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.
Maya Dusenbery on How Medical Gaslighting Sidelines Women’s Health Problems
Maya Dusenbery had been working as a feminist writer for most of her adult life, but she hadn’t spent much time thinking about how women were treated in medicine. Then, an unexpected personal health issue showed her firsthand the unique challenges that women face in navigating the healthcare system. Her book, Doing Harm, stems from this experience and looks more largely at gender bias in medicine and how it hurts women. Read on to hear her story and learn why women’s health problems are often sidelined, why medical gaslighting is so widespread, how gender bias in research changes outcomes for women, and more.
What Causes Brain Fog? Plus the Best Brain Fog Treatment and Natural Remedies
We’re all familiar with feeling “out of it” sometimes. It’s part of being a person, especially in our distraction-filled, fast-paced digital world. But sometimes that feeling persists, settling in our minds and making it hard for us to accomplish anything at all. Yes, brain fog is very real, and very unpleasant, and, unfortunately, a little tricky to get to the root of. This guide is here to help. Read on to learn the definition of brain fog, what causes brain fog, plus brain fog treatment and natural remedies for brain fog.
Chef Seamus Mullen on Finding the Best Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Celebrity NYC chef Seamus Mullen shared his journey of healing rheumatoid arthritis naturally.
Guide to Inflammation: Chronic Inflammation Symptoms and How to Reduce them Naturally
We hear a lot about “inflammation” nowadays, but what does it really mean?
Jennifer Esposito on How 30 Years of Untreated Celiac Disease and the Effects of Gluten Wreaked Havoc on Her Body and Mind
For 30 years of her life, the actress, health advocate, and author struggled with a stream of physical ailments, searching in vain for a diagnosis and effective treatment. Finally, she found out she had celiac disease.
Have the Constant Need to Clear Your Throat? What Causes Constant Post-Nasal Drip and How to Fix It
It’s a scenario we can probably all relate to: you’re in a quiet room, and you need to clear your throat. But then, you need to do it again. And again. It’s embarrassing, uncomfortable, and — worst of all — could signal an underlying health issue. But constant post-nasal drip is pretty poorly understood, and many people just live with it without thinking twice. Read on to learn what it might mean if you have a constant need to clear your throat, why it matters, and how you can find post-nasal drip relief naturally.
Dr. Jay Goodbinder on How Epigenetics Impact Your Genetic Disposition
Dr. Jay Goodbinder is a board-certified chiropractic internist — but that title doesn’t exactly capture the topic to which he’s devoted his life and career: epigenetics. Through his own personal health journey and his subsequent education, he became one of the foremost experts on epigenetics, founding The Epigenetics Healing Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Read on to hear his insights on this fascinating area of study, including what epigenetic factors impact your health, how lifestyle can overcome genetic disposition, what you need to understand about something called “gene methylation,” and more.
Should You Be Taking Vitamin D?
What's the deal with vitamin D? Do you get enough from the sun, or should you take supplements? And what, exactly, does vitamin D do? We explore all that and more.
Jessica Flanigan on Practicing Self-Love and the Limitations of the AIP Diet
Clinical nutritionist and author Jessica Flanigan shares the story of how she found a revolutionary path to healing when her life fell apart around her.