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Usually the most difficult things to cut out of someone's diet are grains, dairy, sugar and alcohol.  Let’s discuss some of the basics behind why it's good to take a break from these. Worst case scenario: you go 4 weeks without some foods you like. Best case scenario: you realize that you're eating something that's making you sick or fat.   Grains   Grains want to germinate in the soil and not die in our bellies and while they can't run away, they definitely have mechanisms to fight back. These protective measures cause low-grade digestive distress in many people (even gluten-free). Also, grains contain prolamins that lead to gut permeability and phytates that bind to other minerals in our body and make them unavailable

The key difference between autoimmune disease and immunocompromised is that an autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system erroneously attacks the normal healthy cells in the body, while immunocompromised occurs when the immune system fails to respond to an infection or disease adequately.   The immune system is a biological network of processes that protects people from diseases. It detects and responds to pathogens such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The immune system is mainly categorized into two systems as the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system. Nearly all organisms have some kind of an immune system. Autoimmune disease and immunocompromised are two conditions caused due to defects in the immune system.   What is Autoimmune Disease?   An autoimmune disease is a condition

Your hip joint is one of the largest in your body, and the responsibility it bears isn’t insignificant: It’s one of your primary weight-bearing joints, so when there’s a problem, your mobility and overall quality of life are greatly affected.    Countless people are affected by hip pain, whether from a sports injury, sitting at an office desk for too long, or because of a chronic condition. There are some diseases that are responsible for a disproportionate amount of hip pain, and it’s important to learn about them so you can practice preventive self-care and be well-informed when you talk with your doctor.   Hip Pain Defined   First, it’s important to know that, unfortunately, there are many types of hip discomfort, from numbness, burning, and

In the past, women with autoimmune diseases were frequently counseled against conceiving. Today, more and more women with a range of autoimmune conditions are enjoying healthy pregnancies. Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about autoimmune disorders and pregnancy.   Q: What Are The Most Common Autoimmune Disorders Affecting Women Of Childbearing Age?   Rheumatic diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis; thyroid diseases, such as Hashimoto’s and Graves; and type 1 diabetes. There are also some rarer diseases clinicians should be aware of, including scleroderma; Sjögren’s syndrome; and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, a condition characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies in the blood. Though women with this condition don’t have active disease, they may develop clotting problems down the road. It’s important

In general, autoimmune diseases tend to arrive unpredictably, disguised as other conditions, offering only confusing clues as to what they are.   Why Are Autoimmune Diseases So Mysterious?   One reason is that the list of what’s considered to be autoimmune is long and ranges from the very common to the extremely rare.   Did you know? The following are all autoimmune diseases:   Celiac disease Diabetes type 1 Multiple sclerosis (MS) Psoriasis Inflammatory bowel disease   While very different, all these disorders have one thing in common: they occur when a person’s immune system decides to attack healthy body cells. Instead of fighting infection with antibodies, the body produces autoantibodies. The body is essentially fighting itself.   Where and how this self-attack occurs determines the disease and its symptoms. But

What Are Adrenal Disorders?   There are many conditions that can lead to problems with the adrenal gland function. The adrenal glands are small and shaped like triangles and are located just above each kidney. They are sometimes called suprarenal glands. Their job is to make hormones that you need to keep your metabolism, blood pressure, immune system and stress response in balance.   Adrenal disorders are the result of your glands making too much or not enough of certain hormones. Hormones produced by the adrenals include hydrocortisone (also called cortisol), adrenaline and aldosterone. You can think of dominoes and how one movement by one domino sets off a chain reaction, making the next domino in line fall down. If something happens and the next