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The Autoimmune Misconception

By Jenny Peterson

Autoimmune disease… From one direction, we are told that our body is attacking us, it is not reversible, and we don’t know the cause, and from another we are told that by improving the health of our gut and getting rid of toxins it will go away.

Again, it is no surprise that people are completely overwhelmed and confused when it comes to health. So many different answers and solutions, yet no one is getting results.

I’m going to call bullshit on all of this and keep it simple because frankly, we have complicated something that doesn’t need to be complicated.

Today I’m going to explain to you what autoimmune means from a biological point of view so you can finally understand what is happening in your body when it comes to autoimmune disease and be empowered to take action.

Now, I am just warning you here, you may experience some mental discomfort as I offer new information that may contradict your current beliefs.

This shouldn’t be a reason to stop now and decide not to read ahead. In fact, it is an opportunity to expand your mind and look at other possibilities. As you may have heard before, healing will require you to let go of old programs that are no longer serving you, which includes the programming about your body and symptoms.

I am not forcing you to believe anything I present, I am simply going to help you broaden your horizons.

So on that note, let's dive right into it.

There are so many misconceptions when it comes to Autoimmune disease. While everyone has their reasoning for what they believe is at the root of them, I love how German New Medicine keeps it simple and stays true to our biology.

Let's begin with the immune system.


According to – an autoimmune disorder occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake.

So, in essence, the same body system that knows exactly how to “heal” you, is mistakenly attacking you.

Let's keep in mind that your body's job at all times is to keep you alive. It is a survival system. Why would a system that is designed this way want to also destroy us? It doesn’t make sense.

But on the other hand, we are programmed to believe that the immune system defends and wards off “bad guys.” That we can activate it or pump it up to prevent illness.

So it is either attacking us or protecting us. It is a good guy or a bad guy.

I’m going to tell you that neither of these are true. In fact, there really is no such thing as the immune system. There is not a location in your body you can point to and say this is my immune system. Instead we have a healing system that is within each body system. If you want to call that an immune system, thats up to you, but I’m calling it a healing system.

This healing system is activated when we resolve a perceived stressful situation. This is when the healing crew steps in that is within that body system. Remember that it is all about survival. Our body adapts when needed. It either feels safe and does nothing or feels a threat and adapts to survive.

So for example, if you have a stuffy nose. That means you actually have resolved a situation that stunk or you felt frustrated. When you were in a conflict state (when the situation was active in your mind) your body was adapting behind the scenes. Your nasal passage was widening, cells were lost. This is because in nature smelling a predator or potential dangers is essential for survival. During this time you don’t have a stuffy or runny nose, it will be dry but most likely you won’t notice it. Then you resolve the situation and it no longer bothers you and your body says, the threat is gone, its time to come back into balance.

This is when the healing system is activated.

This is where cells will be replenished that were lost in the conflict phase and because of this you will experience maybe a stuffy nose, swelling of your nasal membrane, discharge, etc.

Now, for a lot of people they will think they got a stuffy nose from their immune system being low. As I just explained, that is quite the opposite. It has nothing to do with a “weak” immune system. It is all back to your perception. And the sinus symptoms are actually a sign of healing and your healing system working perfectly.

In the simplest way to understand, the immune system (the healing system) is essentially a system weaving in and out of conflict, activity, and conflict resolution. The concept of the immune system weakening or failing is fallacy.

So there will be times when your healing system (if you want to call that your immune system) is more active than others depending on where you are at with conflicts and healing. It is a healing system. It can't be weak. There are times when nature asserts and times when she pulls back.

There is nothing you can take to strengthen it because it already knows what to do.


Now you may be asking, what about when a person tests positive for antibodies connected to autoimmune disease?

Here again is where German New Medicine keeps it simple and about our biology.

When these antibodies are present it means that a person is in a healing phase. Remember a few minutes ago I talked about when the healing crew comes out after you resolve a perceived stressful situation? That healing crew includes antibodies, bacteria, viruses, and fungus. Those are the good guys coming in to bring the system back into balance and facilitate healing.

Remember that your body doesn’t make mistakes, it doesn’t attack you, it is doing exactly what it is designed to do.

So when someone tells me that they have gotten these test results from their doctor, all it is telling me is that they are most likely in a hanging healing, especially if they have been experiencing symptoms for more than 3 months. If you don’t know what a hanging healing is, check out episode #42 of the Simplify Your Healing Podcast.


When it comes to autoimmune disease, there are many symptoms that can fall under this label.

Very similarly to a Lyme disease diagnosis. You look up either of these and you will find a long list of possible symptoms a person may have when they fall under this umbrella label, which are referred to as syndromes. In fact, according to google, there are more than 100 autoimmune conditions.

As Glenn Doman states, “Syndromes are basically a collection of symptoms named after a man who can’t find a disease to explain them.”

When it comes to “autoimmune disorders,” we know from a GNM perspective that there is no such thing.

The immune system is not mistakenly attacking the body. It is perfectly designed as a healing system flowing in and out as needed.

The symptoms that a person is experiencing is actually what tells us the most when it comes to this syndrome.

The body system tells us the subconscious pattern connected to it. But in general, autoimmune is often related to self rejection and nonacceptance of self. Those with this label are often people pleasers, put others before themselves, and have a general feeling of being unwanted or rejected.

The meaning of the autoimmune disease can be understood more precisely when based on the body system that is affected.

For example, rheumatoid arthritis is back to a self devaluation. Hashimotos is back to feeling behind. Crohn's disease is connected to an indigestible anger conflict.

The label of autoimmune disease really doesn’t help in my work. I need to know your symptoms because that tells me the body system that we need to address.

By the time someone is diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, they essentially have been in a hanging healing for quite some time. This means that there are subconscious patterns that are preventing the healing process from completing. Like a cut that keeps getting opened, it just can’t complete the healing process.

Understanding this explanation of autoimmune disease is key to understanding that this label and what you have been told about it is not true.


At this point you may be asking “how would a person get rid of an autoimmune disease?”

Well, the first step is to get rid of the label. Because the label itself is toxic in my opinion.

As far as exercise, nutrition, and remedies that others recommend, these are not root cause solutions. However, a vitamin or mineral deficiency would be considered malnourishment – and that would require supplementation. Keep in mind, some alterations in vitamin and mineral levels are side-effects of biological conflict as well.

If an individual has success eliminating an “auto-immune” disease through acupuncture, exercise or altering nutrition – then it is clear that a “track” to the biological program has been turned off.

Remember that your symptoms are biological programs connected to your survival; they are not turned on without there being a conflict that turned them on in the first place.

A very common track for so many symptoms is of having no control. When we take action in our life, we take our control back and another “subconscious track” to the symptom is turned off. This is why stepping into your power is necessary to heal. It's the action that tells your body, its safe to heal now.

When people take out certain foods and they get better it's because the subconscious track connected to that food isn’t being activated. So when you hear people say that they cured their autoimmune disease by no longer eating gluten or grain products, it is because those foods were subconscious tracks to their body. By not eating them, there was no longer a track connected to them.

In addition, a lot of people are just completely unaware that making changes in your life are a resolution to symptoms. They may change jobs, end a relationship, or set a boundary and not even realize that it was doing those things that actually resolved their symptoms rather than the external fixes they were doing.

To resolve autoimmune disease, you have to work on the specific subconscious patterns that are connected to them according to your symptoms.

Your symptoms tell me the body system and where to start. From there it is working on identifying all the patterns that make up who you are and how you respond to life. We unravel all of that and then rewire new patterns that will support your healing.

Like I have mentioned many times, this work is individual; there isn’t an autoimmune subconscious protocol that everyone can use. You are unique. Your subconscious patterns are unique to you and they need to be addressed that way as well.


We are programmed to believe that the same exact body system that is keeping us alive, that adapts when it feels a threat, and brings in the army of healing power, is the same system that is attacking itself and our body.

The idea of “Autoimmune disease" is inaccurate.

Your body does not attack you.

Your body is always responding to your perception for its survival. When you signal to the body there is danger, your body engages the “danger” program. When you signal to the body it is safe, your body starts the repair process.

Sadly, we are not informed about this messaging system that is built within for our survival.

Your body is not making mistakes when you develop health symptoms.

Our modern minds are complicated because frankly we have made them that way, your ancient body is simple.

That is why conscious awareness is the key to resolving conflict and creating amazing health.

You have to become aware of what you are communicating to your body. We are so busy running on autopilot that we don’t even realize the communication that we are signaling to our body is full of messages that feel like a danger.

Danger to you may feel like a tiger chasing you but in reality, danger to your subconscious is not feeling good enough or not being able to set a boundary or speak up. Those are danger messages and if your body gets that message, it is going to adapt for survival.

When you are totally aware of what you’ve been communicating to your body you’ll no longer feel like there is a disconnect between your mind and body.

You’ll see that your body has been responding perfectly to what you have been communicating all along. It will be no surprise to you that you developed the symptoms that you have.

When you start sending new messages you’ll start getting a different response.

Once you let go of the old automatic programs, you can consciously step into your power, which signals to the body that you are safe. This is where healing happens.


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Jenny Peterson is the founder and CEO of Mind Body Rewire (MBR). She teaches those that are overwhelmed with trying to heal chronic symptoms how to simplify their healing by focusing on just one place, the subconscious mind. Learn more about MBR here.


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