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NIDS stands for Neuro Immune Dysfunction Syndrome and plays a part in the state of health of every family in America. NDIS are acquired disorders that impact the body and the brain.

• Symptoms may include mild to severe cognitive impairment; disordered sleep; severe headache; swollen lymph nodes; sore throat; malaise; postural orthostatic tachycardia;
painful nerves, joints and or muscles; abdominal pain; nausea; and unusual fatigue.
• Cognitive has to do with the mind and its consciousness, perception, thinking, judgment and memory.

To better understand NIDS it refers to a group of illness that are the result of how the immune system and nervous system relates to one another in chronic conditions.

You may think this a “new” disorder or illness you are just hearing about. Which reminds me in all the years that I have been a clinician (in fact since the 1970s) each passing decade brought us a new syndrome or disease. I would notice that many had the same symptoms and it became difficult to decide what illness we were looking at. Finally this year Health Science links them all together under the name NIDS.

The following is a list of their names:

1 in 300 suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

1 in 150 suffer from Fibromyalgia.

1 in 110 girls and 1 in 67 boys have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

1 in 133 Americans suffer from Celiac Disease.

Lyme Disease is a fast growing epidemic in the United States. Many sufferers go on to develop a chronic illness identical to CFS.

Gulf War Illness 225,000 servicemen of the 600,000 involved in the 1991 gulf war.

PDD, ADD/ADHD, OCD, and other related disorders firmly supports that autism and other related conditions are not developmental disorders but are the result of a disease progress that is treatable.

• Celiac disease
• Alcoholism
• Crohn’s disease
• Food allergies
• Atopic eczema
• Chronic giardiasis
• Chronic intestinal candidiasis
• Leaky Gut Syndrome
• Fungal Infections or Candidiasis

• Fibromyalgia
• Orthostatic Intolerance
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Interstitial cystitis
• Temporomandibular joint disorder
• Chronic pelvic pain
• Multiple chemical sensitivity

Chronic, low-level candida infestation can cause a variety of non-specific symptoms that may resemble chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, anxiety, or fibromyalgia.

• The Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), also called (HHV-4), is a virus of the herpes family and the most common in humans,
• In the United States, about half of all five-year-old children and 90 to 95 percent of adults have evidence of previous infection.
• There is evidence that infection with the virus is associated with a higher risk of autoimmune diseases, dermatomyositis, systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s
syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis.
• By age 35, almost everyone has antibodies to EBV, indicating past infection.
• It takes more than an uncovered cough or sneeze to transmit EBV.
• During primary infection, people shed the virus in saliva.
• The infection generally causes no signs or symptoms, except in teenagers and young adults.
• In that age group, up to half of EBV infections cause mononucleosis — a disease that features fatigue, headache, fever, sore throat and swollen lymph nodes.


• Visual disturbances (blurring, light sensitivity, eye pain)
• Difficulty maintaining upright posture, dizziness, balance problems and fainting
• Unexplained aches, nerve pains and Diabetes II
• Chills and night sweats
• Chronic inflammation
• Gastrointestinal disturbances
• Allergies and sensitivities to foods, odors, chemicals, medications
• Brain fog and cognitive impairment
• Gynecological problems including PMS
• Irritability, depression and mood swings

• They ALL exhibit common causes
• Millions have one or more of these syndromes at the same time.
• There are few diagnostic tools to be sure of the condition.
• Confusion is a common factor for both the patient and their practitioner.

It simply depends on where you are in the different stages of healing. You are either balancing your immune system and your nerve system or breaking it down by negative choices.

BRAIN/DIGESTIVE TRACT (Our first and second brains)
When a person experiences mental stress, the brain responds by initiating 1400 different responses including the dumping of a variety of chemicals to our blood stream.

Digestion is controlled by the enteric nervous system, a system composed of hundreds of millions of nerves that communicate with the central nervous system. When stress activates the “flight or fight” response in your central nervous system, digestion can shut down because your central nervous system shuts down blood flow, affects the contractions of your digestive muscles, and decreases secretions needed for digestion. Stress can cause inflammation of the gastrointestinal system, and make you more susceptible to infection.

There must be merit in the idea that our body hears what we think.

One thought on “WHAT IS NIDS?

  1. A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I believe that you ought
    to publish more on this topic, it may not be a taboo subject but usually
    people don’t speak about these issues. To the next!
    Best wishes!!

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