In my family, we are born with a competitive spirit (and stubbornness). My dad coached hockey and my siblings and I played a myriad of sports. My life revolved around sports. Every weekend was spent at the rink, field, or court— and I loved it! Soccer Saved My Life From an early age, soccer was my game and there was
It seems like just yesterday I was writing from a place of uncertainty. But it was actually 10 years ago when I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) followed by Osteoarthritis two years later. Without a doubt, the last ten years have been like riding the world’s scariest roller coaster - never knowing what's coming around the corner.
Do Estrogen and Progesterone’s Rise and Fall During Your Cycle Create Autoimmune Flares? (Yes, Unfortunately.)
Which hormones fluctuate throughout the month during my cycle – estrogen and progesterone, or just estrogen? The menstrual cycle proceeds through a complicated and highly coordinated dance of hormones. By convention the cycle begins with menstruation. During this time, levels of estrogen and progesterone are low. During the next part of the cycle, levels of estrogen begin to rise, reaching
First, heal the gut. Minding the microbiome, as you may have gathered from reading this website, is a key therapeutic option for people with autoimmune disorders. We know that the health of the GI tract (combined with genetics and environmental triggers) is a pivotal factor in the development of autoimmune disorders, although this is still under-acknowledged and under-addressed in mainstream
At SXSW Interactive 2016, I was lucky enough to catch up with two of the team members of 6SensorLabs, based in San Francisco: Scott Sundvor, co-founder and fellow autoimmune patient with IBD, and Heather Sliwinski, PR lead. 6SensorLabs’ product, Nima, won Time Magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2015” last year and this product looks to be a huge advance for those
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 inflammation and swelling, which is often accompanied by