What to eat when your body attacks itself: immune diet
Many people have found improvement in their autoimmune symptoms when changing their diet. If you are interested in diet and it's role in helping improve a damaged immune system, i.e. one with an autoimmune condition, you may be interested in these ideas:
Get off gluten grains: wheat, barley, rye. And don’t go for so-called “gluten-free” breads, as they generally contain soy or corn products or members of the nightshade family, especially potatoes, that can also damage the lining of your intestinal tract.
Get off all cow dairy products.
If you stop insulting your gut tract, it will probably recover to some extent.
In addition to the things you should avoid, there are foods to improve the health of your intestinal wall. While not a complete list, these include:
A probiotic supplement.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, especially green and leafy ones.
Healing supplements like L-glutamine; omega-3 fatty acids; vitamins A, C and E; and turmeric.