12 Super Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease

12 autoimmune super symptoms

Close to 100 diseases can be classified as autoimmune-related. And while each has specific symptoms associated with it, there are some “super symptoms” that are common to a great number of autoimmune diseases. Super Symptoms List Inflammation:  This is at the root of autoimmune disease.  Your body attacks itself and then responds with

Which Foods Are Your Inflammatory Triggers? The Elimination Diet in Four Steps

Beginning the elimination diet

If there’s one thing that a person with autoimmunity should do to start the healing process, it is to first figure out what foods are acting as inflammatory triggers.  For many, this can seem daunting.  We have deep-rooted emotional connections to the foods and beverages that we consume, whether we realize it or not.  Embark upon an elimination diet, and you will soon understand what

The Delicate Balance: Acid-Alkaline Levels

Acid Alkaline Chart

A very important, but sometimes overlooked, element of managing diet for us autoimmune moms is the acid-alkaline balance.  There will be more discussion on this in future posts written by our amazing functional nutrition author, but for now, I wanted to share the best infographic to use as a reference plus some other good articles. Why is acid-alkaline balance important? If your diet is too

Ending the Autoimmune Drinking Game: Alcohol, Inflammation and Avoiding Flares

Alcohol and autoimmune

How much alcohol can you drink and avoid an autoimmune flare?  That’s a drinking game you don’t want to play with your body, and it’s one of the million dollar questions asked by anyone experiencing autoimmunity.  This is a critical question to have answered before the next girls’ night out, so let’s drill down and work toward helping you to answer this question for yourself,

Epstein Barr (HHV-4) Links to Autoimmune Disease

Mono, the kissing disease

The Epstein-Barr virus is a member of the herpes virus family – hence the designation HHV-4 – which also includes herpes simplex I and II, chicken pox virus (Varicella zoster, or VZV), and others. Herpes viruses are generally quite adept at attacking and then retreating, sometimes lying dormant for weeks, months, years or even decades, before sometimes rearing their ugly heads in one form or

Is Red Meat Bad For Your Autoimmune Health?

red meat and autoimmune conditions

If you have an autoimmune disease, you know that cutting red meat from the diet is often one of the first pieces of dietary advice out there.  Do a Google search on “red meat and autoimmunity”, and find this notion at every click. But is ditching red meat really the right thing to do, or does it stem from a widely-held, yet unsubstantiated view that

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