I’ve previously read articles/papers (skimmed/abstracts - I can’t understand the technical bits!) stating that salt aggravates autoimmune diseases so I’ve been avoiding it for quite a while. Last year my neurologist also told me to avoid salt so I’ve avoided it even more. Last week a few articles came out reporting on research linking high salt diets to cognitive decline (in mice at least), such as https://health.spectator.co.uk/high-salt-diet-increases-the-risk-of-cognitive-decline-and-dementia/.
They suggest that it’s because of salt triggering a TH17 response, which (from what I understand) causes inflammation. If it’s this that causes salt to be an issue in autoimmune diseases then does this give any weight to diets such as the overcomingms diet? From what I’ve read from researching on Google saturated fat (a major part of OMS avoidance) also triggers a TH17 response, although I don’t have a good understanding of to what degree.
If it is the TH17 response that causes issues with salt then surely it’d make sense to also avoid saturated fat? I’m just looking for opinions on all of this, most papers get technical fast so they’re quite hard reading for me.