Autoimmune disease

THE MENTAL ASPECT OF AUTOIMMUNE ARTHRITIS AND HASHIMOTOS (A CASE STUDY)

THE MENTAL ASPECT OF AUTOIMMUNE ARTHRITIS AND HASHIMOTOS (A CASE STUDY)

I would describe myself as your typical go-getter. Always buzzing around from one thing to the next, whether it be my work as an elementary school teacher, taking a graduate class, getting my masters degree, working out hard in the gym, scrapbooking, meeting friends for dinner, whatever it was, I was doing it.

I remember one of the first symptoms I recognized as being abnormal at the age of about 27 or 28 was fatigue.

I didn’t know it was a symptom then, I thought I was just tired. I remember coming home from work and just wanting to lay on the couch and rest.  This was not like me. I was the type that spent a day at work and right to the gym, every day of the week, since college.

4 KEY NUTRIENTS TO SUPPORT UNDERACTIVE THYROID SYMPTOMS + HYPOTHYROIDISM

4 KEY NUTRIENTS TO SUPPORT UNDERACTIVE THYROID SYMPTOMS + HYPOTHYROIDISM

Are you one of the 20+ million Americans who suffer from thyroid disease?

According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA) women are five to eight times more likely than men to have a thyroid condition and one in eight women will develop a thyroid disorder during her life. Another staggering statistic is that up to 60% of those who have thyroid disease are unaware of it. (This includes hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis or hyperthyroidism.)

I work with a lot of people who feel that they have exhausted all of their options in trying to figure out what is wrong with them and are not sure what to try next. They’ve often been passed around from doctor to doctor and have seen all the specialists, but they still don’t have answers. I know when I was trying to figure out my health issues, I thought no one would ever understand what I was going through. It turned out that I was just talking to the wrong people! It wasn’t until I found someone who was willing to look at the big picture rather than each individual piece of my story that I got what I needed.

CAN YOU REVERSE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE WITH DIET CHANGES? A PSORIASIS CASE STUDY

CAN YOU REVERSE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE WITH DIET CHANGES? A PSORIASIS CASE STUDY

Is the term ‘autoimmune disease’ one that you’re familiar with, or are you scratching your head trying to figure out what that even means?

Well, if you have an autoimmune disease, you know exactly what it means...and if not, the term can be a little confusing. In its simplest terms, an autoimmune disease is a condition arising from an abnormal immune response to a normal body part.  Which is to say that in the case of autoimmune disease, the body perceives its own tissue to be an invader and enacts an immune response against it.

Here are a few conditions you may not have known are autoimmune diseases (there are over 80):

  • Asthma
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Celiac disease
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Graves disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn’s)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Eczema

TRUTH: THE BEST SUNSCREEN IS NO SUNSCREEN

TRUTH: THE BEST SUNSCREEN IS NO SUNSCREEN

What do cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, autoimmune disorders, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, depression, hormone disorders, muscle and joint pain, arthritis, Alzheimer's and fatigue all have in common?

Answer: You are likely increasing your chances of having all those conditions by using sunscreen.