Vitamins, Herbs and Other Supplements

Vitamins, herbs and supplements can be recommended in large quantities to aid, relieve or even cure autoimmune conditions. Learn more about the research behind common vitamins, herbs and supplements and how they will help manage autoimmune symptoms and individual autoimmune conditions.

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

Parenting My Way Through a Vitamin B12 Deficiency


As a mom, there are certain characteristics you don’t want to encounter—fatigue, mental fog, and loss of energy are just a few.  Unfortunately, all those things descended upon my life at one time. I didn’t think too much of it. I figured it was all just a snowball effect; running a family made my head spin at night instead of

Should You Know Your Magnesium Level If You Have Autoimmune Conditions?


There are many elements that are important to proper functioning of the human body, but magnesium resides in the top tier of relevant minerals, along with sodium, potassium and several others.  In short, it is absolutely essential for healthy living.   It can be found in many types of foods, such as nuts, kidney beans and chocolate. Magnesium is crucial to

Should I Take the Supplement Selenium?


Selenium is a trace element similar to the chemical copper and is found in foods, water, and in dietary supplements.  Whether you should take selenium as a dietary supplement depends on several factors regarding your state of health and your autoimmune condition. Selenium has been proven to be necessary for the heart to function correctly.  It has also shown properties

Omega 3 & Omega 6 Benefits for Autoimmune Symptoms


Omega-3 and omega-6 are different types of essential fatty acids.  They are referred to as “essential” because your body cannot make them on its own, and thus must obtain them from dietary sources.  All fatty acids display a variety of beneficial properties, although too much of certain types can lead to biochemical imbalance and consequent disease.  The modern American diet