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Restful Sleep and Improving Autoimmune Symptoms

Fatigue and non-restful sleep are a common and often debilitating components of autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome. In fact, sleeping problems are considered reliable warning signs for a variety of autoimmune conditions. Some researchers believe that long-term disruption of normal sleep cycles (for many weeks or months) may actually trigger autoimmune conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

Reducing Gluten and Lectins to Calm Autoimmune Symptoms

Gluten and lectins are plant compounds found in wheat, barley, rye, (gluten) legumes and potatoes (lectins).  In some people, and perhaps many people, gluten and lectins cause intestinal damage and inflammation, which can eventually lead to celiac disease.  While gluten has long been implicated in celiac, the theory of lectin-induced damage is in its infancy.  Nonetheless, some speculate that damage

Celiac Disease and Breastfeeding

Celiac disease is a growing problem, with at least 1% of the American population suffering with it.  It’s most commonly diagnosed in Caucasian women of European ancestry.  Celiac disease damages the small intestine, which prevents it from absorbing nutrients and can lead to a host of other problems. Symptoms of celiac disease include abdominal pain, constipation/diarrhea, fatigue, weight-loss and nutrient

Lymphatic Massage & Manual Lymphatic Drain

What is the lymph system? Your lymph system is made up of organs (thymus, tonsils, spleen, adenoids), hundreds of lymph nodes (mostly in your neck, armpits and groin) and numerous vessels that circulate lymph fluid around your body in a similar fashion to your blood.  In fact, your blood and lymph often interact and exchange materials.  The purpose of lymph

Top Five Herbs to Treat Autoimmune

Autoimmune disease is a difficult-to-understand phenomenon that involves your immune system seemingly attacking your own tissue, organs and joints.  Consequently, symptoms that are widespread among all autoimmune diseases include inflammation, musculoskeletal pain and fatigue.  Some natural herbal remedies may be effective in combating these primary symptoms, although they should not be thought of as cures for any autoimmune disease. Because