Types of Brain Inflammation

If you have a chronic health or autoimmune condition, chances are you also suffer from brain inflammation. Brain inflammation causes symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, lack of motivation, and depression. We all have some degree of brain inflammation, but it can range from barely perceptible to debilitating depending on how advanced it is. What […]

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What Causes Multiple Chemical Sensitivity?

Continual exposure to chemicals can result in the development of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), a disorder in which the body is no longer able to tolerate chemicals. With MCS, chemicals that are relatively harmless to most of the population create chronic medical conditions or illnesses in the sufferer because his or her body is no […]

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What is Adrenal Insufficiency?

What is adrenal insufficiency? Adrenal insufficiency is a disorder that occurs when the adrenal glands don’t make enough of certain hormones, specifically cortisol and aldosterone. An insufficient amount of these hormones affects the body’s ability to respond to stress and maintain other vital functions. Adrenal insufficiency is classified as either primary or secondary, and can […]

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New lab test in the works for chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome — more correctly called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) — is one of the more frustrating chronic illnesses because most doctors don’t believe it exists or that it’s a psychiatric issue. Despite symptoms that completely debilitate its victims, ME/CFS is often the butt of jokes or medical ridicule because there is no […]

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Autoimmune Diseases Considered Epidemic Today

Although few doctors know how to successfully manage autoimmune disease — a condition in which the immune system attacks the body — researchers say it has become a modern epidemic, affecting more people than heart disease and cancer combined. Conventional medicine also argues autoimmune disease has mysterious origins and is primarily genetic, but again research […]

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Streaming Documentaries About Chronic Illness

One of the hardest things about dealing with a chronic health or autoimmune disorder is how isolating it can be. Because it’s an “invisible” illness, you look healthy and normal to people when, in fact, you may have periods where you suffer profoundly from the symptoms of your illness along with fatigue, brain fog, and […]

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Exercise and Autoimmune Disease: A Balancing Act

Although autoimmune disease symptoms can vary depending on the tissue the immune system is attacking, most people with autoimmunity struggle with bouts of fatigue, energy “crashes,” brain fog, inflammation, and pain. These symptoms can throw a frustrating wrench in your exercise habit. Or if these reoccurring symptoms have prevented you from starting an exercise routine, […]

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