Just read this new research in Science Daily today: "Tonsils make T-cells, too." http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120305173657.htm
If T-cells are like the security force of the immune system, and if the tonsils are a type of "factory" for these cells, then it seems logical that we need to protect the tonsils and keep them in good health.
I have an autoimmune disorder (spondylitis), and right before my immune system broke down 6 years ago, I noticed my tonsils getting icky and swollen. Tonsilloliths (or tonsil stones) and food/bacteria started sticking in my throat constantly when I had never had this before. The cavities in the tonsils enlarged. If I eat any sugar/starch at all, they instantly collect white lumps.
This makes me wonder now if this is connected. More importantly, how do you heal and take care of the tonsils? I'm interested in seeing if I can improve tonsil condition and maybe even it's its function? Has anyone else approached this through paleo solutions?