis and post sepsis kills. They kill by causing damage to the organs, this is why those with sepsis and post sepsis die from organ failure, brain damage, but the most common cause of death during sepsis and post sepsis is heart failure. The inflammation and oxidative stress damages the organs including the heart and brain. It also causes excess blood clotting and excess blood vessel damage which often times leads to heart failure. Another way that sepsis and post sepsis causes heart failure is through the adrenal dysfunction. The limbic system regulates our blood pressure and heart rate. A healthy adrenal system is required for this. This is where the real harm comes in because adrenal dysfunction also causes excess blood clotting and blood vessels can constrict, now add to the fact the inflammation and oxidative stress is interfering with the limbic system and adrenals to interact with each other to properly regulate the cardiovascular system and a person because prone to heart failure or stroke. There are many other ways that sepsis and post sepsis can cause heart failure to numerous to continue but these are the most common causes. I am stating this to let people know the importance of not ignoring these things. They need addressed and corrected.
Because the body experiences oxygen deprivation from the restricted blood flow throughout body causes organ damage, damage to the brain and neurological damage. The neurological damage in itself can cause death. Now ad to the fact that pain has been shown to cause things to occur in the body that can result in death. Mitochondrial function get upregulated during sepsis and down regulated and even inhibited during post sepsis. So if we do things that would increase certain mitochondrial processes during sepsis it could increase the persons mortality. For example when a person is in a state of sepsis increasing ATP levels increases mortality but when in a state of post sepsis increasing ATP can speed up healing. In post sepsis usually mitochondria function is inhibited so increasing it can speed up recovery but in full on sepsis increasing certain mitochondrial function can increase mortality. I will try to cover the best I can how to distinguish between the two though some things do overlap in sepsis and post sepsis for example often times oxidative stress and systemic inflammation levels are still high in both.
Now I will try my best to describe the symptoms of sepsis and test that can be used to detect when someone has sepsis.
Fast heart rate or an irregular heart beat
Temperature dis-regulation some may have a fever some may be hypothermic.
Warm or clammy skin or excessive sweating.
Mental confusion , feeling disoriented, or disassociation
Rapid breathing or shortness of breath and at times it may be difficult to take a breath.
Difficulty waking up.
Skin rash, skin burning or severe itching.
If severe enough seizures.
Some test that can be used to detect if a person has sepsis.
Excessively high or low glucose or insulin levels.
Back pain which is caused by a variety of issues.
Irregular heart beat which can cause dizziness when walking or standing.
Sudden sharp or burning pain in the chest.
Difficulty breathing especially when lying down.
Anciety, fear, flash backs, even paranoia from the increased brain inflammation. This can also cause depression and suicidal thoughts.
Ok test that can be used to determine if someone has sepsis . Now some of these test also overlap with post sepsis.
Vassopressin levels it becomes impaired during sepsis.
Glucose and insulin levels
A complete thyroid test even testing for reverse T3. Usually reverse T3 is low and T4 levels are high. Thyroid hormone levels usually become decreased.
Testing cortisol levels . Cortisol is usually high.
During sepsis Growth hormone levels are usually high.
Often times white blood cell count is high in sepsis.
Low red blood cell count or high red blood cell count which often times gets mistaken for leukemia.
Liver function should be tested because it becomes impaired during sepsis. Bilirubin and creatine should be tested.
Lactic acid levels usually become high during sepsis.
Inflammatory cytokines such as C-reactive, IL-3, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, MCP-1, MMP-9, IL-13 and TNF-a.
Troponin, natriutetic peptides and myoglobin to check for myocardial dysfunction.
Arterial blood gases to test pulmonary function.
Prothrombin time and partial thromboplastin time, platelet count when low it indicates excess blood clotting. D-dimer can also indicate if blood is clotting excessively.
The type of sepsis is important to determine it is from infection or to rule out infection a test for endotoxins can be done. It is non specific but it will indicate if an infection is present.
If procalcitonin is high it can indicate there is a bacteria infection present.
IGF-1 is low during sepsis.
Catecholamine levels become high during sepsis. (dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine)
Glutamine levels become low but increase in the brain because it’s uptake into the cells becomes inhibited. This can cause glutamate toxicity in the brain. Increasing glutamate levels during sepsis increases risk of mortality.
Copeptin is usually high in sepsis which makes it difficult to urinate.
Leptin levels are usually high during sepsis.
Luteinizing hormone releasing hormone is usually high during sepsis which increases B-endorphin and GABA.
Ok now lets cover Post Sepsis . Many of the symptoms of sepsis and post sepsis overlap for example usually the systemic inflammation and oxidative stress levels remain high. So the organ damage, brain inflammation and immune dysfunction remain but the symptoms will change because often times the organ damage causes hormone changes that are different in sepsis. For example the adrenals, liver and kidney function has because lower so those hormones and enzymes will be different then that found in sepsis. Mitochondrial respiration and other mitochondrial functions have become inhibited in post sepsis. In sepsis it usually becomes upregulated so the causes of oxidative stress between sepsis and post sepsis are different.
Some symptoms that may be found in post sepsis.
Difficulty sleeping or difficulty staying asleep.
Sever muscle and joint pain. Poor muscle function, muscles will be tight and difficult to move.
Swelling in limbs
Susceptibility to repeat infections.
skin rashes or burning skin
many of the psychological symptoms carry over to post sepsis such as anxiety attack, memory flash backs, nightmares or strange dreams that make no sense, difficulty concentrating, memory loss
Most medical professionals do not even acknowledge sepsis. They send patients home and either they are not concerned or lack the knowledge to be able to identify when they have caused sepsis or they are trying to hide their error. Studies have shown that most who have had sepsis get sent home and have no farther support or resources which increases their mortality. Now add to this , the fact that those with sepsis appear to be healthy so they get ostracized and criticized by family. They do not get the support they need and often time family adds burdens to them that not only hinder their healing but because of the stress, depression and physical demands it can send them back into sepsis this is why those who have survived sepsis have a 40% mortality rate. They lack the support and resources needed for them to heal. When a person is suffering from sepsis any emotion even positive can put a physical demand on the body because their body and brain are in survival mode. Yet they say that those who have post sepsis have lost their minds and are isolating themselves, or they are neglecting family when they are actually trying to survive. Those with post sepsis are on a teeter totter. They can quickly develop sepsis again and each time it takes longer to recover. Little things add up and can help a person to get over the hill and start to recover but very few have the support they need to focus on those little things. I cannot get into details when I say little things because the list is long but one of them is when a person is showing memory loss or being irritable they are struggling and need help with some of the normal everyday burdens that are usually easy for others to do. They become mountains for someone suffering from post sepsis syndrome.
It would take me a very long time to show what happens and why with post sepsis. The mitochondria is the little factories of the body which are involved in almost everything in the body. In post sepsis the mitochondria shrinks and molecules can not longer be transferred into and out of the mitochondria. It slows the bodies processes down. In order to get the mitochondria functioning again. The inflammation, oxidative stress, metabolic issues and many other things have to be corrected. It takes very specific nutrients for the person and a lot of self discipline. A person can recover from post sepsis but it takes time persistence and a lot of learning. There are many things that occur in sepsis and it takes very specific nutrients to get things functioning correctly again. For example often times the pituitary, adrenals, thyroids and hypothalamus become damaged. It takes time and very specific nutrients and protocols to promote their healing. This causes many hormones to get out of balance like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, adrenal hormones, many hormones needed for proper brain function. The gut becomes damage and the microbes in the gut become out of balance and need corrected.
If these things are not corrected a person will develop cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmunity and many other chronic illnesses. There are not test for post sespsis but test for things such as CIRS also known as SIRS can help to determine what needs addressed.
Hormone test, complete thyroid test and adrenal hormone test along with testing for CIRS can help to determine if a person has post sepsis. It can persist for years especially if the health problems that contributed to it are not addressed. A person can recover if they are diligent.
These are test for CIRS
Vassoactive intestinal peptide – this is usually low in post sepsis.
Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 (TGF-b1) usually increased in post sepsis and CIRS. It is involved in cell division and cell death.
Melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH) controls the pigment of the skin, regulates how much cytokines can be produced. Usually low in post sepsis and CIRS. If it is low the production of inflammatory cytokines cannot be shut down.
C4a – when levels are high it indicates systemic inflammation.
Adrenocoricotropic hormone (ACTG) regulates cortisol levels. It is usually low in post sepsis and CIRS.
Anti-gliaden antibodies (AGH, IgE, IgA) – triggered in response to mold toxins, inflammation and gluten sensitivity. It can also indicate gut inflammation.
Cortisol usually low in post sepsis and CIRS.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) – Stimulates blood vessel formation. Is usually low in post sepsis and CIRS.
Leptin – helps regulate fat storage in the body. Excess inflammation causes leptin resistance which can increase levels of leptin. This can cause excess weight gain and diabetes.
Anti-cardiolipin antibodies (ACLA) , IgA, IgG, IgM – high in autoimmune disease. Indicates high levels of inflammation. If these are high it indicates the body is attacking healthy tissue.
Antidiuretic hormone – it is responsible for regulation of the balance of water in your body, blood pressure, and concentration of urine being produced in the kidney. Reduced levels of ADH couldn indicate dehydration or excess urinating.
Little things really mean a lot when it comes to healing. Reducing stress, or try to deal with stress in a less negative way. Family and friends can help by reducing stress as much as possible. When someone has CIRS or post sepsis it is like being on a teeter totter. It does not take much to set their health back for weeks. What little progress they have made can easily be set back and they have to start climbing the figurative ladder over again.
There are things that can indicate someone with CIRS or post sepsis is starting to back slide with their health or need to take a rest. If they start getting irritable or absent minded, confused or disoriented it means they need to rest. The adrenals and other organs in the body have become damaged and take a very long time to heal. Even positive social interactions take a lot when it comes to adrenals and physical energy. When someone who is interacting socially either in life or online and you see those things start to occur it means they need some alone time and need time to let their adrenals and energy levels recover. If they keep pushing through it they will get set back and be in a very bad way for a while. Much of the progress they made will be lost.
It is very important to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. The body requires higher amounts of certain nutrients so it is very important to get the proper nutrients the body needs. There are very specific supplements that can help the body to heal. Not all functional medicine practitioners are the same. So find one who has a proven track record of success. Do not skip meals. Fasting can be injuries when a person is dealing with CIRS or post sespsis and it can set the persons health back. Taking the wrong supplements can cause harm also so they need to be will researched and make certain they would be what is best. If in doubt don’t.
A person may recover enough to function but if the health issues are not addressed they will be prone to many types of illnesses, from allergies, food intolerance, interstitial cystitis, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, autoimmunity and even cancer. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in those with post sepsis and CIRS. It is very important to get the hormone levels straightened out, reduce the excess blood clotting, reduce the inflammation and oxidative stress. All these alone contribute to hear damage, strokes , neurological damage that can cause the heart to fail, imbalances in the minerals in the body which can cause the heart to beat irregular. Stress, to much emotional interactions, over doing it physically, and many other things can increase the risk of those things occurring. When you are healing it is very important to realize you have limits even on days you feel good and set those limit and do not pass them even if you feel well. They add up and will catch up with you and can set you back.
It is good to do things like listen to music, color in coloring books, do puzzles, do word games, read some jokes laughing is very healing. Going in nature has been found to promote healing. There are many things a person and their family can do that can promote healing. Little things mean a lot. They add up and can help someone get over the hill so they can fully recover.
Often times because those with CIRS and post sepsis do not look ill and we can put on a good front in pretending we are well they will not realize how ill the person really is. That is why if you see the person tripping a lot, getting disoriented, absent minded or irritable. They may start sitting down a lot . Their breathing may speed up. It means they need rest and most likely need to be alone for a while so their adrenal hormones can also recover. Sometimes those who are chronically ill just want to be normal again. I did it to myself often but I was fortunate and had two friends that were aware of what I was doing to myself and would make me slow down and rest and take time to myself to recover. So the person who is ill may need others to watch out for them. Those who are ill try so hard to be normal again or just to function that they will often times push themselves too much and end up setting themselves back so much it may take days or weeks to recover.
When a person has post sepsis or CIRS their immune system is barely functioning. When I was very ill people would come near me with colds or sore throats. I easily picked these infections up even when I kept my distance. This would set me back for weeks. Sometimes I would even end up bedridden for days. Even when a person who is ill has restored immune function the damage the infection causes to the persons body sets the back physically and makes them lose a lot of the work they have done to heal.
I personally struggled eating properly because most food especially GMOs are very damaging to the body. If I would eat them I would become very very ill and it would set me back. Most people do not understand this. I would have them go shopping and put very specific brands on the list but if they could not find those brands they would replace them with GMOs. I could not eat them. If I went shopping myself I would be too exhausted to cook so often times would not eat for a day which would set me back health wise. Eating three meals a day became a major struggle for me when I was ill. For some who experience type 1 diabetes type symptoms they may have to eat a bunch of small meal a day to keep their energy levels up so they do not back slide.
The main thing is working on getting the mitochondria repaired first. Then work on the immune system. If you repair the immune system before the mitochondria is functioning adequately it can make the person very ill. They need the mitochondria to be functioning to launch a proper immune response. One if the most important things about healing is addressing the excess blood clotting and neurological damage. These cause organ and brain damage that will continue until proper blood flow is restored and neurological function is corrected.
I did a blog post that explains you can heal and at the end of it , I explain how to find someone who can help you learn to heal. Allopathic medicine only treats the symptoms and if you compare the research from those treated with allopathic medicine the outcome is usually not good it usually end in death. If you look at the outcome from those who have been treated with functional medicine they have recovered and lived a productive life. Allopathic medicine only treats the symptoms, functional medicine treats the cause. I explain in much better detail in the article in this link. This link also show there are labs that will let your order test online. https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2021/05/28/how-to-get-off-the-medical-hamster-wheel/
Health problems caused by sepsis are long lasting unless an experienced functional practitioner guide the healing.
Medications, GMOs, farm chemcials espeically glyphosate can alter the microbiome causing high MAMPs levels which leads to thrombosis and death if those things are not corrected. Altered gut microbiome can cause high levels of MAMPs.
Sterile trauma induced sepsis is sepsis induced by physical or emotional trauma. There are not specific markers to distinguish which a person is dealing with this is why it is important to talk to the person and get to know a little about their background and consider if they had any surgeries.
Modern medicine only treats the symptoms and not the cause of illness. There is no profit in treating the cause. This keeps people on a medical hamster wheel believing they cannot heal. Often times modern medicine is the very cause of a person’s illness. When you hear things like the illness is genetic, or they do not know the cause of your illness , it is most likely they caused the illness. I am going to explain the options available including some supplements that may help a person heal.
The united states has some of the highest rates of chronic illness, cancer , diabetes and autoimmunity in the world. Studies have shown up to 80% of the population in the U.S. is taking some form of medication. Those medications require other medications to deal with the side effects of the first medication. Medications do not treat the cause of illness they only treat the symptoms. The U.S. has the highest vaccine rates in the world , vaccines have proven to be very harmful to the body. Diseases such as cancer used to be rare now infants are being born with cancer. It is clear modern medicine gets people on medical hamster wheels.
Medical error is the third leading cause of death. Now combine that with the fact that almost no adverse reactions to medication get reported and only 1% of vaccine adverse reactions get reported. So the number of deaths caused by modern medicine is most likely much higher. Vaccines have caused thousands of documented deaths and that is only the ones that have been documented. It has become clear modern medicine is not making society healthy. Fortunately there is a form of medicine that can help a person to heal and not just treat the symptoms.
Functional medicine treats the cause so instead of being on medications all your life you address what is causing the illness and correct it. I did a blog post about it with information on how to find a functional medicine practitioner. Functional medicine practitioners are more aware of the flawed genetics science and has not been blinded by much of the flawed science produced by the medical industry and pharmaceutical industry. I have provided links at the bottom of the page to resources to help one learn more about functional medicine and to also guide their decisions on how they may be able to approach their healing.
This is not medical advice this is for educational purposes. Do not use this information yourself , find an experienced and reputable functional medicine practitioner. I am going to explain some things to demonstrate the many things that we have that can help a person to heal with the proper guidance.
Recently science has learned that it is not our genes that determine if we get ill or not but it is our exposome (internal and external environment) . The toxins we come in contact with externally effect our health, toxins in our foods especially GMO foods and foods with high farm chemical levels. Stress , vaccines, and trauma can effect our health. Because of over farming and chemicals like glyphosate being spray our food has become deficient in nutrient. The farm chemicals being sprayed are killing the microbes in the soil that help plants absorb nutrients, this makes our food even more deficient in nutrients. Many illnesses including infectious disease can be linked to nutrient deficiencies. For example those who where deficient in things such as vitamin D, zinc and selenium were much more likely to become ill from Covid. Most infections can belinked to a nutrient deficiency. Even many types of infection can be linked to chronic illness.
Science has come to discover that our microbiota throughout our body modulate our genes and metabolic pathways more then our own bodies do. This is why with a knowledgeable person who knows how to use nutrients, plants, microbes and other natural resources can help guide someone to heal from many supposed non curable illnesses such as autoimmunity or diabetes.
There are test that can narrow down the cause by showing the symptoms or even lead directly to the cause. I will now list some test that can be used to help narrow down and identify the cause of illness. If your medical practitioner does not know what these test are then I would recommend you find one that does.
OATS test – organic acids test. Organic acids are excreted in the urine and are products of metabolism. OATS test can help to determine toxins in the body, indicate nutrient deficiencies, and can even identify certain types of infection.
GI Map test – Test microbial balance in the body or microbial deficiencies. Microbial imbalance can cause excess inflammation, gout, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and could make someone prone to infection and autoimmune disease. GI Map test can also show hormone imblances and pinpoint digestive issues.
Testing for oxidative stress – Excess oxidative stress can cause the same health issues as inflammation and is very damaging to the body. It can lead to organ and brain damage. Testing for oxidative stress test levels of antioxidant enzymes and for reactive oxygen species or free radicals. The biomarkers that are checked is protective enzymes such as glutathione, total antioxidant capacity, cysteine/ cysteine sulfate ratio, glutathione peroxidase, super oxide dismutase. It looks at triglyceride levels.
Dutch test – hormones effect our sleep, metabolism, heart, cognitive abilities, blood sugar levels, mood, for women it can effect their estrous cycle. Dutch test test cortisol, cortisone, estradiol, estrone, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, melatonin levels. It also test O-OhdG levels which is a marker of oxidative stress.
Comprehensive Blood anyalysis – this checks nutrient levels, c reactive protein levels which is an inflammatory cytokine, homocysteine , full thyroid panel, antibodies test, blood glucose and insulin levels, read blood cells and iron status, urinary tract health, liver and kidney health, parathyroid status.
Testing for CIRS – anyone who is chronically ill, has autoimmunity , diabetes or heart disease most likely has CIRS. CIRS is chronic inflammatory response syndrome. The government calls it Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Because functional medicine diagnoses the whole body they are much better at identifying the cause. Allopathic medicine only identifies the symptoms and can only treat the symptoms of the illness. By identifying the cause and addressing it you can recover instead of being ill all your life.
Some things you may experience that could indicate you have CIRS. Brain fog or confusion, feeling dissociated, difficulty learning and remembering things and many other mental issues. Skin sensitivity , skin burning or tingling. Red eyes , frequent sweats, ice pick like pain, numbness in various areas of the body, coughing, congested nose, frequent tearing, metallic taste in mouth, joint pain or stiffness, muscle pain or stiffness, appetite swings, difficulty regulating body temperature, and vertigo. There are many more symptoms but these are some of the most common.
Next a person would need to be questioned to identify any possible infections or exposures to mold. Then a visual contrast sensitivity test is done. These can usually be done online for about $10 and the results would need to be shared with your practitioner. Then test need to be run.
Human leukocyte Antigen genetic test which I do not agree with because this blames the genes for not being able to detox mold toxins and science has shown most genetics science is severely flawed.
MARCoNS which is a multidrug resistant strain of staphylococcus that is usually acquired in hospitals.
Vasoactive intestinal peptide – it is involved in the regulation of the cardiovascular system, digestion, glygenolysis, pituitary function, and vaginal lubrication.
Melanocyte stimulating hormone – prduced in the pituitary and hypothalamus. It is also produced in the skin when exposed to ultraviolet rays. It reduces inflammation. It also regulates aldosterone.
Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 (TGF-B1) – Involved in tissue regeneration, immune regulation, involved in the suppression of cancer.
C4a -complement 4a test for autoimmunity and other health problems. High levels usual indicates mold infection or exposure. Some infections will also increase C4a.
Antigliadin (AGA/IgG) – this is used to test for gastrointestinal issues especially celiac.
Adrenocortitropic hormone (ACTH) cortisol – the pituitary regulates the production of cortisol. It measures adrenal and pituitary health. They are involved in the production of steroid hormones.
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) this plays a role in wound healing, regulating blood pressure, ovulation, menstrual cycle, and pregnancy. Over expression has been link to arthritis, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and many types of cancer.
Antidiuretic hormone (ADH/osmolity) – regulates water levels in the body. A deficiency causes excess thirst and can cause excess urination. Excess causes headache, nausea, and vomiting.
Matrix metallopeptide 9 (MM9) – also known as gelatinase elevated levels have been linked to arthritis, autoimmunity, cardiovascular disease and ischemia.
Since the science is discovering that our microbiome modulate our genes and metabolic pathways more then our bodies do they are developing new test to get better understanding of a persons health status and what microbes they may need to increase or reduce to achieve and maintain health. These test are not available yet but seem to be proving to be very effective.
One test is Microbe (MESA)- set enrichment analysis test. It measures or test host microbiome interactions.
These are just a few things that a functional medicine practitioner may use to help someone heal.
Now I will discuss some of the microbes available and how they effect our bodies:
Lactobacillus DR7 Reduces inflammation, improves cognition and memory. It upregulates tryptophan-serotonin pathways and reduces tryptophan -kyneurine pathway. This increase the hormones in the brain that helps us to deal with stress and helps promote happiness.
Many microbes help to prevent infection , for example Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium Lactis help prevent Picornavirus infection and the flu.
Most Bifidobacteria reduces risk of nasal infection. Bofidiobacteria help prevent virus infection and some Lactobacillus do especially Lactobacillus acidophilus. Many who got very ill with Covid were found to be deficient in Bifidobacteria.
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus has been found to help prevent the flu.
Lactobacillus Slivarius, Lactobacillus Brevis, and Lactobacillus planatarum help prevent Herpes simplex 2 infections.
Those who had these microbes were found to be more resistant to viral infection including HIV and women who contained these were found to be resistant to vaginal infection.
Some species of microbes reduces the risk of cancer such as some species of Bifidobacteria, butyrate producing bacteria such as Clostridium Spp. Lactobacillus crispatus helps prevent cervical cancer.
Some microbes prevent dermatitus such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus casei, and Lactobacillus Fermentum.
Some can help reduce inflammatory bowel pain such as Bifidobacterium breve, and Bifidobacterium longhum.
Abdominal distention is when air or fluid accumulate in the abdomen causing it’s expansion (bloating), it can also cause flatulence. These microbes can help reduce the symptoms. Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium infantis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus planatarum.
Short chain fatty acid producing microbes have been found to help reduce this. Lactobacillus acidophilus have been found to reduce high LDL levels.
The list of microbes goes on and on. Some have been found to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and others have been found to prevent autoimmunity. So far there are around 1500 microbes known to be a part of the microbiota in humans.
Now I will discuss nutrients.
Magnesium helps prevent high blood pressure, prevents depression, improves sleep quality. It is needed for most metabolic processes in the body. Because of the above mentioned things many are deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is needed for proper immune function. It is needed for proper mental health, and metabolic health. If deficient a person can develop restless leg syndrome, sleeplessness, NMDA receptor over activation so has been found to be low in many who have autism. If deficient in magnesium it can damage the cardiovascular system. Magnesium prevents oxalate build up in the body. Magnesium prevents excess blood clotting. Magnesium deficiency can cause glaucoma. Magnesium increases our tolerance for stress. Low magnesium and high aluminum levels can cause Parkinson’s .
Zinc improves function of the immune system, it is needed for many metabolic functions, and it prevents depression.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids such as cod liver oil, coconut oil, flax seed oil, and olive oil help prevent obesity, diabetes, inflammatory diseases and improves immune function.
Vitamin B12 which many are deficient in now days protects the nerves and brain, it prevents homocysteinuria and prevents mental issues.
SAMe has been found to dramatically reduce the symptoms of arthritis.
Nitric oxide is needed for proper immune function, reduces oxidative stress, needed to prevent inflammation in the gut, prevents cavities, helps to prevent cardiovascular disease. Our bacteria in our mouths convert the nitrites and nitrates in our food to nitric oxide. NO also prevents osteoporosis and increases exercise endurance. Many are deficient in nitric oxide because of the over consumption of process foods. Leafy greens and beet root are high in nitrates. Nitric oxide is also needed to maintain proper glucose and insulin levels.
Niacin is needed to fuel oxidation , especially of fatty acids. It is need to produce ATP which is the energy needed by almost all cells in the body. It is also needed for gluconiogenesis, ketogenesis, needed for proper function of the pentose phosphate pathway, it is needed for producing heme, steroid hormones, and detoxing free radicals. Low niacin levels results in DNA damage. Niacin stimulates the longevity genes, prevents heart disease and can reverse some signs of aging. It protects brain cells and helps to prevent glaucoma.
Vitamin B6 has been found to be deficient in many now days. It is needed by almost every process in the body. It prevent amyloid B formation which cause Alzheimers and organ damage. It prevents excess inflammation. It is neuro protective so protects the nerves and brain.
Vitamin D is another nutrient many are deficient in now days. It reduce the risk of cancer, decreases mortality , It is needed in many metabolic processes especially those involved in digestion. It helps prevent viral and bacteria infection. If vitamin D is low a person will experience poor bone health and will develop cavities.
The list of nutrients goes on and on and how the effect the body. Some nutrient deficiencies can cause autoimmune diseases such as lupus , or eczema. Carbohydrate deficiency can cause autoimmunity.
Now let discus supplements that have been shown to help when someone is ill.
Boswellia (frankinsense) reduces inflammation and helps restore proper immune function.
Tumeric reduces inflammation, reduces risk of autoimmunity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Panax gensing has been shown to reduce the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) inflammation and oxidative stress are the main conditions that occur in the body that causes chronic illness. NAC reduces inflammation and oxidative stress. It has been shown to help fight many types of cancer. It prevents excess cell death and neurological damage. I help to prevent mitochondrial dysfunction. Help reduce symptoms of withdrawal from drug addcition. Protects the brain and helps prevent mental disorders. Helps with COPD. It has been shown to help with NAFLD. It reduces insulin resistance and symptoms of PCOS. It reduces colon polyps and increases the beneficial effects of Nitric Oxide.
Ashwangha improves cellular energy levels, it improves resistance to mental and physical stress, very potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It increases bone marrow production. It increases hemoglobin, and increases thyroid hormones.
Lemon Balm reduces pain, has potent antispasmodic effects. Effective at fighting many types of viruses including herpes simplex 2 and Covid. Reduce the severity and bleeding during the estrous cycle. Reduces anxiety and improves sleep quality. Potent anti-inflammatory. It improves blood glucose levels and HbA1c levels. It inhibits HIV.
Aloe Vera helps to reduce inflammation in the gut and reduces ulcerative colitis, It helps to reduce mast cell degranulation preventing high histamines and MCAS, it prevents excess histamine release, helps maintain normal glucose levels, high in minerals and antioxidants. It improves fat and carbohydrate metabolism. It helps reduce the symptoms of IC and has been shown to help prevent cancer. It has antibacterial properties against Staphylococcus Aureus, E Coli, Pseudomonas derugilosa, Salmonella typhi, streptococcus pyrogenes and most other types of Salmonellla.
Melatonin one of the most potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidants. Has been shown to reduce symptoms of some forms of autism. It improves sleep quality and reduces the symptoms of Alzheimers, improves mental health and glycemic control.
Stinging Nettles reduces arthritis pain, it is an aromatase inhibitor which reduces androgen levels. This would reduce the incidence of certain types of cancer especially prostate cancer. It reduces prostate swelling. It improves urinary health. It reduces gut inflammation. Helps to normalize glucose and insulin levels.
Querciten hel;ps fight viral infection. It inhibits tyrosine kinase which prevents many types of cancer. Low dose it is an antioxidant and in high dose it is an oxidant. It helps to prevent estrogen dominance. It stimulates insulin secretion and protects pancreatic B cells. It acctivates NRF2 the master regulator of the antioxidant system. It inhibits the release of histamine. Querciten helps to revers cognitive decline and has been shown to improve symptoms of Alzheimers. It extends lifespan. Querciten increases exercise endurance and speeds up recovery time. It reduces fat build up in the liver. Querciten prevents obesity. It prevents cataract formation. It inhibits glycosylation of hemoglobin proteins. It decreases plasma glucose levels and increases pancreatic islet cells. It improves liver and pancreatic function.
L-citruline reduces symptoms of asthma, and helps prevent cardiovascular disease. It improves muscle endurance and performance.
Japanese honeysuckle found to be one of the most effective things against covid. It reduces fever and protect the body from the effects of endotoxins. It fights many types of infections including mycoplasma. It stimulates cardiovascular healing and improves cardiovascular health. It has been found to protect the liver from injury. It reduces inflammation in the gut and stimulates healing in the gut. Honeysuckle normalizes glucose and insulin levels.
Oxeye daisy speeds up wound healing including the healing of broken bones. Potent anti-inflammatory effects. Has very potent antimicrobial properties. It reduces anxiety, and pain. It prevents many types of cancer. It has potent antioxidant properties. It reduces the symptoms of Alzheimers. \
Grape seed extract prevents insulin resistance. Increases B-oxidation which prevents weight gain and increases cellular energy. Increases expression of FXR which can increase longevity. It helps restore balance to the microbiome. It protects the genes that regulate our internal clock(circadian rhythm). It improves gut and cardiovascular health. It improves endurance and strength. Grape seed extract improves bone health. It helps prevent fibrosis in the body which can damage organs. It prevents oxidative stress. It neuro protective so protects the brain. It reduces the symptoms of menopause.
Not sure of the accuracy of these sites but they have a remedy finder which will list herbs that help with certain symptoms.
Many illnesses are set off by nutrient deficiencies. Most in the industrialized world are deficient in nutrients because of over farming and the farm chemicals used chelate nutrients from the soil and they also kill the microbes that help the plants absorb nutrients. This is driving obesity because in order to get the nutrients needed many have to consume larger proportions of food. The government had to start requiring they fortify food with nutrients because of this. But some of the nutrients are man made and toxic to the body. One of them is folic acid which is toxic to the body and has been linked to dementia and cancer. They add folic acid to everything and it has been found to be in high levels in children who have autism. Folate is natural and does not build up in the body and cause damage.
If you have read article this you have taken the first steps to getting off the medical hamster wheel and learning how to truly heal and break free of the medical hamster wheel of modern medicine and take your health and the health of your family into your own hands. It is never good to entrust something valuable such as your health to the very ones who would profit from a person being ill.
Ordering your own test. Some will leave you order test without a doctor. You can order many test online and some companies use local clinics and labs to collect and test the samples. Some test do not require you go to a clinic or lab but can send the tools for sample collection to your home and they can be mailed in. There may better better and cheaper options the links I provide are to demonstrate you can order test and even have them interpreted without having a doctor do it for you.
Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.
Modern medicine only treats the symptoms. This is why when they advertise their products or services they make statements like treat the symptoms, reduce the symptoms of. If they cured someone they would lose a customer. There is no money in healing someone. There is more money in getting people on medical hamster wheels and keeping them there. Once someone takes one of their products they slowly start losing their health. Vaccines have been shown to injure 100% of the time. They hide this fact by calling the illness they cause coincidence, anecdotal evidence, blame it on the persons genes, lifestyle or even stress.
Many medical practitioners do not know they are part of the problem. The pharmaceutical industry has a lot of influence over their education so they have been indoctrinated to ignore the truth and to believe they are truly helping and if you have ever look at their training on how to speak with patients they are taught to gas light and brush someones questioning modern medicine off as being crazy.
Most all of us have been indoctrinated to trust modern medicine. It is very difficult to believe they are are harming us. This makes it mentally difficult for us to break our dependency on modern medicine because we develop a close and personal relationship with the medical professionals in our lives. We should not view them as villains. Many do not realize the harm they are doing. For example only 1% of vaccine adverse reactions gets reported because most of the time the victims go to the emergency room so there illness gets misdiagnosed as being caused by something else. If they do the cause will be listed as natural or as cause unknown. Medical error has been found to be the leading cause of death in the world. Now add to the fact that most deaths from adverse reactions to vaccines and medications do not get reported it is most likely the number one cause of death in the world.
People have now been indoctrinated to believe they cannot heal. We have to got over this belief in order to escape the medical slavery.
It is not normal to be ill. It is not normal to have food allergies, cancer, diabetes, heart disease or any of the many other illnesses a person my have. It use to be rare for a person to have to take medication . Now the pharmaceutical industry has people so indoctrinated to believe they need the medications and toxic vaccines that I hear the indoctrinated making statements like “my medication” or “my vaccination”. These are toxic substances that come with many side effects and often times one of those side effects is death. It is a win wind for the medical and pharmaceutical industries because they drugs side effects cause other health problems that have to be monitor and often times other medications have to be added to offset the effects of the previous medications. They are pretty much making people slaves because so much of the peoples time and resources including money end up going to the pharmaceutical industry and medical industry, including the time of the frequent doctors or hospital visits.
Functional medicine treats the cause of illness so the body can heal. It is also known as holistic medicine. It also teaches a person how to prevent getting ill again.
Chronic illnesses, food intolerance, inflammatory bowel, cancer, heart disease, and many other illnesses used to be rare and usually occurred in the elderly. Now infants are being born with these things, if they are born healthy they heavily vaccinate them making the child prone to many types of illnesses resulting in frequent visits to the hospital. Functional medicine prevents this happening and teaches one how to prevent getting ill as much as possible.
I decided to put together a list of Holistic or functional medicine practitioners. I do not back any of these because to research their credibility, knowledge or reputation would take many many hours. There are many types of practitioners and it would be best to find one specific to your health problems. Often times you may need to see more then one type of practitioner. Please do your research before choosing who you will see to help improve your health. Since I have gotten away from allopathic medicine and I have chosen functional medicine I have not had to see a doctor in years. Hopefully the one reading this can have the same results I have had with functional medicine.
Functional medicine takes time. Self discipline and learning to change ones lifestyle and often times the lifestyle of the whole family. To escape the slavery that a person has come under from these industries one must plan their escape. Also going off many medications comes with severe side effects so should always be done with a practitioner trained in such things. I do not recommend a person just start taking supplements. It takes a broad amount of knowledge to know how to balance things in the body and supplements are usually very concentrated so is different then eating food. This is why it is best to get the knowledge from someone experienced and trained in the usage of these supplements.
I am going to try my best to list lings to as many practitioners as I can in hopes it will help people escape the medical slavery they are under. If the practitioner promotes vaccines it is a sign they have been corrupted so be leery of such ones. Often times you can find practitioners who practice functional medicine in ads in local news papers.
Some practitioners will use crazy things like muscle testing that is not backed by science. In my opinion if they use such things then I would be cautious about using their services. There are better test such as OATS test, Gi Map test, hormone test. Test that test for inflammatory markers which should include Ca3 and Ca5. If they do not include those two inflammatory markers when they test for inflammation then they are not fully knowledgeable and will be limited in their ability to help. Make sure they are knowledgeable of CIRS (chronic inflammatory response syndrome) it is also know by the U.S. government as SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) .
You do not have to be ill you can heal if you discipline yourself, it takes a lot of self discipline and note taking. It also take finding the correct practitioner for your needs that is knowledgeable.
This article briefly explains functional medicine.
Explains how functional medicine is different. Also why it is more effective.
Good information on what to look for in a practitioner.