May 24, 2012

Psoriasis and Pregnancy

As with many conditions, psoriasis presents special challenges to the patient and clinician when a woman becomes pregnant.  While the extent of these challenges is beyond […]
May 20, 2012

Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis & Pregnancy

How are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis similar? What sets them apart? Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (colitis) are inflammatory bowel diseases characterized by an autoimmune […]
May 17, 2012

Geographic Clustering and Autoimmune Disease

There are many diseases and conditions that have been putatively linked to living or working in certain locations, which is known as geographic clustering, or geo-clustering. […]
May 15, 2012

Dr. Andrew Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Dr. Andrew Weil is a Harvard-trained MD and a recognized pioneer in the field of integrative medicine.  Dr. Weil markets his anti-inflammatory diet through his website, […]
May 15, 2012

Starting a New Diet to Help Autoimmune Symptoms

By now, most researchers agree that traditional Western diets promote obesity and inflammation, factors that exacerbate autoimmune disease.  If you have autoimmune disease, changing your diet […]
May 15, 2012

Assessing Severity of Autoimmune Flares

What are flares and how are they different for different autoimmune conditions? Flares in an autoimmune condition are the worsening of symptoms that interferes with your […]
May 13, 2012

Immunosuppressant Treatments for Autoimmune Disease

When are immunosuppressants commonly prescribed for autoimmune conditions, and how well do they work, according to research? Immunosuppressants are medications that interfere with some aspect of […]
May 6, 2012

Testing Children for Thyroid Conditions

If I wanted to test my kids’ blood levels to get a baseline (to compare against future tests/issues), what is the best age to do that? […]
May 2, 2012

Autoimmune Antibodies Overview

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, in recent years, the NIH has identified autoimmune conditions as a major women’s health issue, affecting females in […]