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  • Natasha Brice

The gut link to autoimmune diseases

Updated: Oct 18, 2019

80% of your immune system resides in your gastrointestinal tract, hence it is vital that you look after your gut microbiome. Alterations of the gut microbial communities can cause immune dysregulation, leading to autoimmune disorders. A 2009 study (Wu & Wu, 2012), showed that switching from a low-sugar diet to a high-sugar diet can shift the configuration of the microbiome in just one day. This diet altered microbiome was able to rapidly promote obesity. 

Vitamin A deficiency also severely impairs immune function therefore reach for vitamin rich carrots with some delicious houmous next time you crave a snack.


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