Nutrition and Autoimmunity


Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food, in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion. The diet of an organism is what it eats, which is largely determined by the availability, the processing and palatability of foods. A healthy diet includes preparation of food and storage methods that preserve nutrients from oxidation catalysis, heat or leaching, and that reduce risk of food-born illnesses. Some drugs can interact with specific nutrients, such as folic acid and vitamin B12. In addition, alterations in energy and protein metabolism that lead to muscle loss and wasting may occur in some autoimmune diseases    . The nutritional management of autoimmune diseases usually emphasizes controlling pain and inflammation, slowing the progression of the disease, and boosting the immune system. And a few promising foods and nutrients are emerging as potentially beneficial.

The supplementary foods may create harm in several ways, including over-consumption, particularly of minerals and fat-soluble vitamins which can build up in the body. The products may also cause harm related to their rapid absorption in a short period of time, quality issues such as contamination, or by adverse interactions with other foods and medications.

  • Protein
  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin D and Autoimmunity
  • Prebiotic Supplement
  • Diet and Autoimmunity

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