Overactive Immune System: Foods to Avoid

Overactive Immune System: Foods to Avoid

Are there any links between diet and the odds of having an overactive immune system?

To be clear, an overactive immune system is thought to be the cause of autoimmune diseases and many other inflammatory states in which the body “fights” itself, triggering immune reactions against a specific organ or multiple organs or tissues together. For example multiple sclerosis, diabetes 1 or psoriasis.

This hyperactive immune system is based on an anomalous behavior of T lymphocytes, which therefore attack not (only) external agents (NOT SELF) but the molecules that make up our body (SELF).

I say this in a very illustrative way, because in reality recent theories have tried to understand the behavior of these lymphocytes, creating new distinctions, for example between infected SELF (compromised body molecules) and uninfected SELF.

What is known, however, is that there is an anomaly, at the level of receptors, of the T lymphocytes, which mistake the molecules of our body for intruders, triggering the immune response.

The reason for this anomaly is still scientifically debated, but we are talking about the hyperactivity of the immune system when the body attacks not only pathogens but also its own molecules.

An overactive immune system also has other characteristics, for example, it causes swollen joints or joint pain or appears to be the basis of chronic fatigue, acting on the adrenals that regulate stress hormones.

Finding a diet for the overactive immune system is like looking for a needle in a haystack, because dietary protocols are so different. There is the vegan, the paleo, the paleo-immune, the ketogenic protocol, the hypotoxic diet , etc. Read also: the diet for a healthy intestine. 

Today, however, we see, in the light of new scientific discoveries, which are the foods to avoid.

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