Soo.. Let’s establish some basic about autoimmunity..
- It mostly comes from dysbiosis – an out of balance gut flora.
- Autoimmunity is when the aggressive t-cells develop, but the regulatory or suppressive t-cells do not control the rogue auto-immune t-cells.
- It is the clostridia family that are responsible for creating the suppressive t-cells. When the aggressive and suppressive are normal, auto-immunity is absent.
Conclusion: if we can restore the gut flora to a balanced state, including a healthy presence of clostridia – then any auto-immune t-cells produced, would be controlled and destroyed by the regulatory or suppressive t-cells.
How can we restore the presence and balance of healthy clostridia?
- Fermented foods can re-introduce or support the growth of the clostridia
- Prebiotics can support the growth of clostridia
- Fecal transplant can provide the clostridia directly