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Archives for October 2013

Cold Weather’s Impact on Autoimmune Disease Flares + Tips For Being Outside in Fall and Winter

Changes in or extreme climates can often have an effect on disease conditions.  In some cases, there are certain types of weather that can be helpful in controlling or improving a condition; other times, climate can impact disorders negatively in terms of symptoms and disease progression.  Here we consider the effects of cold weather and temperatures on autoimmune disease. Why

Leaky Gut 101: Extremely Important to Understand and Heal, For All of Us With Autoimmune Conditions

Many aspects of the typical American lifestyle –the foods we eat, the things we drink (even the way in which we eat or drink), the personal care products we use and of course, many prescription drugs — can contribute to digestive tract malfunctions and ultimately leaky gut.  And not just in the obvious malfunctions such as indigestion, reflux, GERD, constipation,

Ah-choo! Compelling Research About Allergies and Autoimmune Disease: Immune System, Root Cause, Disease Progression

Each year, millions of people suffer from allergies, autoimmune disease, or both.  These conditions can range from relatively mild to severe and debilitating, and patients with either can attest to the effects such disorders, even when occurring at moderate levels, tend to have on one’s health and well being.  Here we examine some of the things that link these two

Hate Being Too Tired To Play With Your Kids? Tips For Managing Energy In Daily Life

Energy management and balancing expenditure versus conservation is an important issue for even the most healthy among us.  For those suffering from autoimmune disease, for whom fatigue is often a major factor and symptom, proper management is crucial, as both a means of alleviating overall fatigue and ensuring that one has enough energy for the most significant daily activities.  Here