Article Written by Annie Price, CHHC February 16, 2016
Have you been suffering from excessive diarrhea and abdominal pain on a regular basis? You might have Crohn’s disease. However, there’s good news. You can treat this condition naturally with a Crohn’s disease diet, along with making other lifestyle changes.
What is Crohn’s disease, exactly? This inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. It’s estimated that 1.4 million Americans suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases or IBD). (1)
Article Written by Jacob E. Teitelbaum, MD, Barbara Bird, M.T.,C.L.S, Robert M. Greenfield, MD1, Alan Weiss, MD1, Larry Muenz, Ph.D2, Laurie Gould, BS
Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Vol. 8, No. 2, 2001. PP3-28 www.endfatigue.com
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo- Controlled, Intent to Treat Study
Hypothalamic dysfunction has been suggested in Fibromyalgia (FMS) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). This dysfunction may result in disordered sleep, subclinical hormonal deficiencies, and immunologic changes. Our previously published open trial showed that patients usually improve by using a protocol which treats all the above processes simultaneously. The current study examines this protocol using a randomized, double-blind design with an intent-to-treat analysis.
Article Written by Ty Vincent, MD Townsend Letter June 1, 2017
Low-dose immunotherapy is an expanded application of LDA (low-dose allergy therapy), treatment made available to practitioners in the US by W. A. Shrader, MD, for the resolution of allergies and select autoimmune disorders. An earlier version of that technique, EPD (enzyme-potentiated desensitization), has been used in the field of integrative medicine since it was developed in the 1960s by Leonard McEwen, MD, an allergist in the UK. These techniques have been applied very successfully in the treatment of more than 60 indications, primarily allergy, asthma, and chemical sensitivities; autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, and ankylosing spondylitis; and other select immune-mediated conditions.
I love this article. It summarizes the reasons why autoimmune conditions do not respond well to conventional treatment and things we need to think about as we pursue our own treatment. Lifestyle, diet, stress, gut, and toxins are highlighted.
Article Written by Amy Myers, M.D.
I believe conventional medicine has it all wrong when it comes to treating autoimmune conditions.
Autoimmune conditions affect over 50 million Americans, a large percentage of whom are women. Autoimmune diseases are now the third leading chronic disease in the country right behind heart disease and cancer. They are a top ten leading cause of death in women under the age of 65, and they come in more than 80 different varieties, including rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, Lupus, thyroid disease, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and more. Yet, it takes an average of six-to-ten doctors and five years to receive one of these autoimmune diagnoses. What is conventional medicine doing wrong?
Article written by Children's Hospital and
Regional Medical Center of Seattle April 6, 2007
A new study identifies a connection between allergic diseases such as atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, and autoimmune diseases.
A new study by researchers at Children’s and the University of Washington (UW) identifies a connection between allergic diseases such as atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, and autoimmune diseases. The study was published in the April 1 edition of Nature Immunology.
Approximately 75 percent of autoimmune diseases occur in women, most frequently during the childbearing years. These diseases also comprise a significant portion of chronic childhood disorders. Autoimmune disease refers to a group of more than 80 serious, chronic illnesses including diseases of the nervous, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems as well as skin and other connective tissues, eyes, blood, and blood vessel. In all of these diseases, the underlying problem is similar—the body’s immune system (including B and/or T immune cells) becomes misdirected, attacking the very organs it was designed to protect.
Article Written By Dr. Sina McCullough
June 5, 2017
Today, I live an active, “normal” life.
I work, play hide and seek with my two young boys, hike with my dogs on the weekend, and try to keep up with the ever-growing housework. You’d never know that just 16 months ago I suffered from an advanced stage of an autoimmune disease.
I spent most of my time lying on the floor in pain. I was too weak to walk up the stairs without getting winded, too tired to stand long enough to finish doing the dishes after lunch, and in too much pain to even wrap my hand around a cup.
Here is a great article about the medical mystery of autoimmune and a personal story about getting diagnosed with Lupus and the challenges in getting there...
Article Written by Sophia Dembling
January 19, 2018