Originally Posted by BlueCrush1983
So I tested negative for Lupus and RA, but have some sort of immune disfunction from the flu shot and getting sick from campylobacter. I hope this will just go away. I wanted to ask people that really have MS, RA, or Lupus if they have tried eating a "raw" diet and if that helped suppress or treat the autoimmune disorder. I was doing research and realized that if 51% of your diet is made up of processed or cooked food that your immune system treats these as "toxic" and is overreactive. It actually overreacts like this is a foreign substance it has to fight off. So with all this processed food we eat, vegetables washed in pesticides, and other non-organic material our immune systems are on edge all the time. This makes since that autoimmune disorders are so prevalent in industrialized civilizations but nearly non-existent in other civilizations. So has anyone tried switching this diet around, and has this helped you??
First please note that I use capitals for some words to emphisise the meaning and not shouting.The simple answer is NO despite the thousands of people who THINK that diet helps them Its just a placebo. What causes ANY autoimmune condition is the hereditary faulty gene which PREDISPOSES the person to ever having an adverse immune reaction, (which is then called an AUTOimmune reaction. This cannot be resolved UNLESS the gene can be pin pointed and altered.That is fact.
For People who have coeliac disease , or who have an allergy to a certain food or a sensitivity to some foods, then the response by the immune system against that food may trigger an autoimmune reaction . In other words the immune response to the allergy can trigger another response resulting in an autoimmune response. Take Dermatitis Herpetiformis as a typical example. The allergy to Gluten can trigger off this autoimmune reaction resulting in DH. Diet will remove the results of the allergy , but not stop or prevent the AUTO immune response to that allergy. It can take a long time for the autoimmune response to stop. The disease you get is simply the pathogenic end result of an autoimmune response in YOU. That is why sometimes when asking a doctor why did I get this awfuil disease and they say "you were unlucky", because it so happened that the pathogenesis in that adverse immune response resulted in myself for example, have a blistering condition that totally blinded me. Two people can be allergic or sensitive to the same thing but the DNA in the gene is different, therefore the result will be different. Food cannot alter a gene - FACT! So basically diet only helps if you are allergic or hypersensitive to something, BUT that will show up in tests. It will not nor can it stop an autoimmune response, end it, control it, or cure it.
I trust this helps. If you need more answers please ask.