For many people, the very first sign of autoimmune illness is IBS, irritable bowel syndrome. IBS is characterized by alternating diarrhea and constipation, indigestion, nausea, passing excessive amounts of gas, and other gastrointestinal distress. Because it’s a syndrome, you don’t have to have all the symptoms to be diagnosed with IBS. As many as 60% of people with IBS also have fibromyalgia. Both are caused by leaky gut. Here are 4 unsettling symptoms of IBS and what to do about it. [Read more…] about 4 Unsettling Symptoms of IBS and What to Do About It
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?