Sunday, January 12, 2014

Autoimmune Disease and Probiotics

Information from John W Jones, MD, MPH
Reviewed June 2016

What is (AD) Autoimmune Disease?

You have heard of it - you may even live with the diagnosis. The body’s immune system becomes confused and begins to attack itself. This causes a variety of injuries and inflammatory situations affecting perhaps 50 million Americans.

Autoimmune Disease (AD) is implicated in 80 to 100 different conditions, and 40 more are suspected. Those most commonly encountered are Diabetes Mellitus Type I, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Multiple Sclerosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Read More on Autoimmune Disease.

What can be done to help AD?
For years doctors have been recommending the use of probiotics whenever there is a course of antibiotics given for various infections.  Probiotics help replenish the ‘friendly’ bacteria that live in the GI tract.

Recently we learned that scientists are studying probiotics as they relate to autoimmune disease. There is increasing evidence (published studies) that the use of probiotics may protect against the development of various autoimmune diseases.  Even more exciting, the use of probiotics may delay the onset, slow the development of, or lessen the effects of AD.

With these thoughts in mind, Dr. Jones recommends Ultra 4x6 Probiotics, a Nutrition Pure and Simple product.  He feels it is likely that the normal flora of the intestines has been negatively altered by our modern lifestyle and eating habits.  Whether you are healthy or are suffering from less than successful treatment of your health issues, it is important to ensure the health of the GI tract.

See all Dr Jones' Proticols on his newly mobile website..

On the new Recipes page you will find a recipe for Whipped Cream - from Coconut Milk.  Enjoy!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.