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Autoimmune Disease

From Germ Theory to the Microbiome: Why Microbes Still Rule Our Lives

Alanna Collen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Alanna Collen

We now have an opportunity to shift the focus from simply diagnosing and treating ill health to understanding, curing and preventing it. Caring for our microbes gives us a chance to conquer this new wave of illness, and live healthier, happier lives.

Even Though My Body Continues to Fail Me, Every Fiber of My Being Feels Strengthened

Chanel White | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

While I may not get as many years as I was hoping for in this life, I feel my very soul has lived a thousand years. This old soul, enlightened well beyond my 23 years, finally understands the true beauty in life.

Seriously, Celiac Disease

Alice Bast | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Alice Bast

My hope is that celiac disease makes its way out from under the current misconceptions that it is rare or "not that serious."

Heal Your DNA With Your T and A

Alan Christianson | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Part 1 of 3 No, not the T and A of the B movies -- this is about your thyroid and adrenals. You hear so much about DNA and genes determining your hea...

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: We Can Win This Battle!

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

Thyroid disease is an epidemic affecting up to 20 percent of American women. The most common cause of low thyroid today is an autoimmune condition c...

Gluten-Free And Celiac-Approved Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.13.2015 | Taste

Nothing bland here!

Thyroid Cancer and Hypoparathyroidism

Danielle Nicosia | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Nicosia

For those of you who don't know me, long story short I was misdiagnosed for several years. In July 2012, I was diagnosed with metastatic thyroid cance...

A Fight For Immunity

Alaina Baker | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Alaina Baker

And now we find ourselves in the present. Winter 2015. If you looked at Lilly today, you would never know the hell she has been through. If you look at any person with an autoimmune disease, you often would not.

7 Things You Should Know About Autoimmune Diseases

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living

As if living with chronic illness wasn't challenging enough, living with an autoimmune disease can be even more difficult. Still highly misundersto...

Let's Talk Baloney With Joy Behar

Alice Bast | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Alice Bast

I'm not talking about the meat you put in a sandwich. I'm talking about celiac disease -- a serious genetic condition that television personality Joy Behar dubbed as "baloney" on the Jan. 20, 2015 episode of MSNBC's Morning Joe show. Let me say that again: a serious condition.

The Power of Well-Being for the Professional Overachiever

Julie Lynn Brazitis | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Lynn Brazitis

The lesson I have learned this year is that focusing on well-being is the most vital step to achieving sustainable success -- and that regardless of circumstance and choices made in the past, it is never too late to be transformed.

The Picture of Health: My Secret Struggle to Convince Western Medicine I Was Sick

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Jacobs

People think I grew up with green juice in my sippy cup and kale chips alongside my chicken fingers. But it's just not so. It's been a long-time learning experience for me, too.

Nutrition for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When you think about rheumatoid arthritis, you should look at it from the perspective of what you should take in or eat and what you should remove from your life and diet in regards to helping your body become healthier.

Gender-Based Medicine: The Path to Better Health for Women

Luise Meyer | Posted 11.08.2014 | Science
Luise Meyer

Gender-based medicine is a budding 21st-century concept. New and fascinating findings are frequent in this field of study. However, the full extent of gender differences in medicine is still to be seen, and for that we rely entirely on research in gender biology and the forward push to ensure proper gender representation in clinical trials.

It's Not Your Heart That Rules Your Emotions It's Your Gut

Lee Holmes | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Lee Holmes

Your gut and your emotions are a two-way street. They both have the potential to negatively affect one another, so addressing the state of your mental health -- not just the food you eat -- is incredibly important.

The Mystery Diseases You Need To Watch Out For

Posted 06.18.2014 | OWN

It's not "nothing," it's not a cold, and you've ruled out stress, exhaustion and a crappy diet. Here are some other possibilities to consider. By C...

A Bald Girl Speaks Out: I Don't Want Your Hair

Claire Dinh | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Claire Dinh

If you give a bald little girl a wig to wear, you perpetuate the idea that her lack of hair is unacceptable to you and the rest of society. You train her to believe that she can't be pretty the way she is.

Hypothyroidism: A Common Hormonal Imbalance Affecting Several Million Americans

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland, ranks among the most common hormonal disturbances. The thyroid hormone is secreted by the thyroid gland, which lies in front of and around the windpipe in the lower neck.

Tips On Taking Better Care of Your Health While Vacationing Abroad

Cathy Chester | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Cathy Chester

Traveling can be tiring when you're disabled. Over the years I've put together a few rules that make traveling easier and less stressful.

The Reward of Healing: How to Feel Your Emotions

Amie Valpone | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amie Valpone

Although it's less apparent, tending to your feelings is just as crucial as important in maintaining a healthy heart and body.

Diagnostic Ethics: Harms vs Benefits of Somatic Symptom Disorder

Allen Frances | Posted 02.15.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

The arena now shifts to the International Classification of Diseases 11 which is currently being prepared by the World Health Organization and is due to be published in 2016. The open question is whether ICD 11 will mindlessly repeat the mistakes of DSM-5 or will it correct them?

Vanessa Hardy: What Is Success?

Vanessa Hardy | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Vanessa Hardy

Living looks really different than it looked three years ago. There's a difference between being physically alive and truly living.

Unity, Balance, and Power

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The notion that parasites are ravaging populations -- and clearly, they are -- is hard to reconcile with the already-impressive and fast-accumulating evidence that the aftermath of eradicating parasites is ravaging other populations.

How We See in the Dark: A Blind Chef & the Recipe for a Miracle

Victoria Jackson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Victoria Jackson

If you've been hungry lately for some soul-charging inspiration -- or for a cookbook by a true Master Chef -- I highly recommend Christine Ha's Recipes from My Home Kitchen.

Why I Cook: Cooking With Food Allergies

Amie Valpone | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Amie Valpone

I recently was offered the opportunity to document my life and how I live with food allergies and intolerances from Liza de Guia, who is an incredibly talented film producer. For all of you out there with food allergies, intolerances, auto-immune diseases or any other health issues, I get it.