Recent animal studies suggest that salt consumption may contribute to autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. David Hafler, a professor of neurology and immunobiology at the Yale School of Medicine, based on his research in rats concluded that a high-salt diet may increase the number of an infection-fighting cells associated with increased inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Mice eating the salty diet developed a severe form of multiple sclerosis. What are your current dietary recommendations to patients with autoimmune diseases?

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