We know that a whole food plant based diet strengthens the immune system but there has been some concern that for those with autoimmune disease strengthening their immune system may worsen their condition and that their immune system may over attack their tissues. So is a plant based diet safe for those with an autoimmune disease or those at risk of developing an autoimmune disease? Can a plant based diet cause your immune system to be over active? Well keep listening as Dr Michael Greger answers these questions…..
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Dietary influences on intestinal immunity
Immunostimulatory in vitro and in vivo effects of a water-soluble extract from kale.
Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of upper respiratory tract infection in pregnant women.
Modulation of human T-lymphocyte functions by the consumption of carotenoid-rich vegetables.
Effect of fruit and vegetable consumption on immune function in older people: a randomized controlled trial.
Lifestyle-related disease in Crohn’s disease: Relapse prevention by a semi-vegetarian diet
Effect of low saturated fat diet in early and late cases of multiple sclerosis.
50 year Review of MS patient survival on a Swank low saturated fat diet
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Plant Based Educators I recommend are;
Dr Garth Davis
Dr Alan Goldhamer
Dr Michael Greger
Dr John McDougall
Dr T. Colin Campbell
Dr Michael Klaper
Dr Milton Mills
Dr Neal Barnard
Dr Caldwell Esselstyn
Dr. Robert Morse
Max and Charlotte Gerson
Dr Steve Blake
Dr Joel Kahn
Dr Pam Popper
Dr Kim Williams
Dr Joel Fuhrman
People Who Have Inspired Me
Dr Doug Graham
Dr T C Fry