I had an interesting, yet frustrating, discussion on Facebook today. I made the simple statement that I am grain-free. Someone replied, “You eat no grains at all?” (I thought that’s what I said, but…) I replied, “No grains at all.” The same person responded, “So no rice, no nothing?” Still not sure what I had been unclear about, I replied, “No.” Again, the same person came back with, “So no quinoa or amaranth either?” Again, I said, “No grains.” It seems to have ended there (I hope). Apparently, not eating any grains is confusing for some people. So, I’m going to explain to you why I don’t eat grains.
It happened out of the blue. I was newly married and very happy. Yet, shortly after we moved into the new home we built, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Pain. Fatigue. Brain fog (although I didn’t know what to call it then). All I knew was that I couldn’t function that day like I had the previous day. You may be saying the same thing. “I hurt all over. Do I have fibromyalgia?” [Read more…] about I Hurt All Over. Do I Have Fibromyalgia?
What do lupus, Sjogren syndrome, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves disease, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile (type 1) diabetes, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis, and asthma have in common? They are all autoimmune diseases. According to Wikipedia, autoimmunity is the system of immune responses of an organism against its own healthy cells and tissues. Why would your body attack itself? [Read more…] about Autoimmune Disease: Why is Your Body Attacking Itself?