Auto immune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Grave’s disease, Hasimotos, etc.
A recent study showed that Dietary fats impact the severity and duration of autoimmune flare-ups.
They found that long-chain fatty acids, from dairy, meat and vegetable oils and coconut oil promoted the development and release of pro inflammatory T cells from the intestinal wall to other areas in the body, including the brain. This caused more severe disease in the mice.
But short-chain fatty acids, from fibre rich diets reduced inflammation and ameliorated the disease in the animals.
However, the typical Western diet is high in long chain fatty acids and low in short-chain fatty acids.
If you have an autoimmune disease enjoy a diet that is high in fibre.
Supplements and herbs that are important with autoimmune diseases include Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Rehmannia glutinosa.