ID and LGS may cause any of the following conditions: Ulcerative Coilitis, Crohn’s, IBS, high cholesterol, arthritis, fibromyalgia, gallbladder and kidney disease, etc.), and weaken our immunity further. Why ?
Because over 70% of our immunity system resides in our gut in a form of healthy gut bacteria. However, during the ID and/or LGS the bacterial balance in our gut is severely distorted causing loss of good bacteria and overgrowth of harmful ones. This, in turn, results in very poorly digested foods and not undigested proteins entering our bloodstream. These undigested food particles are mistakenly identified as harmful foreign invaders by our immune system.
Your overactive immune system is not the enemy nor the true cause of the problem, but rather, a side effect of intestinal dysbiosis and leaky gut syndrome. A distorted bacteria in your gut triggers a harmful auto-immune response.
Ironically, many medical scientists believe that some of the currently “harmful bugs” could be successfully overpowered by a perfectly healthy human immunity system. However, the problem is that our “modern” life style (think: processed foods, pollutants, harmful drugs, chemicals, GMO, pathogens, etc), if not removed, make it next to impossible to maintain a truly healthy immunity.It’s clear that an over-activated immune system is NOT the root-cause of a problem, but rather a warning signal our body is giving us.
Therefore, while I see some logic in very LIMITED and SHORT-TERM use of anti-inflammatory and antibiotic medications, I cannot find any logic in suppressing our already weakened immune system any further with immunosuppresant drugs. Quite on the contrary, I believe it should be strengthened via detoxification, anti-inflammatory diet, physical exercises and relaxation technique.