Have you read this excellent article from Chris Kresser’s blog? It’s called What Is Autoimmune Disease?
In it, he shares some interesting insights. Here’s one of them:
Excessive antibiotic use might contribute to autoimmunity by depriving the body of microbial exposures necessary for shaping immunity and by altering the gut microbiota. Unfortunately, research indicates that physicians continue to prescribe antibiotics for avoidable cases, so to minimize antibiotic use, you’ll need to be your own best advocate.
Check out the rest of his work in the website linked below if you want to learn more…