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Archives for June 2014

“You Can Handle This. I Promise.” :: Why Adding Play, Risk Taking and Resilience Training Helps Your Autoimmune Life

Only folks who have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease understand what I am about to say:  Getting the diagnosis of both Celiac and Hashimoto’s resulted in tears of relief and a moderately enthusiastic happy dance (with jazz hands). You’ve had it as well, maybe – the diagnosis that comes rolling out from a tinny voice on the other end

What Are The Latest Available Treatments For Sjögren’s?

Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterized classically by dry eyes (xerophthalmia) and dry mouth (xerostomia), secondary to white blood cell attack on the moisture producing glands and mucous membranes.  Patients may also experience skin, nose and vaginal dryness as well, and sometimes suffer other symptoms in common with many autoimmune diseases, such as joint/muscle pain and chronic fatigue.  There

What Is The Human Microbiome Project? A Visual Explanation

The National Institutes of Health’s Human Microbiome Project began in 2008, studying 250 healthy people’s microbiome (the microbiome counterpart to the Human Genome Project).  The first phase of the project completed in 2012 with the primary goal to identify and develop a reference set of the complete human microbiome based on the 250 healthy people’s samples.  The microbiome is made up of