autoimmune

Celiac disease and its link to migraine headaches

September 21, 2015

  Imagine a fire somewhere in your body that was triggered by something you ate. This fire can spread rapidly, causing damage and affecting other parts of your body. By finding the source of what is fueling the fire, removing it, and properly repairing damaged tissues, your symptoms could be gone for good.   Celiac…

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Celiac disease

Understanding Celiac Disease

September 14, 2015

What is celiac disease? In recent years, more people have been diagnosed with celiac disease than at any other time in modern history, and gluten-free diets have become more common. Celiac disease affects about 2.3 million Americans. Common symptoms are diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, joint pain, fatigue, and eczema. Celiac disease was initially thought to occur…

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Acupuncture for treatment of psoriasis

Can Acupuncture Effectively Treat Psoriasis?

August 19, 2015

Acupuncture and Psoriasis Affecting approximately 125 million people – or about 2-3% of the global population – psoriasis is one of the most common autoimmune diseases in the world. It’s characterized by the chronic skin inflammation that appear as plaques. These formations may appear in localized areas of the body or throughout the entire body,…

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Alternative treatments for psoriasis

Top 5 Alternative Treatments for Psoriasis

August 11, 2015

  Alternative treatments for psoriasis For people with psoriasis, suffering from painful symptoms like inflamed, flaking and red skin is not pleasant. The chronic skin condition is due to an overactive immune system. Many Western treatments include steroid creams and oral medications that come with a slew of unwanted side effects. When those therapies do…

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Celiac disease and going gluten-free

Seriously, celiac disease?

May 3, 2015

  May is celiac disease awareness month and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), is starting a new campaign to educate families about this autoimmune disorder. What is celiac disease? Celiac disease (CD) is a genetic autoimmune condition that is triggered by the protein gluten. In celiac, gluten causes damage to the lining of…

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Top 3 Non-Digestive Symptoms of Celiac Disease

May 1, 2015

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of the protein gluten. Gluten causes chronic inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells lining the small intestine. This inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells prohibits nutrient and vitamin absorption leading to malabsorption. People with celiac disease may have symptoms…

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What you need to know about Ulcerative Colitis

April 5, 2015

What you need to know about Ulcerative Colitis Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon (large intestine).  Chronic inflammation of the colon can lead to damage to the lining of the colon (large intestine). What causes Ulcerative Colitis? There are many factors that contribute to UC including: Food allergies/sensitivities Stress Genetics/family history…

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Celiac disease and gluten-intolerance, what is the difference?

March 18, 2015

  Celiac disease vs. Gluten Intolerance In today’s culture, going gluten-free seems to be the new “thing.” It is becoming more common for people to be diagnosed with celiac disease and have to go on a gluten-free diet. However, there is a separate group of people who do not have celiac but have symptoms when…

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Super spleen and optimal digestion

Your Super Spleen: Key to Healthy Digestion

October 10, 2014

Your super sleep and healthy digestion Did you know that Western and Eastern medicine both gather information about your health by how well your digestion is doing? The Spleen and Stomach, according to Chinese Medicine, provide the body with nourishment. Food is ingested, digested, transformed, transported, and assimilated into the physical body, creating bone, muscle,…

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What you need to know about endocrine disruptors

9 Ways to Rid Your Home of Endocrine Disruptors

September 25, 2014

9 Ways to Rid Your Home of Endocrine Disruptors Can a shower curtain be bad for your health? It can if it contains phthalates. Phthalates are just some of over 800 chemicals that are labeled as endocrine disruptors. These chemicals are toxic for a number of reasons. They may mimic estrogen, androgen or thyroid hormones…

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