Mother’s inflammation raises risk of child’s autism, asthma, and allergies

While practitioners of functional medicine have long understood the link between the health of a mother’s immune system and the risk of giving birth to a child with autism, asthma, allergies, and other disorders, it is validating to see this information in the New York Times: An Immune Disorder at the Root of Autism. In this...

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Autoimmune Diet Guidelines

Autoimmune diseases are disorders in which the body’s tissues are attacked by its own immune system and they are on the rise affecting every system of the body. What is going on and what can we do to protect ourselves and reduce the symptoms of autoimmune diseases?  Eating an anti-inflammatory gluten-free diet is key. Here are some...

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Diet for diabetes may be different than you thought—20 percent are “type 1.5”

Sep 11, 12 Diet for diabetes may be different than you thought—20 percent are “type 1.5”

Posted by in Auto-Immune Disorders

Although insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes get pinned on diet and lifestyle choices, in some cases these disorders could be associated with an autoimmune reaction, which is the mechanism behind type 1 diabetes.  If so, this changes the diet for diabetes to manage the autoimmune condition. It is estimated that 20 percent of...

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Your spouse: The biggest barrier to a gluten-free diet?

Aug 21, 12 Your spouse: The biggest barrier to a gluten-free diet?

Posted by in Auto-Immune Disorders

  You swore to support each other in sickness and in health, yet when it comes to a gluten-free diet, you may have found your spouse to be your biggest barrier to success. Spouses complain that eating gluten free is too expensive and too restrictive, they tell you that you’re making a big deal about nothing, or perhaps they...

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