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Vitamin D Benefits and AutoImmune by Sara G. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:31pm 1 Comment Here's an interesting article from the Washington Post, discussing the benefits of Vitamin D and autoimmune diseases. Check it out! (And thanks, Leslie, for sending me the article.) Research suggests vitamin D has key health benefits By Sally Squires, The Washington Post Imagine a nutrient that could hel ... Read on »
Birth Control Pills and AutoImmune Disease by Lauren Posted Tue 14 Apr 2009 12:00am Posting this because it is super important to me.  Hormones play a huge role in AutoImmune Disease and most women may not know they have one until they take birth control pills and it triggers their condition! I absolutely believe that the pill contributed to my body turning on itself around the time the scarring on my heart was star ... Read on »
AutoImmune Disease and Toxins by Lauren Posted Thu 30 Apr 2009 12:00am A little follow up to the last post. Everyone does it.  Everyone has different names for it (number two, dookie, poop, hershey squirts), but “it” is actually a HUGE deal for people with AutoImmune Disease. Our (people with AutoImmune problems) bodies do not regulate themselves as they should therefore all of the body’s systems get ... Read on »
AutoImmune Disease Awareness by Lauren Posted Tue 09 Mar 2010 9:00am March has been named National AutoImmune Disease Awareness Month! This is so close to my heart since I am passionate about spreading awareness .  It is the reason I started writing here.  We have to raise awareness and educate people.  The more we bring AutoImmune Disease into our national dialogue the more attention it will get –which mea ... Read on »
Autism and AutoImmunity by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 01 Dec 2012 12:00am By Teresa Conrick My daughter, Megan, regressed in her physical, mental and social health after vaccinations. Her life forever changed, I am committed to finding out both cause then cure to improve her quality of life, along with so many like her. As a result, I spend a good amount of time reading research and scientific papers to ... Read on »
Gerene Butterfield's story with carrots by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Gerene Butterfield and her husband Roy eat 50 pounds of carrots a week between the two of them. And they attribute those carrots and the other foods in their diet to saving Gerene Butterfield's life. Butterfield, 60, was diagnosed with the auto-immune deficiency condition scleroderma in 1984. In December, 1999, a friend asked Butterfi ... Read on »
Treating ME/CFS With Immunovir by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 18 Jan 2012 5:13pm In my post last week on immune system abnormalities in ME/CFS , I promised to follow-up with information on Immunovir, a prescription medication that has helped me improve over the past year . Remember I explained that ME/CFS is neither an immune deficiency nor an auto-immune disease?  Parts of our immune systems are over-active and other part ... Read on »
New Discoveries for Less Pain & Less Meds for Auto Immune Diseases by Jan Posted Sat 06 Mar 2010 12:00am New health discoveries about how the immune system works, and the mechanisms of auto immune disease, are giving people the knowledge they need to reduce their symptoms – including pain, swelling and inflammation, and to greatly reduce their need for medications. Your Immune Is “Picking On” You? With an auto immune disease, including Gr ... Read on »
NIH Scientists Find Cause of Rare Immune Disease by Medline Plus Posted Thu 12 Jan 2012 1:40pm Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic mutation in three unrelated families that causes a rare immune disorder characterized by excessive and impaired immune function. Symptoms of this condition include immune deficiency, autoimmunity, inflammato ... Read on »
Immunity: Too Much Of A Good Thing by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 Nov 2013 3:00am Another question for Dr. Michael Wald….. “Dr. Wald, I would like your help to increase my immune system.” This is a common request made by many of my patients. The problem is, the premise behind this request is often dead wrong! Immune Deficiency—Or Excess? More often than not, health problems are associated with autoimmunity, o ... Read on »