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Autoimmune Disease

In Sickness and Health: My Illness Anniversary

Lisa Lori | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Lori

It wasn't pretty, but despite the fact that myasthenia gravis still choruses through my veins, I ran that marathon standing up. And who joined me for the last three miles, running alongside me? My husband, the quiet force beside me who helped me get up and dance again and run again.

Naturopathic Medicine and Autoimmune Disease

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Our health is a product of our genetic inheritance and our environmental exposures. Creating the healthiest possible environment, eating the right foods, and liming stress are all things we can do to optimize our genetic predispositions.

Teen's Rare Disorder Requires Daily Trips To Tanning Bed

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.07.2013 | Health News

Forget apples. For Josh Borrelli, it's the tanning salon that keeps the doctor away. The Medford, N.J., high school student has a condition known ...

Ride the Bumps

Nancy Sharp | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

When life puts a bump in the road, you've got to grind the gears, sidestep the potholes as smoothly as possible, and keep going forward. If my friend was able to move away from the grip of her condition, then so can I.

My Experience With Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) and the Journey to Find a Cure

Ali Guthy | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Ali Guthy

At first -- okay, for a while -- I was angry. This was not the way I'd planned spending my formative years, after all. But then I began to contemplate making peace with my enemy, strange as that sounds.

What You Should Know About Bacteria On Your Body

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have long known that bacteria living on and in our bodies outnumber our cells -- which themselves sum up to a number that exceeds any hope of real understanding -- by 20 to one. We are a rounding error in our own skin.

Lessons Learned Through Chronic Illness

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

Living with uncertainty, I have come to believe that I know things about my body that neither patients nor doctors are taught to value. Here are 10 lessons I've learned while living with chronic illness.

Coping With Uncertainty

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

Six people I care about are currently living with a cancer diagnosis, including myself. Cancer is only one of the diseases that requires one to move forward without all of the answers. Each person has to find his or her own way. This is mine.

WATCH: Nick Cannon Documents 'Health Hustle,' Road To Recovery

Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices

It's been three months since Nick Cannon was hospitalized for "mild kidney failure," a condition that he later revealed to be the result of an autoimm...

Nick Cannon Says He Has An Autoimmune Disease

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 03.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Nick Cannon is opening up about the series of health problems he's faced over the last couple of months. The 31-year-old has revealed that the kid...

Bethlehem, 'Perfection' and Our Birthmark: Why Perfect Is the Enemy of Good!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.24.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As a new year looms, we might consider abandoning the quest for superficial perfection -- and embrace the pursuit of humbler, but deeper good. The particular advantage of good over perfect is... We could actually get there from here.

9 Famous Faces Of Autoimmune Diseases

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Healthy Living

It took country singer LeAnn Rimes 22 years to find a treatment for her psoriasis that actually worked, according to It was incredibly tra...

How To Look And Feel Beautiful With Autoimmune Disease

Posted 11.28.2011 | Healthy Living

By Angelica Catalano for "But -- you look so good!" your friend says with a confused look, after hearing that you're sick. One of ...

Lynne Peeples

Blowin' In The Wind: Researchers Find Surprising Clue To Origin Of Kawasaki Disease | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Part of a series investigating the complex linkages between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Dr. Jane C. Burns always t...

Explained: What Are Autoimmune Diseases?

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 11.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel P. Malito

It seems that while more and more people are being diagnosed with autoimmune illnesses, there is still a huge lack of understanding and awareness of this plethora of diseases.

Alice 105.9 Broadcasts To Benefit The Children's Hospital This Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Ayla Charness goes to school everyday wearing a helmet. At 9-years-old, she plays piano, swims, dances ballet, and can tell you anything you ever want...

Is There A Cure For Autoimmune Disease?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Is there another way to treat the causes of autoimmune disease than powerful immune suppressive drugs that put patients at increased risk of infection and death?

How to Stop Attacking Yourself: 9 Steps to Heal Autoimmune Disease

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I will explain what autoimmunity is, how inflammation spirals out of control, describe some of the underlying causes for these fires in the body, and provide you with nine steps to cool the fires.

10 Reasons You Should Be Tested for Vitamin D

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Here are some lifesaving and health-promoting benefits of vitamin D.

Mind, Body and the War Against Germs

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Simply seeing signs of disease triggers thoughts that motivate us to take precautions around possible contagions. And our bodies as well, according to new research from UBC.

Americans Get Failing Grade On Diabetes Awareness | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Though someone is diagnosed with diabetes every 20 seconds, many Americans lack basic knowledge about the potentially life-threatening disease, accord...

How Thyroid Medications Can Destroy Your Thyroid

Dr. Andrew Lange | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Lange

The problem with only giving hormone replacement for thyroid disease, is it does nothing to stop the progression of the true disease; it only masks some of the symptoms.

Autoimmune Disease: How To Stop Your Body From Attacking Itself

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The incidence of autoimmune disease has tripled in the last few decades. 24 million Americans are now affected. In fact, it affects more women than heart disease and breast cancer combined.

Autism Autoimmune Disease Link Considered

HealthDay | Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Children of mothers who have autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease have up to a three times greater ris...