September 24, 2012

Addison’s Disease and Pregnancy

What are some implications for pregnancy with Addison’s disease? Among the many autoimmune diseases, Addison’s stands out as one with an often delayed diagnosis and an […]
September 18, 2012

Effects of Alcohol on Autoimmune Conditions

It’s widely acknowledged that alcohol consumption causes damage to your pancreas, liver and other organs, but it also has a variety of effects on your natural […]
September 18, 2012

Restful Sleep and Improving Autoimmune Symptoms

Fatigue and non-restful sleep are a common and often debilitating components of autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome. In fact, sleeping problems are considered reliable warning […]
September 17, 2012

Thyroid Hormone Levels: T4, T3, T2, and T1

Your thyroid gland, which is situated in the lower front part of your neck, produces hormones that play a role in a variety of functions throughout […]
September 15, 2012

Reducing Gluten and Lectins to Calm Autoimmune Symptoms

Gluten and lectins are plant compounds found in wheat, barley, rye, (gluten) legumes and potatoes (lectins).  In some people, and perhaps many people, gluten and lectins […]
September 15, 2012

Omega 3 & Omega 6 Benefits for Autoimmune Symptoms

Omega-3 and omega-6 are different types of essential fatty acids.  They are referred to as “essential” because your body cannot make them on its own, and […]
September 15, 2012

Gestational Diabetes & Autoimmune

Gestational diabetes mellitus is chronically high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) that starts in or is first diagnosed during pregnancy.  Like other forms of glucose (blood sugar) intolerance, […]
September 14, 2012

Autoimmune Disease and Parabens

One theory on why autoimmune diseases are now so prevalent globally is related to an overload of environment chemicals, toxins, pesticides and heavy metals. So many […]
September 13, 2012

Graves’ Disease and Pregnancy

How common is Graves’ and what are some risks for pregnancy? Graves’ disease, a common autoimmune condition that causes the thyroid to overproduce thyroid hormone and […]