Probiotics seem to crop up here from time to time, and by coincidence, today I came across a very interesting research paper. It suggests that giving Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium cultures to lab mice with severe infections can reduce lung inflammation and maybe other systemic inflammatory responses.
Obviously, this is a LONG way from being any kind of recommendation for humans with auto-immune disease, but it is really interesting to see some proper science on the topic.
I'd be really interested if anyone could suggest other research-based evidence on the effect of probiotics in autoimmune disease.
(if you are up for a technical read, the paper is here