Celebrities suffering with autoimmune conditions give a face to their diseases. Selma Blair has multiple sclerosis (MS). Michael J. Fox has Parkinson’s disease. Tom Hanks has diabetes. Articles and interviews feature these celebs and show them learning how to live with their diagnosis. What is sometimes missing, however, is an examination of how holistic health
As with all autoimmune disorders, there are myths floating around about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that make it difficult for people to understand what it really means to have this condition. Many of the myths about RA trivialize the condition, when it is a severe health problem that can shorten a life if not carefully managed.
When your body’s antibodies wage war on your thyroid gland, it causes the autoimmune disorder known as Hashimoto’s disease. Living with this condition is exhausting, draining, and can feel insurmountable. This attack on your thyroid, however, can be overcome with holistic care and support. 1. Hashimoto’s disease changes its form. Hashimoto’s disease begins as hyperthyroidism.
Living with a chronic condition has many side effects, from pain to exhaustion to anxiety and depression. The worst side effect, however, is realizing that your doctor isn’t helping you. Maybe you have been through a battery of tests, only to be told that it’s all in your head, only to be given yet another
Too often, the gut is overlooked for the role it plays in our health and wellness. When you have intestinal permeability – otherwise known as leaky gut – all the things that are in your intestines can seep into the blood stream and your body. Gross, right? Leaky gut is also incredibly harmful to your
No one wants a health problem to define who they are, but diabetes can truly test this conviction. Diabetics often feel like a slave to their condition. You’re married to your meds, suffer sometimes debilitating side effects, and feel restricted from enjoying everything in life that you want. Getting effective treatment and support and
Is Compromised Digestive Health Causing Your Depression? When you suffer with a mental illness like depression or anxiety, you may struggle to find the right balance of lifestyle choices, therapy, and medication to get you to a functional state of being. Has any doctor ever suggested, however, that some of your suffering could be alleviated
How many times have you thought: If I could just feel better life would be better? Getting to that “feel better” spot doesn’t have to be an uphill battle riddled with medications and doctor visits and tests that all add up to nothing. Balance can be achieved through a holistic approach to natural and instinctive
When you’re struggling with your health, you may see doctor after doctor to heal yourself, but this quest can be fruitless. You will be given prescriptions or instructions or sent for testing – but these efforts will never produce just one answer to solve your health problem. Relationships ebb and flow, but if a health