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Autoimmune diseases fact sheet

What are autoimmune diseases?

Our bodies have an immune system, which is a complex network of special cells and organs that defends the body from germs and other foreign invaders. At the core of the immune system is the ability to tell the difference between self and nonself: what’s you and what’s foreign. A flaw can make the body unable to tell the difference between self and nonself. When this happens, the body makes autoantibodies (AW-toh-AN-teye-bah-deez) that attack normal cells by mistake. At the same time special cells called regulatory T cells fail to do their job of keeping the immune system in line. The result is a misguided attack on your own body. This causes the damage we know as autoimmune disease. The body parts that are affected depend on the type of autoimmune disease. There are more than 80 known types.

Body parts that can be affected by autoimmune diseases

How common are autoimmune diseases?

Overall, autoimmune diseases are common, affecting more than 23.5 million Americans. They are     a leading cause of death and disability. Yet some autoimmune diseases are rare, while others,     such as Hashimoto’s disease, affect many people.

Who gets autoimmune diseases?

Did you know?

Sponsored by the Office on Women’s Health, the Could I Have Lupus? Campaign raising awareness about lupus and providing a supportive online community for women coping with lupus symptoms.

Autoimmune diseases can affect anyone. Yet certain people are at greater risk,
including:

  • Women of childbearing age 
    More women than men have autoimmune diseases, which often start during their childbearing years.
  • People with a family history 
    Some autoimmune diseases run in families, such as lupus and multiple sclerosis. It is also common for different types of autoimmune diseases to affect different       members of a single family. Inheriting certain genes can make it more likely to get an             autoimmune disease. But a combination of genes and other factors may trigger the                disease to start.
  • People who are around certain things in the environment 
    Certain events or environmental exposures may cause some autoimmune diseases, or make them worse. Sunlight, chemicals called solvents, and viral and bacterial infections are
    linked to many autoimmune diseases.
  • People of certain races or ethnic backgrounds — Some autoimmune diseases are more common or more severely affect certain groups of people more than others.  For instance,  type 1 diabetes is more common in white people. Lupus is most severe for African-American and Hispanic people.

What autoimmune diseases affect women, and what are their symptoms?

The diseases listed here either are more common in women than men or affect many women and   men. They are listed in A-to-Z order. Although each disease is unique, many share hallmark symptoms, such as fatigue, dizziness, and low-grade fever. For many autoimmune diseases, symptoms come and go, or can be mild sometimes and severe at others. When symptoms go away for a while, it’s called remission. Flares are the sudden and severe onset of symptoms.

Types of autoimmune diseases and their symptoms

Disease

Symptoms

Alopecia areata (Al-uh-PEE-shuh AR-ee-AYT-uh)

The immune system attacks hair follicles (the structures from which hair grows). It usually does not threaten health, but it can greatly affect the way a person looks.

  • Patchy hair loss on the scalp, face, or other areas of your body

 

Antiphospholipid (an-teye-FOSS-foh-lip-ihd) antibody
syndrome (aPL)

A disease that causes problems in the inner lining of blood vessels resulting in blood clots in arteries or veins.

  • Blood clots in veins or arteries
  • Multiple miscarriages
  • Lacy, net-like red rash on the wrists and knees 

Autoimmune hepatitis

The immune system attacks and destroys the liver cells. This can lead to scarring and hardening of the liver, and possibly liver failure.

  • Fatigue
  • Enlarged liver
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of eyes
  • Itchy skin
  • Joint pain
  • Stomach pain or upset

Celiac disease

A disease in which people can’t tolerate gluten, a substance found in wheat, rye, and barley, and also some medicines. When people with celiac disease eat foods or use products that have gluten, the immune system responds by damaging the lining of the small intestines.

  • Abdominal bloating and pain
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Missed menstrual periods
  • Itchy skin rash
  • Infertility or miscarriages

Diabetes type 1

A disease in which your immune system attacks the cells that make insulin, a hormone needed to control blood sugar levels. As a result, your body cannot make insulin. Without insulin, too much sugar stays in your blood. Too high blood sugar can hurt the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth. But the most serious problem caused by diabetes is heart disease.

  • Being very thirsty
  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very hungry or tired
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Having sores that heal slowly
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Losing the feeling in your feet or having tingling in your feet
  • Having blurry eyesight

Graves’ disease (overactive
thyroid)

A disease that causes the thyroid to make too much thyroid hormone.

  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Weight loss
  • Heat sensitivity
  • Sweating
  • Fine brittle hair
  • Muscle weakness
  • Light menstrual periods
  • Bulging eyes
  • Shaky hands
  • Sometimes there are no symptoms

Guillain-Barre (GEE-yahn bah-RAY) syndrome

The immune system attacks the nerves that connect your brain and spinal cord with the rest of your body. Damage to the nerves makes it hard for them to transmit signals. As a result, the muscles have trouble
responding to the brain.

  • Weakness or tingling feeling in the legs that might spread to the upper body
  • Paralysis in severe cases

Symptoms often progress relatively quickly, over a period of days or weeks, and often occur on both sides of the body.

Hashimoto’s (hah-shee-MOH-toh-Hohz) disease 

(underactive thyroid) A disease that causes the thyroid to not make enough thyroid hormone.

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Weight gain
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Muscle aches and stiff joints
  • Facial swelling
  • Constipation

Hemolytic anemia (HEE-moh-lit-ihk uh-NEE-mee-uh)

The immune system destroys the red blood cells. Yet the body can’t make new red blood cells fast enough to meet the body’s needs. As a result, your body does not get the oxygen it needs to function well, and your
heart must work harder to move oxygen-rich blood throughout the body.

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Cold hands or feet
  • Paleness
  • Yellowish skin or whites of eyes
  • Heart problems, including heart failure

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (id-ee-oh-PATH-ihk-throm-boh-seye-toh-PEE-nik PUR-pur-uh) (ITP)

A disease in which the immune system destroys blood platelets, which are needed for blood to clot.

  • Very heavy menstrual period
  • Tiny purple or red dots on the skin   that might look like a rash.
  • Easy bruising
  • Nosebleed or bleeding in the mouth

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

A disease that causes chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Crohn’s (krohnz) disease and ulcerative colitis (UHL-sur-uh-tiv koh-LEYE-tuhss) are the most common forms of IBD.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea, which may be bloody

Some people also have:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Mouth ulcers (in Crohn’s disease)
  • Painful or difficult bowel movements (in ulcerative colitis)

Inflammatory myopathies (meye-OP-uh-theez)

A group of diseases that involve muscle inflammation and muscle weakness. Polymyositis (pol-ee-meye-uh-SYT-uhss) and dermatomyositis (dur-muh-toh-meye-uh-SYT-uhss) are 2 types more common in women than men.

  • Slow but progressive muscle weakness beginning in the muscles closest to the trunk of the body. Polymyositis affects muscles involved with making movement       on both sides of the body. With       dermatomyositis, a skin rash comes before or at the same time as muscle weakness.

May also have:

  • Fatigue after walking or standing
  • Tripping or falling
  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing

Multiple sclerosis (MUHL-tip-uhl sklur-OH-suhss) (MS)

A disease in which the immune system attacks the protective coating around the nerves. The damage affects the brain and spinal cord.

  • Weakness and trouble with coordination, balance, speaking, and walking
  • Paralysis
  • Tremors
  • Numbness and tingling feeling in arms, legs, hands, and feet
  • Symptoms vary because the location and extent of each attack vary

Myasthenia gravis (meye-uhss-THEEN-ee-uh GRAV-uhss) (MG)

A disease in which the immune system attacks the nerves and muscles throughout the body.

  • Double vision, trouble keeping a steady gaze, and drooping eyelids
  • Trouble swallowing, with frequent gagging or choking
  • Weakness or paralysis
  • Muscles that
    work better after rest
  • Drooping head
  • Trouble climbing stairs or lifting things
  • Trouble talking

Primary biliary cirrhosis (BIL-ee-air-ee sur-ROH-suhss)

The immune system slowly destroys the liver’s bile ducts. Bile is a substance made in the liver. It travels through the bile ducts to help with digestion. When the ducts are destroyed, the bile builds up in the liver and hurts it. The damage causes the liver to harden and scar, and eventually stop working.

  • Fatigue
  • Itchy skin
  • Dry eyes and
    mouth
  • Yellowing of skin and whites of eyes

Psoriasis (suh-REYE-uh-suhss)

A disease that causes new skin cells that grow deep in your skin to rise too fast and pile up on the skin surface.

  • Thick red patches, covered with scales, usually appearing on the head, elbows, and knees
  • Itching and pain, which can make it hard to sleep, walk, and care for yourself

May have:

  • A form of arthritis that often affects the joints and the ends of the fingers and toes. Back pain can occur if the spine is involved.

Rheumatoid arthritis (ROO-muh-toid ar-THREYE-tuhss)

A disease in which the immune system attacks the lining of the joints throughout the body.

  • Painful, stiff, swollen, and deformed joints
  • Reduced movement and function

May have:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Eye inflammation
  • Lung disease
  • Lumps of tissue under the skin, often the elbows
  • Amemia

Scleroderma (sklair-oh-DUR-muh)

A disease causing abnormal growth of connective tissue in the skin and blood vessels.

  • Fingers and toes that turn white, red, or blue in response to heat and cold
  • Pain, stiffness, and swelling of fingers and joints
  • Thickening of the skin
  • Skin that looks shiny on the hands and forearm
  • Tight and mask-like facial skin
  • Sores on the fingers or toes
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Shortness of breath

Sjögren’s (SHOH-grins) syndrome

A disease in which the immune system targets the glands that make moisture, such as tears and saliva.

  • Dry eyes or eyes that itch
  • Dryness of the mouth, which can cause sores
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Loss of sense of taste
  • Severe dental cavities
  • Hoarse voice
  • Fatigue
  • Joint swelling or pain
  • Swollen glands
  • Cloudy eyes

Systemic lupus erythematosus (LOO-puhss ur-ih-thee-muh-TOH-suhss)

A disease that can damage the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, and other parts of the body. Also called SLE or lupus.

  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Hair loss
  • Mouth sores
  • Fatigue
  • “Butterfly” rash across the nose and cheeks
  • Rashes on other parts of the body
  • Painful or swollen joints and muscle pain
  • Sensitivity to the sun
  • Chest pain
  • Headache, dizziness, seizure, memory problems, or change in behavior

Vitiligo (vit-ihl-EYE-goh)

The immune system destroys the cells that give your skin its color. It also can affect the tissue inside your mouth and nose.

  • White patches on areas exposed to the sun, or on armpits, genitals, and rectum
  • Hair turns gray early
  • Loss of color inside your mouth

 

 

Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia autoimmune diseases?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (feye-broh-meye-AL-juh) (FM) are not autoimmune diseases. But they often have symptoms of some autoimmune disease, like being
tired all the time and pain.

  • CFS can cause you to be very tired, have trouble concentrating, feel weak, and have muscle pain. Symptoms of CFS come and go. The cause of CFS is not known.
  • FM is a disorder in which pain or tenderness is felt in multiple places all over the body. These   “tender points” are located on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs and are painful when pressure is applied to them. Other symptoms include fatigue, trouble sleeping and morning stiffness. FM mainly occurs in women of childbearing age. But children, the elderly, and men are sometimes can also get it. The cause is not known.

How do I find out if I have an autoimmune disease?

Getting a diagnosis can be a long and stressful process. Although each autoimmune disease is           unique, many share some of the same symptoms. And many symptoms of autoimmune diseases   are the same for other types of health problems too. This makes it hard for doctors to find out if     you really have an autoimmune disease, and which one it might be. But if you are having symptoms that bother you, it’s important to find the cause. Don’t give up if you’re not getting any answers.     You can take these steps to help find out the cause of your symptoms:

  • Write down a complete family history that includes extended family and share it with             your doctor.
  • Record any symptoms you have, even if they seem unrelated, and share it with your doctor.
  • See a specialist who has experience dealing with your most major symptom. For instance, if you have symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, start with a gastroenterologist. Ask       your regular doctor, friends, and others for suggestions.
  • Get a second, third or fourth opinion if need be. If your doctor doesn’t take your symptoms seriously or tells you they are stress-related or in your head, see another doctor.

What types of doctors treat autoimmune diseases?

Juggling your health care needs among many doctors and specialists can be hard. But specialists,     along with your main doctor, may be helpful in managing some symptoms of your autoimmune     disease. If you see a specialist, make sure you have a supportive main doctor to help you. Often,     your family doctor may help you coordinate care if you need to see one or more specialists. Here     are some specialists who treat autoimmune diseases:

  • Nephrologist. A doctor who treats kidney problems, such as inflamed kidneys caused by     lupus. Kidneys are organs that clean the blood and produce urine.
  • Rheumatologist. A doctor who treats arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, such as         scleroderma and lupus.
  • Endocrinologist. A doctor who treats gland and hormone problems, such as diabetes           and thyroid disease.
  • Neurologist. A doctor who treats nerve problems, such as multiple sclerosis and                 myasthenia gravis.
  • Hematologist. A doctor who treats diseases that affect blood, such as some forms             of anemia.
  • Gastroenterologist. A doctor who treats problems with the digestive system, such             as inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Dermatologist. A doctor who treats diseases that affect the skin, hair, and nails,                 such as psoriasis and lupus.
  • Physical therapist. A health care worker who uses proper types of physical activity               to help patients with stiffness, weakness, and restricted body movement.
  • Occupational therapist. A health care worker who can find ways to make activities               of daily living easier for you, despite your pain and other health problems. This could               be teaching you new ways of doing things or how to use special devices. Or suggesting           changes to make in your home or workplace.
  • Speech therapist. A health care worker who can help people with speech problems from       illness such as multiple sclerosis.
  • Audiologist. A health care worker who can help people with hearing problems, including         inner ear damage from autoimmune diseases.
  • Vocational therapist. A health care worker who offers job training for people who cannot     do their current jobs because of their illness or other health problems. You can find this type   of person through both public and private agencies.
  • Counselor for emotional support. A health care worker who is specially trained to help you to find ways to cope with your illness. You can work through your feelings of anger, fear,     denial, and frustration.

Are there medicines to treat autoimmune diseases?

There are many types of medicines used to treat autoimmune diseases. The type of medicine           you need depends on which disease you have, how severe it is, and your symptoms. Treatment     can do the following:

  • Relieve symptoms. Some people can use over-the-counter drugs for mild symptoms,         like aspirin and ibuprofen for mild pain. Others with more severe symptoms may need             prescription drugs to help relieve symptoms such as pain, swelling, depression, anxiety,           sleep problems, fatigue, or rashes. For others, treatment may be as involved as having surgery.
  • Replace vital substances the body can no longer make on its own. Some autoimmune diseases, like diabetes and thyroid disease, can affect the body’s ability to make substances it needs to function. With diabetes, insulin injections are needed to regulate blood sugar.             Thyroid hormone replacement restores thyroid hormone levels in people with underactive thyroid.
  • Suppress the immune system. Some drugs can suppress immune system activity. These drugs can help control the disease process and preserve organ function. For instance, these drugs are used to control inflammation in affected kidneys in people with lupus to keep the kidneys working. Medicines used to suppress inflammation include chemotherapy given at lower doses than for cancer treatment and drugs used in patients who have had an organ transplant to protect against rejection. A class of drugs called anti-TNF medications blocks
    inflammation in some forms of autoimmune arthritis and psoriasis.

New treatments for autoimmune diseases are being studied all the time.

Are there alternative treatments that can help?

Many people try some form of complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) at some point in       their lives. Some examples of CAM are herbal products, chiropractic, acupuncture and hynosis. If you have an autoimmune disease, you might wonder if CAM therapies can help some of your         symptoms. This is hard to know. Studies on CAM therapies are limited. Also, some CAM products     can cause health problems or interfere with how the medicines you might need work. If you want     to try a CAM treatment, be sure to discuss it with your doctor. Your doctor can tell you about the     possible benefits and risks of trying CAM.

I want to have a baby. Does having an autoimmune disease affect
pregnancy?

Women with autoimmune diseases can safely have children. But there could be some risks for the     mother or baby, depending on the disease and how severe it is. For instance, pregnant women         with lupus have a higher risk of preterm birth and stillbirth. Pregnant women with myasthenia         gravis (MG) might have symptoms that lead to trouble breathing during pregnancy. For some           women, symptoms tend to improve during pregnancy, while others find their symptoms tend to       flare up. Also, some medicines used to treat autoimmune diseases might not be safe to use during pregnancy.

If you want to have a baby, talk to your doctor before you start trying to get pregnant. Your         doctor might suggest that you wait until your disease is in remission or suggest a change in               medicines before you start trying. You also might need to see a doctor who cares for women         with high-risk pregnancies.

Some women with autoimmune diseases may have problems getting pregnant. This can happen for many reasons. Tests can tell if fertility problems are caused by an autoimmune disease or an unrelated reason. Fertility treatments are able to help some women with autoimmune disease       become pregnant.

How can I manage my life now that I have an autoimmune disease?

Although most autoimmune diseases don’t go away, you can treat your symptoms and learn to manage your disease, so you can enjoy life! Women with autoimmune diseases lead full, active         lives. Your life goals should not have to change. It is important, though, to see a doctor who            specializes in these types of diseases, follow your treatment plan, and adopt a healthy lifestyle.

How can I deal with flares?

Flares are the sudden and severe onset of symptoms. You might notice that certain triggers, such as stress or being out in the sun, cause your symptoms to flare. Knowing your triggers, following your treatment plan, and seeing your doctor regularly can help you to prevent flares or keep them from becoming severe. If you suspect a flare is coming, call your doctor. Don’t try a “cure” you heard about from a friend or relative.

What are some things I can do to feel better?

If you are living with an autoimmune disease, there are things you can do each day to feel better:

  • Eat healthy, well-balanced meals. Make sure to include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk products, and lean sources of protein. Limit saturated fat, trans fat,     cholesterol, salt, and added sugars. If you follow a healthy eating plan, you will get the nutrients you need from food.
  • Get regular physical activity. But be careful not to overdo it. Talk with your doctor about what types of physical activity you can do. A gradual and gentle exercise program often works well for people with long-lasting muscle and joint pain. Some types of yoga or tai
    chi exercises may be helpful.
  • Get enough rest. Rest allows your body tissues and joints the time they need to repair. Sleeping is a great way you can help both your body and mind. If you don’t get enough
    sleep, your stress level and your symptoms could get worse. You also can’t fight off sickness
    as well when you sleep poorly. When you are well-rested, you can tackle your problems better and lower your risk for illness. Most people need at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep each day to feel well-rested.
  • Reduce stress. Stress and anxiety can trigger symptoms to flare up with some autoimmune diseases. So finding ways to simplify your life and cope with daily stressors will help you to feel your best. Meditation, self-hypnosis, and guided imagery, are simple relaxation techniques that might help you to reduce stress, lessen your pain, and deal with other aspects of living with your disease. You can learn to do these through self-help books, tapes, or with the help of an instructor. Joining a support group or talking with a counselor might also help you to
    manage your stress and cope with your disease.
You have some power to lessen your pain! Try using imagery for 15 minutes, two or three times each day.

  1. Put on your favorite calming music.
  2. Lie back on your favorite chair or sofa. Or if you are at work, sit back and relax in your chair.
  3. Close your eyes.
  4. Imagine your pain or discomfort.
  5. Imagine something that confronts this pain and watch it “destroy” the pain.

More information on autoimmune diseases

For more information about autoimmune diseases, call womenshealth.gov at 800-994-9662 (TDD: 888-220-5446) or contact the following organizations:

Autoimmune diseases fact sheet was reviewed by:

Ellen Goldmuntz, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Officer
Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 
Audrey S. Penn, M.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
Rockville, MD

Content last updated April 14, 2010.

Contents from: Womenshealth.gov
Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Ginseng for Menopausal Woman

If you are menopausal and looking to ease depression, enhance well-being and health then ginseng is your answer.

A Swedish Alternative Medicine group did a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, parallel group study was performed to assess the effects of a standardized ginseng extract compared with those of a placebo on quality of life (QoL) 
The European Pub Med:

Exploratory analysis of PGWB subsets, however, reported p-values < 0.05 for depressionwell-being and health subscales in favor of ginseng compared with placebo.

 

 

 

 

 

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Secrets for Gallbladder Health with Dr. Robert Marshall, PhD

 

  • Osteoporosis is really weak, sick bone.

  • Bone is controlled by kidney and parathyroid

  • Vaginal rip or tear while delivering can cause problems 50
    years later such as edema, swelling of the legs

  • To promote healthy bones take live-source Vit D3, at least
    2,000 IU daily to keep ideal blood level of 60-100 nanograms per milliliter

  • Clinically observed that people over 40 have trouble
    absorbing Vit D3 because of gallbladder

  • Chinese call a person with gallbladder problems an angry
    person

  • Need to cleanse the gallbladder

  • Gall bladder problems are caused from stress to your body

  • When your sterssed you lose Vit B6

  • B6 is what keeps the bile salt in suspension in the
    gallbladder

  • Women who were given synthetic hormones

  • Quick count to measure – organic lemanay essential oil of
    orange, take and ounce of water, 6 or 8 drops of Vit D3, then put 1 or 2
    drops of lemanay, essential oil of orange

  • When you clean the gall bladder you have the best hair and
    skin

  • Need good bile flow!

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Fibromyalgia fatigue and hormonal health

This is very important and not taken seriously enough by doctors. I want to share my experience with fatigue that may help many women and men as well. I went through major stress of family illness and death as well as all my injury and illness. I was to the point that I was so fatigued, so exhausted. I asked my doctors over and over again but to no avail, “it’s the Fibromyalgia”. What exactly does that mean anyways? Do we give something a name so we can blame everything on it? I was desperate from the overwhelming feeling of being totally drained, it was hard to stand and even breathing was a chore. I was starting to think I had cancer like my mom.

I went to my gynecologist Dr Pettle who practices natural medicines and
specializes in hormone health. He told me my adrenals were so low they were
close to shutting down. I was also low in progesterone and testosterone as well. He prescribed a natural remedy for my adrenals and progesterone and I
started coming back to life, my well being was returning. Could Fibromyalgia fatigue be hormonal? 

I gave the results to my general practitioner and his reply was, “oh, that isn’t too bad. My adrenals were in the range of a 90 year old and he said that wasn’t too bad. I felt like I was dying and he wasn’t too concerned about it. That is why this is so important for me to relay this to you. Is your doctor being honest with you? Your adrenal health is overlooked in general medicine, not important enough to be tested for, yet so important to your well being.

Hormone health is so vital and can make such a difference to your health, yet so neglected. I am telling you that if you feel so fatigued like the life is being sucked out of you, like you can’t fill the tank at all anymore no matter what you try. If you are trying to drink so much caffeine to pick you up but it isn’t working, you need to get another opinion if you aren’t getting any answers with your doctors. Go to a Naturopath or a Gynecologist who specializes in natural hormone health. It is so vital to your well being. Prescription hormone replacement therapy has been shown to cause more problems just as many drugs have shown.

David Wolfe is right though, if you quit taking the replacements, the symptoms all come back. You do need to address your bodies needs with the proper food, nutrients and grounding.

Ask for the doctor to test your adrenal function and ask to see the results, not just a report from him saying they are okay. Fine to him may mean your adrenals are that of a 90 year old when you are 30, 40 or 50. Some doctors don’t take hormone health seriously enough. When your hormones are out of whack, so is your life. It is the reason for so many symptoms and mood and so vitally important for you to feel good.

David Wolfe is one of the leading experts in hormone health and he says they can
account for

– obesity

– depression

– most forms of cancer

– diabetes

– growth abnormalities

– aging

– infertility

– mood swings

– heart disease

– sleep apnea

– high cholesterol

When you are estrogen dominant, you can experience:

– chronic migraines

– insomnia

– chronic acne

– inability to lose weight

– mood swings

So get tested!

Causes of hormonal imbalances are:

– artificial light

– aging

– medication, esp. for cholesterol and birth control

– soy products

– rancid fats and oils

– pesticides, pollution and plastics

– lack of wholesome saturated fats  oils in diet

– lack of grounding

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I wanted to touch on this subject since the news tonight had another big bust on a
child pornography ring right here in Ontario. There was also a man pretending to be a hydro worker knocking on the doors of the unsuspecting and allegedly raping a 16 year old boy. What is the world coming to?

What I want to help make clear is:

– 76% of prostitutes have a history of child sexual abuse.

– 60% of women with panic disorder have a history of child sexual abuse

– 70% of survivors have a history of alcohol and drug abuse.

Aren’t they crying out for help? They need our help and understanding, not more shame and disgust that we seem to portray on them. Instead they continue to be abused most of their lives.

We can help stop it, please donate to the http://littlewarriors.ca fund, it may be your niece, sister, cousin or daughter. If we all turn a blind eye it will continue.

I just can’t understand how anyone can look at a child sexually. They are so innocent and huggable. Every child needs love, support and encouragement. If you suspect anyone of these crimes it is your duty as a compassionate human to report that person. These children need our help today.

I had a sick feeling about a female gym teacher who coached the boys basketball and I am sorry I didn’t act on my instincts. I told my kids to keep away from her and never to be a room alone with her. They thought I was crazy because she was
sooooo nice. I said I didn’t care, just listen to me. I spoke to other parents
about it but I obviously didn’t speak to the right people.

Years later it turns out my gut feeling was right, she had indeed sexually assaulted one of the students. She ended up committing suicide so I think in my heart that there were more victims. I will always go with my gut instinct, if you feel something is off, it probably is.

Please support this cause, our children need your help. We can’t keep turning a blind eye to it, it has to stop:

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Dear Health Enthusiasts,

If you live in the California area or close, this is something worth attending. I wish I was closer because I would be there for sure, I am hoping they bring it to Ontario! David Wolfe is my favorite longevity speaker.

After hosting 10 consecutive sold out events, David Wolfe and the Longevity Now Conference team have listened closely to the feedback from their audience and found that women in particular have a strong desire for women centered
discussions. In order to serve the community and dive deep into topics that are of interest to women, they are happy to announce the Women’s Wellness Conference.

On Friday, February 10th-Sunday, February 12th over 500 women and other health enthusiasts will gather together at The Orange County Hilton in Costa Mesa, CA to experience three days of non-stop education, inspiration, and empowerment especially for women. (Men are also invited!)

Hosted by best-selling author David Wolfe, this jam-packed three day event will explore women’s wellness from both a physical and mental perspective.

Women’s Wellness Conference has a stellar line-up of anti-aging and alternative health care experts including New York Times best-selling author of “Emotional Freedom” Dr. Judith Orloff, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA is the event keynote speaker. She will be revealing how women
can liberate themselves from negative emotions and completely transform their life.

Dr. Sangeeta Pati will be discussing hormone balance and thyroid health, two critical issues that millions of women suffer from every day. Dr. Christy Westen will be covering bone and joint health, inflammatory conditions, and how to get a good night’s sleep! Other speakers include Dr. Hyla Cass, Nadine Artemis, Tera Warner and Donna Gates.

Get your tickets here:

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Other topics that will be covered extensively include:

Brain Health and Mood Disorders
Menopause
Pre and Post Pregnancy
Fertility
Autoimmune Disorders
Metabolic Function
Adrenal Health
Libido
Healthy Body Image and much, much more!

They will also be giving away thousands of dollars in free prizes during the event!

And….every participant who registers on Friday and attends the
evening session will receive a FREE copy of David Wolfe’s signature wellness program: The Longevity Now Program in a special package worth $222.

There is limited seating available and tickets are going fast!

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Best of Health

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I came across this article from Howard B Pikoff, PhD called The Psychological Mislabeling of Fibromyalgia that I need to share with all my Fibromyalgia sisters and bros.  I would bet that almost everyone who has Fibromyalgia has experienced skepticism along the way from one or more physicians. 

Over 100 years, actually over 2 centuries women and men have suffered silently because of this.

The saying “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” was perhaps meant for the Fibromyalgia sufferer.

I have to  wonder, could it be because it is predominately a woman’s illness and it is mostly men who are diagnosing? Or are they really judging? If you have a doctor who is visual, you will be judged on the way you look. 

Do I sound upset? That is because I am! Until they have experienced throbbing, ripping pain in their tendons 24/7 or feel like someone beat them with a baseball bat they don’t have the right to their opinion. To make matters worse you hear “you look good” or “you just need to exercise”.

It can be extremely frustrating and emotionally devastating for the sufferer to be met with this skepticism especially when you have done everything in your power to try to get well.

I have had many agonizing and embarrassing appointments with skeptic doctors who reeked of disbelief. You could see it all over their faces. Especially those who worked for insurance companies, psychologists who have no business diagnosing this type of illness playing god to look good in the insurance companies eyes with the “I am getting you cut off your benefits” look in their faces. Smug, sure of themselves. 

Some even ridiculed me. One doctor asked if “I had a dirty family” because I had said the laundry caused severe pain in my hip from carrying it up and down the stairs.  What???

If he had asked the circumstances, he would have known that I had two full and two partial sets of stairs to carry them up and down and two boys. In the summer, I carried the wet clothes to the clothesline outside.

Now that I have gotten to the bottom of my ills, he should have known that my pelvis was twisted and that would very well contribute to causing the extreme pain in my hip to begin with, then carrying all the weight would be aggravating it.

I know of hundreds of women who have been emotionally tormented by doctors who underestimate the pain that one suffers with this illness. As if we didn’t have enough.

The highlights in this article that caught my eye were:

 The Psychological enshrinement of fibromyalgia was over 100 years in the making.

– Chronology started in 1592 when a French physician introduced the term “rheumatism”

– In the 1800’s an American neurologist clustered widespread pain, fatigue and anxiety in a psychologically-based syndrome he labelled “neurasthenia”. The seed of a century of psychological mislabeling.

 Psychogenic Fibromyalgia reached it’s full flowering in the 1930’s, from a Scottish disability examiner labelled it as a psychological disorder at best, a form of malingering at worst.

So in conclusion, after over 200 years of trying to disprove this illness as physical, reviewers from psychology, psychiatry and rheumatology have found little evidence that Fibromyalgia is caused by:

Depression

Anxiety

Stress

Sexual Abuse and the like

Or that Fibromyalgia can be a result of:

Repression

Deep seated conflict or any other emotion

Nor is there empirically-based evidence for a Fibromyalgia personality

Fibromyalgia can be added to a list of medical disorders formerly thought to be psychological in nature (asthma, migraine, peptic ulcer, epilepsy etc.)

What is clear is the final undoing has begun!

Isn’t it amazing how much time and money they spent to disprove a predominantly female infliction?

If only that much time, energy and money was put into finding a cure rather than trying to disprove it’s existence. If women with Fibromyalgia seem to have attitudes, you might understand why now. We just want the pain to stop.

We have arthritis in joints, disease in all organs, heart, kidneys, liver, why wouldn’t we have disease in the muscles or tendons as well? Unbelievable! 

Please read the full article, it is only 10 pages and has a sense of relief to it for the Fibromyalgia sufferer. Print it out an give one to your doctor.

Thank you for your article Howard Pikoff!


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Are our Victoria Secret Angels contributing to anorexia and bulimia in women and young girls? Starving to be thin? I don’t think we can blame it on the angels, they are just models doing their jobs. Perhaps media in general. I didn’t watch it but I know it is more about a fashion show than actual under garments. This clothing is for show, not exactly clothing we would wear in real life under our clothing because most of them don’t work under clothing nor are they of any real comfort. I would classify Victoria Secret as selling sexual fantasy rather than functional undergarments.

What bothers me is what really goes on behind the scenes with these models, the drugs, the starving. I was
watching Entertainment Tonight about the women with anorexia and bulimia and it is really sad to see beautiful people destroying their bodies and lives to be thin. With these women, yes, I would say that Victoria Secret models, singers, actresses and media has a lot to do with how these women see themselves and what they want to look like.

I wish we could all see ourselves as unique individuals and be proud of our unique shape, size, hair, attitude, hormones, mind, talents, abilities and attitude. You are one of a kind! Embrace your uniqueness!. We are all uniquely design for
our own purpose in life. You are you with your size, shape, scent and look to attract that one soul mate who is looking for you just the way you are. How could he possibly find you  if you aren’t being you?

Quit comparing yourself to anyone because there just isn’t anyone in the world like you. It’s like making an apple into an orange, it just isn’t going to happen. Embrace who you are for what you are!


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