Your nervous system is wired to protect you. 

All day long it learns to recognize and memorize threats.

Unfortunately, it mis-interprets danger often.

  • Work stress = bear chasing you.
  • Financial issues = tiger around each corner.
  • Pain = bear taking swipes at you all day or night long.
  • Exposures to chemicals, pollens, mold, EMFs, infectious bugs = all signs of a threat.

You’re exposed to 80,000 plus toxins a day. 

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When your system is overloaded due to toxins, internal and external stress it can short circuit.

Chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivities, mold toxicity, autoimmune conditions, fibromyalgia are in my opinion all effects of immune and nervous system mid-communication.

Inflammation is a miscommunication when it lasts over 4 weeks from an initial injury or infection. 

When you have inflammation in a specific area it’s like a fuse being blown in a certain part of your body. 

The communication between that area and your nervous system are off. 

My podcast guest this week, Ashok Gupta explains his theory of how chronic illness develops and is sustained. (I’ll tell you his story in a bit).

His theory is exactly what I’ve been thinking for years.

You have an exposure to something like a virus when you’re already overwhelmed by internal or external stress. 

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The body sees that infection as a big threat to stay away from.

Each time it’s exposed to something similar it mounts a stronger reaction to tell you to get away. 

Unfortunately, it also triggers an immune inflammation reaction that causes you to feel sick, fatigued, and inflamed.

What if you can’t escape your biggest trigger reactions because of your career, relationships or your own thought process?

One of my favorite patients is experiencing this exact situation right now. 

She travels for work and each time she ends up in a hotel that is moldy she has a flare up of her mold toxin illness.

We work hard to keep her stable and boom an exposure sets her back for months. 

It’s frustrating. 

I cringe because this gal has dealt with me trying different angles of treatment options on her from pharmaceutical to herbal and supplements. 

Sauna bags, topical potions and lotions – you name it. 

Countless research studies, podcasts, continuing education trying to find a solution. 

But what if the solution is a combo of helping the body detox while assuring it that it is safe?

This is tough. 

How do you tell someone – your issue is in your brain…

…without them thinking you’re telling them that it’s all in their head?

The mis-communication between the brain and the immune system happens in the brain between the insula, amygdala and the hippocampus. (scroll to the end of the email to see this).

Research shows you’re more likely to develop a chronic illness if you have had adverse childhood events (ACEs).

ACEs prime your nervous system to be on hyper alert for threats.

People, things, situations, foods, sounds, light, wind…it doesn’t matter.

My patient had a rough childhood.

Two parents with addictions and one of them still relies on her today vs the other way around. 


Chances are her nervous system was fried long before her mold exposure. 

Four plus decades of not feeling safe and chronic mold illness combined.

It’s no surprise her nervous and immune systems struggle to communicate on a regulated level. 

Chances are no one taught you how to soothe your nervous system in a healthy manner.

You likely learned to disconnect, drink, eat or find a drug for self soothing.

I had the chillest childhood and I have my “threat” triggers…perhaps you do too. 

Likely, you’ve heard of the art of brain rewiring and neuro-plasticity by now. 

Maybe you think it’s BS.

My midwest brain totally did.

Until, I started working on myself and my triggers after reading the book “The Brain that Changes Itself” by Norman Doidge back in 2010.

Progress has been slow for me but I keep coming back to the need for brain re-wiring. 

My podcast guest Ashok Gupta ended up with chronic fatigue after a stomach bug while in college. 

Viral induced chronic illnesses often occur in those who are very stressed.

I know I would get sick like clockwork after my college mid-terms and finals were over!

Through his own neurological research, Ashok was able to recover 100%. 

Since 2007 he’s been teaching others on neuro-plasticity and “limbic retraining” in his program called the Gupta Program.  

If I would have known about his program earlier I would have recommended it to so many of my frustrated clients. 

A combination of lifestyle, nutrition, possibly vitamins, herbs or supplements complement brain re-wiring well.

It’s all about finding the right balance. 

Ashok created a protocol to reprogram the mis-communication of the nervous and immune system. 

If you’re dealing with chemical sensitivities, autoimmune disease, mold toxicity, chronic fatigue or any other chronic illness that no one seems to be able to figure out…

looking into the neuro-immune communication aspect of illness is crucial. 

It could save you time, money, decades of frustration of not feeling your best.

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If you haven’t checked out my podcast with Ashok Gupta – listen in HERE

Curious about the Gupta Program – click HERE

Check out his theory in the image below – what do you think?

I’d love to hear  your take on this hypothesis. 

Here’s to your neuro-immune balance,

Dr. J

Jannine Krause

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