Starchy food may ease autoimmune reactions for people with lupus. Experiments with mice show that certain gut bacteria exacerbate the disease, but consuming starch can halt their growth.
A pilot clinical trial showed that bioelectronic medicine treatment was effective in reducing fatigue and pain in lupus patients. The researchers also saw a decrease in arthritis. A pilot study is a small-scale preliminary study that examines the feasibility of an approach that researchers intend to use in a larger scale study.