Peter, Miriam, and Jack Autoimmune Recoveries

In these two posts, Autoimmune  and What to do about Arthritis, I tried to bring you up to speed on autoimmune disease. In another post I shared three autoimmune recovery stories and promised to post more. True to my word, here are three more. As before, the names are fictitious but the stories are true. Continue reading

“There was no way that food could be causing this,” she said.

“I said there was no way that food could be causing this,” were Margaret’s words. “But I was wrong.” And indeed she was.

In my last post, Autoimmune, I explained how autoimmune diseases happen. I promised to share the experiences of people who have accomplished autoimmune remission through diet. Continue reading

Autoimmune – what is it?

Today’s question: “You keep talking about autoimmune diseases and I don’t think most people have these. So what is that and what’s the big deal?”

Answer:  An autoimmune disorder occurs when your body’s immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune disorders and they may attack body parts like blood vessels, connective tissue, lungs, glands like the thyroid or pancreas, joints, muscles, red blood cells, skin, and nerves (including the brain.) In other words, anywhere. Continue reading

The Rock Bottom Line

The Rock Bottom Line

We all yearn to “feel great”, don’t we?

We want to wake up daily full of energy, think clearly, and have no pain or discomfort. Periods of illness are short lived and disappear on their own. Only healthy folks can make that claim.

If you watch TV, follow Facebook, read newspapers and magazines, you know one thing for sure. They are all filled with promises of amazing symptom relief with some supplement or medication. Don’t be fooled. Continue reading

What to do about arthritis flares!

Joint Pain

“I have arthritis and am sometimes in constant pain. I thought maybe it was gluten related so I eat gluten free bread but that didn’t help. The doctor says I have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and none of the medicine is working. What do I do?” Continue reading

Medications are an expensive proposition – in more ways than one.

shutterstock_129916589-mDo you grind your teeth every time you have to fill a prescription?  Maybe you have really good insurance or maybe you don’t have any insurance at all. Maybe you have insurance but the co-pay is taking you to your knees. Got plenty of extra cash? Your attitude will likely depend on how sick you are (or will be) and the state of your bank account. Continue reading

What bothers men the most? A big waist or erectile dysfunction?

There seems to be no end to the number of ailments aggravated or caused by diet. And it seems to be tough for people to give up eating the stuff they just love in the interest of  avoiding body fat or an ailment. But some ailments, particularly for men, are harder to ignore.  

In my experience, women are very much more concerned about their body fat than men. Dissatisfaction with weight is a perpetual subject of discussion among women; usually a “Do you think I look fat?” thing. Women join together in weight loss support groups. But for men, erectile dysfunction is another matter. Continue reading

“Those with cardiovascular disease not identified with diabetes…are simply undiagnosed.”

 

Any heart disease in your family? Do you have any kind of heart or artery disease? Odds are really good because cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of death in America. And maybe you are kinda worried about that heart attack, stroke, or  aneurysm. So maybe you would like to avoid that. Continue reading

Symptom? Constipation. No wait, maybe the symptom is acne.

Symptom? Chronic Constipation.  No, wait, maybe the symptom is acne. Neither of these two symptoms is a “disease” and they don’t sound related but they have much in common. Both conditions are reflective of digestive issues.That seems weird I know because the  symptom shows up so differently. But most of the cause is the same, revolving around the condition of your gut. Continue reading