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Does Coffee Cause Autoimmune Disease?

coffee and autoimmune disease

The Connection Between Coffee & Autoimmune Disease 83% of adults in the US consume coffee.  That number comes pretty close to the estimated 46 plus million people with autoimmune disease.  So the big question is – Does coffee cause or contribute to autoimmune disease? Recent research shows that several forms of autoimmune disease are linked […]

Lectins, Gluten, Rheumatoid Arthritis, & Molecular Mimicry

I recently had an opportunity to sit down with Fox News and discuss the concept of food inducing autoimmune disease… On that same note, the following review study discusses the correlation between food proteins, lectins, autoimmune inflammation, and the concept of molecular mimicry… Despite the almost universal clinical observation that inflammation of the gut is […]

Gluten and the Autoimmune Disease Spectrum

Gluten and Autoimmune Diseases – Is there a connection? New Research Links Gluten Sensitivity to Multiple Autoimmune Diseases Research continues to link the autoimmune spectrum of diseases to gluten sensitivity.   In a recent study, gluten intolerance was found to be present in patients with multiple types of autoimmune conditions: “Results of our studies revealed […]

Gluten Intolerance and Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE)

The autoimmune disease, SLE, is being studied in its relationship with gluten sensitivity.  A recent study suggests that SLE occurs more frequently in patients with celiac disease than what is generally recognized. “This study suggests that SLE occurs far more frequently in biopsy-defined celiac disease than is currently appreciated, and detection may be more likely […]

Schizophrenia Patients Riddled With Autoimmune Disease

Is Schizophrenia an autoimmune condition? The following was taken from a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry: “A history of any autoimmunedisease was associated with a 45% increase in risk for schizophrenia. Nine autoimmune disorders had higher prevalence rates among patients with schizophrenia than among comparison subjects…, and 12 autoimmune diseases had higher […]