We’ve been contacted by a newly formed research team who are investigating whether changes to diet can be used to alleviate the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. The research team want to know if patients diagnosed with Pernicious Anaemia have any anecdotal evidence of how changes to their diet has affected their symptoms.
The team are not simply interested in Pernicious Anaemia but in all other autoimmune conditions such as Type 1 Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Vitiligo and more than 70 other diseases.
Here’s what the research team have to say:
Hello from Eatrics!
We are a team of scientists and engineers at Deep Science Ventures who are trying to develop new, complementary ways to treat pernicious anaemia and other autoimmune diseases. We believe that diet can be customised to improve the management of autoimmune conditions and the general state of health and wellness. This is because there is lots of research which links the microbiome (ie the bacteria that live in your gut) to autoimmunity (for a recent scientific article you can see Richards et al 2016, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4910123/).
It would be of great help to us to get as much input from individuals with pernicious anaemia as possible. Would you be willing to provide answers to the next 3 questions?
1. Have you had any experiences that made you think that controlling your diet helped you improve the management of pernicious anaemia?
2. Are you interested in diet and nutrition as a way to improve your health?
3. Had you heard about the microbiome before?
It would mean a lot to us if you could give us some input on these 3 points! To contact us, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!
Shakur, Miguel, Ben and Andreas
The Eatrics Team
Any investigations into auto-immune conditions in general and Pernicious Anaemia in particular are to be welcomed which is why we are telling you about this project. If microbes are able to stop patients producing the antibody to Intrinsic Factor then that would effectively be a cure for Pernicious Anaemia.
Please note that the PA Society is not a partner in this research project and we advise that you do not stop your injections. The research team are at the development stage and you should ensure that the project has valid medical ethics approval before you take part in it.