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Social and psychological aspects

The following articles address some of the social and psychological challenges unique to the Marshall ProtocolA curative medical treatment for chronic inflammatory disease. Based on the Marshall Pathogenesis. (MP).

Social aspects

Talking about the Marshall Protocol with others

Struggling with chronic disease can strain the fabric of even the strongest families and relationships. Like those recovering from any other disease, patients battling chronic inflammatory disease want and need to have support from family members. Building that support has proven easier for some patients than others.

Most patients have learned that the best evidence for the effectiveness of the Marshall ProtocolA curative medical treatment for chronic inflammatory disease. Based on the Marshall Pathogenesis. (MP) is to get well.

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Support groups

Main article: Support groups

The Marshall Protocol (MP) is a challenging multi-year therapy. As many MP veterans can attest, the chance to talk to a more experienced patient can significantly improve the odds of treatment success.

While some patients may prefer to limit themselves to the online forums, some have benefited from adding connections via a face-to-face support group. While there are currently only a few support groups, that can change over time. Patients who are interested in building a local community of MP patients should seriously consider starting a support group.

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Concerns about contagiousness

Psychological aspects

Stress

Main article: Stress

Not unlike vitamin D metabolism, the human stress response is governed by a sophisticated hormonal system, one which is also dysregulated in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. Successful management of both stressors and a patient's stress response can temper disease symptoms as the Marshall Protocol (MP) is facilitating recovery from disease. These diseases cannot be cured or resolved through lifestyle modifications including “stress management” any more than HIV, tuberculosis, polio, or any of the other forms of infectious disease can.

Physical stress or trauma has also been accepted as a partial contributor for several chronic diseases. However, psychological or physical stress does not appear to play any greater role than many factors which drive disease. There appears a difference between stress causing disease and stress being one of many factors which can influence the progression of disease. Other factors such as the presence of microbial pathogens appear to play a more prominent role.

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Maintaining a proper attitude

The symptoms of mental immmunopathology include apathy, sluggishness, cognitive dysfunctionThe loss of intellectual functions such as reasoning; memory loss; and other neurological abilities that is severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. (brain fogThe loss of intellectual functions such as reasoning; memory loss; and other neurological abilities that is severe enough to interfere with daily functioning.), feeling paralyzed by misery, anxiety and depression. Managing these symptoms of microbial die-off is a challenge, particularly when those symptoms are mental. For one, mental immunopathologyA temporary increase in disease symptoms experienced by Marshall Protocol patients that results from the release of cytokines and endotoxins as disease-causing bacteria are killed. is difficult to recognize as such.

There are variety of ways to limit the discomfort of mental symptoms on the Marshall ProtocolA curative medical treatment for chronic inflammatory disease. Based on the Marshall Pathogenesis.. These include restricting light, taking antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications, and seeking out social and faimly support. Patients have also reported that a proper attitude, if not always cheerful, attitude has allowed them to do the MP safely and effectively.

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