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Celebrities with Autoimmune Conditions

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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 …

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5 Facts About Hashimoto’s Disease

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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. …

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Has Traditional Medicine Failed You?

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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 …

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4 Things You Need to Know About Leaky Gut Syndrome

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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 …

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Is Diabetes Getting in the Way of the Life You Want?

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   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 …

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Are Your Health Problems Ruining Your Relationship?


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 …

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Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, 2nd Edition


Featured Article By: David Brownstein, M.D. Available at: Dr. I began my interest in iodine over 12 years ago. Michigan, my home state, resides in the “Goiter Belt” of the United States, where the soil is deficient in iodine. Although I suspected iodine deficiency in many of his patients, my initial uses of potassium …

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The Role of Digestive Enzymes


Loomis 24 Hours Urinalysis The 24 hour urinalysis according to Loomis is a very important test used as part of a method to determine enzyme deficiencies. This test is not a medical diagnostic test. It prognostic rather than diagnostic. It is fundamentally about Digestive Competency. In other words, this test provides foresight as to what may …

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Enzymes and the Pain of Arthritis


Health is mobility. If your joints are like “rusty door hinges,” creaking, sticking and not moving, your camping trip will likely not happen because you have arthritis. Other people liken the pain of arthritis to a fire in the joints burning and constantly inflaming their tissues. Others use words like “gritty,” “grinding” and “popping” to …

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ENZYMES: A Dead Diet’s Necessary Companion


© Paula Rothstein The old saying, “You are what you eat” no longer holds true with regards to today’s modern diet of over-processed/cooked food. Our diet is for the most part comprised of dead food. More appropriately, “We are what we are able to digest”. Enzymes are complex proteins in the body that cause chemical …

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