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How to Prevent Autoimmune Flare-Ups During the Holiday Season
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How to Prevent Autoimmune Flare-Ups During the Holiday Season

Tis’ the season for autoimmune flare-ups! But not for you.  In this post, we are going to dive deep and get to the root cause behind why so many of us experience a worsening or intensification of symptoms (also known as a flare) during the holiday season. And, of course, we’ll talk about how to…

The Truth About Using Diet & Lifestyle to Manage Autoimmune Disease
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The Truth About Using Diet & Lifestyle to Manage Autoimmune Disease

Frank and I often joke that managing an autoimmune disease is totally résumé-worthy.  All the skills employers love to see are all there: Working with difficult people (aka doctors)?  Check. Critical thinking and problem-solving?  Are you kidding me?  Reversing autoimmune disease is like solving the world’s most complicated puzzle, and the pieces can move! Project…

The 3 Things You Need to Beat Autoimmune Disease
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The 3 Things You Need to Beat Autoimmune Disease

We are doomed right from the start. The process of receiving an autoimmune disease diagnosis is long, frustrating, painful, and draining. It all begins when our health starts to deteriorate.  We ignore it for a bit, thinking it will pass like a cold or sore muscle.  (It doesn’t.) Eventually, we head to the doctor, hoping…

5 (Autoimmune-Friendly) Flu Prevention Tips to Stay Well This Flu Season
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5 (Autoimmune-Friendly) Flu Prevention Tips to Stay Well This Flu Season

Just this year, after almost a decade of living with autoimmune disease and getting annihilated by the cold and flu season, I had a bit of an epiphany. Well, it was more of a “DUH” moment… You see, I have successfully been able to avoid the flu for a few years now, but I’ve almost always…

10 Mistakes I’ve Made While Recovering From Autoimmune Disease
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10 Mistakes I’ve Made While Recovering From Autoimmune Disease

Here’s what we all want our recovery from autoimmune disease to look like: And here’s what autoimmune disease recovery actually looks like: It doesn’t matter who you are, what kind of doctor you work with, or how much money you have – there is no such thing as a linear healing process.  We all want…

How to Do Housework When You’re Exhausted from Autoimmune Disease
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How to Do Housework When You’re Exhausted from Autoimmune Disease

What does peanut butter and jelly, and autoimmune disease paired with no energy, have in common? WARNING: Dad joke imminent… They always go together!  Get it?!  (I know it’s not funny… but it’s true!) Autoimmune disease seems to always have a tag-along buddy of chronic fatigue… or, as we like to call it: ULTRA-MEGA-EXHAUSTION.  Which…