Research doesn’t lie
Research shows that there is a connection between the gut microbiome and the immune system and if there are dysfunctions in both these systems, they can contribute to autoimmunity resulting in rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), diabetes, Grave’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
There are also other issues that disrupt the delicate balance of the gut microbiome, such as stress, illness, poor diet and use of antibiotics. These all affect the intestinal barrier, upset digestion and cause widespread inflammation throughout the body.
Medical researchers are now realizing the benefits of using probiotics to manage autoimmune diseases. Probiotics can improve the function of the intestinal barrier, protect it from damage and prevent pathogens from passing into the bloodstream and igniting the autoimmune response.