These articles are all related to either autoimmune diseases or inflammation — or often both, since the two are so intimately connected to one another!

Autoimmune diseases are a category of chronic conditions in which your immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in your body. Examples of autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, eczema, multiple sclerosis, IBS, celiac disease, and more. 

Autoimmune diseases cause chronic inflammation. White acute inflammation can help heal disease and injury, chronic inflammation is damaging to your body, weakening your immune system and leading to a variety of other symptoms and conditions. Chronic inflammation isn’t only caused by autoimmune disease. It can also have a variety of other causes, including lifestyle and genetic factors. 

Read these articles to learn about specific autoimmune conditions and how to heal them, as well as in-depth information about chronic inflammation, and inspiring stories from people who have found natural ways to heal from autoimmune conditions, inflammatory disease, or both.

What’s the Deal with Unhealthy Fats vs. Healthy Fats?

What’s the Deal with Unhealthy Fats vs. Healthy Fats?

If you’re over 30 years old, you likely remember the “low-fat” craze of the 90s. Fats were vilified, and consumers snapped up fat-free and low-fat products (which were chock full of sugars, processed ingredients, and chemicals, btw). In more recent years, we’ve come to learn that fats aren’t evil — in fact, they’re essential to the healthy function of your body. The important thing is to eat the right types of fat, which can be a bit confusing to figure out. We’ve got you covered with this brand new guide to fats. Read on to learn the difference between healthy fats and unhealthy fats, examples of healthy fats to use, the best cooking oils and worst cooking oils for your health, and more.
What’s the Difference Between a Food Allergy vs Food Intolerance? Dr. Will Bulsiewicz Explains

What’s the Difference Between a Food Allergy vs Food Intolerance? Dr. Will Bulsiewicz Explains

It’s not often we have repeat interviewees here at WellBe, but sometimes a person just has too much valuable expertise to unpack in one interview. One of those people is Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (aka Dr. B). Dr B is a double board-certified physician, gut health expert, and author of Fiber Fueled and the brand new Fiber Fueled Cookbook, which he describes as “the ‘how’ of gut health.” While Dr. B’s first WellBe interview focused on the importance of fiber and dietary diversity, this one is all about the causes of food intolerance. Read on to learn the difference between a food allergy vs food intolerance, the most common food intolerances, and much more. 
How to Identify a Food Sensitivity with a Food Elimination Diet

How to Identify a Food Sensitivity with a Food Elimination Diet

As we say often here at WellBe, the things you choose to put in your mouth have a bigger impact on your health than anything else. So if you’re experiencing mysterious symptoms or chronic issues and can’t figure out why, a food sensitivity could be the culprit. Of course, we all eat a huge variety of different foods each day, so figuring out the source of your symptoms can be tricky. Enter: elimination diets. Read on to learn the benefits of a food elimination diet, best practices for how to do an elimination diet, and even a basic template for your own elimination diet plan. 
Foods that Help Your Immune System: the Link Between Gut Health and Immune System Function

Foods that Help Your Immune System: the Link Between Gut Health and Immune System Function

When it comes to getting and staying well during cold and flu season, your top defense is with the food you eat. At our panel on Nov. 9, 2017, we talked to board-certified internist,  functional medicine doctor, and author of “The Happy Gut,” Dr. Vincent Pedre, health coach and author of “The Real Food Grocery Guide,” Maria Marlowe, and INDAY founder Basu Ratnam (they hosted!) about their best tips for eating for immunity.