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DESCRIPTION: Rheumatoid arthritis may be triggered by autoimmune friendly fire against a urinary tract infection bacteria called Proteus mirabilis, which could help explain why sufferers randomized to a plant-based diet experience such remarkable benefit.
I have to admit I had never even heard of Proteus mirabilis. That’s why I love doing work—I learn as much as you do!
I explored another unconventional theory as to why plant-based diets are so successful in treating inflammatory arthritis in Potassium and Autoimmune Disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/potas...).
There’s another foodborne bacteria implicated in human disease, the EXPEC in chicken leading to urinary tract infections—another game-changer: Avoiding Chicken To Avoid Bladder Infections (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/avoid...).
This reminds me of the Neu5Gc story (The Inflammatory Meat Molecule Neu5Gc http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-i...), that mystery pig brain disease (Eating Outside Our Kingdom http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eatin...) and the crazy tick bite meat allergies thing (Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick http://nutritionfacts.org/video/alpha...).
Lots more videos coming up on the role our gut flora play in health and disease—stay tuned!
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