Dr. Horwitz explains if autoimmune conditions can be completely controlled through nutritional intervention.
Yeah, well the ones that we know of clearly, the prototype is celiac disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disease that affects one percent of the population so one out of a hundred people, generally women, develop autoantibodies or auto reactivity against wheat gluten and wheat gluten is just not found in wheat, it’s found in soy sauce, all kinds of products.
So you have to be very careful, it’s a very restrictive diet. However, if you have celiac disease and go a gluten-free diet your symptoms clear up, I mean it’s almost a 100% cure with that simple intervention. It’s the best example of an autoimmune condition that is completely controlled with nutritional intervention. You avoid the trigger, which is wheat gluten, your immune system settles down, you have no problems.
About Dr. Randy Horwitz, Ph.D., M.D.:
Dr. Randy Horwitz, Ph.D., M.D., received a B.S. degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in Immunology and Molecular Biology from the University of Florida. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at University Hospitals (Case Western Reserve University) in Cleveland.