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Repair the Gut-Brain Axis For Autoimmune Health & Happiness

First, heal the gut. Minding the microbiome, as you may have gathered from reading this website, is a key therapeutic option for people with autoimmune disorders.  We know that the health of the GI tract (combined with genetics and environmental triggers) is a pivotal factor in the development of autoimmune disorders, although this is still under-acknowledged and under-addressed in mainstream

Wahls Protocol: Restoring Your Cells To Regain Function And Mobility Lost From Autoimmune

What conditions is this diet best for? In her book, The Wahls Protocol, Dr. Terry Wahls, MD describes the basis and implementation of her clinically researched diet, The Wahls Protocol. Dr. Wahls developed The Wahls Protocol after she was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and later, secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Dr. Wahls had reached the point of needing a zero

Been ‘Glutened’ From Cross-Contamination? New Gluten-Digestive Enzymes Can Help

If you’ve read beyond the pamphlets in your rheumatologist’s office, you know that gluten is an autoimmune “no-no”. You probably also know that you do not have to have Celiac Disease in order for gluten to cause an autoimmune response not only in your gut, but your brain, skin, thyroid, kidneys, joint, etc. Where the inflammation arises depends on your

Oh Sugar, Really? You’re Giving Me Joint Pain and Inflammation?

Slavery is alive and well in our society, but it’s not what you may think.  Americans are slaves to sugar, and the bonds are tightening every year at a rate of nearly 2%.  Back in the 1700s, before the conveniences of modern industrialized life, we consumed, on average, 4 pounds of sugar per year. Nowadays, it’s more like 78 pounds

7 Ingredients Your Leaky Gut Hates (Hint: Hold the Cool Whip)

Are ingredients in processed foods (food additives) a contributor for leaky gut? Food additives have been proposed as a likely culprit in increased intestinal permeability, or leaky gut syndrome (1). In particular, surfactants/emulsifiers added to food products are known to increase intestinal permeability. Connecting the dots is not difficult when considering that surfactants are used as ingredients in medications to