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
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?
Today, I learned that a friend has been diagnosed with colitis, which is a chronic, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It can be caused by either an underlying autoimmune condition or an infection. As I wrote about recently, IBD is one of the symptoms of leaky gut syndrome. Many times, people who develop these conditions are surprised at the diagnosis. I see this many times in my health coaching practice. [Read more…] about Is the Canary Singing in Your Life?