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Understanding Antibodies: IgM

Understanding Antibodies: IgM

With COVID-19 being the main point of conversation these days, and the hope for a vaccine in the future, there has been a lot of talk about antibodies. Antibodies are also a huge part of autoimmune diseases. So we thought that in the next month, we would work on breaking down the different antibodies andContinue Reading

COVID-19 and Autoimmune Diseases

COVID-19 and Autoimmune Diseases

One of the main questions I have received since the COVID-19 pandemic started is “am I more susceptible to complications from COVID-19 if I have an autoimmune disease.” Initially I had a hard time answering this question because we didn’t have answers. New viruses are tricky. And initially there was not a lot of evidenceContinue Reading

Testosterone and Autoimmune Diseases

Testosterone and Autoimmune Diseases

This is part 4 of our 4-part series in how hormones affect autoimmune diseases. Testosterone is an important hormone in the male and female body. It is similar to the female counterpart, progesterone. This hormone is made in the testicles and the adrenal gland. It has a lot of effects in the human body thatContinue Reading

Immune Support for COVID-19

Immune Support for COVID-19

When encountering any virus, it is important to keep our immune system strong and healthy. Helping to support our immune system will help us build immunity to future viruses as well. It will also reduce spread and prevent infection.

For more specific ways to help you prevent infection and fight it when you are sick, click the link below and make sure to share with your friends and family! #covid19 #coronavirus #immunesupport #naturopathicmedicine #herbalmedicine #autoimmunity #autoimmunediseases Continue Reading

Alternative Therapies for Osteoarthritis

Alternative Therapies for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the US. It affects 10-18% of people over the age of 60. While there is some inflammation, this form of arthritis is mostly from degenerative changes over time. This can be from overuse trauma, or even from damage from other inflammatory arthritis conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

Many people with inflammatory arthritis also have osteoarthritis. Treatments for osteoarthritis are often different than those for other arthritis conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Things like exercise and strengthening can be extremely helpful. To learn more about ways in which to treat osteoarthritis, click the link below.

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Alcohol and Autoimmune Diseases

Alcohol and Autoimmune Diseases

You can’t talk about health and not talk to people about alcohol consumption. Alcohol is as prevalent in our society as stress, hamburgers and weird looking dogs. There is a lot of controversy around drinking alcohol and whether it benefits or hinders a person’s health. And when people talk to me about their diet, oneContinue Reading

Intermittent Fasting for Autoimmune Diseases

Intermittent Fasting for Autoimmune Diseases

Intermittent Fasting is a hot topic these days. But can it be used for autoimmune diseases? Yes!

Intermittent fasting can be used to help reduce flares, improve pain and help reduce inflammation long term.

Learn more about intermittent fasting and how it can help your autoimmune symptoms in our new blog post!Continue Reading

How to Talk to Your Family About Dietary Restrictions

How to Talk to Your Family About Dietary Restrictions

The holidays are coming. For many this means you need to talk to your family about dietary restrictions. Some families and friends can be understanding towards the changes you want to make in your life. But if your family is anything like mine, they look at your choices to better your health as a fadContinue Reading