Archives for February 2013

New Research + Clinical Trials for MS Patients

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune condition where the body mistakenly attacks the covering of nerves, which affects the central nervous system.  Symptoms may be mild, but at its worst, multiple sclerosis can negatively impact a person’s ability to walk, talk, see and eat.  While there is currently no cure, there are many therapeutic avenues available to doctors and their

Should I Take the Supplement Selenium?

Selenium is a trace element similar to the chemical copper and is found in foods, water, and in dietary supplements.  Whether you should take selenium as a dietary supplement depends on several factors regarding your state of health and your autoimmune condition. Selenium has been proven to be necessary for the heart to function correctly.  It has also shown properties

‘Like’ Us on Facebook and Raise Money for Autoimmune Research! is a new site and we want to raise funds for research while getting the word out. Benaroya Research Institute, in Seattle, Washington, is one of the leading research groups to focus on causes and cures for individual autoimmune conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid disease, and type 1 diabetes, but also to emphasize finding the common links among them.

Hand in Hand: Communicating with Friends + Family with the Daily Uncertainty of an Autoimmune Condition

In family and friendship, illness sometimes proves to be a delicate dance. In some ways I am fortunate.  I am happily married to an amazing man.  We met and fell in love years after my diagnosis.  Lupus wasn’t something that just happened, a cosmic injustice of sorts that came crashing down on us in a time of vibrant health.  He

“I Had to Fight”: My Journey with Celiac, Hashimoto’s and Raynaud’s Phenomenon

I have had the great honor of being asked to write something for Katie here at, in the hopes that we can help spread the word of autoimmune disease.  With over 24 million people suffering today, it is one of the fastest growing health issues.  It is OK, you are not alone, we are here to help you. When