Not where I was going with this, but interesting theory indeed!
I once read an article about a man that had severe RA
and subsequent to being struck by lightning, he was cured. I think the microbial influence in chronic disease absolutely has legs. If chronic diseases were truly hereditary, then the genes would have been weeded out of the species long ago. Based on pure mathematical models, these diseases would only occur in 1 out of 10,000 rather than 1 in 100 or 200 if they were caused by random mutations. I think Marshall has found one way to tilt the battle in favor of the host.
I'm curious about resveratrol since its administration treats many of the same diseases that the MP treats. Resveratrol is a potenent anti-funal/viral/bacterial compound. I'm thinking of trying high dose resveratrol. Acidified sodium chlorite (MMS) is one of the most effective compounds against biofilms so perhaps long term low dose would treat the free-floating biofilms that are released subsequent to apoptosis (delayed). Thats assuming the compound is actually absorbed systemically. I'm experimenting with it now.
I think dental/oral health and the acrimels or parotid glands play a role as well. A recent article stated that IL-17 is upregulated in autoimmune diseases and jaw bone necrosis.