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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.

Five home remedies for treating chronic pain

Chronic pain can make us feel fatigued, and it can make it hard for us to have the energy to meet the daily demands of life. It’s so easy to get frustrated with chronic pain when it feels like nothing is helping. While these at-home remedies won’t replace your medical treatments, they may help add additional support to your pain

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