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Looking For Ways To Support A Loved One With An Invisible Autoimmune Illness? In Honor Of National Caregiver’s Month

Caregivers for autoimmune

If you are in a committed relationship, there is an expectation of “sticking it out” through tough times regardless of whether or not you actually nervously sputtered out the words “in sickness and in health” at a wedding ceremony. And yet, faced with a challenge such as chronic illness, many people feel suddenly inadequate as a partner. It’s no

Low Dose Naltrexone: A “New” Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases

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  Note: If you want to try LDN, but your doctor won’t prescribe it for you, Julia Schopick is conducting a 2-part teleseminar on October 22 & October 29 to teach participants about LDN and how to convince doctors to prescribe it.  Attendees will get a packet of specially prepared materials about LDN.  Please see HonestMedicine.com’s Teleseminar page for details. ————————————————————————————————————————————- Those of you who have read my

Which Foods Are Your Inflammatory Triggers? The Elimination Diet in Four Steps

Beginning the elimination diet

If there’s one thing that a person with autoimmunity should do to start the healing process, it is to first figure out what foods are acting as inflammatory triggers.  For many, this can seem daunting.  We have deep-rooted emotional connections to the foods and beverages that we consume, whether we realize it or not.  Embark upon an elimination diet, and you will soon understand what

The Delicate Balance: Acid-Alkaline Levels

Acid Alkaline Chart

A very important, but sometimes overlooked, element of managing diet for us autoimmune moms is the acid-alkaline balance.  There will be more discussion on this in future posts written by our amazing functional nutrition author, but for now, I wanted to share the best infographic to use as a reference plus some other good articles. Why is acid-alkaline balance important? If your diet is too

Ending the Autoimmune Drinking Game: Alcohol, Inflammation and Avoiding Flares

Alcohol and autoimmune

How much alcohol can you drink and avoid an autoimmune flare?  That’s a drinking game you don’t want to play with your body, and it’s one of the million dollar questions asked by anyone experiencing autoimmunity.  This is a critical question to have answered before the next girls’ night out, so let’s drill down and work toward helping you to answer this question for yourself,

Epstein Barr (HHV-4) Links to Autoimmune Disease

Mono, the kissing disease

The Epstein-Barr virus is a member of the herpes virus family – hence the designation HHV-4 – which also includes herpes simplex I and II, chicken pox virus (Varicella zoster, or VZV), and others. Herpes viruses are generally quite adept at attacking and then retreating, sometimes lying dormant for weeks, months, years or even decades, before sometimes rearing their ugly heads in one form or