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Kids + Life

Given the frequent common symptoms of autoimmune are fatigue, inflammation, muscle/joint pain, digestive issues and more frequent occurrence of infections, this section covers ideas for moms to manage their health with active kids and at different periods in their life. Because many autoimmune conditions have a genetic component, staying on top of your children's potential to develop the conditions is important.

Chronic Life Tips: How To Explain Your Autoimmune Disease To Everybody Else

Nosy neighbors are infamous in TV and movies. They peek through their curtains or peer over fences to insert themselves into what’s going on with their neighbors. One of the best nosy neighbors of all-time has to be Kimmy Gibbler from Full House. Remember how she’d burst into the Tanner home and ask whatever questions she felt like? If only

Life With A Chronic Disease: Making Memories With Your Kids In Spite Of Fatigue

Does this scenario sound familiar? Your kids come home from school in a tornado of boisterous laughter, fighting and snack guzzling. You want to go and talk to your children about their day. You don’t want to miss out on this period in their lives when school is exciting and there’s so much to look forward to. However, your chronic

The Importance of Self-Care in Autoimmune Disease (For Yourself, Your Kids, and Your Grandkids)

What's a grandma to do? Help the next generation.Dr. Bonnie Feldman

Are your lifestyle choices creating a legacy of disease or a legacy of health?         Good health habits today may lead us towards disease prevention for future generations. As both an autoimmune mom and grandmother I, like many of you, conquer daily obstacles through self-care strategies. We often fail to recognize that these same strategies may prevent

Living a Chronic Life: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and the Family

Ross McCreery

It seems like just yesterday I was writing from a place of uncertainty. But it was actually 10 years ago when I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) followed by Osteoarthritis two years later. Without a doubt, the last ten years have been like riding the world’s scariest roller coaster – never knowing what’s coming around the corner.

How Does Anxiety Relate To Autoimmune? In So Many Ways…

There is almost always some level of anxiety when dealing with any illness (from the common cold to cancer, and everything in between).  But autoimmune diseases are particularly vexing and frequently quite vague in presentation, which means that autoimmune patients are especially susceptible to the power of stressors and the effects that the resultant anxiety can bring. And as most