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5 Ways to Alkalize FAST

Ok, so now you’ve done it…You’re sitting looking at a clean plate after scarfing down some less than desirable tasty treats. You’re suddenly recalling there wasn’t a green hue anywhere amidst the predominant yellow-food that you just consumed…not even a sprig of ornamental parsley to suckle on. Have no fear! Using any of these 5 steps, we can get your body back to …

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5 Things to Do During Autoimmune Symptoms Flare

Recently, I came in contact with a chemical that my body didn’t like one bit, and I found myself smack-dab in the middle of a flare. It had been more than a year since I had one, but there was no mistake what was happening. I had a wicked headache and the pain shooting down my legs was so intense I could barely walk. …

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Nightshades, Yay or Nay?

For many people with autoimmune disease or any other inflammatory disease, nightshade vegetables (full list below) can cause real problems. Nightshades contain a particular group of substances called alkaloids, which can impact nerve-muscle function, digestive function, and may also be able to compromise joint function. Some people are more sensitive to nightshades than others, and sensitivity often reflects the overall state of …

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Fly the Freak Flag

Sometimes in life, and certainly with chronic illness, we all feel like freaks at one point or another. I’ve had plenty of occasions where freakishness has felt like my sole identity. Since autoimmune disease is often an “invisible” illness, those of us who have them often have to suffer from our freakishness in silence. We’d rather try and appear normal to avoid being an outcast. I have significant hearing …

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The Autoimmune Connection

When it comes to autoimmune disease, there is A LOT of confusion. Even doctors are having a tough time providing solid information about these mysterious illnesses, mostly because these weren’t very big issues a few decades ago. But now, with the numbers of new patients with autoimmune disease on the rise, it’s time to identify the cause and turn these things around – fast! …

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Food Sensitivities = Autoimmune Disease

There is a big grey area surrounding food sensitivities. Testing for them can be nearly impossible, it usually relies on an experimental elimination diet, which is hardly scientific and not always accurate. Often the trial and error approach can lead to more confusion and frustration. Unfortunately, the way our food in the modern world has been produced and farmed, as …

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Acidity in the Body

It might come as a surprise to learn that much of the pain associated with musculoskeletal dysfunctions (like fibromyalgia and arthritis), is caused by too much acid build-up in the bodies tissues. This excess acid results in deep burning pain within the muscle or joint. To some, this explanation might seem all too simple, but we can all imagine what happens on the outside …

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Why You Should Avoid Canola Oil

You’ve seen it everywhere and in just about everything. Over the last 5-10 years Canola Oil has practically taken over as the food processing industry’s oil of choice. It is a common ingredient in all sorts of foods, everything from salad dressings to crackers. What is Canola Oil? Canola is a name given to the oil produced from the Rape plant (not …

Don’t Forget to Flush!

Flushing toxins out of our bodies is crucial when it comes to healing. Those of us with chronic illness undoubtedly have additional toxins from medications, the environment and maybe even a less than perfect diet. Adding some simple steps to our daily routines can help rid our bodies of these damaging toxins that have been occupying our cells for years. There are …

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Heal Thy Self…?

It took me a while to grasp the concept that my body wanted to heal itself. I grew up believing everything doctors told me, if they told me to take this pill, or that pill, or follow a certain procedure, I did it. But never once did a doctor tell me that my body is designed to heal itself if given the …