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AutoImmune Issues & Notes from the Summit, #9

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AutoImmune Issues & Notes from the Summit, #9

One of our authors not only suffers from a myriad of autoimmune diseases, but also had the sheer luck of stumbling across the outstanding AutoImmune Summit hosted in November 2014 by Dr. Amy Myers. Skye Falcon has been blogging the notes she took from attending the summit, and has published them by speaker.

It brings us great pleasure to share another entry with you all, this time from Doctor David Perlmutter. He has written cook books, most notably the “Grain Brain.” HE has wonderful tips and tricks about how to heal your leaky gut, and refind your own internal health today!

Check out the article by following this link, here!

AutoImmune Issues & Notes from the Summit, #8

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AutoImmune Issues & Notes from the Summit, #8

Brianne Williams, RD LD, nutritionist

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One of our authors not only suffers from a myriad of autoimmune diseases, but also had the sheer luck of stumbling across the outstanding AutoImmune Summit hosted in November 2014 by Dr. Amy Myers. Skye Falcon has been blogging the notes she took from attending the summit, and has published them by speaker.

It brings us great pleasure to share another entry with you all, this time from nutritionist Brianne Williams, who works closely with Dr. Amy Myers on a daily basis. She also backs the “Myers Way” dietary suggestions. You can find more about her tips on foods and inflammatory agents to avoid by clicking the link below!

Notes from the Summit from Brianne Williams, by Skye Falcon

 

AutoImmune Issues & Notes from the Summit, #6

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AutoImmune Issues & Notes from the Summit, #6

As you may know by now, one of our bloggers in an author who suffers from auto immune diseases, and has family members who also suffer with AIs. Months ago she took part in the online AutoImmune Summit, and took pages upon pages of notes of the pointers that all of the wonderful specialists, doctors, and nurses spoke of. We got the okay from her to share her post with all of you, so that you can read up on the tips, tricks, and suggestions that were given during the Summit.

This entry is about the tips from Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks. Please remember, we are only sharing this post with you for your insight. If you have questions about a specific post, as Skye states, please refer to the person/doctor’s social media or books for further assistance.

Notes from Kathlyn Hendricks, PhD, BC-DMT. Make sure you check out the information on the upcoming The Body Intelligence Summit!

Thanks for visiting! Remember to check on your elderly neighbors, and make sure everyone is warm enough this cold winter season!!

 

AutoImmune Issues & Notes from the Summit, #4

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AutoImmune Issues & Notes from the Summit, #4

As you may know by now, one of our bloggers in an author who suffers from auto immune diseases, and has family members who also suffer with AIs. Months ago she took part in the online AutoImmune Summit, and took pages upon pages of notes of the pointers that all of the wonderful specialists, doctors, and nurses spoke of. We got the okay from her to share her post with all of you, so that you can read up on the tips, tricks, and suggestions that were given during the Summit.

This entry is about the tips given by Dr. Sara Gottfried. Please remember, we are only sharing this post with you for your insight. If you have questions about a specific post, as Skye states, please refer to the person/doctor’s social media or books for further assistance.

Notes from Doctor Gottfried on Hormones and the Immune System

Thanks for visiting! Remember to check on your elderly neighbors, and make sure everyone is warm enough this cold winter season!!

AutoImmune Issues & Notes from the Summit, #3

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AutoImmune Issues & Notes from the Summit, #3

As you may know by now, one of our bloggers in an author who suffers from auto immune diseases, and has family members who also suffer with AIs. Months ago she took part in the online AutoImmune Summit, and took pages upon pages of notes of the pointers that all of the wonderful specialists, doctors, and nurses spoke of. We got the okay from her to share her post with all of you, so that you can read up on the tips, tricks, and suggestions that were given during the Summit.

This entry is about the tips given by nutritionist Michael Ash. Please remember, we are only sharing this post with you for your insight. If you have questions about a specific post, as Skye states, please refer to the person/doctor’s social media or books for further assistance.

Notes from Nutritionist Michael Ash

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AutoImmune Issues & Notes from the Summit, #2- the Paleo Solution

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AutoImmune Issues & Notes from the Summit, #2- the Paleo Solution

As you may know by now, one of our bloggers in an author who suffers from auto immune diseases, and has family members who also suffer with AIs. Months ago she took part in the online AutoImmune Summit, and took pages upon pages of notes of the pointers that all of the wonderful specialists, doctors, and nurses spoke of. We got the okay from her to share her post with all of you, so that you can read up on the tips, tricks, and suggestions that were given during the Summit.

This entry is about the tips given by Robb Wolf, a research biochemist who wrote the Paleo Solution: the Original Human Diet. Please remember, we are only sharing this post with you for your insight. If you have questions about a specific post, as Skye states, please refer to the person/doctor’s social media or books for further assistance.

Notes from Robb Wolf, Author of the Paleo Solution

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New Year, New Healthier You in 2015!

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New Year, New Healthier You in 2015!

With every year come the resolutions. With the resolutions come the stress, strain, and sometimes even a little bit of anger. With all those negative emotions, resolutions become yesterday’s dreams. That said, we’re not really into “resolutions” around here. We know that changes have to be made as a WANT- meaning, the person must WANT to change before anything will happen. Not just an ideal “Eh, it’s 2015…I think I’ll quit smoking/eat healthier/change my attitude.” It just takes more than that.

We don’t want to hear that people have made empty resolutions, and we’d like to help out in any way we can! This year the focus, we think, will be on the new ways coming to light to treat the myriad of autoimmune diseases that have now become more prevalent than some types of cancer. You’ll hear more of paleo eating, the AIP protocol diet, eating gluten free, and working your body out physically, too.

One of our guest bloggers is also an author, and lives with many autoimmune diseases. She began eating gluten free years ago, and has now published her second cook book, which happens to be gluten free, too! You should check it out! The recipes are simple to intermediate, the directions concise and clear, and the nutrition labels on each recipe help those who track calories and fat know just what they’re getting! The index keeps the 200+ pages organized, and easy to find!!

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Our first recommendation in 2015—check out this new gluten free cook book! Use this link to see it on Amazon!

Are you Autoimmune? Do you know Your Options?

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Are you Autoimmune? Do you know Your Options?

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The past few weeks, we took part in the Autoimmune Summit. It was a large gathering of over 35 of the world’s top autoimmune doctors, functional medicine docs, nutritionists, and the like all coming together to provide a free seminar, essentially, for those who signed up. Anyone can still own this summit by visiting their website, and purchasing the entire package.

We have decided to share what our friend, Skye Falcon, has been writing about on her blog page about everything that was talked about in the summit. We’re pretty sure she took more notes than we did, and we really liked her first post in the series. Yes, series. There was so much information given in this summit, and many cannot afford to buy the series. We’re happy to be able to share posts to help spread the choices, options, and treatments available to those with these types of illnesses.

Please use this link to head to Skye’s page to read about autoimmune diseases and healthy eating! Thanks for visiting!!

World Scleroderma Day!! What do You Know About this Disease?

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World Scleroderma Day!! What do you know about this disease?

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Many of our readers deal with Systemic Scleroderma on their skin, in patches around their legs, hips, and joints. Many of your hands are inflamed, sore, and taught. Many of you just wish for some relief, minus the piles of pills, heating pads, and ice packs. Minus the breathing machines, chemo meds, and insomnia.

On World Scleroderma Day, it’s everyone’s chance to help spread the word on this autoimmune disease. One of the worst in the list of diseases, this hardens your body often from the inside out, or vice versa- from the outside in. Normally there is no rhyme or reason. Something triggers inside your body, and your body begins attacking its own organs. Over and over. Relentlessly. The only way to stop the attacks are to take massive amounts of steroids, chemo, or other immune suppressants to control the flares. Sometimes those meds cause a whole other list of issues that sometimes, don’t feel necessary to go through.

This blog post is from our friend, Author Skye Falcon. She deals with Scleroderma, and often writes about the tribulations and trials that life throws in her way. She asks for people to help spread the word about this, “excuse the humor…..very HARD disease.” Check out her post.

Please take a moment to like this blog, or share it, if you know someone who has, or is going through, a fight with an autoimmune disease. Comment with the disease that’s stealing days away from your friends or loved ones. Let’s spread the word on all the diseases, and get more accessible endocrine and genetic testing! Consider using this icon on your social media pages to show your support!!

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Medical Marijuana and the Quiet use in Our Elderly Community

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Medical Marijuana and the Quiet Use in Our Elderly Community

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By now, you’ve heard that many states are beginning to legalize the use of medical marijuana, and even some areas where recreationally using pot is now not considered a major crime. Finally! Medical marijuana has been used for years by so many people secretively, and cured so many ailments that even the best prescription drugs just cannot touch. There are certain areas, however, even in the states where legalization has occurred, that certain groups of people do not have access, or even knowledge, that a drug like a CBD exists.

People are choosing to ingest and try the more natural cannabidiol (CBDs) that are in medical marijuana, instead of taking some of their 35 daily prescription medications. Many studies have been done proving that CBD tablets, when taken in a regimen, have been known to destroy cancer cells, and temporarily curve major issues in humans, such as pain, nausea, muscle spasms, and so much more. Many times, with the elderly, a new ailment means a new medication. Sometimes that new medication then reacts and interacts badly with an old medication, causing horrendous side effects or damage done internally. There are more risk in mixing prescription medication, than in taking medical marijuana. Period.

In California, this topic is growing quickly. The Kaiser clinics have begun quietly pushing their elderly patients into dispensaries, and legal prescriptions, to try medical marijuana for their pain, and other ailments. Why are they doing this, you wonder? Think about the elderly 80 year old man you know, or you knew. There came a point in his life where he couldn’t get around like he did, due to massive amounts of bone pain. Not to mention his lungs. He’s got cancer, and it’s progressing slowly. For just those two ailments alone, this man could be on close to twenty different medications. If he takes ANY for pain, he’s probably in a medicine fog, feeling like he is half-way to drunk on the meds. Granted, he may be in less pain on these meds, but should he really be forced to give up his life quality to forgo the pain? What if he could have NO pain, and still be in his mind enough to move a bit? Or make his own coffee? What if the medicine he COULD take would also help bring back his appetite, and relax the rest of his issues as well?

Thinking of it like that, I’m sure you can see why CBDs need to be more talked about and discussed when visiting the primary care doctors of your elderly loved ones and friends. Without doctors becoming more knowledgeable about CBDs and the real possibilities of medical marijuana, some people may be being denied some of the best, more natural options available today. Keep in mind that this is not a smoke-able marijuana. This is not your pot on the corner, although, that does help in some of the same ways as medical marijuana. Difference is it was not grown in control, and may have “full strength” THC and other things in it to make you actually “high.” Whereas medical marijuana does not bring the “high,” only the helpful side effects of calming your body, mind, and belly.

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California is working hard on opening the availability of cannabidiol medications to be allowed in nursing facilities, and hospitals. The nice thing is that caretakers can handle the paperwork, and even getting these meds for their loved ones, in certain cases. There are certain groups that can be found by searching the internet on the topic that will bring these types of medications into nursing home facilities for seniors, when they cannot get them. But again, the major thing to remember with this is that unless more doctors speak up on how this truly works, there will be no great strides for the elderly to have this as an option for their ailments.

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