Autoimmune

Mystery symptoms autoimmune? How to find out

Do you have mysterious health symptoms — such as fatigue, pain, brain fog, unexplained weight gain — that rob you of your quality of life, but lab tests and doctors keep saying nothing is wrong? Or maybe doctors tell you your chronic symptoms are depression and you need an antidepressant. Maybe you’ve even been accused of complaining too much. Most people know when something is wrong with them, even if lab tests come back normal and doctors say you’re fine. This is ... Read more

Study confirms autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet works

A recent study confirmed what functional medicine has long since known — the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet is highly successful for managing chronic health disorders. The first-of-its-kind study showed the majority of participants quickly achieved and maintained remission of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis on the AIP diet. A number of participants were even able to discontinue drug therapies. Many people follow the AIP diet to manage not just Crohn’s but also chronic pain, Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, irritable bowel syndrome, skin rashes such ... Read more

Handling store receipts raises levels of toxic BPA

A new study that had subjects handle store receipts showed BPA absorbed through the skin stays in the body much longer than ingested BPA. The study had subjects handle common store receipts for five minutes, then wear gloves for two hours before washing their hands. BPA measurements in the subjects’ urine showed BPA levels highest for the first two days after handling the receipts. After one week, three of the six volunteers still showed BPA in their urine. However, when the subjects ate ... Read more

Ignored by doctors, women choose functional medicine

Ignored by Conventional Doctors, Women Choose Functional Medicine It doesn’t take long once you learn about functional medicine to realize it attracts primarily women. Why? Chronic disorders affect more women than men and conventional medicine’s treatment of women often ranges from disappointing to dehumanizing. Conventional Medicine Failing Women When women show up at doctors’ offices with “mystery” symptoms from chronic disorders, they are often left feeling demoralized and hopeless. What are some of areas where conventional medicine fails women? Mystery symptoms dismissed as psychosomatic or whining. ... Read more

Unresolved Thyroid Symptoms? 5 things you NEED to know

Every year millions of people (mostly women) head to their MD for some combination of the most common complaints related to Hypothyroidism: Fatigue Cold hands and feet Weight gain Poor sleep Brain fog Hair loss Depression And more... But despite being put on thyroid medication, the symptoms of hypothyroidism can continue to persistent, even if someone's lab tests are normal! How can that be? Read on for the top five reasons you might have unresolved symptoms of hypothyroidism. REASON #1:Your doctor doesn't understand the ... Read more

Cyrex Labs – How to prep so you don’t waste money

Cyrex Labs is at the cutting edge of lab testing for things like Leaky Gut, Autoimmunity, Gluten Cross Reactivity and food sensitivities. It’s a frustrating but not uncommon scenario: You struggle with food or chemical sensitivities, suspected autoimmunity, and leaky gut symptoms. You plunk down hundreds of dollars (or more) for state-of-the-art testing from Cyrex Labs, eager for specific guidance. And all the results come back negative. Or they all come back positive. Either way, you’re poorer and still clueless about the specifics ... Read more

Still have unresolved thyroid symptoms?

Your doctor says your hypothyroid condition has been treated, but do you still suffer from symptoms of low thyroid function? Fatigue Weight gain Hair loss Constipation Depression Memory loss Cold hands and feet If so, you may suffer from Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the thyroid bland. Hypothyroidism is usually caused by Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease (more…) Read more

Five little-known things that make autoimmunity worse

If you are managing your autoimmune disease through diet and lifestyle, then you probably know about the autoimmune diet  supplements, non-toxic home and body products, and getting enough rest. But are you aware of hidden sources of stress that may be triggering autoimmune flares? Common autoimmune diseases today include Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, psoriasis, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and pernicious anemia. However, there are many more. Research increasingly shows the connection between autoimmune disease and food sensitivities (such as to gluten) and ... Read more

Hashimoto’s not improving? Here are 10 reasons why

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