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  1. IBS News, Media, Research, Discussion or Abstracts
    I recently posted in the DIET section about the link between starch, molecular mimicry and gut pathogens. Basically a particular pathogen called Klebsiella feeds on non-fibre dietary starch. The bacteria makes a carbohydrate degrading enzyme called HLA-B27 that mimics proteins in our body. In an...
  2. Diet
    Studies suggest that IBS might be a low level autoimmune disease. Bowel dysmotility is believed to be caused by autoimmunity or inflammation. There are higher levels of GnRH IgM antibodies in patients with IBS and dysmotility. IBS patients also tend to have higher levels of C-reactive protein, a...
  3. Diet
    Most of us suspect that we have a problem digesting starch but don't understand exactly what causes this. The link below offers a very clear description of how starch feeds an opportunistic pathogen called Klebsiella. This bacteria is implicated in Ankylosing Spondylitis, an autoimmune disease...
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