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An Epidemic of Absence

Lifelong asthmatic Moises Velasquez-Manoff infected himself with parasites to improve his health. He describes the latest thinking of scientists who suspect we’ve been too thorough about cleansing our bodies of microbes and bacteria. Read the story.

Most Children’s Diets Lack Sufficient Immune-Boosting Foods

By William Sears, M.D. Biothera Healthcare Scientific Advisory Board Among the conclusions of a recent study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published online by the The Journal of Pediatrics, June 20, 2012, was that most kids under age 8 get the nutrients they need from the food they eat. In my many years … Continue reading

Free American Autoimmune Association Forum to Feature Autoimmune Experts

Newswise — Portland, OR – June 26, 2012: The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is hosting a “What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease” forum on Saturday, August 4th , 2012. The event will be held at Oregon Health Sciences University’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in the Vey Conference Center on the 11th … Continue reading

Dirtying Up Our Diets

By Jeff D. Leach OVER 7,000 strong and growing, community farmers’ markets are being heralded as a panacea for what ails our sick nation. The smell of fresh, earthy goodness is the reason environmentalists approve of them, locavores can’t live without them, and the first lady has hitched her vegetable cart crusade to them. As … Continue reading

Biochemist’s Diet Cuts Out Foods That Inflame Immune System

This autoimmune diet seems very similar to its counterparts, but I liked her trick for portion control, which I’ve pasted below. Biochemist Kathy Abascal also has an ingenious trick to make us eat our veggies: meals and snacks require a ratio of 2/3 vegetables and fruits to 1/3 protein and whole grains. My handful of … Continue reading

Nine Health Risks to Avoid

By Melinda Wenner Moyer, Redbook 1. Holding your cell phone up to your ear. Although the overall risk is still very low, research suggests that people who have spent the past decade or more frequently talking on their cell phones in the traditional way are more likely to develop brain tumors. John Walls, a spokesperson … Continue reading

Prednisone Kidnapped My Husband

By Nicole Shine I lost my husband. Not in any of the conventional ways. He didn’t die or leave me for his secretary. Instead, he got an autoimmune disease that no one’s heard of, dermatomyositis, and disappeared. Now I have Husband 2.0, but unlike an iPhone, he’s not a better version of his past self. … Continue reading

Red Wine Boosts Good Intestinal Bacteria, Helps Regulate Immune System

By Cari Nierenberg, WebMD Health News Drinking a daily glass of red wine not only tastes good to many people, but it’s also good for the bacteria lining your large intestine. A new Spanish study suggests that sipping about 9 ounces of Merlot or a low-alcohol red wine changed the mix of good and bad … Continue reading

More Research Showing Turmeric’s Health Benefits

By Prohealth.com Researchers at Oregon State’s Linus Pauling Institute have just unraveled another important reason that curcumin (the primary component of the curry spice turmeric) deserves its age-old rep for health support. Collaborating with colleagues at the University of Denmark, they discovered that dietary curcumin supports an increase in levels of the cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide … Continue reading

Pregnancy Hormones Play Role in Easing Autoimmune Symptoms

BBC News–Women with a range of conditions, including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid disease report dramatic improvements in their symptoms during pregnancy. However many say their conditions return, or worsen, after childbirth. Two clinical trials are being held in France and California. Researchers want to find out whether increasing levels of progesterone or oestrogen … Continue reading