Autoimmune Diseases

Resources and Self Help for Multiple Sclerosis

by in Autoimmune Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis September 11, 2008

Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune condition that attacks the central nervous system. The attack of the myelin sheath that insulates nerve fibers (pictured) results in the sclerotic plaques that cause nervous system dysfunction. Without this sheath functioning properly the nervous system is not able to quickly send the electrical impulses that control bodily functions. Resources […]

Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamins D, B12, and Fish Oil

by in Autoimmune Diseases, Kitchen Sink, Multiple Sclerosis, Reader Questions, Vitamins June 25, 2008

What vitamins are best for my multiple sclerosis? Currently the research is showing great promise for vitamin D and multiple sclerosis (MS). With the rising use of sunscreen for skin cancer prevention, vitamin D deficiency is at an all time high. We have consequently seen an interesting rise in autoimmune conditions that may thus result […]

Natural Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease in General

by in Autoimmune Diseases, Reader Questions, Rheumatoid Arthritis June 13, 2008

Q. What are the best natural treatments for rheumatoid arthritis? A. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that responds very well to naturopathic treatments. Well researched natural treatments such as diet, herbs, vitamins, and other holistic therapies implemented early on can prevent the need for the overuse of harsh medications such as chemotherapeutic agents, corticosteroids, […]

Alternative Medicine Help for Raynauds

by in Autoimmune Diseases, Kitchen Sink, Raynauds Disease/Phenomena June 11, 2008

Q. What natural treatments can I use for Raynauds? A. The latest complementary and alternative medicine research shows great promise for those with Raynaud’s disease and phenomena. Raynaud’s phenomena is typically associated with autoimmune diseases and will benefit from an anti-inflammatory diet as well as an allergy elimination diet. In addition to diet, herbs, and […]

McInflammation: Are You Really “Loving It”?

by in American Sickcare System, Arthritis, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autoimmune Diseases, Cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Constipation, Depression, Diabetes, Diet Tips, Digestion, Eczema, Fast Food, Fatigue, Headaches, Inflammation, Kitchen Sink, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Pain Management, PMS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogrens, Skin Rashes, Weight Loss May 6, 2008

Recently a friend reported over dinner that his inflammatory problem (and let’s just say almost all medical problems are caused by inflammation) was not much better. He said he was diligently taking everything I had recommended, and had only noted minor improvement. Although natural remedies take time, I was curious how the dietary recommendations were […]

What can I do naturally to help my Scleroderma? And Automimmunity in General…

by in Autoimmune Diseases, Herbal Medicine, Kitchen Sink April 23, 2008

For those of you unaware of what scleroderma is, first let’s review that scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that results in progressive fibrosis of the system as collagen connective tissue fibers overgrow and become deposited inappropriately in the blood vessels. Symptoms typically begin with Raynauds (lack of blood flow to fingers, pallor, pain and paresthesaias) […]

Fish Oil vs Flax Oil? The Great Debate

by in Arthritis, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autoimmune Diseases, Cholesterol, Depression, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Immune Support, Inflammation, Kitchen Sink, Memory, Mercury, Multiple Sclerosis, Omega-3 Oils, Pain Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis April 14, 2008

One of the greatest flaws in the Standard American Diet (SAD) is a lack of omega-3 fatty acids. Repleting this deficiency typically improves memory and mental functioning as well as corrects a gamut of other annoying health problems. The reason for this is that these essential oils are necessary for proper brain functioning, immune function, […]