New Study Backs Biological Nature of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Anyone who has lived with the crippling fatigue, un-refreshing sleep and cognitive problems (affecting memory and concentration) of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) can confirm it is a very real, debilitating physical illness. Unfortunately, for many years, not everyone else has agreed. Long dismissed in the medical community as a psychological condition—or simply as a prolonged state of … [Read more...]

Children Face Unique Challenges With Crohn’s Disease

Nicole Pingel and Dr. Robbyn Sockolow on Crohn's

If your child is consistently complaining of pain in the stomach, he or she might not just be bellyaching to get out of a day at school. An estimated 38,000 children and teens in the United States live with Crohn’s disease, which causes chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. While Crohn’s disease can occur at any age, it tends to be most prevalent in teens and young adults, ages … [Read more...]

The True Power of Fully Living Your Own Truth

Elizabeth Gilbert on Living Your Truth

This morning, bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, who wrote the much beloved memoir Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, asked a favor of her readers on Facebook. Almost daily, she shares inspiration and wisdom that I and countless others feel called to share with friends. Today was no different. Glibert shared a candid, unpolished photo of … [Read more...]

Top Tips for Sticking To A Gluten-Free Diet During the Holidays

Founder and CEO of NOBREADNYC Nicole Cogan

NOBREADNYC.com launched in September as an online consumer guide for gluten-free dining in New York City. It offers restaurant profiles, mini-reviews and customized menus to dining spots across the city for folks unable to properly digest the gluey protein substance called gluten. NOBREADNYC is quickly becoming an essential resource for diners seeking gluten-free offerings in NYC, which is exactly … [Read more...]

How to Show Gratitude for the Health of it on Giving Tuesday

Michael J Fox Parkinson's Foundation on Giving Tuesday

After the rush of bargain buys from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, today the focus of the holiday season shifts to celebrating the charitable spirit with Giving Tuesday. This is the third annual global day of giving and generosity, where all are invited to give back to communities or charitable organizations in whichever ways they can—whether by donating their time and services, goods or … [Read more...]

How Aromatherapy Treats the Common Cold and Other Fall Ailments

The health benefits of essential oils

This is a guest post by Kelli's Gifts for Aroma Home In this first week of November, reality is setting in that autumn is truly here and winter is approaching. Mood and sleep quality may be affected as the hours of daylight grow shorter. For those with joint and muscle concerns, dropping temperatures frequently signals an increase in pain and stiffness. For many, this change in seasons also means … [Read more...]

Learn to Deliciously Nourish The Body With Bone Broth

Broth Cookbook

With a rapidly growing population of the diseased and obese, an increasing percentage of Americans is moving away from the cheap convenience of food-like substances to eating whole, real foods for nourishment. More attention is being drawn to traditional, ancestral diets that are rich and varied in nutrition, promising a myriad of health benefits, including treating disease to fighting the aging … [Read more...]

Nick Cannon Talks on Thriving With Lupus and Preventing Flu with Theraflu

Nick Cannon and Theraflu Fluprint Program

As temperatures drop here in the northeast United States and more of us develop the sniffles, the cold and flu season is definitely on the mind of a lot of folks. Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of speaking with entertainer and fellow “lupie” Nick Cannon about the flu and his partnership with the makers of TheraFlu® and the national nonprofit organization, Families Fighting Flu. Cannon is now … [Read more...]

Heeding the Call to Teach the Healing of Yoga

Certified Sports Yoga Instructor

I still remember the day I sat in my then-rheumatologist’s office more than a decade ago, fatigued and broken, seeking yet another treatment, desperate for solutions. Seemingly helpless in the fight against insomnia, suffering from daily migraines, brain fog and digestion problems and saddled with excruciating pain, numbness and pins-and-needles sensation of misbehaving nerves, I was so physically … [Read more...]

Are folks living with lupus and RA at greater risk for heart disease?

Respiratory System and AF

In autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the immune system misfires by erroneously attacking healthy cells as if they were foreign agents, or antigens. Normally the immune system defends the body against antigens—like viruses, bacteria and toxins—that can cause damage to the body after invading it. In autoimmune diseases, benign and healthy parts of the body also become … [Read more...]