Why you should start walking today, even if you already work out

  We sit at desks, sit in traffic, and sit at home in front of the TV. Americans have lost touch with the human being’s most basic and unique design function: to walk. Walking daily not only wards off more diseases than you count on both hands, it also soothes the mind, inspires creativity, and heightens the mood. Even if you...

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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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