Archives for March 2014

A Great Reference Guide for Low-Glycemic Diets

Why do calories ‘count’?  I love this infographic for its simplicity in explaining why the calories you’d eat in a low-glycemic diet are better ones than those in the Atkins diet.  And if you ever get overwhelmed like me with all of the autoimmune diets out there — and the difficulty sticking to them for the duration —  this guide

Rheumatic Diseases’ Impact On Women

As immediate past president of the American College of Rheumatology, Dr. Uknis sat down with AutoimmuneMom’s friends at the Simple Tasks campaign to share her insight and discuss the impact of rheumatic diseases on women.  The Simple Tasks campaign regularly works with rheumatologists to raise awareness of rheumatic diseases and highlight the vital role a rheumatologist plays in the care

Is Parkinson’s An Autoimmune Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition resulting from an imbalance of dopamine and acetylcholine, two chemical messengers (“neurotransmitters”) in the brain that help control movement.  Too little dopamine leads to problems with gross and fine motor coordination.  It is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, in conjunction with increasing age.  More recently an immunological

Starting an Anti-Inflammatory Diet :: Simple Steps to Begin

What encompasses an anti-inflammatory way of eating? Anti-inflammatory eating is multi-faceted and highly individual.  Eating an array of whole foods, rich in antioxidants and nutrients, as well as good hydration, are key foundational factors; however, to calm inflammation and address an autoimmune disease process, the first and most important dietary step is to identify and remove the foods that are