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Are you or a family member/friend recently diagnosed with an autoimmune condition such as Hashimoto's, lupus, rheumatoid autoimmune disease or MS? Or maybe you have one autoimmune condition and suspect you have others that are undiagnosed? Multiple autoimmune conditions are very common since the underlying reason for one disease is autoimmune antibodies. These short articles go over the basic signs and symptoms for those new to the site and life with autoimmune! It's not the end of the world and life will still be great - we're glad you are here.

Crossover Autoimmune Research: What 2,200+ Hashimoto’s Patients Say Helped Their Fatigue, Other Symptoms

A note from Katie, founder: Those of us with Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease have been following Dr. Izabella Wentz’s work – her now-seminal book “Root Cause” and the companion website, – for a while now. Izabella’s tireless research to test and discover the many possible root causes of her own Hashimoto’s disease was eye-opening for me, as it

Advertisement Is HONcode Certified For Trustworthy Online Health Information

I am excited to announce that is approved as a certified website under the HONcode. You’ll see the HONcode seal at the bottom of every page on, which also includes a search engine for other trusted online health websites. What is HON and what does this mean? HON stands for Health on the Net, and is a global nonprofit


Autoimmune Awareness Month: Common Threads For Us All

The month has flown by — and with it, Autoimmune Awareness Month 2015 is coming to a close, as winter turns to spring. I love that March – the only month of the year that “comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” is the month for reflection and focus on autoimmune awareness.  It’s a poignant parallel

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Avoid Autoimmune Diagnosis Delay – Tips For Early Doctor Visits, But Most Importantly: Trust Your Instincts

One of the most frustrating aspects of autoimmune disease, for patients and physicians alike, is often the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the diagnostic process.  Because autoimmune diseases are very commonly first misdiagnosed one or more times before being definitively labeled “autoimmune”, this process – which in many cases is dependent on a lot of generalized, non-specific signs and symptoms –

A Guide to Rare Autoimmune Diseases

The category “autoimmune disease”, as with almost all other diseases, consists of conditions that run the spectrum from very common to exceedingly rare, and everything in between.  These distinctions are sometimes fairly static, but more often they are rather fluid characterizations that tend to change epidemiologically and demographically over time and across global regions.  Below we examine briefly some pertinent