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Gluten Intolerance-What Your Doctor May Not Tell You by Ralph S. Certified Nurse Specialist Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:54pm 2 Comments The associated health issues related to gluten intolerance (GI), have a wide range, with Celiac Disease being the defining and best known aspect of that problem. However, GI can often go undiagnosed, because it does not always present with the more obvious symptoms seen in Celiac Disease (CD). GI and even CD can be cryptic, or a hidden problem, i ... 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 »
Selenium, Iodine and Autoimmune Hashimoto's Thyroiditis by Jeffrey Dach MD by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Wed 14 Sep 2011 9:33am Hashmotos, Selenium and Iodine, Part Two A previous article (Part One) discussed Selenium for Hashimoto's thyroiditis with four clinical studies showing antibody levels decreasing after selenium supplementation.   This article is Part Two of this series, further discussing the role of Iodine ... Read on »
More lupus facts, melodies and familial autoimmune maladies by Lupus Adventurer Posted Thu 30 May 2013 6:35am Familial Autoimmunity Me (youngest one) and my siblings 50 years ago This original post was written once on Saturday May 18th, but went into the netherworld of glitches in cyberspace.  Today, I am reviving that attempt.  The day I started this post would have been my mother’s 80th birthday, and remembering her prompted me to take a ... Read on »
A Natural Perspective On Autoimmune Disorders by Jan Posted Wed 02 Dec 2009 1:54am A Natural Perspective On Autoimmune DisordersAuthor: Michelle Newport, Ch Autoimmunity involves the immune system failing to recognize the body's cells and tissues as being a part of the body, which results in the immune system attacking those cells and tissues. Any disease resulting from autoimmunity is called an auto-immune disorder. ... Read on »
Treating Autoimmune Disease with Naturopathic Medicine (part one) by Robin V. Posted Tue 10 Apr 2012 10:53pm Canadians have one of the highest rates of autoimmune disease prevalence in the world. Normally the immune system does not attack the self. In autoimmune disease, the immune system loses its ability to distinguish self  vs. non-self molecules and attacks its own cells. The attack can be directed to a specific tissue (eg pancreas with diabetes t ... Read on »