12 Super Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease

12 autoimmune super symptoms

Close to 100 diseases can be classified as autoimmune-related. And while each has specific symptoms associated with it, there are some “super symptoms” that are common to a great number of autoimmune diseases. Super Symptoms List Inflammation:  This is at the root of autoimmune disease.  Your body attacks itself and then responds with

Starting an Anti-Inflammatory Diet :: Simple Steps to Begin

starting an anti-inflammatory diet

What encompasses an anti-inflammatory way of eating? Anti-inflammatory eating is multi-faceted and highly individual.  Eating an array of whole foods, rich in antioxidants and nutrients, as well as good hydration, are key foundational factors; however, to calm inflammation and address an autoimmune disease process, the first and most important dietary step is to identify and remove the foods that are causing an inflammatory response in

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

Autoimmune family research - lupus twin study

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 obviously very rare. Thus, the

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

anxiety, depression and autoimmune disease

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 readers probably know all too

Advice for Autoimmune Moms + Research Update from the Johns Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center

Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore Campus

In my autoimmune research over the years, I’ve come across Dr. Noel Rose’s name many times.  Dr. Rose is a MD and PhD, and the Director of the Johns Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center.  When I reached out to him to ask for an interview, he responded immediately, and we had what I hope will be the first of many conversations about autoimmune research in

Graves’ Thyroid Disease – Top Research Institutions To Bookmark + Research On Eye Disease Treatment, Possible Graves’ Vaccine

butterfly on flower against sky

About a year ago, in honor of thyroid awareness month, we published an article detailing the current state of affairs in the world of Graves’ disease research, and what might lie on the horizon. Here we update readers on the latest progress in Graves’ thyroid research for Thyroid Disease Awareness Month by reviewing new developments from the past year and reminding readers of the best