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Depression Is A Disorder Of Inflammation In Many Cases

May 20, 2019

Depression Is A Disorder Of Inflammation In Many Cases Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, affecting more than 16 million people. As such, antidepressant use has jumped by 65 percent in the last 15 years, with one in eight Americans over the age of 12 taking antidepressants. These…

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Exercise and Autoimmune Disease: A Balancing Act

May 13, 2019

Exercise and Autoimmune Disease: A Balancing Act Although autoimmune disease symptoms can vary depending on the tissue the immune system is attacking, most people with autoimmunity struggle with bouts of fatigue, energy “crashes,” brain fog, inflammation, and pain. These symptoms can throw a frustrating wrench in your exercise habit. Or if these reoccurring symptoms have…

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Streaming Documentaries About Chronic Illness

May 6, 2019

Streaming Documentaries About Chronic Illness One of the hardest things about dealing with a chronic health or autoimmune disorder is how isolating it can be. Because it’s an “invisible” illness, you look healthy and normal to people when, in fact, you may have periods where you suffer profoundly from the symptoms of your illness along…

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Autoimmune Diseases Considered Epidemic Today

April 29, 2019

Autoimmune Diseases Considered Epidemic Today Although few doctors know how to successfully manage autoimmune disease — a condition in which the immune system attacks the body — researchers say it has become a modern epidemic, affecting more people than heart disease and cancer combined. Conventional medicine also argues autoimmune disease has mysterious origins and is…

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Black Women Harmed by Toxins in Hair Relaxants

April 19, 2019

Black women harmed by toxins in hair relaxants Chemicals to straighten and relax hair are a part of life for many black women, for reasons that range from societal expectations to ease of care. But our society’s discomfort with black women’s natural hair comes with a cost — these products contain chemicals associated with early…

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Adopting Ancient Fiber Needs Into A Modern Diet

April 12, 2019

Adopting Ancient Fiber Needs Into A Modern Diet Although the produce section at the grocery store may look vast, it only represents a fraction of edible, nutritious, and tasty plant foods. It’s estimated there are more than 20,000 species of edible plants, and that we only eat about 20 to 50 of them. As a…