Intuitively, we know that what we eat impacts how we feel. The Diet section will cover diets advertised to help autoimmune symptoms and flares, leaky gut and research on trigger foods such as caffeine, alcohol and sugar.

How to Start a Paleo Diet for Autoimmune Healing


What conditions is this diet best for? The paleolithic diet, aka paleo or primal diet is best for people with autoimmune or inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, celiac, lupus, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, diabetes, IBS, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, obesity and others.  In addition, those who have issues with blood sugar regulation and weight loss are

Manage Blood Sugar With Low Glycemic Foods

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Keeping your blood sugar from spiking and ensuring you have the right mix of fat, fiber and protein at every meal is the guiding light for a good autoimmune diet.  It also keeps the hypoglycemia away, which is critical for us autoimmune moms. This handy chart is one of the best I’ve seen for a quick reference guide – so

Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest 2015: 5 NEW Fantastic Products

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Favorite gluten quotes: “Gluten would be easier to live with if it wasn’t so full of itself.” “Giving up gluten is like leaving an unhealthy relationship.” I attended my first “gluten free expo” event on March 1 in my hometown of Austin, Texas.  I was blown away by the Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest for its depth and breadth

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

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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)

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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