Hi, someone sent me this clip below from an article they read stating "immune boosting" foods and supplements are bad for people with auto immune diseases.
A general rule of thumb when viewing supplements and vitamin use in Sjogren's syndrome: If the product claims to boost your immune system, DON'T TAKE IT. Here's why: People with autoimmune diseases - yup, that includes sjoggies - have an immune system that does not need boosting. It's already too active. It's so active that it's attacking and destroying our own healthy tissue. Some herbals may increase this autoimmune activity or may counteract the effects on medications used to suppress autoimmune disease such as prednisone and methotrexate and may increase the likelihood of having a flare.
this confuses me! I had the same thought when first diagnosed with Sjogren's that since my immune system is going nuts and attacking everything, I probably don't want to make it stronger but my GP suggested I take vitamins, minerals and probiotics to keep my immune system strong. If those things make my immune system stronger and attacking organs even more, why would a Dr. suggest it? Any thoughts?