Food Triggers – Gluten: You could be tearing holes in your brain and you don’t even know it.

The Autoimmune Disease Series Cutting out gluten could be the single most important thing that you do for your condition.   This topic is very close to my heart.  I am currently working on a book to help people to identify their food triggers.  With autoimmune disease there are three fundamental things that a pioneer […]

Why the stress in your life might be the number one reason that you are still sick with an autoimmune disease.

“I think nutrition certainly plays a strong role but we’d be kidding ourselves if we didn’t acknowledge the role that I  think increasing stress of modern life plays in the rising incidence of autoimmune disease”  Chris Kesser http://chriskresser.com/rhr-can-autoimmune-disease-be-prevented-and-reversed The Autoimmune Disease Series  This week I am going to examine some research that shows us how […]

Top 10 ways to stop your pain and inflammation

The Autoimmune disease series   Reduce your pain and inflammation When I think of the top symptoms of autoimmune issues; I think of the flare ups that we wish to avoid: Rheumatoid arthritis and the painful swollen joints, of Hashimotos with a thyroid gland that is under attack, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with its rash and […]

Eyebrows thinning? Thyroid issues? Could it be your daily bread (I’m not talking gluten?)

How to protect your Thyroid The Autoimmune Disease Series Dear All, Your thyroid gland is responsible for metabolism in your body…if it slows down, you feel fatigue, can put on weight and start losing hair (check the last quarter of your eyebrows).  If it speeds up, you can get hand tremors, suffer from anxiety and […]

Golden Peppered Milk – The Art of Detoxification

The Auto immune disease series Agnes Gällhagen, Cashew Kitchen In my last post I talked about ways in which your body can become overloaded with toxicity.  I also suggested how best to avoid such insidious chemicals.  In this next post I will talk about a very simple recipe that will help your liver to detoxify […]

Is your makeup bag the most likely cause of your autoimmune disease? Environmental toxins.

The Autoimmune disease series.   Long ago I watched The Autoimmune Disease Summit and watched a talk given by Aristo Vojdani, PhD, who is focusing his research on environmental triggers, which include toxic chemicals, infections, dietary proteins and peptides, in complex diseases. Vojdani has found  that toxic chemicals account for around 50-60% of autoimmune diseases.  […]

Don’t eat protein?

The Autoimmune Disease Series All our lives we have been told that protein is necessary for building and repairing the body and that we need a certain amount of it each day to maintain our turnover of cells.  By the end of this blog I hope to suggest that there might be a case for […]

2015 My Year of Looking at Auto Immunity

Dear All, I know that it has been a long long time since I last posted.  I have been putting together my thoughts for the year ahead.  I have made a decision to focus on one thing this year and that is autoimmunity. I understand that there are an estimated 50 -75 million Americans and […]

Mental Health and Depression

  Depression and Mental Health Posted on March 26, 2014 by GemmaCrutchfield 2   Depression or some form of mental health issue has touched most of us at some time of our lives.  Nearly a fifth of all adults in the UK have suffered from some form of anxiety or depression.  So even if you […]

Depression and Mental Health

  Depression and Mental Health Posted on March 26, 2014 by GemmaCrutchfield 2   Depression or some form of mental health issue has touched most of us at some time of our lives.  Nearly a fifth of all adults in the UK have suffered from some form of anxiety or depression.  So even if you […]