Immune Diseases Triggered By Processed Foods

Food additives appear to be the culprit.

A recent study suggests that eating processed foods may increase risk for autoimmune diseases because of weakened intestines. Researchers identified at least seven common food additives that weaken “tight junctions” in the intestine. Tight junctions are sealants between epithelial cells that protect the lining of the gastrointestinal tract—the mucosa—that help food pass through. Normal-functioning tight […]

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