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Managing Chronic Conditions With Your New Best Friend, The Virtual Health Assistant

Autoimmune Disease Management via Virtual Health Assistant

The list of medications, supplements, diet restrictions, exercises, doctor appointments goes on an on for those of us with a chronic condition.  Most weeks, I feel as though managing my doctor visits is a part-time job. Helpful technology options abound -- apps, wearables, smart phone reminders -- and if you're in Austin or another tech city, no shortage

A LADA Diabetes Mom’s Mantra: Embrace Change and Celebrate Life

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“If I ever question myself, I am reminded quickly of the gifts diabetes has given me. I see my healthy son, I feel his bear hug, or I hear his words of pride and praise when he tells someone new that his mom is a diabetic who takes good care of herself.” I knew something was wrong. It wasn’t that

Manage Blood Sugar With Low Glycemic Foods

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Keeping your blood sugar from spiking and ensuring you have the right mix of fat, fiber and protein at every meal is the guiding light for a good autoimmune diet.  It also keeps the hypoglycemia away, which is critical for us autoimmune moms. This handy chart is one of the best I’ve seen for a quick reference guide – so

Make-Up To Hide The Signs Of Autoimmune Fatigue

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It’s bad enough to feel so tired it’s like you’re walking through thick mud, but for it to show on your face when you need to look your best is even worse.  Luckily, you have a variety of makeup tricks at your disposal to cover fatigue symptoms. Fatigue is a highly common symptom of autoimmune disease.  Research shows that when

Autoimmune Awareness Month: Common Threads For Us All

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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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Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest 2015: 5 NEW Fantastic Products

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Favorite gluten quotes: “Gluten would be easier to live with if it wasn’t so full of itself.” “Giving up gluten is like leaving an unhealthy relationship.” -gfJules.com I attended my first “gluten free expo” event on March 1 in my hometown of Austin, Texas.  I was blown away by the Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest for its depth and breadth