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Looking For Ways To Support A Loved One With An Invisible Autoimmune Illness? In Honor Of National Caregiver’s Month

If you are in a committed relationship, there is an expectation of “sticking it out” through tough times regardless of whether or not you actually nervously sputtered out the words “in sickness and in health” at a wedding ceremony. And yet, faced with a challenge such as chronic illness, many people feel suddenly inadequate as a partner. It’s no wonder, really;

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Self Care For Autoimmune Moms: Walking the Gold-Lined Path

At least once or twice a year, I go to Rocky Mountain National Park to feed my soul – the photo below is one that I took last summer while hiking in Moraine Park.  This is where I reconnect with myself, where I feel most whole.  I wish I could say I can reclaim this feeling in my normal/non-vacation life,

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A Podcast With PulpNature.com On Parenting, Self-Care and Community To Be A Happy Autoimmune Mom

  I had the honor of talking to Jessica Peavy, co-founder of PulpNature.com, about all things autoimmune, motherhood and community.  Jessica had great questions for me about taking time for yourself, working with your partner to come up with a plan for handling the kids during flare times, and the general approach to motherhood that you have to take as

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Should I Breastfeed As An Autoimmune Mom?

Breastfeeding offers many benefits, for both mother and child.  New moms get to experience the undeniable bonding that occurs between themselves and their newborns during each session; and their babies receive breast milk, a natural product that delivers not only sustenance, but also important vitamins, minerals and immune factors. For expectant mothers who carry one or more autoimmune disease diagnoses,

Will My Kids Get Autoimmune? Sibling & First-Degree Relatives Research Gives Clues To Family Risk of Autoimmune

Examining the occurrence of disease in first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, children) is a powerful method used to discern genetic versus non-genetic factors leading to disease.  Of the various familial connections, sibling comparisons are often more useful than others.  While the ultimate tool for parsing genetic from environmental/other causes is a study of identical twins raised in separate environments, this is