Is Fibromyalgia an Autoimmune Disorder?
Fibromyalgia (FM) has been characterized by chronic widespread pain, fatigue, sleep dysfunction, along with cognitive issues and impairment, and mood disorders. Since it is an multifactoral syndrome with many different co-morbid conditions that go along with it, it is still a topic of research and debate.
New information on Autoimmune Disease
Currently, epigenetic modifications have become a topic of interest and research in the scientific and medical fields. Epigenetic modifications are the environmental, age, and genetic factors that impact and alter our epigenome. Our epigenome consists of the chemical changes that occur during different exposures that alter our DNA and histone proteins. These changes can lead to abnormal immune responses and inflammatory responses that can promote disease.
Lupus: Autoimmune Disease and Gut Microbiome
Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; SLE) symptoms come and go and vary widely. Flares and relapses are when symptoms appear and get worse. Common symptoms of SLE include fatigue, joint and muscle pain, skin problems, sensitivity to light, fever of unknown etiology, changes in weight, swollen glands, headaches, Raynaud's phenomenon, hair loss, inflammation of blood vessels under the skin (cutaneous vasculitis). Over time Lupus patients can also progress to have disease progression to affect organs such as heart, lungs, kidneys, skin, blood cells, and nervous system.
Are You Ready To Put on Purple for World Lupus Day?
This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase anything through these affiliated links, the author/website may receive a commission. May is Lupus Awareness Month. And May 10, 2023 is Put On Purple Day...a day where people around the world wear purple to help raise awareness (and funds for research) for this often invisible disease.
Feeling Stuck in Your Illness
Many women are stuck in their disease and feel the monotony of their symptoms. One thing I tend to pick up on is the fact that many of these patients take ownership of their disease or symptom. This means they start to identify as the disease or symptom and it becomes who they are. Watch today's video to learn how I teach women to overcome being stuck in their disease process by changing the way they speak to themselves. You Were Born To Heal 🌺
The Top 4 Inflammatory Foods
Feel Like “YOU” Again With Just 2 Capsules Every Morning I woke up this morning to that headline in my feed. It’s stupid, but do you know how many women buy this stuff? You and I both know it’s not that easy, but… It’s not that hard either. Here are some NON-NEGOTIABLES that have served me and my patients well over the last 19 years. No Gluten, Dairy, Corn, or Soy Eat clean animal protein with veggies @ breakfast, lunch, and dinner No junk food / sugar 1 Liter of clean water per 50 lbs of body weight per day Sleep 7-9 hours per day Eliminate seed oils and bad fats Increase healthy fats And lastly… If you’re struggling with a chronic health condition, get to a Doctor who will stop at nothing to find out what’s really causing your problem and customize a plan that’s as unique as you are. You Were Born To Heal 🌺
Autoimmune Disease Triggers
If you have an autoimmune condition, there IS hope for you. It can be put into remission if your immune system is as balanced as possible. Watch today's video to learn about what could be triggering your autoimmune disease.