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Naturopathic Approach to Auto-Immune Conditions by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm By Keith Wilkinson, NMD From a naturopathic perspective, the body functions as a logical organism that responds in a direct cause and effect relationship to its environment. In the case of auto-immunity and its symptoms, the immune system (the effect) is responding to something that appears to be “foreign” (the cause) in the body. Unfortuna ... Read on »
Leaky Gut + Autoimmune: Part II by Marie / myHAUS Wellness Posted Wed 26 Sep 2012 7:00am Last week I wrote about the connection between Leaky Gut and MS, and so I thought in order to complete the thought I’d talk a little bit more about how you may have developed leaky gut and what you can do to maintain and restore a healthy gut. How you got here… As you may recall, Leaky gut happens when the cells that line the sma ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
The World’s Longest (and Most Overdue) Blog Entry by Rebecca .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 17 Jan 2010 8:24pm 2 Comments In my last entry to this blog, I promised myself and my readers that I would be showing up here in Chronic Town more regularly. I’ve certainly stretched the limits of what “regularly” means, haven’t I? If it counts for anything, though, I have thought about finishing and posting this essay I started back in 2009 nearly every day. Par ... Read on »
Autoimmune Hepatitis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease in which the body's immune system attacks liver cells. This causes the liver to become inflamed (hepatitis). Researchers think a genetic factor may predispose some people to autoimmune diseases. About 70 percent of those with autoimmune hepatitis are women, most between the ages of 15 and 40. The dis ... Read on »
Prednisone 2: Importance of weaning off meds carefully by Carla U. Patient Expert Posted Tue 28 May 2013 9:03am There's so much to say about Prednisone I couldn't fit it all in one post. So here's another. Did you ever notice that when you get a 6-Day pack of prednisone (or cortisone, same idea), you start with 6 pills a day then 5, then 4, then 3, then 2, then 1? There's a reason for that. Corticosteroids like prednisone and cortisone replace the ho ... Read on »